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November 2012
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Upcoming Events
Saturday, Dec. 1
dot Athletics Hall of Fame Inductions
Tuesday, Dec. 4
dot Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society
Friday, Dec. 7
dot Last day of classes
Saturday, Dec. 8 to Friday, Dec. 14
dot Final exams
Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25
dot Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day - University Offices Closed
Wednesday, Dec. 26 to Friday, Dec. 28
dot Winter Break - University Offices Closed
Monday, Dec. 31 and Tuesday, Jan. 1
dot New Year’s Eve Day and New Year’s Day - University Offices Closed
Monday, Jan. 14
dot Classes begin
Save the Date: Thursday, Feb. 21 - Annual Founders’ Day Celebration
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Save the Date
Inauguration Save the Date
Friday, April 19, 2013

In The Community
First Annual MLK Jr. Photo Contest
All students, faculty, staff, and alumni of University of the Sciences are invited to enter the photo contest which will focus on capturing the essence of a quote by Dr. King through original photography. Click here to learn more. Deadline is Jan. 7, 2013. Sponsored by Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy.


Devils Athletics
Devils Upset Nationally Ranked Warriors for First Win
The USciences men's basketball team scored an upset victory over nationally ranked East Stroudsburg University, 68-53 in their home opener on Nov. 17.

Get schedules and scores for Devils athletics at www.devilsathletics.com

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Thanksgiving Donations
The USciences community came together to provide enough fixings for 93 families throughout West Philadelphia to have a Thanksgiving meal this year. Read more.

Camups Update
Three to Enter USciences Athletics Hall of Fame

University of the Sciences will welcome its three newest inductees into the Athletics Hall of Fame on Dec. 1.

Dr. Giles-Gee to Receive Mary McLeod Bethune Award
The Philadelphia PA Section of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) will present one of its highest honors to USciences President Dr. Helen Giles-Gee on Dec. 8.

Marvin Samson Named South Jersey Man of the Year
"South Jersey Magazine" has named Board Chairman Marvin Samson its Man of the Year.

New Mural Near Campus Honors Veterans
USciences was proud to support a new mural near campus that focuses on the nation's veterans.

More Headlines

dot Dr. Carol Maritz Earns Health Care Innovation Award Bronze from Philadelphia Biz Journal
dot October Research Activities
dot Faculty, Staff, and Student Achievements
dot External Affairs Changes to a Broader Institutional Advancement Division
dot Students Gain Valuable Interprofessional Exposure
dot Sodexo Update: December Specials and Hours
dot Red Ribbon Award Honors Work of Nasima Mannan MPH’13
dot Alpha Chi Inducts Newest Members

Experts Blog Excerpt

Student View: New Jersey Pharmacists Association -
Matthew Ciapetta Pharm’15 and NJPhA Liaison writes that the student New Jersey Pharmacists Association (NJPhA) has been very busy this semester, participating in state-wide events with his peers from other local pharmacy schools, including Legislative Day and the 142nd annual NJPhA convention in Atlantic City, NJ. Read more.

Alumni Association

Alumni Events

Saturday, Dec. 1
Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Bobby Morgan Arena:
Women’s Basketball - 1 p.m.
Ceremony - 2:30 p.m. (approx.)
Men’s Basketball - 3 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 3
Alumni Reception at the ASHP Midyear Meeting, MGM Grand Resort & Casino, 3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada, 6-7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 6
Alumni Association General Meeting & Networking Dinner, Wilson Student Center 205-212, University of the Sciences Campus, 6-8:30 p.m.

SAVE THE DATE
Sunday, Feb. 17
South Florida Whistle-Stop Alumni Brunch, Holiday Inn Highland Beach, Florida


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USciences Alumnus Spearheads Nationwide Children's Health and Safety Program: Mayank Amin PharmD'09 founded a local children's health and safety program that has become a nation-wide program and draws participation from current USciences students.


Advances in Pharmacy Practice: Philadelphia College of Pharmacy of USciences is pleased to present the 34th Annual Symposium on Advances in Pharmacy Practice, a continuing pharmacy educational program, developed for pharmacists to be kept up-to-date on pharmacy practice.

dot Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, USciences Campus
dot Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, Camp Hill (Harrisburg), PA


On the eve of Hurricane Sandy, alumni, faculty, and friends gathered at a cocktail reception held during the 2012 NJPhA Annual Convention at the Trump Plaza Hotel in Atlantic City. Co-hosted by the Alumni Association and the Office of Alumni Relations, the event provided an opportunity for alums to network and mingle with alumni from various New Jersey and Pennsylvania pharmacy schools.

NJPhA
Left to right: Suzanne Hussar P’67; Dan Hussar P’62, MS’64, PhD’67; Stephen Brickman P’63; Karen Savidge Shultz P’62; Patricia Volz Masterman P’74; Janice Walker P’81; Steven Sheaffer P’81; Luke Mallet PharmD’14; and Ron Sorr P’75.