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November 2011
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Upcoming Events

Friday, Dec. 9
dot Last Day of Fall Classes

Saturday, Dec. 10
dot Final Examinations Begin

Wednesday, Dec. 14
dot Reading Day (No classes or exams)

Friday, Dec. 16
dot Final Examinations End
dot Fall Semester Ends
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In the Community
Coat Drive
: Campus Recreation is hosting a Coat Drive to collect coats for those who are less fortunate. Help out the community by bringing in old jackets to the ARC front desk until Wednesday, Nov. 30. Every jacket donated earns a chance to win a prize. Direct questions to Princy John at john@mail.usciences.edu.

Growing a Mustache to Fight Cancer: To raise awareness for men’s health and men’s cancer studies, the ARC staff will grow out their mustaches as part of an initiative known as MOVEMBER. The staff will answer questions, provide literature, and take any donations for the Movember foundation. Donors will be entered into a drawing for a prize at the end of the month and participants will be judged on their mustaches then.

Experts Blog Excerpt

USciences Marketing Wins Awards
Marketing efforts nab two Platinum and two Gold Awards in the 2011 MarCom Competition.

Devils Athletics
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Sarah Hickman DPT'13

Devils Fall to DI 'Nova
Playing an NCAA Division I program for the first time in their 25-year history, USciences fought hard for 40 minutes but could not overcome Villanova University's outside shooting game as the Wildcats defeated the Devils 77-44 on Nov. 26 at the Pavilion. 

dot Men's Basketball opens its home slate on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. versus Millersville.

Check out the latest in athletics at www.devilsathletics.com

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WW Smith
University of the Sciences hosted a reception for the WW Smith Charitable Trust and the student recipients of its annual scholarship on Nov. 3, 2011. WW Smith has been funding scholarships for USciences students for the past 25 years with their support totaling more than $1.5 million. Read more.

Camups Update

Presidential Search Update: Working closely with its presidential search firm, the USciences Presidential Search Committee has received a strong pool of candidates for the position.

Three to Enter USciences Athletics Hall of Fame: USciences will welcome its three newest inductees into the Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, Dec. 10.

In the Community at the Christy Rec Center: On Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, about 32 USciences students volunteered with City Year to restore the Christy Recreation Center on 56th and Christian Streets.

HepTREC Receives Vertex Pharmaceutical Grant: The funds will be used to develop tools for use at patient intake and during treatment decision-making.

USciences Recognized for Fulbright Scholar Recipient: Sciences recently had the distinction of being listed among the Chronicle of Higher Education’s top Fulbright Scholar institutions thanks to recipient Carrie Waterman PhCog’10.

More Headlines

dot Faculty, Staff, and Student Achievements
dot Meet some of USciences Newest Faculty
dot PCP Dean Dr. Lawson Honored at Alma Mater
dot Samson Dean Dr. Sherwen Selected ASAHP Fellow
dot USciences Students Cheer on Temple Football
dot Writing has its Rewards
dot HepTREC Joins Philly Area Groups to Fight Hepatitis B
dot Managed Markets Fellowship - Deadline Dec. 2
dot PPTA Recognizes USciences Student
dot Drug Simulation Puts Students in Real World
dot DVSHP Pharmacy Residency Showcase a Success
dot Technology Training Center Opens, 60-Second Lecture Winners Announced
dot Research Activities Report - October 2011
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at USciences
PCP Open House
PCP Application
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at USciences


Alumni Association

Upcoming Events

Thursday, Dec. 1 - Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting and Dinner, USciences Campus, 6-8:15 p.m. All alumni are welcome - please RSVP to 1.888.857.6264

Monday, Dec. 5 - Alumni Reception at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Meeting, Hilton Riverside - Ballroom A, New Orleans, LA, 6-7:30 p.m. RSVP to alumnirelations@usciences.edu

Saturday, Dec. 10 - Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony and Alumni/Family Reception, Athletic/Recreation Center, approx. 2:30 p.m. (ceremony between basketball games vs. Post University)

Thursday, Jan. 21 - South Florida Regional Alumni Brunch, Holiday Inn Highland Beach, Highland Beach, FL, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 29 - Advances in Pharmacy CE Program, USciences Campus, Alumni Relations Meet and Greet Table, 8 a.m.-noon

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Alumni Panel
Panel Unites Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharm/Tox Alumni:
The USciences’ Pharmaceutical Sciences Club and Tox Club, for students in the pharmacology and toxicology program, welcomed six alumni panelists to campus on Nov. 10.

Advances in Pharmacy Practice: Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at USciences is pleased to present the 33rd annual symposium, a continuing pharmacy educational program, developed for pharmacists to be kept up-to-date on pharmacy practice.

This symposium provides the most up-to-date continuing education on newly approved drugs and updates in pharmacy law presented by the foremost authorities in the field. Daniel A. Hussar P'62, MS'64, PhD'67 will present New Drugs of 2011 and Joseph J. McHale P'82, MS, JD, will present Current Issues in Pharmacy Law.

USciences Gear at Barnes and Noble

Gift Planning Tip of the Month: Don’t forget that the IRA Charitable Rollover expires on Dec. 31, 2011.  If you are over 70 1/2, you can transfer money from your IRA directly to USciences without paying federal income tax on the withdrawal. You can transfer up to $100,000 directly from your IRA and this distribution counts towards your minimum required distribution. This is a limited-time win-win situation both for you and the University. For more information, contact Joseph Leive, director of major gifts at 215.596.8795 or j.leive@usciences.edu.

Class Notes

Dr. NORMAN F. RAMSEY HonDSc’95, father of Dr. Margaret R. Kasschau, Emeritus Professor of Biology and Associate Provost, passed away on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. Dr. Ramsey’s inventions, studies, and accomplishments have led to the development and advancement of such current technologies as radar, magnetic resonance, and the atomic clock.  For his work in developing the separated oscillatory field method he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1989. A gift in his memory can be made online http://www.usciences.edu/giving, noting Norman Ramsey Award in the comment space.

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