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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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Fashionista Names Jefferson Fashion Among the World’s Best

Fashionista has just named the University’s fashion programs No. 7 in the world and No. 3 in the United States. This marks the best ranking ever for Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) fashion by the influential website. “The …

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Stephen Spinelli Jr., PhD, Named President of Babson College

University Chancellor Emeritus Stephen Spinelli Jr., PhD, has been appointed the 14th president of Babson College. Before joining Philadelphia University in 2007, Dr. Spinelli held several leadership positions at Babson. “It is a perfect fit for Babson to recruit him to return to …

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Five Jefferson Students Win Prestigious YMA Fashion Scholarships

Five students will receive $5,000 awards from the 2019 YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund—the largest fashion scholarship program in the world. The winners include fashion design seniors Tommy Heidebrecht and Colton Snavely, sophomores Kinley Lingenfelter and McKenzi Migliorini, and industrial design …

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Jefferson Institute for Bioprocessing Appoints Parviz Shamlou, PhD, as Executive Director

Parviz Shamlou, PhD, the George B. and Joy Rathmann Professor of Bioprocessing and director of the Amgen Center for Bioprocessing at Keck Graduate Institute in Claremont, Calif., has been appointed executive director and head of the Jefferson Institute for Bioprocessing …

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Electronics Prototyping Kit Wins Top Ram Business Pitch Competition

A kit for electronics prototyping and programming earned first place in the University’s annual Top Ram Idea and Business Model Competition presented by Blackstone LaunchPad. D&D Smart Kit, pitched by M.S. in user experience and interaction design student John Rodrigues …

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Graphic Design Projects Explore Diabetes Prevention and Management

Pennsylvania’s Cambria and Somerset counties currently face a diabetes epidemic. Approximately 13 percent of adults in this area have type 2 diabetes, with 30 to 40 percent of adults classified as obese. To explore opportunities for intervention, graphic design communication …

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Jefferson Receives Department of Labor Grant to Fight Opioid Crisis

Jefferson has received $586,000 from the U.S. Department of Labor to support a workforce strategy to reduce opioid usage in Philadelphia. Through the National Health Emergency Dislocated Worker Demonstration Grant, Jefferson will develop and conduct training for clinicians working on …

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Jefferson Announces Raise of Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour for Employees

Effective January 2019, Jefferson will increase minimum wage to $15 an hour. This pay increase applies to all 14 hospitals, including Magee Rehab, as well as Thomas Jefferson University, and will benefit more than 1,800 current employees. “We take seriously our …

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City Workers Learn Innovation Tools and Techniques at Unique Jefferson Program 

The sixth class of the Academy for Municipal Innovation (AMI), a unique collaboration between the University and the city of Philadelphia designed to help city workers innovate in their jobs, graduated Nov. 13. “With now six amazing sets of graduates …

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