What is the Qualitative Institute? This four-day session, led by a collaborative team at Thomas Jefferson University and the University of Pennsylvania, will offer an opportunity to explore a broad array of qualitative and mixed methods research skills. Register and learn more here.
At the sessions, held at Penn and Jefferson on August 3 – 6, you’ll gain skills useful in qualitative research, including:
Philosophical Foundations of Qualitative Research
Conventional and Alternative Data Collection
Ethnography and Observation
Focus Groups and Interviews
And much more
Who should attend?
Students and trainees
Members of community, nonprofit, and government organizations
This week is International Men’s Health Week, and the goal of this event is to increase awareness of male health issues on a global level. Congress created Men’s Health Week in 1994 to heighten awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.
This June, check out the 25 new eBooks we added to the collection! eBooks cover a wide range of topics, including alternatives to psychiatry, sexism in medicine, and fashion theory. Read the list of new titles below or browse our complete collection at Gutman and Scott libraries.
BioRender, a website application used by researchers to create and share professional science figures, is now available to all Jefferson students, staff, and faculty. It offers a library of over 40,000 icons to use in the creation of scientific posters, presentations, publications, and more. Sign up for a webinar on June 14 to learn more about BioRender.
How to Access Set up your BioRender account and access the tool on our portal website (https://app.biorender.com/tju). Register with your @jefferson.edu or @students.jefferson.edu email account. To access the Premium account, you must log in through this portal every time.
If you already have a BioRender account, use the “Log In” button on the portal website to link your account.
Ways to Use BioRender Now you can create and share publication-quality scientific figures within minutes without having any graphic design or drawing skills. Use the drag and drop features to make your scientific diagram or illustration OR use BioRender’s templates to customize an existing graphic. It’s easy to share your work with colleagues and collaborators, too.
The Shepartz Conservation Fund offers funding every year to preserve one item from the collection. In 2021, that one lucky item was a 1906 photo album.
The man behind the lens, Dr. John Arthur Murray, was a Jefferson Medical College graduate in 1893. His album captures photos of daily life inside and outside of Philadelphia General Hospital (PGH), also known as Blockley.
The album of rare photos also includes several images which show intern Ross V. Patterson (Jefferson MD 1904). In 1906, Dr. Patterson became Assistant Physician to the Department of the Insane at PGH. Later that year, he was appointed Sub-Dean, and eventually Dean of JMC/SKMC.
The 116-year-old album needed some TLC. It had been dis-bounded, and the card on which the 127 photos were mounted became buckled to a degree where the prints were in danger of losing their emulsion.
Shepartz Conservation Fund came just in time! The conservators cleaned, flattened, and stabilized the album so it can be digitized without damage. Once the album has been digitized, it will be added to our website so others can enjoy it.
Registration is now open for the 2022 Faculty Day Program, Jefferson’s annual celebration of exemplary teaching across the university. Faculty Day will be held virtually on Wednesday, June 8.
14th Annual [Virtual] Faculty Day Program Sparking Joy in Teaching Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Conversations will focus on you – the Jefferson Educator. This year’s theme is Sparking Joy in Teaching. Please join us as we share where and how Jefferson faculty find joy in their teaching while sustaining high standards in education. We will highlight practical educational strategies that exemplify innovation and professional vitality.
This collection covers comics and the role that immigrants and gender play in comic storytelling, a costume designer’s guide to color, a handbook for coaching psychology, and more. Check out the list of 25 new eBooks below or browse the complete eBook collection.
The Paul J. Gutman Library wants to hear from YOU, the students! Join us at the library this Friday, April 22, from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm for a conversation about the library and pizza lunch. A few lucky students will even win $10 Wawa Gift Cards!
We are beginning a project to re-vision Gutman Library to ensure it best serves our East Falls community. We hope you’ll join us on Friday for a workshop and conversation about the library.
We want to learn about what you would like to see in a reimagined library space to help you study, collaborate, and find the resources you need. We hope to get a variety of student opinions and ideas before beginning the design process.
The workshop will include:
Introduction by DaVonne Rooney, Director of Library Operations
Student study space typologies
TJU study spaces
Interactive session with boards and post-it notes
Make sure your voice is heard, and you can influence the future of the library.
RSVP is not required; meet us in the Library Instruction Space (LIS) on Friday, April 22, at 11:30 am.
If you’re an instructor teaching summer or pre-fall courses, let the Academic Commons help you prepare for the term. Join us in May or August for CANVAS CLINICS.
Our curriculum and instructional designers will offer hands-on support at these drop-in sessions as you build out your courses in Canvas, Jefferson’s learning management system. Learn how to use the Canvas discussion boards, grade book, and more.
Wednesday, May 11 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 200A, Scott Memorial Library, Center City
Tuesday, August 9 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 200A, Scott Memorial Library, Center City
Wednesday, August 10 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Room 306, Kanbar, East Falls
Faculty are encouraged to come with Canvas questions and course materials as they prepare for the term. We encourage faculty to bring their own devices, but it is not necessary.
Registration is not required. Drop-in at a convenient time during our 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. window.
Need help now? View our Help page on Canvas to use the live chat, download how-to guides, and watch tutorial videos.
Can’t attend a Canvas Clinic? Sign up for a consult on the “Growing with Canvas” calendar or email Julie.Phillips@jefferson.edu to schedule a consultation.
April is Autism Acceptance Month, an initiative that generates awareness about the developmental disorder and encourages dialogue about how to live with it and support those around you who may be autistic.
The resources below include a video highlighting mobile apps related to autism, written guides for girls and women on the autism spectrum, and a book series discussing progress in molecular biology. Check out the video and books below and follow the #CelebrateDifferences campaign on social media to honor Autism Acceptance Month.
Our latest additions to the Gutman and Scott eBook collection cover a very wide range of topics – focusing on medicine and fashion. Specific themes covered are the role of architecture within Black and African American movements, language disorders in children, pediatric autism, and ethics for fashion designers.
National Library Week, April 3-9, is an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening communities.
The theme for National Library Week 2022, “Connect with Your Library,” promotes the idea that libraries are places to get connected to technology. Libraries like Thomas Jefferson University Libraries offer opportunities to connect with educational and research resources, media, programs, ideas, and classes. Libraries also connect communities to each other, both within Jefferson and beyond.
How You Can Participate
Visit the library Stop by the TJU Libraries! Take out a resource, use the spaces, or connect with a librarian for help with your research or course work.
Share about the library online (you could win $100) Post on social media this week (April 3 – 9) to share about the connections you’ve made thanks to TJU Libraries. Post to Twitter or the I Love Libraries Facebook page. Tag us (@gutmanlibrary)(@SMLibrary_TJU) and use hashtag #MyLibrary. Entries will be gathered by the American Libraries Association and they’ll select one random winner to receive a $100 Visa gift card.
Enjoy library-themed coloring pages Download and print some library-themed color pages! If you love the TJU libraries, say it loud and proud!