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2021 Celebration of Innovation

The full breadth of students’ talents and ingenuity took center stage at this year’s Celebration of Innovation. The May 5-6 virtual event highlighted seven diverse projects that featured interdisciplinary collaborations from across the University. From creating a cookbook system that teaches people with intellectual disabilities to cook, to COVID-19 volunteering and training initiatives, students transformed their ideas into practice to make the world a better place.

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Accolades

The Value of a Jefferson Degree

Jefferson undergrads have again achieved over a 96% employment and grad school success rate — while a new report found a 100% employment and grad school success rate among College of Architecture & the Built Environment, College of Health Professions, College of Humanities & Sciences and College of Life Sciences programs. U.S. News & World Report has also recognized Jefferson among "10 National Universities Where Grads Are Paid Well."

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New Curriculum

Nexus Learning Nurtures Students’ Creative Sides

Unique learning opportunities at Jefferson set our education apart. Students are immersed in a world of limitless potential through an active, collaborative, hands-on method we call Nexus Learning. These practical experiences are infused into everything we do—including our "Hallmarks Program" and our "Creativity Core Curriculum."

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Humans, Machines and Spaces

What are the relationships between information, visualization and inhabitable space? This is among the questions being addressed by researchers Loukia Tsafoulia, assistant professor in the College of Architecture and the Built Environment, and Severino Alfonso, visiting assistant professor at the college. Find out more about their research and more of the questions they’re trying to answer.

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Visit Jefferson

Our campuses are tradition-breakers and beautiful places to learn. We cross the city and the suburbs. From our vibrant Center City campus to our East Falls grounds and beyond, each location offers a unique learning environment to experience all that is Jefferson.

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Updates on Our Spring 2021 Semester

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

The health and safety of the Jefferson community are of the utmost importance to us. As we continue to closely monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on our students, faculty and staff, our dedicated site contains updates to the Jefferson community and general information about COVID-19. 

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Fashion Students’ Collections Shine at New York Fashion Week

Two Jefferson fashion design students were invited to showcase their work at the Designers’ Premier show as part of New York Fashion Week in February.

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Research at Jefferson

As featured on CBS This Morning, Jefferson researchers – while focusing on a pioneering stroke patient – are studying whether brain implants can improve mobility, how fruit flies decide to sleep or not to sleep, discovering factors in muscular atrophy, in a gene that promotes tumor progression, that microbubbles may improve radiation therapy effectiveness and much more.

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Red Dress Project: Behind the Scenes

While the pandemic canceled the annual Rock the Red Dress Fashion Show this year, fashion design juniors created red dresses to support the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign for the 16th straight year. Using their design and technical skills, students continued with the important project.

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Art to Heal

The pandemic has further shown the intense need for and value of mental health providers, including clinical mental health counselors with specialties in art therapy. Clinical mental health counselors with advanced training in art therapy are masters-level trained clinicians who employ visual art materials to help clients, and upcoming show will celebrates the creative efforts of art-therapy students, alumni and faculty.

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