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off into the sunset ... Pat Lepore (operations) gave Dr. Barbara Byrne
(academic affairs) a farewell ride on his Harley-Davidson on June 27 in
honor of her retirement. Dr. Byrne's last day at USP is June 28.
from the Delaware Valley Science Fairs for which USP is a major sponsor
were on the 10! Show on June 27. (watch)
council to review, OK pharmaceutical-use guidelines BizJournals - Jun
24 9:48 PM
The Advanced Concepts Institute of the University of the Sciences in
Philadelphia is teaming up with Sanovia Corp. to develop a library of
evidence-based guidelines for the appropriate use of "high-cost" pharmaceuticals
and biotech products.
mirror for the moon
...But is this the future of astronomy or just pure lunacy? Paul Halpern,
professor of physics at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia,
US, welcomed the proposal enthusiastically... Chemistry World, 21 June
Thursday, June 28
Final Orientation for new incoming students
Friday, June 29
Summer One Session Ends
Monday, July 2
Summer Two Session Classes Begin
July 4 & Thursday, July 5
Independence Day Holiday
Monday, July 9
Summer One Grades Due
Wednesday, August 15
11 a.m., Employee Family Picnic
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
Symposium Led by Dr. Law
Joins Strategic Events, Devine-Pennock Takes Dual Role
in Mailroom and Copy Center Hours
Closing on Fridays for Summer
Workshop Slated For July 18
Hosts Free Concert in Clark Park
Woodlands Spring/Summer Programs 2007
University City Dining Days
The 2007 spring USP Bulletin is available to read online. Click here to
download a copy.
Studying Health Care in Japan
As a joint effort of the department of
pharmaceutical and healthcare business and the department of health policy
and public health, 12 graduate students will be visiting Japan from July
1–11. The business
students will participate as part of the international pharmaceutical
business course and the health policy students as part of a special topics
elective. Bruce Rosenthal (pharmaceutical and healthcare business) and
Dr. Robert Field (health policy and public health) will accompany the
Summer Institute Begins
Fifteen middle grade teachers were chosen from the School District
of Philadelphia to participate in the 2007 Summer Institute for Middle
Grade Science Teachers at USP from June 27 through July 26. The Institute,
overseen by Dr. Lois H. Peck (biological sciences), offers an inquiry-based
curriculum focused on exploration, explanation, and application, and
challenges teachers to explore
scientific principles and develop student-centered lessons that they
could use in the classroom. The classes
are taught by USP faculty members, Dr. Catherine Bentzley (chemistry);
Catherine Purzycki (biology); Dr. Amani Gandour (mathematics, physics
and computer science); and Amy Kimchuk (mathematics, physics and computer
Ten Devils Named to CACC Spring All-Academic Team
USP led the way with 10 student-athletes named to the Central Atlantic
Collegiate Conference Spring All-Academic Team. USP's 10 athletes were among
the 69 total student-athletes from the 12 conference schools earning a place
on the list. (read
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General Education Skills Listing
For those Faculty and Advisors who will be advising students under the
new General Education Curriculum, a list of courses approved for General
Education Skills is now available for reference. The list is posted in
the General Reference section of the Registrar's Office Portal page. Access:
campus.usip.edu > Administration
tab > Registrar > under General
Reference (right hand column) click > General Education Skills - Approved
Courses - 6-7-07. This list shows which Gen Ed Skills have been approved for
which courses. This list has been approved by the FC Committee on Curricula
and the FC Executive Council.
Volunteers Needed For WXPN Music Fest
USP will once
again host a booth at the WXPN XPoNential Music Festival. This year we
are moving to an exciting new location - the Kids Corner in the Camden
Children’s Garden. Volunteers are needed for Saturday,
July 21 and Sunday, July 22. (read
Conversation about Healthy Relationships Program
A Conversation about Healthy Relationships is a free, interactive
and informative program on Tuesday, July 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the
Enterprise Center. A panel of experts will cover such topics as relationships
where love does not hurt, what to do if you feel someone is stalking you,
and how to help friends and family if they are in unsafe relationships.
