Monthly Archives: October 2018

Students Light Up Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Halloween Soul Crawl

Industrial design and architecture students will help light up the night at Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Halloween Soul Crawl: Haunted History Tour this weekend. They created six different stations throughout the cemetery—including the mausoleums and an assortment of monuments—that will feature …

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Jefferson Health Hack Seeking Innovation in Wearables, Remote Medicine, and Medicinal Cannabis: Technical.ly

The Jefferson Health Hack, Nov. 2-4, is seeking innovators to disrupt the status quo in wearables, remote medicine and medicinal cannabis and hemp, Technical.ly Philly reported Oct. 18. The winning teams will receive $5,000 each.
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Division Decisions Don’t Define You

Division Decisions Don’t Define You Caroline Duffy The D1 obsession. Every high school athlete has gone through it. The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) has three divisions, D1, D2, and D3. Thomas Jefferson University is a D2 school. T… Continue reading

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Be Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable While Studying Abroad, Writing Professor Stresses

Students writing about their travel experience often paint a curated, overly positive picture of their trip, said Katie Gindlesparger, PhD, assistant professor of writing and rhetoric. However, these recaps usually don’t fully capture their time abroad. She witnessed it herself …

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Nikki Haley resigns as UN Ambassador

Nikki Haley Resigns as UN Ambassador Alex Judd On October 9th, it was announced that Nikki Haley will resign as the US ambassador to the UN  and by the end of 2018 there will be a new UN ambassador, hand picked by the president. It was a relatively un… Continue reading

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Help Solve Healthcare’s Biggest Challenges at the Jefferson Health Hack Nov. 2-4

The widely celebrated Jefferson Health Hack is back. Over three days, participants will network, brainstorm and collaborate to solve healthcare’s biggest challenges. A healthcare hackathon thrives on the collision of different worlds, experiences and cultures. It brings together people from disparate …

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Discover Fashion and Textiles Day Offers Inside Look at Programs

Prospective students will go for a deep dive into the University’s world-renowned fashion and textile programs at Discover Fashion and Textiles Day on Oct. 23. “This is the best way for prospective students to learn about our programs and how …

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Community and Trauma Counseling Professor on Trauma, Memory and Healing After Kavanaugh Hearing: Radio Times

In a Radio Times interview, Astra Czerny, PhD, assistant professor of Community and Trauma Counseling, discussed issues of trauma, memory and healing in the aftermath of the recent Senate hearing with Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford. You can listen …

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Inspired Students Attend Forbes Under 30 Summit

Through the University’s Blackstone LaunchPad program, six students attended the recent Forbes Under 30 Summit in Boston as scholars, joining more than 7,000 young entrepreneurs, visionaries and disruptors. Speakers ranged from former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, to Spanx …

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Textile Design Student Uses Microbial Dyes for Forward-Thinking Fashion

Synthetic dyes rank as one of the major pollutants in the fashion industry. With the growing interest in sustainability, researchers continue to search for alternatives. Dyeing fabric and yarn through microbially derived pigments is one possible option. This technique, being …

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