The Light Fantastic

Physicists describe the wave-particle duality of light. At Jefferson, faculty explore another duality in light—between health and art.

We Are One Jefferson

Jefferson University’s 2017 merger with Philadelphia University has created an innovative institution, blazing new trails in education.

Influenced by Jefferson

Brandon Edelman ’18, MS’20, has gone from student to #Philebrity.

More From This Issue

Platon standing in front of a photography umbrella, holding a camera, with his hand up

Question & Innovate

Renowned portrait photographer Platon discusses his shift from photographing world leaders to everyday people, his mission to cure society’s amnesia, and the importance of creativity with guest interviewer Bon Ku, MD.

Black and white photograph of Dr. Michael DeBakey holding a medical instrument, superimposed over an illustration of an anatomical heart

Time Machine

In the 1950s, Thomas Edman ’48, alumnus and then-chair of Textile’s knitting department, worked with Dr. Michael DeBakey, a pioneer cardiologist at Baylor University, to develop novel arterial replacements for heart surgery.

From the Nexus

Lauren Schuler, Gina Zo, and Michaela Day standing together and smiling—Zo is wearing a formal, tiered, black gown with gold accessories—her look designed by Schuler and Day for the Grammys

Bohemian Soul, Rock N’ Roll

When local recording artist Gina Zo landed an invite to music’s grand event, the Grammys, she turned to a Jefferson fashion design student and a recent alumna to create a ‘coming-of-age’ look.

Ram Roundup

Rams Rise Up Challenge logo, which includes the ram head from the Jefferson Rams logo

Rams Rise Up! Jefferson Donors Rise to the Challenge

Jefferson Athletics surpassed their fundraising goal during fourth annual Rams Rise Up Challenge, raising $109,001 for their 17 Division II sports teams.

Christian Burns in his blue Germani Brescia uniform with a crowd in the stands behind him

Alumni Spotlight: Christian Burns, Men’s Basketball 2005-07

Former Philadelphia University basketball player Christian Burns recalls his journey from a “late bloomer” to DII Player of the Year to representing Italy at the 2017 European Championships.

Coach Herb Magee at the naming ceremony giving a thumbs-up

A “Slam Dunk”—55 Years in the Making

Thomas Jefferson University recently named its gym the "Coach Herb Magee Arena" in honor of the beloved coach’s 55-year career and 1,144 victories.

Cayla Kalani smiling, dressed in her Phillies gear on the first base line during a game

Field of Dreams

Jefferson Rams softball standout Cayla Kalani fulfilled a lifelong dream as a ball girl for the Phillies, working on the field during their 2022 championship season and World Series run.


Charles Mond ’69 smiling

Paying It Forward

Charles Mond ’69, a successful businessman and graduate of Jefferson’s School of Business, has generously endowed a scholarship to support students in the School of Business, helping to advance the University’s goal of equity in education.

Fashion design student creations displayed in the studio

Introducing the Philip J. Kodroff ’82 Fashion Merchandising & Management Studio

Named in honor of a late alumnus, this new studio will complement students’ hands-on, project-oriented work and action research with industry connections.

Class Notes

Rendfrey smiling with his family on the beach

Sheer Renergy

Finance and marketing alumnus Ryan Rendfrey uses his superpowers for good as he works to transform athletic performance.

Various Jefferson alumni with their significant others

Jefferson Loves Love

Some lucky Jefferson alumni left school not only with a degree, but also hand-in-hand with the love of their life.