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March 21, 2007 - Inside USP is the Official Newsletter for University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

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Founders' Day
The Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business Department held its annual career fair on Thursday, March 15. The fair attracted a number of companies including excelleRx, Merck, Pfizer, and Wyeth giving students an opportunity to explore their futures.


upcoming_events

Spring 2007 Arts Calendar

Wednesday, March 21
The Future of Drug Safety: Trials, Errors, and the Promise of Pharmaceuticals
4:30–6:30 p.m., McNeil STC

Thursday, March 22
Friends of USP Open House
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. , Wilson Student Center, President's Board Room

Writing Proficiency Exam
1 - 2:50 p.m.

Bridging the Gaps Symposium - Issues of At Risk Adolescents
5 p.m., Covenant House, Philadelphia

Tuesday, March 27
Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science joins the Bioinformatics Program to present:
Dr. Susan Davidson, UPenn
1-2 p.m., McNeil STC 137

Glasser Visiting Professor Lecture
4:30-6:30 p.m., McNeil STC

Thursday March 29
Alpha Phi Omega Blood Drive
10 a.m. – 4 p.m., ARC

Saturday, March 31
Race For Humanity
9 a.m.

Thursday, April 5
Faculty Council Open Forum – Morale Task Force Report
1-3 p.m., Griffith Hall C

Monday, April 9 - Friday, April 13
Fall and Summer Course Registration

Wednesday, April 11
Friends of USP Karaoke Night/DJ Dance Party
7:30 - 10:30 p.m., Wilson Student Center
 
Thursday, April 19
5th Annual USP Scholarly Day and John C. Krantz, Jr., Distinguished Lecture

Athletic/Recreation Center Schedules
Aerobics Schedule
Special Events Schedule

Dining Services
Weekly Menu


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OT Hosts AOTA Leadership
On March 12, the OT Department hosted a visit from the executive leadership of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) to present the organization’s Centennial Vision. The leadership also met with the OT faculty to discuss the innovative student centered learning projects in the department and research projects of the faculty. (read more)

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black_dot 5th Annual March Meter Madness

black_dot Alpha Lambda Delta Inductions Postponed

black_dot Woodland Avenue Revitalization Project

black_dot Seats Still Available for Zoo Trip

black_dot Robson Stars in “Belles of Dublin”

black_dot Hoffer’s Freud Translation Republished

black_dot Room Scheduling Now Online

SPORTS
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Three Shooters Earn CRCA All-Academic All-American Rifle Team Honors

black_dot Lavooy Sets Softball Record

Lead photo courtesy of Al For.

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A Happy Meal
Over the weekend March 17, Phi Kappa Psi volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House. Their experience is best summed up by Phi Kappa Psi President Sereyvisale Pheng PharmD’09: "It was a great chance for us to showcase our support for the community by engaging in a philanthropic event." (read more)

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The Future of Drug Safety Symposium Today
What does the future hold for government Future of Drug Safetyand private efforts to assure medication safety? Today's symposium, "The Future of Drug Safety: Trials, Errors, and the Promise of Pharmaceuticals" in the McNeil STC from 4:30–6:30 p.m., will bring together four of the nation’s most prominent experts on drug safety to consider key issues from different perspectives—government, industry, and academia. (read more)

New COGS WebsiteCOGS Launches New Website
The College of Graduate Studies and Strategic Marketing Communications are pleased to announce the launch of the new College of Graduate Studies website (www.gradschool.usip.edu). The site, designed primarily for prospective and current graduate students, was built through a collaborative effort between these departments and the Philadelphia consulting firm Verve Internet Solutions. (read more)

USP Coaches Earn Accolades
Men's Basketball Coach David Pauley and Rifle Coach Paul Klimitas were each honored recently for their achievements. Pauley was named the Philadelphia Area Small College Coaches Association Sam Cozen Coach of the Year for the 2006-07 season at the organization's Senior Recognition Banquet. Klimitas was presented the NRA Outstanding Service to Collegiate Shooting Sports Award at the NRA/NCAA Rifle banquet held at the NCAA Rifle Championships in Fairbanks, Alaska. (read more)

Student Achievers
A number of USP students recently enjoyed distinction for their scholarly efforts. Albert Palmares HUM’09, MT’08 received an invitation to write a regular column on poetry for the Pinoy Chronicle; Courtney Cavalieri PharmD’11 had a paper accepted at this year’s National Undergraduate Literature Conference; and Timothy R. Lucas C’07 will represent USP in this year's Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Program. (read more)

