Jefferson Community and Trauma Counseling Program Give Students Real-World Experience: Metro

Jefferson’s Community and Trauma Counseling Program provides students with “real life experience with helping members of their community through intensive internships,” Metro reported in an Aug. 13 story about the rising demand for properly trained professionals in trauma counseling.

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Sustainability Program Director Fleming Says Programs Need to Adapt to Climate Changes: Grid

Rob Fleming, director of Jefferson’s M.S. in Sustainable Design, told Grid magazine that university programs in sustainability need to focus on adaptation and resilience because of the effects of climate change.

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Jefferson Welcomes Class of 2022 at Convocation

Jefferson faculty and staff greeted the new students and their families as they streamed down the walkway.

Jefferson faculty and staff cheered on new students and their families as they streamed down the walkway.

Hailing from 25 states and 16 countries, some 700 students became part of the Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) family at Convocation on Aug. 16.

At the first official gathering of the Class of 2022 and—for five-year architecture students—the Class of 2023, Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, president and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University, urged students to embrace the University’s transdisciplinary Nexus Learning approach.

“You will be an expert in your chosen field, but I hope you will leave here with an appreciation for all the other experts,” he told the enthusiastic crowd at the Gallagher Athletic, Recreation and Convocation Center. “You can work with them to cross boundaries. Creativity by definition is bringing things together that other people don’t expect to see in the same arena.”

Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, president and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University, and CEO of Jefferson Health, greets the Class of 2022 and 2023.

Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, president and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University, greeted the Class of 2022 and 2023.

Dr. Klasko also said students should be open to change and excited about the future, especially in light of the recent one-year anniversary of the groundbreaking combination of Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University.

“It brings the best of two historic and very powerful universities together to create what we believe will be the nation’s preeminent professional university,” he said. “What you will find is that we’re madly excited about this merger and about what we can create to anticipate the future of work. You have joined that revolution, and there’s never been a been a better time to be part of our community.”

Welcoming students and their families to campus, fashion merchandising and management alumna Naomi Sampat ’17, said the merger defines new possibilities and promotes innovation beyond what’s imaginable.

“Jefferson has been purposeful when curating an interprofessional and transdisciplinary classroom experience that defies the status quo of higher education,” said Sampat, who graduated with summa cum laude honors and currently works as a junior account executive at global apparel company PVH Corp. in New York. “You have a faculty who will push you higher at a University which provides ample learning opportunities. Here at Jefferson, the professors, the students and a collaborative environment form a community, which will catapult you toward success.”

During the student welcome, fashion design student Vanessa Fath ’19 stressed to her new classmates to enjoy these next few years, but always keep learning and building those connections.

Convocation is the first official gathering of the new Jefferson class.

Convocation is the first official gathering of the new Jefferson class.

“You’re a part of a strong community where we help one another be our best versions of ourselves,” said Fath, Jefferson’s Student Government Association president who recently wrapped up a summer internship at PVH. “Be honest with yourself, be genuine toward others, be grateful for every day and every conversation you have.”

Also at the ceremony, five Centennial Educator Awards were presented by Dr. Klasko and Mark L. Tykocinski, MD, provost, executive vice president of academic affairs and the Anthony F. and Gertrude M. DePalma Dean of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College, to outstanding high school educators nominated by incoming Jefferson students. The annual awards were created in 1984 by the Board of Trustees to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Philadelphia University.

The recipients honored at the ceremony include:

  • Michaela Day, fashion design student, nominated Jefferson alumna Carey Brown ’02, fashion design and merchandising teacher at Ocean County Vocational Technical School in Brick, N.J.
  • Van Schuler, architecture student, nominated Alvaro de Vicente, headmaster at The Heights in Potomac, Md.
  • Lydia Mindek, industrial design student, nominated Michael Podlesney, biology teacher at Downingtown STEM Academy in Downingtown, Pa.
  • Cecile Schuller, physician assistant studies student, nominated Kerri Schuster, English teacher at Sacred Heart Academy in Bryn Mawr, Pa.
  • Jacqueline Thornton, architecture student, nominated Michael Thornton, principal at Conestoga Valley High School in Lancaster, Pa.—and her father. “I am who I am because of what he has done to guide and shape me,” Thornton said.

