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Innovator - Fall 2021, 2021 Thomas Jefferson University

Innovator - Fall 2021

Innovator

05 - Message from the President

09 - The Provost's Column

10 - Time Machine: A Glorious Stride

14 - The Nexus: News at Jefferson

22 - Fabric Wins

28 - Mind Over Matter

36 - A Designing Woman

42 - Celebration of Innovation

48 - Question & Innovate: Tracy Durkin, Esq. '83

52 - New Curriculum Nurtures Students' Creative Side

56 - Answering the Call (of Duty)

58 - Reimagine

60 - An Extraordinary Everywoman

62 - Ram Roundup

64 - Class Notes

72 - In Memory

74 - Trivia


Innovator - Fall 2020, 2021 Thomas Jefferson University

Innovator - Fall 2020

Innovator

05 - Message from the President

09 - An Inflection Point for Higher Education

10 - Time Machine: Heart and Lung

16 - The Nexus: News at Jefferson

24 - Newest American Girl Doll

28 - Establishing a Global Classroom

30 - Textile Professionals Answer a Looming Need

34 - Getting Physics-al

38 - The Global Studio

44 - Houston, We Have a Solution

50 - Question & Innovate

54 - The Weave of Possibility

60 - Reimagine

64 - Ram Roundup

68 - Class Notes

72 - In Memory

74 - Trivia


Clothing Construction Curriculum: Exploring Gender Inclusivity, ShaeLin M. Nilsen 2021 Utah State University

Clothing Construction Curriculum: Exploring Gender Inclusivity, Shaelin M. Nilsen

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Female students have traditionally dominated enrollment in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) courses (formerly Home Economics). However, gender diversity has recently increased in many FCS areas due to changes in gender stereotypes and career opportunities. This trend is evident at Utah State University, where gender diversity in clothing construction (i.e., sewing) courses has increased drastically since the creation of the Outdoor Product Design and Development degree program. This study evaluated students’ experiences in traditionally female-dominant clothing construction courses.

Gender-inclusive courses are crucial for a productive and safe learning environment for all students. Avoiding personal biases and cultivating a relevant ...


From Marginal To Mainstream: The Queer History Of Camp Aesthetics & Ethical Analysis Of Camp In High Fashion, Emily Barker 2021 Seattle Pacific University

From Marginal To Mainstream: The Queer History Of Camp Aesthetics & Ethical Analysis Of Camp In High Fashion, Emily Barker

Honors Projects

‘Camp’ has become a buzzword in fashion over the last few years, due to a rise in popularity following the 2019 MET Gala theme, “Camp: Notes on Fashion.” Based on Susan Sontag’s 1964 book “Notes on Camp,” the event highlighted many aesthetic elements of Camp sensibilities, but largely ignores the importance of the LGBTQ+ community in Camp’s development. In this piece, I highlight various intersections of Camp and queerness over the last century and attempt to understand Camp’s place in High Fashion today.


Sartorial Semiotics: Constructs Of Gender And Female Sexuality In Post Wwii American And European Cinema, Patricia Cabral 2021 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Sartorial Semiotics: Constructs Of Gender And Female Sexuality In Post Wwii American And European Cinema, Patricia Cabral

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Cinematic costume design functions as a system of visually-perceived, material and indexical signifiers, an effective and compelling language further informed by styling and embodiment. Sartorial semiotics support and inflect role characterization, while equally underpinning or subverting tropes generated by ideological paradigms. The following methodological approaches were adopted in scrutinizing this topic: Roland Barthes’ application of semiotic theories to the domain of fashion in The Language of Fashion, and Laura Marks’ discussion of the dialectics of optical and haptic visualities in apprehending film images in The Skin of Film: Intercultural Cinema, Embodiment, and the Senses.

By examining the costume designs of ...


A 3d Multi-Segment Thermoregulation Model Of The Hand With Realistic Anatomy: Development, Validation, And Parametric Analysis, Mengying Zhang, Rui Li, Jun Li, Faming Wang, Shankar Subramaniam, James Lang, Alberto Passalacqua, Guowen Song 2021 Iowa State University

A 3d Multi-Segment Thermoregulation Model Of The Hand With Realistic Anatomy: Development, Validation, And Parametric Analysis, Mengying Zhang, Rui Li, Jun Li, Faming Wang, Shankar Subramaniam, James Lang, Alberto Passalacqua, Guowen Song

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

A three-dimensional (3D) multi-segment hand-specific thermoregulation model was developed as a fundamental tool for spatial and temporal skin temperature prediction. Cold-induced vasodilation in fingers was simulated by superimposing symmetrical triangular waveforms onto the basal blood flow. The model used realistic anatomical, physiological, and thermo-physical information of a standard human hand and forearm. The inhomogeneity of hand thermal and physiological properties was considered by dividing it into 17 segments: palm, dorsal, forearm, and five fingers, with each finger subdivided into fingertip, middle segment, and finger root except for the thumb, which has no middle segment. Each segment contained a bone core ...


