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May 16, 2007 - Inside USP is the Official Newsletter for University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

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Teaching Days
Alison Mostrom (biological sciences) was one of the many faculty sharing ideas and class room techniques during the poster session of Talking about Teaching Days on Friday, May 11. USP faculty members up for the
Leahy Award and the Bright Idea award will find out the results at the annual Faculty Council recognition luncheon on on June 7.

USP in the News
HealthNewsDigest.com (May 15) - Take Care of Your Body Before You Take Care of the Garden

Coping with Allergies & Asthma (May/June 2007) - Use Caution when Treating Seasonal Allergies


Thursday, May 17
Chemical waste or unwanted chemicals
Griffith Hall or the McNeil Science & Technology Center Central Stockrooms

Monday, May 21
Commencement Volunteer Orientation
2 p.m.,  Rosenberger Hall 102

Tuesday, May 22
Commencement Rehearsal
10:30 a.m., The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

Wednesday, May 23
Registrar's Office open between 8:30-9:30 a.m. only
1 p.m., The Mann Center for the Performing Arts Monday, June 4th
Annual Employee Recognition Reception
2 p.m., Wilson Student Center

Thursday, June 14
Annette Iglarsh farewell reception
3-4 p.m., McNeil STC Atrium

Athletic/Recreation Center Schedules
Hours of Operation - http://www.usip.edu/arc/hours.shtml
Aerobics Schedule - http://www.usip.edu/arc/programs.shtml
Special Events Schedule - http://www.usip.edu/arc/events.shtml

Dining Services
Weekly Menu

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black_dot Faculty Dining Room to Close for Summer

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black_dot Adams Named Interim Chair of Humanities

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black_dot UCD Hosts Free Concert in Clark Park

black_dot The Woodlands Spring/Summer Programs 2007

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Smith Named Lindback Award Winner
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (USP) will present the 2007 Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching to Robert A. Smith, an assistant professor of biology sciences at USP. Award recipients are nominated by students and selected by a committee of both students and previous faculty awardees. (read more)

Commencement 2007 - May 23, at 1 p.m.
As part of this year's 2007 commencement ceremony, USP will bestow an honorary doctorate in science on Rockefeller Foundation President and former University of Pennsylvania President Dr. Judith Rodin. Dr. Rodin will receive the degree and address USP’s 186th graduating class on May 23, at 1 p.m., at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts. (read more)

Ethics in the Workplace
With the growth and expansion of research and technology, ethical misconduct in research and the workplace have been reported to occur at an alarming rate. The College of Graduate Studies will focus on the overall issue by sponsoring a four-part lunch series titled, "Ethics in the Workplace." The first workshop, "ethical decisions in an academic environment," is scheduled for Monday, June 4 from 12-2 p.m. (read more)

Protecting Student Information
As the academic year comes to a close, many faculty and staff go through a “spring cleaning” routine. Please keep in mind that any documents containing personally identifiable information about students must be securely destroyed.  It is important that all University personnel observe the protections covering student information contained in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 as amended. (read more)

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News for Faculty
Dr. Byrne Reports on Use of University Resources
During the current academic and fiscal year, USP has been fortunate to be able to release half of the contingency funds from Academic Affairs.  Dr. Barbara Byrne (academic affairs) wanted to provide some insight into how those contingency funds have been used. (read more)

Granting of Bachelor Degrees to Students in Professional Programs
Effective with first-year students entering USP in the Fall 2008 (assuming that the PCP Subcouncil approves a bachelor's level degree for DPH students) all students in professional programs will be granted a bachelor's degree upon successful completion of the work in the first four years of their curriculum. (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)

Biomedical Writing Programs Seminar
Biomedical Writing Programs presents its third Thursday seminar, "Medical writing jobs, where they are, what they are, and how to get them," on May 17. The seminar will be held in McNeil STC room 301. Food and networking starts at 6 p.m., followed by the talk from 7-8 p.m. Remote students can join by webinar. Please contact Susanna Dodgson (biomedical writing programs) at x8512 or sdodgso@usip.edu at for questions.

Board of Trustees Meeting (May 10)
The USP Board of Trustees convened to approve a number of items, including board officers as well as full-time faculty appointments, promotions, tenure, and emeritus status. The Board also approved a tuition increase. (read more)

ELT Meeting Report (May 9)
New stores on Woodland Ave.? That was one of the many topics for the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) in its May 9 meeting. Also, discussed were crisis communications , enrollment management, and a new major in Physics with Biophysics and Material Science tracks. (read more)

News from the Office of Operations: New Password Policy Starts June 4
A change in password policies will take effect on June 4. In addition to increased security, password policy changes will also mean that users will only have to remember one username and one password to access the campus network, Outlook/Exchange, WebAdvisor, off-campus library resources, AdAstra, Angel, Informer, Portal and more systems down the road. (read more)

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TIAA-CREF One-on-One Counseling Sessions
Let TIAA-CREF help you make financial decisions that are right for you.
Schedule an appointment today with a TIAA-CREF consultant who will be available to answer questions about your financial matters. A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus Thursday, June 21 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in Rosenberger Hall Conference Room. To schedule an appointment, please visit www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call the Philadelphia Office at (800) 842-2010.
(read more)

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Ex-city councilman wins Philly mayoral primary PATRICK WALTERS (AP) May 16, 2007
U.S. Health Care Deemed 'Dysfunctional' CARLA K. JOHNSON (AP) May 15, 2007
Obama promises universal health care by end of first term TOM HESTER Jr. (AP) May 14, 2007
Drexel agrees to loan refunds By Linda Loyd (Inquirer) May 16, 2007
Harvard Approves Biggest Curriculum Change in 30 Years (CNN.com/Reuters)