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was a major sponsor of the 2007 Delaware Valley Science Fairs.
As part of the public relations assistance the University provides,
we hosted some of the DVSF winners for a live broadcast on CN8
on Friday, April 6. Watch the segment and read more here or
Spring 2007 Arts Calendar
Interact Day - Say, "Hello!"
Annual USP Scholarly Day and John C. Krantz, Jr., Distinguished
Presentations: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Podium Presentations: 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Lecture: 4:30–5:30 p.m.
McNeil STC, AstraZeneca Auditorium
Class is back
2-3 p.m., ARC
Friday, April 20
Biological Sciences presents "TNF Signaling in Neutrophils: Friend or Foe?" by
Dr. Laurie Kilpatrick, Research Associate Professor of Pediatrics
4-5 p.m. McNeil STC 237
Biomedical Writing Programs presents: "International
Patent Law and the Third World" by Dr. James P. Demers
10-11 a.m., McNeil STC
Monday, April 23
Leadership Awards Program
6 p.m., McNeil STC
Thursday, April 26
Student Appreciation Day
Elixir Publication Party
4:30 p.m., Wilson Student Center 209-212
Friday, April 27
Deadline for President's Special Achievement Award
Friday, April 27
Last Day of Spring Classes
April 30 – Friday, May 4
Wednesday, May 2
Reading Day (No Classes of Exams) & Grades
Due for Prospective May Graduates
12 p.m., Grades Due all Spring Semester Classes
Strategic Marketing Communications garnered a number of awards from Admissions
Marketing Report, the national magazine of high education admissions marketing,
for several publications and campaigns. The department received three silver
and two merit awards. (read
Meter Madness Winners Announced
Foundation 5K Race
Sought for Student Conduct Committee
Conduct Committee Seeks Student Nominations
Market Summer Kick-Off
STC Conference Rooms Upgraded
Annual Clark Park Fundraiser
Novin Named to Philadelphia Area
Named to Small College Player
of the Year
PA Club Presents Check to ALS Chapter
On Tuesday, April 10, 2007 the Physician Assistant Club presented “A
Night of Awareness” at the McNeil Science and Technology Center.
Guest speakers from the ALS Foundation were present to give a lecture
of the cause and diagnosis of the disease. USP was honored to host the
family of Maria Lord PA’08
(above) whose father-in-law, Richard, passed away from the disease. A
check in the amount of $2,500 was presented to the ALS Greater Philadelphia
Chapter in Richard Lord’s
name. The PA Club raised the money through bake sales, flower sales,
a volleyball tournament, and various other fund raisers.
Soccer Tourney Raises Money for CFF
2 and 3, Delta Phi Epsilon (D Phi E) hosted their second annual soccer
tournament fundraiser, raising $560.00 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
USP Shows Off at Scholarly Day
From chemical synthesis and computational chemistry to genetic screening
and the use of biodegradable devices for novel drug discovery and therapeutic
applications, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (USP) will showcase
the diversity and growth of research pursuits on campus during its
5th Annual Scholarly Day on Thursday, April 19, starting
at 11 a.m. The day is packed with events, including podium presentations,
poster presentations, and an alumni career panel. The day culminates with the
20th Annual John C. Krantz, Jr., Distinguished Lecturer,
Dr. Stephen L. Mayo, at 4:30 p.m. in the McNeil STC. (read
from USP President on Virginia Tech Tragedy
On behalf of the entire USP community, we extend
our deepest sympathies to the students, faculty, staff and families
of Virginia Tech, and we join in grieving for the lives lost and the
many that are forever affected by yesterday's devastating events.
This morning, University campuses across the nation are united
in appreciating that yesterday's events could have occurred anywhere.
Today, we are among the thousands of university communities who
are affirming security and crisis management procedures.
As details of this tragic event unfold, you may experience a range
of feelings, including uncertainty and concern. The University
offers counseling and support through our employee assistance program
through Horizon Health. Should you want to discuss your feelings
with a professional, please contact Horizon Health at 888-427-5821.
The entire higher education community shares its grief with Virginia
Tech, its friends and families in mourning yesterday's tragedy.
May we all keep them in our thoughts and prayers.
President Philip P. Gerbino, PharmD
April 17, 2007
Note: The American Psychological Association has provided a tip
sheet aimed at helping college students to manage their distress
related to the recent events at Virginia Tech, and it can be accessed
In addition, the Division of Student Affairs will be providing
specific materials for faculty and staff in support of their own
coping with issues related to violence on college campuses. Finally,
the USP Student Early Intervention Response Team (SEIRT) will be
offering orientation workshops for faculty and staff in the coming
week regarding how to identify and refer students in distress and
access appropriate institutional resources and supports.