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Jefferson Seeking Entrepreneurs in Medical Marijuana and Hemp for CannaVATION Pitch Challenge: Technically Philly

Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) is looking for aspiring medicinal cannabis or industrial hemp entrepreneurs to join a cannabis-themed pitch competition called JAZ Tank: CannaVATION, Technically Philly reported Aug. 16.

“The CannaVATION competition is about creating a platform for emerging concepts to get a toe-hold on the path to commercialization,” Rose Ritts, Jefferson’s chief innovation officer, told Technically.

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Architecture and the Built Environment Lecture Series Starts Aug. 27 with Karim Rashid

Prolific designer Karim Rashid has won nearly 300 awards.

Prolific designer Karim Rashid has won nearly 300 awards.

With more than 4,000 designs in production, nearly 300 awards to his name and client work in over 40 countries, Karim Rashid will kick off the College of Architecture and the Built Environment’s Fall 2018 Lecture Series on Aug. 27.

His ability to transcend typology continues to make him a force among designers of his generation. Eschewing style in favor of designing in the modus of our time, Rashid’s designs include luxury goods for Christofle, Alessi and Veuve Clicquot; democratic products for Umbra, bobble and 3M; timeless furniture for Bonaldo, Tonelli, BoConcept and Vondom; lighting for Artemide and Fontana Arte; high-tech products for Asus and SirinLabs; surface design for Marburg and Abet Laminati; iconic graphics for Citibank and Sony Ericsson; and award-winning packaging for Method, Paris Baguette, Kenzo and Eos.

Rashid’s influence expands beyond product to interiors, including restaurants like Amoje Food Capital in South Korea; hospitality design for nhow Hotel Berlin and budget hotels for Prizeotels in Bremen, Hamburg and Hannover; public environments like Universita Metro Station in Naples; and retail design for Fun Factory in Berlin and Munich. Additionally, he has collaborated on concept exhibitions for clients such as Dupont Corian, Deutsche Bank, PepsiCo and Audi. In 2017, Rashid launched KURV Architecture with partner Alex Hughes, bringing a unique multidisciplinary approach to architecture, investment and development.

The lectures are free and open to the University community and the public. The speakers and events for the series include:

KARIM RASHID
Aug. 27 / 6 p.m.
HAMILTON BUILDING: CONNELLY AUDITORIUM / 1001 LOCUST ST.
CO-SPONSORED BY THE OFFICE OF STUDENT LIFE AND ENGAGEMENT

CONTROL
Sept. 5 / 5 p.m. / EXHIBITION OPENING
SEE GALLERY / ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN CENTER

MAJORA CARTER GROUP
Majora Carter
Sept. 17 / 6 p.m. / DEC FORUM

DESIGNPHILADELPHIA FESTIVAL
Exhibition Gallery at Bok
Oct. 4-13 / BOK HISTORICAL SCHOOL / 1901 S. 9TH ST.

SIXTH ANNUAL GEODESIGN FORUM
LiDAR in Geodesign, Architecture, Preservation and Cinema
Oct. 12 / 1-5 p.m. / DEC FORUM / RECEPTION TO FOLLOW

RUR ARCHITECTURE
Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto
Oct. 15 / 6 p.m. / DEC FORUM

OMAR KHAN
School of Architecture and Planning / University at Buffalo
Oct. 22 / 6 p.m. / DEC FORUM

ANNE FADULLON
Director of Planning and Development / Philadelphia
Oct. 29 / 6 p.m. / DEC FORUM

3XN US
Jens Holm
Nov. 5 / 6 p.m. / DEC FORUM

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Physician Assistant Students Recognized by Atlantic City Rescue Mission for Volunteer Efforts

As part of volunteering at the Atlantic City Rescue Mission, physician assistant studies students created Easter baskets for the children housed there.

As part of volunteering at the Atlantic City Rescue Mission, physician assistant studies students created Easter baskets for the children housed there.

The physician assistant studies students from the New Jersey Campus of Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) will be honored by the Atlantic City Rescue Mission for their service at the organization’s annual gala on Aug. 15.

Along with raising over $2,100, the students volunteered countless hours between their exam and clinical rotation schedules to the non-profit that serves over 200 area homeless men, women and families. Over the past two years, they worked in the Rescue Mission’s soup kitchen, purchased clothing, blankets and pillows for the residents, and organized a holiday toy drive and created Easter baskets for the 25 children housed there.