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News for Faculty
USP Catalog is now available online
The 2006-2007 USP Catalog is now available online. The Catalog may be accessed from http://catalog.usip.edu and from a link off of the Majors and Academics section of our web site. The online version contains a number of enhanced features such as a keyword search. (read more)

2007 Glasser Visiting Professor To Lecture at USP in March
Dr. Elaine Holmes, professor of chemical biology at Imperial College in London, England, will present the second of her two lectures as the 2007 Glasser Visiting Professor on March 27 at 4:30 p.m. Dr. Holmes is the guest of USP’s department of biology. (read more)

New Publisher for Remington
USP’s Advanced Concepts Institute (ACI) has come to an agreement with Ascend Media Healthcare, a division of Ascend Media LLC, based in Kansas City, KS, to be the publisher for the 22nd edition of Remington: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy. Since 1886, Remington has been “the definitive text and reference source of all aspects of the science and practice of pharmacy.” More details of the agreement will follow.


3 on 3 Femi Memorial Basketball Tournament
USP will host the Femi Memorial 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday, March 24 to honor the memory of Olufemi “Femi” Paschal Ogunkorode. All Proceeds will be donated to The Femi Memorial Fund. For more information and a registration form, visit: www.usip.edu/arc/femimemorial/.
black_dot Can't play? Buy a raffle to support the Femi Memorial Fund

Favorite Poem Project Returns
The deadline for submissions for the Favorite Poem Project is fast approaching. Entries must be received by Wednesday, March 28. The open-to-the-public reading will take place on the evening of Wednesday, April 11, during National Poetry Week. Click here to learn more about USP’s Favorite Poem Project and use the online submission form. (read more)

Ready, Set ... Race For Humanity
The Second Annual 5k Race for Humanity Walk/Run is set to begin on Saturday, March 31 at 9 a.m. All proceeds this year will benefit the HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy. (read more and register)

Rho Chi to Induct Members on March 31
The Alpha Tau Chapter of the Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society will induct 49 students from the second and third professional years as the newest members on Saturday, March 31 at a 5:30 p.m. ceremony in the McNeil STC. The Rho Chi Society is pharmacy’s national honor society and is composed of outstanding students, educators, and researchers in the field. (read more)

Volunteers Needed For Commencement
Commencement 2007 (May 23, 2007 at 1 p.m.) has changed to an exciting new venue, The Mann Center for the Performing Arts. As a result, more volunteers are needed than in the past. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Judy Styles (strategic events and special projects) at j.styles@usip.edu. If you have any questions about work arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact Susan Rohanna (HR) at ext. 7533. (read more)


SLT Meeting Report
(March 12)
The Senior Leadership Team (SLT) addressed the new strategic plan, enrollment management, new academic program department, and renting University space in its March 12 meeting. (read more)

ELT meeting Report (March 14)
The Executive Leadership Team (ELT) heard from Susan Rohanna (HR) who presented and proposed information on a new performance management process, which includes a new performance appraisal form. HR also suggested that the University begin to review the way employees are compensated for performance and determine if it needs to be revised.
(read more)

News from the Office of Operations:
Companies To Offer Dining Services Options

The University is exploring several companies to manage and operate dining services. The goals of these explorations are to create exciting and attractive dining environments with multiple locations throughout the campus; attract additional dining customers (i.e. faculty and staff); provide more diverse food items; promote healthy eating by providing nutritional food options; and provide first class, professional catering service. (read more)

EPA Inspection Reminder
This is a reminder to the University staff of EPA’s compliance effort for inspecting colleges and universities. Although USP completed a third-party self-disclosure audit last summer, the EPA may visit us at any time. (read more)

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Healthy Weight, Healthy You! - Get up to $200 back
A healthy weight reduces your risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and stroke, just to name a few. If you’d like to lose weight, Independence Blue Cross will reimburse up to $200 per year for your class fees or membership costs for approved weight management programs. (read more)

 

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Merck CEO: Right man, right time for PhRMA (Inquirer) March 19, 2007

Web-site manner By Josh Goldstein (Inquirer) March 19, 2007

FDA warns of rare, odd reactions to sleep drugs (Philly.com) Thursday, March 15, 2007

A bipartisan rally for children's health care (Philly.com) By Steve Goldstein / Inquirer Washington Bureau Wednesday, March 14, 2007