Cosmic Desert Art, Mike Graham De La Rosa 2021 South Valley Academy

Cosmic Desert Art, Mike Graham De La Rosa

Chamisa: A Journal of Literary, Performance, and Visual Arts of the Greater Southwest

The Cosmic Desert are the designs inspired by chile hallucinations, desert creatures, and the long weird neon nights in the Borderworld. Made with love on the banks of the Rio Grande.

My family is originally from Northern Mexico but I grew up in Northern New Mexico down river of both where Al Hurricane and Nuclear Annihilation were originally created. Amongst chollas, rattle snakes, and river willow, the imagining of New Mexico permeates the landscapes. The Cosmic Desert is inhabited lowriders, taco trucks, neon adobe bars, cholas, native peoples, immigrants, punk rockers and cowboys. Just beyond the darkness, our imagination takes ...


Characterization And Modeling Of Thermal Protective And Thermo-Physiological Comfort Performance Of Polymeric Textile Materials—A Review, Sumit Mandal, Nur-Us-Shafa Mazumder, Robert J. Agnew, Guowen Song, Rui Li 2021 Oklahoma State University

Characterization And Modeling Of Thermal Protective And Thermo-Physiological Comfort Performance Of Polymeric Textile Materials—A Review, Sumit Mandal, Nur-Us-Shafa Mazumder, Robert J. Agnew, Guowen Song, Rui Li

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

In 2017, more than 60,000 firefighters and oilfield-workers injuries and fatalities occurred while they were working under various thermal hazards such as flame, radiant heat, steam, etc., or due to their significant heat stress related discomfort. The majority of these burn injuries and fatalities results from an inadequate protection and comfort provided by firefighters’ and oilfield-workers’ fire protective polymeric textile materials used in their workwear. Hence, both the thermal protective and thermo-physiological comfort performance of fabrics used in workwear significantly contribute to limit firefighters’ and oilfield-workers’ skin burns and heat stress. Considering this, previous studies have focused on characterizing ...


Beauty And Lifestyle Subscription Services: A Modern Retailing Format For The Vigilante Collaborative Consumption Consumer, Melisa Spilinek 2021 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Beauty And Lifestyle Subscription Services: A Modern Retailing Format For The Vigilante Collaborative Consumption Consumer, Melisa Spilinek

Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design: Dissertations, Theses, & Student Research

Advancements in technology and ease of use of online shopping via phone applications (apps) and subscription services have fundamentally changed how consumers shop. Now more than ever, consumers are turning to time-saving technological tools that are subscription services. Subscription services provide a multitude of benefits to consumers and contribute to collaborative consumption in nearly every product and service category from coffee to apparel. To investigate beauty and lifestyle subscription services and collaborative consumption this study will utilize a mixed methods convergent design to analyze user experience including price sensitivity, subscription service apps and ease of use. Anticipated contributions to the ...


Beautiful People: The Past, Present, And Future Of The Fashion Industry's Thin Ideal, Shane White 2021 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Beautiful People: The Past, Present, And Future Of The Fashion Industry's Thin Ideal, Shane White

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Negative body image among women has become an extremely relevant topic in the last decade. The “ideal” female body image and what a person should look like according to marketing and advertising has become a highly controversial issue. This project seeks to show how the fashion industry has, over centuries, shaped how people think they need to look and in today’s time and show how it has been a root cause of issues like body image complexes leading to negative self-perception, eating disorders, mental illnesses like anxiety, depression and addiction, and even suicide. Over the last three to four ...


Media, Marketing, And More – How Social Technology Is Changing The Face Of Small Business, Lily Reynolds 2021 Western Michigan University

Media, Marketing, And More – How Social Technology Is Changing The Face Of Small Business, Lily Reynolds

Honors Theses

The purpose of this study is to identify the ways in which social media and marketing technology advances are affecting small retail businesses. A total of three interviews were conducted with working professionals in different areas along the fashion supply chain, and were contacted based on common acquaintances. Each interview was conducted over the phone, and lasted between ten minutes and half an hour, with guided and supplemental questions focusing on their experiences with technology in their fields. The results showed that each area was affected in numerous ways, from superficial business changes to advancements at the cores of their ...


The Bell Jar: An Investigation Into The Life And Style Of Sylvia Plath, Samantha Pearce, Matalie Howard 2021 Liberty University

The Bell Jar: An Investigation Into The Life And Style Of Sylvia Plath, Samantha Pearce, Matalie Howard

Liberty University Research Week

Undergraduate

Creative and Artistic


Bedford Alum Springs Hotel Guests And Dress Of The Late 1800’S, Wendy Watkins, Matalie M. Howard 2021 Liberty University

Bedford Alum Springs Hotel Guests And Dress Of The Late 1800’S, Wendy Watkins, Matalie M. Howard

Liberty University Research Week

Undergraduate

Creative and Artistic


Printed Repeat Pattern Development For Textiles: Design Theory And Process, Erin Kelly 2021 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Printed Repeat Pattern Development For Textiles: Design Theory And Process, Erin Kelly

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

I created a collection of fifteen printed repeat patterns accompanied by a written description of the research and development process as a creative project to fulfill the requirements of a Senior Honors Project. Looking at this project from a traditional research standpoint, I sought out to answer several questions that would help me to develop as a textile artist. How do you find current, up-to-date, relevant trends, both ideological (macro) and material (micro)? How do you take these trends and communicate them visually, in an original fashion? How do you produce a collection of designs that is both diverse and ...