USP is a part of the West Philadelphia Campus Community Consortium, one
of the program sponsors. (read
Dr. Virbhadra Cited By Patna Daily
Dr. Kumar Shwetketu Virbhadra, visiting professor of physics at USP,
was recognized by his hometown paper, Patna
Daily, for his achievements
in the field of physics. He is honored for being the author of the
most research papers in the top-50 highly cited papers on Einstein’s general theory of relativity and quantum
cosmology. He has researched Einstein’s general theory at such privileged
universities as Institute of Fundamental Research, University of Cape Town,
Duke University and now USP. Virbhadra has a masters of science from Patna
University and a doctorate degree from Physical Research Laboratory in Ahmedabad.
Tribute to Margaret Mary (Peg) Culin
Margaret Mary (Peg) Culin died on May 31, 2007. Peg worked at the Institute
from 1951 until her retirement in 1992. Her entire experience at
the University was in the Office of the Dean, primarily in the positions
of Administrative Assistant and Director of Pharmacy Student Advising.
Wilson 217 (Computer Lab) Scheduling
Computer Lab in Wilson Hall (WI-217) is now scheduled through the Registrar’s
Office, not the Department of Math, Physics and Computer Science. The
equipment and supplies will be maintained by the IT Department. The
IT Helpdesk should be contacted if any equipment or supplies need attention.
Reminder – Please
remember to change your voice mail and set the e-mail “out of office” assistant
with messages that the University is closed July 4, 5, and
6. Also, please take the time to turn off all non-essential electrical
appliances such as coffee pots during the long holiday weekend.
Submit Open Enrollment Forms
Please remember to submit your forms for Open Enrollment to the Human Resources
Office. If you are not able to provide HR with the enrollment forms prior
to June 27, you will see a deduction for your present coverage with the July
1 rates. If you are making any changes to your coverage the adjustment
will result in the next available paycheck. If you have any questions,
please feel free to contact Human Resources at ext. 8930.
New USP Dental Plan Options
Metlife Dental is the new dental insurance provider. USP has two plan
options effective July 1, 2007. Please complete the enrollment/change form
only if you are changing from one plan option to another plan and/or
if you are adding or deleting coverage for yourself or dependents. (read
Time to Rehire Student Workers for New Fiscal Year
If your department will have students working beyond June 30, 2007,
the student needs to submit a work-study or budget employment form to
Human Resources. Student will not be paid for hours worked beyond June
30 without providing the appropriate form to the Human Resources
Hires, Changes of Status and Title Change
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See Philadelphia Inquirer, Tuesday, June 26:
p. A1: "Senate acts to curb Phila. smoking ban."
p. C2: "Doctors: AMA must seek retail clinic ban."
See Camden Courier-Post, Monday, June 25:
p. A2: "Study: Staph superbug may be more common than thought." Common
See Wall Street Journal, Monday, June 25:
p. B3: "What Assembly-Line Managers Can Teach Hospital Wards." Hospitals
find new ways to increase efficiency.
See Wall Street Journal, Sat./Sun., June 23-24:
p. A3: "Diet-Supplement Rules Tighten."
See New York Times, Saturday, June 23:
p. A8: "F.D.A. Approves Vitamin Rules."
p. C1: "Keeping Early Retirees Afloat: A Program to Bring
Health Insurance to About 800,000." Ages 55 to 64.
USA Today, Monday, June 25:
p. 1A: Special Section: "Your aging parents and you."
p. 4A: "Many worry about being able to care for relatives
in the future."
p. 5A: "Proposed legislation would help caregivers with financial,
day care aid."
p. 1B: "Elder care shifting from nursing homes." More
boomers' time, money spent on caring for aging parents.
p. 2B: "Getting the best elder care means not waiting until
the last minute."