Monthly Archives: January 2018

Jefferson Celebrates Black History Month

Jefferson’s East Falls Campus has a full slate of programming planned to celebrate Black History Month, including panel discussions, movie screenings, spoken word, trips and more. See here for more details on each event.
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Interior Designer Ghislaine Viñas to Deliver CABE Alumni Lecture

Ghislaine Viñas ’91 will present the annual alumni lecture in the College of Architecture and the Built Environment’s Spring 2018 Lecture Series on Monday, Feb. 5. The owner of Ghislaine Viñas Interior Design is driven by her passion for design, …

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Call for Jefferson Student Artists in “Who Are We?” Exhibit

Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) is now accepting submissions for “Who Are We?”—a new art exhibit that aims to illustrate the story of a Jefferson student. “Share your story with us—your hopes, passions and fears,” said Kevin Tang, …

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Jefferson Design Team to Present at Epson New York Fashion Week Event

A transdisciplinary team of Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) students will have their work on display at the Epson Digital Couture Project, which kicks off the world-renowned Fashion Week in New York City. The University team will be …

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Chancellor Spinelli’s Son and Jefferson Singers Director Part of Grammy-Winning Chorus

Jefferson Chancellor Stephen Spinelli’s son, Stephen Spinelli, assistant director of choral programs at Cornell University, and John Grecia, Jefferson Singers director, won Best Choral Performance at the Grammys on Jan. 28 for their work with The Crossing on composer Gavin …

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Sprint 2018: An Insider View

By Zach Samalonis It has been a long running tradition in the Jefferson Industrial Design Department to host the Sprint Challenge. Sprint gives the students a taste of what it is like to be a real designer, working with real … Continue reading Continue reading

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ONYX Shoe Packaging Project Wins Graphis New Talent Merit Award

news_program_graffonyx1The ONYX Shoe Packaging project designed by senior-year student Paige Graff has won a Merit Award in the 2018 Graphis New Talent Design Annual. The project was completed in the Package Design course taught by Associate Professor Maribeth Kradel-Weitzel in Fall 2017. Here is how Paige describes the project: In my research, I found rock climbers to be very organized with their ropes, shoes, carabiners and climbing packs. I was inspired by the organization of their tools and designed the structure around how a rope would be wrapped in storage.

news_program_graffonyx2My interactive shoe packaging, includes a climbing rope that doubles as a hanging feature in stores, as well as a handle for customers after purchase. The structure has wells for each shoe, which is held in place by rock climbing jugs. This way, the shoes can stand vertically, when held by the rope handle, mimicking the position the shoes would be in when in use. When shoes are taken out, the customer can remove the climbing jugs, to reveal instructions for repurpose. The climbing jugs have holes, so they can be screwed into drywall Continue reading

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Modern Monsters Website Wins Award

news_faculty_russell_frankula4On January 14, 2018 Bluecadet’s website, Modern Monsters, was named site of the day on the Awwwards website. Adjunct faculty member Elizabeth Russell was the project manager and led the content development of the experience.Modern Monsters is a digital experiences developed for the Rosenbach Museum exhibition, Frankenstein & Dracula: Gothic Monsters, Modern Science. Created for the 200th anniversary of the publishing of Frankenstein, the exhibition explores the science that inspired the novelists. Original manuscripts and handwritten notes by the authors are paired with scientific works from the 19th century.

news_faculty_russell_frankula1The digital experience brings a contemporary perspective to the themes of the two novels. Pairing a projection and computer kiosk, visitors are asked to design a creature or experiment to fight modern monsters like the mosquito that spreads the zika virus, climate change and body snatchers. The exhibition runs through February 11, 2018.

news_faculty_russell_frankula2Bluecadet created a web version of Modern Monsters for Arizona State University’s online Frankenstein-themed ARG experience, Life Academy. Through weekly tasks, players help a researcher—the great-granddaughter of Frankenstein—uncover information about Continue reading

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My Chemical Deficit

By: Sierra Reddi My mind is partial to working against me. The neurotransmitters in my brain continuously choose to not… Continue reading

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What Are Top Business Leaders Reading This Year? Drs. Spinelli and Klasko Share Their Lists with Philadelphia Magazine

Chancellor Stephen Spinelli Jr. and President and CEO Steve Klasko share what’s on their 2018 reading lists in a Philadelphia magazine story on this year’s must-read books of top business leaders.   Continue reading

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