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July 2012
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Friday, August 17
Summer Session Two ends
Friday, August 24
dot Move-in Day and Convocation
Summer Session A Ends
Monday, August 27
dot Classes Begin for All Students
Monday, Sept. 3
dot Labor Day Holiday (No Classes)
Tuesday, Sept. 11
dot Board of Trustees Meeting
Sunday, Sept. 16
dot Physical Therapy White Coat Ceremony
Thursday, Sept. 20
dot 12th Annual Patricia Leahy Memorial Lecture
Save the Date: Thursday, Oct. 4
The Lois K. Cohen Endowed Lecture Series in Global Health presents “Noncommunicable Diseases: The Global Challenge,” a lecture by Sir George Alleyne, former UN Secretary General Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean.
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In the Community

Shedding a New Light on Medication Safety
USciences' Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG) student organization talked about the importance of medication safety with Camden students.

Devils Athletics
2012 Volleyball Schedule Announced
Playing a 30-match slate this season which includes 19 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference games, the Devils will host 11 contests at the Bobby Morgan Arena.

dot Tennis Programs Earn ITA Academic Honors

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


A new chapter opens: President Dr. Helen F. Giles-Gee officially began her USciences tenure on Monday, July 16. She held an informal reception for faculty and staff.

Camups Update

OT Students and Faculty Embark to South Korea
A contingent from USciences' occupational therapy program landed in South Korea to begin a learning and cultural exchange at Far East University.

12th Annual Patricia Leahy Memorial Lecture
The annual event features a talk, "Management of Concussion/Mild TBI and the Emerging Role of the Physical Therapist," by Dr. Anne Mucha on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, from 5-8 p.m. CEUs available. All proceeds to benefit the Patricia Leahy Scholarship.

Extreme Intersection Makeover
With help from the University City District and the City, an unused space is getting a makeover into an urban oasis.

iPad Pilot Program Expanding
After a year of incorporating iPads into the course work for a small group of chemistry and physical therapy students, the program will look to expand in phase 2.

More Headlines

dot June Research Activities
dot Faculty, Staff, and Student Achievements
dot Department of Kinesiology Formed
dot Three Elected to Board of Trustees
dot Dean of Mayes College Joins New Medical Journal, Opens Door for USciences
dot USciences Provost Steps Down, Interim Named
dot Chemistry's Jessica Geer Accepted to Advance Alzheimer's Research Effort
dot Drug Information Association Provides Great Opportunity for USciences Students
dot Not Your Average Summer Camp, A Fresh Approach to OT Care for Women with Cancer
dot Mayes Students Use ACA Ruling as a Teachable Moment
dot Higgs Boson: An Extraordinary Triumph for Science

Experts Blog Excerpt
Impact of Supreme Court Decision on Affordable Care Act: While the Supreme Court of the United States let stand the majority of the Affordable Care Act a few key points are worth noting, according to Dr. Richard G. Stefanacci. Read More
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Saturday, August 4 - Summer Happy Hour at the Shore (new location!) at the home of Mary Parenti and Richard Castor (2305 Beach Terrace, Longport, NJ 08403). RSVP here or call 1-888-857-6264 by August 2.

Monday, August 6 - 30th Annual Alumni Golf Tournament at Edgmont County Club, Edgemont, Pa.

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Joseph L. Fink III P'70 (JD'73 Georgetown University) was named the Kentucky Pharmacists Association (KPhA) Professor of Leadership. He was formally recognized at KPhA's annual meeting in June 2012.

Thomas F. Genco P'78 proudly announces the graduation of his son Andrew T. Genco, who received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of the Sciences on May 23, 2012. Also in attendance were Andrew's mother Gail and sister Laura. Andrew graduated summa cum laude and is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta and Rho Chi. He received both the Merck award and the Johnson & Johnson award for academic achievement.

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Alumni reunion

Alumni Reunion: Sept. 29, 2012 

All classes invited.
Special recognition for class years ending in 2s and 7s.

Alumni Association Awards
The Alumni Association is pleased to announce the recipients of the University of the Sciences Alumni Association Awards for 2012:

dot Annual Award:
Leonard Jacob B’70, MD, PhD
dot Ivor Griffith Service Award:
Kathleen Mayes P’76, PharmD ’78
dot Young Alumnus Award:
Sherry Brown P’97, PharmD’98
dot Honorary Alumnus:
Peter Harvison, PhD

All recipients will be recognized at the USciences Alumni Reunion.

Delaware Pharmaceutical Convention

Pat Carroll Grant P’78, president of the Delaware Pharmacy Society, presented the Life Time Achievement Award to Roger Wetherill P’68 on May 16, 2012, at  a dinner held during the Delaware Pharmaceutical Convention at the Christiana Hotel.


USciences Gear at Barnes and Noble

Summer Hours: The bookstore is open
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon.-Thurs.
When Wilson Express and Starbucks are closed, the bookstore is a great place for all kinds of snacks and beverages or just a fun place to relax and chat.