“These students give from the heart to an underserved community,” said Maureen Sullivan, MHS, PA-C, DFAAPA, assistant professor of physician assistant studies. “I’m so proud of them for the commitment and heartfelt work they have done on behalf of the Atlantic City Rescue Mission.”

When describing her volunteer experience, M.S. in physician assistant studies student and class of 2018 president Myna Ojiabo recalls the Mahatma Gandhi quote, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others”

“The profession of medicine requires a unique commitment of service to others above yourself,” Ojiabo said. “I truly believe that the best way to foster this spirit during our educational career is through volunteer and philanthropy.”

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Accounting Student Awarded $3,000 PSTAP Scholarship

Sonia Saini received a $3,000 scholarship from the Buxmont Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Tax & Accounting Professionals.

Sonia Saini received a $3,000 scholarship from the Buxmont Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Tax & Accounting Professionals.

Accounting senior Sonia Saini has received the $3,000 Howard Matter Scholarship from the Buxmont Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Tax & Accounting Professionals (PSTAP). Scholarships are based on GPA, volunteer work, involvement in clubs and internship experience.

Saini, president of the University’s South Asian Student Association, has worked as an accounting tutor and interned at St. Clair CPA Solutions in the spring. She’s currently an international global mobility and HR intern at Chubb Insurance.

Buxmont is the PSTAP’s largest chapter, representing over 450 certified public accountants, public accountants, enrolled agents and tax practitioners in Bucks and Montgomery counties.

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Chief Innovation Officer Ritts Talks About CannaVATION Pitch Event: NBC10, KYW, Cannabis Industry Journal

Rose Ritts, executive vice president and chief innovation officer, discussed the upcoming CannaVation business pitch competition and the open call for submissions Aug. 12 on the public affair show NBC10 @ Issue.

Ritts also was interviewed about the competition aimed at entrepreneurs in the medicinal marijuana and industrial hemp fields by KYW Newsradio and Cannabis Industry Journal.

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Dean Klinkhammer to Chair National Leadership Committee of ACSA

Barbara Klinkhammer, dean of the College of Architecture and the Built Environment, has been selected to chair the national Leadership Committee of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.

Barbara Klinkhammer, dean of the College of Architecture and the Built Environment, has been selected to chair the national Leadership Committee of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.

Barbara Klinkhammer, dean of the College of Architecture and the Built Environment, has been selected to chair the national Leadership Committee of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) starting August 2018 for a one-year commitment. The national organization of accredited U.S. architecture programs, the ACSA represents over 200 member schools and 5,000 faculty members.

The Leadership Committee leads ACSA’s efforts to support the strategic development of architecture programs. The committee identifies and disseminates best practice models of program leadership and administration, and oversees ACSA’s efforts to promote awareness of architecture education.

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“Not Just Eye Candy: Design Work by Frank Baseman” University of Delaware Exhibition

news_faculty_basemanUD-1Professor of Graphic Design Communication Frank Baseman is preparing for another solo exhibition of the work of Baseman Design Associates and Base Press, to be held at the Recitation Hall Gallery at the University of Delaware.news_faculty_basemanUD-2Not Just Eye Candy, Design Work by Frank Baseman is an exhibition of select work from Frank Baseman’s three-decade-plus career as a professional graphic designer. Featured in the exhibition is a continuation of recent work combining two of Baseman’s favorite long-term interests: rebuses, those words and images coming together to make a visual puzzle (think “I Heart NY” and “America Runs on Dunkin”), familiar to many of us since childhood when we first encountered them while learning to read, and letterpress printing, a centuries-old method of relief printing.

news_faculty_basemanUD-3In a playful manner, Baseman has reinterpreted well-known quotes and phrases using rebuses, and all of this work has been printed by hand using a vintage letterpress. Also on display are several typographic explorations, including work produced during an Artist/Designer in Residence at UD’s Raven Press; and additional projects from Baseman’s professional graphic design practice, Baseman Design Associates. Here are the details, and hope that you can come see the Show:

Not Just Eye Candy: Design Work by Frank Baseman
Recitation Hall Gallery, University of Delaware
Newark, DE
August 27–September 28, 2018
Lecture: Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 5pm, Smith Hall
Reception: Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 6pm, Recitation Hall Gallery
Recitation Hall Gallery Hours: Mon. thru Fri. 9am to 5pm

 

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