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August 2015
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The Newsletter of University of the Sciences

Hundreds of new students arrived on campus for move-in day on Friday, Aug. 28. They also took part in the University’s 13th annual convocation ceremony. This year’s keynote speaker was Andrea Verdone Gorsegner—a philanthropist who has raised tens of thousands of dollars for pediatric cancer research through her involvement with The Truth 365. Video | Photos | Instagram

dotClick here to watch the 6abc + Fox 29 media coverage from move-in day.

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Upcoming Events
Monday, August 31
Fall semester begins
Monday, September 7
Labor Day; University closed
Saturday, September 12
PT White Coat Ceremony
Thursday, September 17
2015 Misher Festival
Saturday, September 19
PCP White Coat Ceremony
Friday, Sept. 25 & Monday, Sept. 28
Classes canceled, offices closed (Pope visit in Philadelphia)
dotPacing Day (Monday, Sept. 28)
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USciences in the News

dot6abc: USciences Hosts Camp for Local Women with Cancer: OT students and faculty from USciences teamed up with students from Temple to host Camp Discovery at USciences for 25 local women.

dotPhilly Inquirer: Scientists team up to find toxin targeting babies and lambs: Biology professor Dr. John R. Porter was among a team of UPenn scientists who teamed up to find toxin targeting babies and lambs.

dotPhilly Voice
: Philly professors school the Class of 2019 on college life: Dr. Catherine Bentzley, professor of chemistry at USciences, is featured in this article.

dotSanta Fe New Mexican: Coalition aims to shelter all veterans in state by year’s end: Dr. Stephen Metraux, professor of public health at UScieneces, is optimistic about sheltering homeless veterans.

dotTechnically Philly
: Philly hosting first national WordCamp conference: Philly is well-known for its excellent medical and educational facilities, including UPenn, Temple, Drexel, and USciences.

Camups Update
College-Bound Students: Don’t Forget to Pack These Necessities, Says USciences Prof: College students are exposed to millions of germs while living and studying in close quarters with others, said biology prof Dr. Stacey Gorski. | Philly.com | HealthDay

Mayes Prof Held 3-Day Business Course in South Korea: Business prof Richard Minoff had the opportunity to travel to Chung-Ang University in South Korea to deliver a three-day certificate program, "Pharmaceutical Marketing and Lifecycle Management Best Practices."

PCP Students Provide Faith-Based Healthcare to Underserved Philly Residents: Five students from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy collaborated with students from various colleges across the region during this year’s Summer Medical Institute.

You're Invited to the 6th Annual Lois K. Cohen Lecture featuring Keynote Speaker Barbara Bush
Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy invites you to attend the sixth annual Lois K. Cohen Endowed Lecture Series in Global Health on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 5:30 p.m. This year's discussion features Barbara Bush, CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps, and daughter of President George W. Bush.

Samson College of Health Sciences invites you to attend the 15th annual Patricia Leahy Memorial Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 15, from 5-8 p.m. This year's discussion, "New Advances in the Management of Persons with Balance and Vestibular Disorders" features Dr. Susan L. Whitney, a physical therapy professor at University of Pittsburgh.

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dotKorean Students Gained Hands-On Experience at USciences
dotRecent Grad Restored a Family Legacy in Healthcare
dotMeet Dr. Judy Parker Kent: New Chair, Department of OT
dotPHOTOS: MOU Signing with Chung-Ang University
dotPHOTOS: OT Students, Faculty Hosted Camp Discovery 2015
dotMore Faculty, Staff, Student and Alumni Achievements
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Alumni Volunteers - We Want You!

The next generation will benefit from your expertise and direction. There are numerous opportunities to make certain that our future leaders do not make their journey alone. More info here.

Contact the Alumni Relations Office at alumnirelations@usciences.edu or 888.857.6264 to learn more. Watch your inbox for details about volunteer opportunities or visit usciences.edu/alumni/getinvolved.

P'91 has been appointed administrative director of the Center for Wound Healing at Cape Regional Health System—which celebrated its grand opening in July.

PharmD'10 and her husband, Joshua, of Bellefonte, Pa., were marred on June 23, 2015, in Naples, Fla. She is currently employed by CVS Pharmacy in State College.

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Alumni Gathered for Happy Hour at the Shore

Several alumni gathered for a bit of fun in the sun at the annual USciences Happy Hour at the Shore on Aug. 1, at the Springfield Inn in Sea Isle City. This event was a great opportunity for attendees to reconnect and catch up with former classmates and friends. Pictured above, from left to right, includes: John Pitman P'73, Jeanne Pitman P'75, USciences Interim President Kate Mayes P'76, PharmD'78; Jim Mayes, Kevin Coffey, Lee Mentzer P'97, PharmD'98; Marlene Mentzer P'81, Brett Mentzer PharmD'17; Robin Keyack P'81, Dan Long P'79,
and Patricia Audet PharmD'76.

Young Alumni Mingled at Recent Happy Hour in Philly

Alumni from the classes of 2005 through 2015 were invited to come out to the Field House in Philadelphia for a Young Alumni Happy Hour on Aug. 13. They were able to mingle with each other as well as get to know some of the new faces in the University's Office of Alumni Relations.