Author Archives: Mike Bederka

Disaster Medicine and Management Students Develop Critical Skills in Real-World Training

The University’s M.S. in Disaster Medicine and Management students have wrapped up seven intensive days working in the field, participating in disaster drills and refining their knowledge, skills and abilities. “Marrying academics with real-world experience is critical to developing critical-thinking …

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University Hosts City’s First Trauma Training Conference Focused on Helping Children

Almost half of children in the U.S. have experienced one or more traumatic events, and nearly one-third of youths ages 12 to 17 have dealt with levels of adversity that can contribute to poor physical, social, emotional and educational outcomes …

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ICYMI: Watch the Full Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement Ceremonies

On a picture-perfect spring day, 1,011 students–including 633 undergraduate and 378 graduate students–received their degrees at the University’s 133rd Commencement May 15, 2017, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Watch the full ceremonies below, and read the recap here.   Continue reading

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Spotlight on University Staff

This summer, we shine the spotlight on members of the University staff. Read our four-part series below. Megan Mills, director of the Academic Success Center, proudly displays a handmade Nigerian woman’s kaftan, a token of gratitude from the mother of …

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Physician Assistant Studies Students Receive White Coats, Marking Transition to Clinical Rotations

Members of the M.S. in physician assistant studies Class of 2018 celebrated the next step on their professional journeys July 14 in Downs Auditorium as they accepted their white coats, signifying their entrance into clinical rotations. At the program’s annual …

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Graphic Design Alumnus Named Runner-up in International Rookie Awards

Recent graduate Ronnie Alley ’16 was named runner-up in the graphic design category of the global Rookie Awards. The highly competitive contest attracted 2,752 entrants from 627 schools and 81 countries. Judges ranked portfolios on overall impression, creative skills, technical skills, range of skills, …

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University to Host Entrepreneur Showcase, EnvisionFEST, for Area Students and Recent Grads

Next month, Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) will host EnvisionFEST, a showcase for entrepreneurship-minded students and recent graduates in the Philadelphia region. People will have the opportunity to display a product, service, app, prototype, art or any other …

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iMBA Students Win Second Place in National Textiles Competition

Four Innovation MBA students have earned second place in the national Advanced Textiles Student Design Challenge for their reinvention of the medical face mask. The competition, sponsored by the Industrial Fabrics Association International, encouraged students to solve safety and protection …

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University Purchases Area Home Designed by Architecture Icon Richard Neutra

Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) has purchased a mid-20th-century house designed by Richard Neutra, an international icon of modern architecture known for his role in introducing the International Style into American architecture. Set on over two acres adjacent …

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Staff Spotlight: Madeleine Wilcox, Manager of International and Study Away Programs

This summer, we shine the spotlight on members of the University staff. Read our four-part series here. From designing fashions and creating lighting design in Italy to conducting clinical work in children’s hospitals in Costa Rica to studying textile development …

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