First Portal/Intranet Launches
The USP Portal/Intranet Committee is pleased to announce the unveiling
of campus.usip.edu, the University’s portal/intranet. The site
is the result of input provided by staff and faculty who wanted easier
access to information and better University-wide communication. Visit http://campus.usip.edu (you must
enter your USP username in the form of jungle\username and network password)
to begin experiencing the future.
New Department Formed for Bioinformatics and Computer Science
Effective July 1, 2007, computer science programs will migrate from the Department
of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science to the new Department of Bioinformatics
and Computer Science. The Department of Mathematics, Physics and Computer
Science will become the Department of Mathematics and Physics. (read
USP Alumni Association Names Board Members
USP Alumni Association announce Thursday,
April 5, the induction of its new officers and directors
for its Board of Directors. Officers
will serve until 2009 and directors until 2010. (read
Rance PharmD’09 Succeeds On
and Off the Court
the past four seasons, Shelby Rance PharmD’09 has
been a fixture on the basketball court for USP’s women’s
team, starting in all 120 games the last four
seasons. Though her athletic career has ended, Rance, who is
also been a member of the USP women’s cross country team, continues
to be honored for athletic and academic achievements. (read
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Forum of Faculty Council Report
Open Forum of Faculty Council was held on April 5, for the presentation
of the report of the Task Force on Faculty Morale. Summaries of goals, action
plans, and assessment benchmarks were presented by Dr. Barbara Byrne (chair;
academic affairs) and chairs of the subcommittees (Marge Reinhart, biological
sciences/med tech; Mignon Adams, information sciences; Paula Kramer, OT)
and discussed by members of the faculty. The full report of the Task Force
can be found on Faculty Council Blackboard (Blackboard --> Faculty Council
--> Ad Hoc Task Forces --> Open Forum Presentation (1st item)).
Faculty are asked to remind students who need to take a make-up exam for the
spring semester that the student needs to submit a completed Request for
Make-Up Exam form to the Registrar’s Office. The designated
Make-Up Exam date is Thursday, May 10, 2007, at 10 a.m. in Griffith
Hall, Room C.
Jumpstart Day Slated for May 2
The Admission Office will be conducting another group recruiting
session, Junior Jumpstart Day, on Wednesday, May 2 (Reading Day),
for rising seniors and juniors in high school. The Admission
Office is again requesting faculty help with the question and
answer session at 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.-4 p.m. (read
Say Hello! Interact Day on April 19
you ever walked across campus and no one said, “Hello,” or
offered you a smile? On Thursday, April 19, the USP Community is being
asked to Interact! Go up to someone on campus and say “Hello.” Introduce
yourself to the person standing in front of you. Or take a few minutes to meet
someone new. Say Hello! If you introduce yourself to a selected “secret
greeter” anytime during the day, you will receive a prize. This is an all
day event that does not require anything except for a few kind words and a friendly
smile. Sponsored by the FYE Committee.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions about work arrangements, please do not hesitate to
contact Susan Rohanna (HR) at ext. 7533. (read
Happy 300th Birthday Euler!
To celebrate the birthday of one of the greatest mathematicians of all time,
the department of math, physics and computer science in conjunction with bioinformatics
is proud to present, “A Tribute to Euler on His 300th Birthday.” A
talk by William Dunham, Koehler Professor of Mathematics at Muhlenberg College
will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2007, from 1-3 p.m. in STC 337 and is open
to the USP campus. In addition to birthday cake, there will be a large-scale
presentation of Leonhard Euler’s (pronounced OIL-er) Königsberg
bridge problem which helped to launch the field of graph theory. (read
ELT Meeting Report (April 9)
Margaret Kasschau (academic affairs) gave a presentation to the Executive LEadership
Committee (ELT) on the adult and evening student population, and discussed potential
opportunities for the University to create programs that would be tailored to
this target audience. In addition, ELT discussed the University decision-making
Meeting Report (April 9)
The Senior Leadership Team (SLT) is developing a process
for the development of tactical objectives and plans to fulfill the Legacy,
Vision and Value strategic plan. In addition, the group heard
a presentation about the intranet/portal and received a dean's report
among it's topics. (read
In the last issue of Inside USP, the hard work and dedication of Janice DiStefano
(fitness and wellness) in planning and executing the Femi Memorial Tournament
was not recognized. She was part of a terrific team that made the event a huge