Monthly Archives: January 2019

Faculty Learn and Share Best Teaching Practices at Regional Education Conferences

As the spring semester began, over 30 faculty members attended the Faculty Conference on Teaching Excellence at Temple University and West Chester University’s Scholarship of Teaching, Learning and Assessment Conference. The Center for Teaching Innovation and Nexus Learning (CTiNL) at …

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Study Abroad, No Matter Your Schedule!

Studying abroad can be one of the most transformative experiences in a college career.  But for students who have jam-packed schedules of balancing multiple labs and studio courses, coveted internships, and multiple extracurricular activities, going away for a whole semester doesn’t always seem feasible. At Jefferson, short courses or alternative break trips are great ways … Continue reading Study Abroad, No Matter Your Schedule! Continue reading

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Student Work in “Interactive Packaging Design”

A new international publication, Interactive Packaging Design, by Design Media Publishing (UK) Limited features two projects from the Graphic Design Communication course, Package Design, taught by Associate Professor Maribeth Kradel-Weitzel. Both projects developed from a shoe packaging assignment that ran in the class as a collaboration with Adidas. Hannah Volz, Jefferson alum 2012 and current senior package designer at Adidas in Herzogenaurach, Germany provided the students with supporting industry expertise and shared stories about working as an American designer abroad. The projects featured were created by Paige Graff (class of 2018 and lead designer at Warkulwiz Design Associates) and Gabi Stahley (future class of ’19).

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Paige Graff chose to package climbing shoes, and her design features an innovative in-store storage solution. Rather than stackable boxes, her design is a hanging structure that uses a re-usable climbing rope to form a hanging loop. The shoes sit in climbing jugs that can be repurposed in various creative ways around the home.

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Jess Kaminski is Key to Magical Women’s Basketball Season: KYW Newsradio

Senior guard Jess Kaminski is key to the Jefferson women’s basketball team’s season-long winning streak, KYW Newsradio reported Jan. 16. The Rams, now 18-0, are one of only five undefeated teams nationwide in NCAA Division II. Kaminski leads the Rams …

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A Day in the Life of an Architecture Major

Welcome to our new series, A Day in the Life. Every other week, a different student will give a sneak peek into what life is like as a Jefferson student. This week, one of our lead Rambassadors, Adam, will be taking us behind the scenes of a typical day in his life. Hello! My name … Continue reading A Day in the Life of an Architecture Major Continue reading

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Professor Emeritus Kleinbach Addresses Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan: Voice of America, Reuters

Sociology professor emeritus Russ Kleinbach, an expert on bride kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan, told Voice of America that some communities still see the practice as a tribal tradition, although the practice was outlawed in 2013. The story details continuing efforts to …

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Seven Ways a Jefferson Fashion Degree Sets You Apart

Studying fashion is more than just aesthetics. Fashion can push boundaries, challenge norms and change the world. The fashion design, fashion merchandising and management, and textile design programs at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) cover everything from concept …

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Jefferson Makes Room For Modernism With New Preservation Program: Hidden City Philadelphia

Jefferson’s College of Architecture and the Built Environment is starting a new M.S. in Historic Preservation, Hidden City Philadelphia reported Jan. 4. “What sets Jefferson’s program apart is the bold move to focus on the conservation and protection of mid-century …

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A Day in the Life of a Fashion Design Major

Welcome to our new series, A Day in the Life. Every other week, a different student will give a sneak peek into what life is like as a Jefferson student. This week, one of our very talented Rambassadors, Carly, will be taking us behind the scenes of a typical day in her life. Hi everyone! … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Fashion Design Major Continue reading

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New Jefferson Program and Preservation Center Celebrate Modernism: Architectural Digest

“Whether exploring the landmark-rich streets of Philadelphia, the Bauhaus Building in Dessau, Germany, or the Giuseppe Terragni Archive in Como, Italy, students at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) are about to receive a thoroughly modern education. Opening in April, the …

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