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March 2013
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Upcoming Events

Friday, April 13 to Friday, April 19
dot Inauguration Week
Saturday, April 20 to Saturday, April 27
dot Philadelphia Science Festival
Sunday, April 20
dot OT Pinning Ceremony
Sunday, April 21
dot Alpha Lambda Delta Inductions
Friday, April 26
dot Last Day of Classes
Saturday, April 27
dot Final Examinations Begin
Friday, May 3
dot Spring Semester Ends
Thursday, May 9
dot Board of Trustees Meeting
Friday, May 17
dot Bachelor's Conferment Ceremony
Wednesday, May 22
dot 192nd Commencement
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In The Community

The Eighth Annual 5k Race for Humanity Walk/Run on March 16, 2013, benefitted the non-profit To Write Love on Her Arms. The race, organized by USciences' academic service fraternity Omega Chi Psi has raised an impressive $47,500 for prominent local and national charities over the last eight years. Photo Gallery

Devils Athletics

Kerr Named CACC Player of the Year, Traub Earns First Team All-Conference: Garret Kerr DPT'17 has been named the 2012-13 CACC player of the year, while Brianne Traub PharmD'17 has been named to the CACC women's basketball all-conference team.

dot Kerr Named To Daktronics Men's Basketball All-American Team and All-East Region First Team
dot USciences Athletics Again Named a Div II Presidents' Award For Academic Excellence Recipient
dot Devils Earn First Ever Regional Ranking

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

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Camups Update
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Join University of the Sciences for a weeklong celebration, April 13-19, 2013, honoring the Inauguration of Dr. Helen F. Giles-Gee as its 22nd president. Dr. Giles-Gee’s tenure ushers in "A New Era of Opportunities: Teaching, Service, and Student Research" for the campus community.

Highlights:
dot Saturday, April 13: Community Service Project

dot Monday, April 15: Misher Festival Visiting Professor Lecture and Reception

dot Tuesday, April 16:
Making the Connections The New 4Ps of CER: Pharma, Payer, Provider, & Patient

dot Thursday, April 18
: 11th Annual Research Day with the 26th Annual John C. Krantz Jr. Lecture and Reception

dot Friday, April 19
: Inauguration Ceremony and Gala

Visit usciences.edu/inauguration for details. Some events require RSVP or are invitation only.


Register now for the 3rd Annual State of Clinical Development Cost Conference on May 1: The goal of this conference is to discuss effective approaches to planning and controlling clinical development costs. CE available.

USciences at the 2013 Philadelphia Science Festival: USciences is once again proud to sponsor the Philadelphia Science Festival, a city-wide collaboration showcasing science and technology from April 18-28, 2013. See where our faculty and students will be during the week.

More Headlines

dot HIV/AIDS in Philadelphia Focus of Alternative Spring Break
dot Going Global: USciences Ranked in Top 100 Universities by Youth Inc. Magazine
dot February Research Activities
dot More Faculty, Staff, and Student Achievements
dot MLK Day Photo Contest Winner Announced
dot Promotion Celebration of Commander Kelly PharmD '94
dot Expert Commentary: Pharmacy Students Have Plenty of Opportunities for Leadership and Networking through APhA-ASP
dot Expert Commentary: Money Makes the World of Big Pharma Go Round
dot Expert Commentary: The Simpsons as an Educational Tool for Math and Science
dot USciences to Sponsor Delaware Valley Science Fairs with Scholarships and an In-Kind Donation


Alumni Association

Alumni Events

Thursday, April 4, 2013
Alumni Association Board Meeting and Dinner: Wilson Student Center, USciences Campus, 6 to 8:00 p.m.
All Alumni are welcome! RSVP to alumnirelations@usciences.edu

Friday, April 5, 2013
The Elixir 50th Anniversary Party
University of the Sciences, McNeil Science and Technology Center Atrium, 6 to 8 p.m. Alumni writers, artists, family, and friends are welcome! For more Misher Event information, go to: usciences.edu/misherfestival/

The SGA invites USciences alumni who graduated between 2008-2012 to campus to join current students for Sean Kingston's live performance at the ARC.  Tickets are $10 and can be reserved here. Or more about the music here
Want to know even more? Call 215-596-8777.

Friday, April 12, 2013
Student Appreciation Day
University of the Sciences, The Woodlands – Field. Alumni welcome to volunteer, mingle or just hang from 3 to 7 p.m.

Friday, April 26, 2013
Alumni Dessert Reception at the AOTA Annual Conference
Hilton San Diego Bayfront, One Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101, 8 to 9:30 p.m. For more info or to RSVP call 215.895.3123

Saturday-Sunday, April 27 - 28, 2013
Get Certified as a Worksite Wellness Specialist (CWWS), University of the Sciences. Register at www.NationalWellness.org/Worksite

May 3, 2013
Alumni Happy Hour - Richmond, VA Area Alums!
Aziza’s Restaurant, 2110 E. Main Street, Richmond, VA, 5 to 8 p.m., Complimentary Hors d’oeuvres/cash bar/prizes, For more info or to RSVP, contact Leo Ross P’73 at lhross1906@aol.com

Save the Date: Sept. 27-29, 2013
Alumni Reunion ‘13


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Whistle Stop Tour, Los Angeles, March 1
The USciences Whistle Stop Tour arrived at its fifth stop in Los Angeles on March 1. Alumni, faculty, and friends from the LA area gathered at the California Club for a cocktail reception to meet President Dr. Helen Giles-Gee and hear her vision for the University. The event was hosted by alumnus Thomas McNulty, Jr., P'80. See more photos.


Left to right: Host Thomas J. McNulty, Jr., P'80, PharmD; John Sykora P'66, MBA; and John Gans P'66, PharmD '69.

Left to right: Host Thomas J. McNulty, Jr.  P'80, PharmD and Daniel Hussar P'62, MS '64, PhD '67

APhA Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, March 2, 2013
Over 100 alumni, faculty, friends, and students convened at the annual alumni reception sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations and the Alumni Association. President Dr. Helen Giles-Gee provided an update on University news. See more photos from APhA.


Left to right: William Ellis P'85, MS; Sherry Brown P'97, PharmD '98, MBA; and David Baker P'81, JD, MBA.

Left to right: Annette Lista PharmD'14, President of the APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists Alyssa Lesko PharmD'14, and Dr. Anisha Grover

PPA Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, March 3, 2013
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy joined seven other PA schools of pharmacy in hosting a reception for PPA member alumni. The event attracted  USciences attendees who had the opportunity to mingle and network while meeting their peers from other institutions. See more photos from PPA.


Left to right: Sue Hussar P'67;
Daniel Hussar P'62, MS '64, PhD '67; Samantha Decker; Julie Gerhart P'94, MA '05; and Sandra De Paulis P'89.

Attendees gather at the USciences Alumni Relations table at the PPA joint pharmacy school reception.

Left to right: Frank Lacquaniti; Jody Shollenberger P'84, MBA; Julie Gerhart P'94, MA'05; Ken Leibowitz HonAlm'09; Yuqian Liu PharmD'14; and David Baker P'81, JD, MBA.

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