Exposing Racism In Fashion: How Black Women Navigate Societal Beauty Standards, Re'Nae Dillard 2021 DePauw University

Exposing Racism In Fashion: How Black Women Navigate Societal Beauty Standards, Re'nae Dillard

Honor Scholar Theses

Throughout American history, Black women have been treated as the most inferior group. Social status is dependent on race, gender, and economic status. These factors contribute to overall social hierarchies. Whiter skin tones are more desired than darker tones. The fashion industry perpetuates white desirability while also displaying Black women as undesirable and inferior. The fashion industry is dominated by white males, and white women are the representations within fashion. Fashion, therefore, is a reflection of the white male’s ideal world: desirable white women, submissive Black women, and very few Black men. Black women however are changing the narrative ...


Uprising, Issue 11, Spring 2021, University of Northern Iowa. Northern Iowa Student Government. 2021 University of Northern Iowa

Uprising, Issue 11, Spring 2021, University Of Northern Iowa. Northern Iowa Student Government.

Uprising

Inside This Issue:
One Mile Wear ••• 6
Looking Inward to See Outward ••• 12
Nourish ••• 16
SPEAK UP: Words Matter ••• 20
Color Theory ••• 22
An Introduction to Enneagrams ••• 32
Make Your Style More You: A How To ••• 34
Blocking Self-Doubt ••• 36
Just Like Magic ••• 38
To Those Who Had Courage ••• 44
Simply Tolerated ••• 45
Pattern Play ••• 42
The Power of the Mind ••• 46


Own Your Politics: The Entanglement Of Resistance And The Luxury Fashion Industry, Brent A. Van Horne 2021 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Own Your Politics: The Entanglement Of Resistance And The Luxury Fashion Industry, Brent A. Van Horne

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This thesis takes as its subject the increasing instrumentalization of social and political content by the fashion industry in recent years. Such content raises questions about the relationship between notions of political resistance and market capitalism. Marxist theorists such as Frederic Jameson and David Harvey would perhaps view this phenomenon as a confirmation of the ways in which late capitalism incapacitates forms of political descent by absorbing it within its machinations. Within this line of thinking, the way in which various designers use the fashion runway as a forum for protest would suggest late capitalism’s seemingly boundless ability to ...


Learning Innovation And Service-Learning In Medical Apparel Development Of Entrepreneurship: Face-Covering, Changhyun (Lyon) Nam, Srikant Manchiraju, Eulanda A. Sanders 2021 Florida State University

Learning Innovation And Service-Learning In Medical Apparel Development Of Entrepreneurship: Face-Covering, Changhyun (Lyon) Nam, Srikant Manchiraju, Eulanda A. Sanders

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

The Medical Apparel Development of Entrepreneurship course helps students: (a) understand fundamental product development concept and the process, (b) implement medical apparel development of entrepreneurship incorporating 3D printing, and (c) contribute to local community service centers for a service-learning practice task. The overall design concept and process will be useful in course content, including seven face-covering steps during the sixteenweek course. It is imperative for academia and industry to collaborate and contribute to finding an optimal face-covering prototype, created from suitable materials and elastics, which is washable, reusable, and hygienic better to understand the unique and straightforward pattern and design ...


Characterization And Modeling Of Thermal Protective Fabrics Under Molotov Cocktail Exposure, Sumit Mandal, Guowen Song, Rene M. Rossi, Indu B. Grover 2021 Oklahoma State University

Characterization And Modeling Of Thermal Protective Fabrics Under Molotov Cocktail Exposure, Sumit Mandal, Guowen Song, Rene M. Rossi, Indu B. Grover

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

This study aims to characterize and model the thermal protective fabrics usually used in workwear under Molotov cocktail exposure. Physical properties of the fabrics were measured; and, thermal protective performances of the fabrics were evaluated under a fire exposure generated from the laboratory-simulated Molotov cocktail. The performance was calculated in terms of the amount of thermal energy transmitted through the fabrics; additionally, the time required to generate a second-degree burn on wearers’ bodies was predicted from the calculated transmitted thermal energy. For the characterization, the parameters that affected the protective performance were identified and discussed with regards to the theory ...


Spring 2022: Development Of An Apparel Line, Madeline Rubin 2021 Fontbonne University

Spring 2022: Development Of An Apparel Line, Madeline Rubin

Apparel Production and Evaluation [FAS 205]

No abstract provided.


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