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July 18, 2007 - Inside USP is the Official Newsletter for University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

We want to hear from you! Tell us your news, activities, and accomplishments, so that we can share them with the campus. E-mail your news to b.kirschner@usip.edu.

Get a sneak peak of the Wilson Hall renovations. A banner highlighting the construction can be seen from the quad. Until Wilson reopens, on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays Parkhurst Dining Services is serving a fresh from the grill menu (prices vary). On Wednesdays, they have a full buffet with entrée, sides, drink, and dessert for $6. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

USP in the News
Survival strategies for enjoying summer outside
MSNBC.com, July 15, 2007
A day of gardening may sound like a relaxing Saturday activity, but without some basic precautions, you could easily strain your muscles and joints, says Paula Kramer, chair of occupational therapy at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.

Summer Sun Protection Gone Bad: Don't Make These Common Mistakes ...
American Chronicle, CA - July 5, 2007
For starters, Dr. Ara DerMarderosian, professor of biological science at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia recommends using a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) higher than 15 to shield the skin from UVA and UVB rays. DerMarderosian explains that, “UVB is what gives the burn. The UVA is more powerful and is what penetrates the skin. This can lead to more deep seeded problems such as cancer.”

Thursday, July 19
Admission Summer Open House

Thursday, July 26
Admission Summer Open House

Saturday, July 28
Alumni Association Summer Beach Party

Thursday, August 2
Admission Summer Open House

Monday, August 6
Alumni Golf Tournament

Thursday, August 9
Admission Summer Open House

Wednesday, August 15
11 a.m., Employee Family Picnic

Friday, August 17
Summer Two Session Ends

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

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black_dot UCD Hosts Free Philadelphia Orchestra Concert in Clark Park this Saturday

black_dot Clark Park Farmer's Market Open Thursdays

black_dot Summer University City Dining Days

black_dot ePlus Online Catalogue with Discounted USP Pricing

black_dot Mann Center Tabbed for 2008 Commencement

black_dot Office of Sponsored Projects and Research on the Move

black_dot The Woodlands Spring/Summer Programs 2007

black_dot Bloodborne Pathogens/Biosafety Training Session

black_dot Chemical Hygiene (Laboratory Safety) Training Session

black_dot Fire Safety/Extinguisher Training Sessions



Rance: CACC Female Scholar Athlete of the Year
USP student-athlete Shelby Rance PharmD’10 has been named the 2006-07 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Female Scholar Athlete of the Year in an announcement made July 10 by CACC Commissioner Dan Mara. She will now be eligible for the NCAA Division II Commissioners Association Scholar-Athlete of the Year award. Rance was a two-sport athlete at USP. (read more)

USP Students Use Summer for “Bridging the Gaps”
With a chance to gain real life experience while at the same time adding their own knowledge, four USP students are participating in the Bridging the Gaps summer 2007 internship program. This seven-week interdisciplinary curriculum is designed to provide experience for health care professional students during their professional training. (read more)

Shelby BillboardNew USP Ad Campaign Takes Off
It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s USP’s new summer advertising campaign. Yes, that is a USP banner flying over the Jersey shore between Cape May and Brigantine, N.J. The aerial banner, which flew Fourth of July weekend and is flying Labor Day weekend, is just one of a number of summer initiatives that USP has launched. (read more)

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News for Faculty
Robson Appointed Interim Director of Honors
Roy Robson (humanities) has accepted the responsibility of Interim Director of Honors. He will initiate the program before a search for a permanent director starts in 2008-09.
(read more)

Research Activities for June 2007
See the most recent research activities report from Office of Sponsored Projects and Research. (read more)

Visit USP at XPN Music Fest Saturday and Sunday
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. Visit the booth on Saturday and Sunday for giveaways, science magic, and an inside look at Paul Halpern's new science of the Simpsons book. (read more)

Susanna DodgsonDodgson Gets PharmedOut
Susanna J. Dodgson (biomedical writing) was filmed for an organization called PharmedOut in March. The video has appeared on their website, www.pharmedout.org/ where it can be viewed on YouTube. In it, she talks about the University, medical writing, and the need for the pharmaceutical industry to recognize medical writing professionals.

Photographs Sought For Gutekunst Exhibition
Michael Brody (museum) is preparing an exhibition of the photography of Philadelphia-based Frederick Gutekunst P’1853 and his studio, which was active from about 1860 until his death in 1917. Why not have a look among those dusty old pictures to see whether you can play a part in this celebration of one of USP's most influential graduates, and the first retrospective of his work? (read more)

Student E-mail Gets Upgrade

USP has partnered with Microsoft to provide enhanced e-mail services through the Microsoft Live Mail program to all USP students. Please be aware that with the new system, the student e-mail address format will change from @usip.edu to @mail.usip.edu. (read more)

Non-Traditional Room Requests
Bookings for the majority of classrooms, conference rooms, etc. is done through the Registrar's office.  However, requests for use of odd spaces, such as the McNeil STC Atrium (lobby), Griffith Hall Lobby, D'Angelo Mall, etc. must be directed to the Office of Strategic Events. The contact person for these bookings is Michele Albert, send your request to her e-mail address: m.albert@usip.edu. Requests for setup tables, etc. will still have to go through Facilities Services by using a work order which are available on the web: http://usp-fac2/ISISWeb/

Chemical Explosion Highlights Basic Laboratory Protocols
At Delaware State University, on June 20, 2007, a minor chemical explosion slightly injured two students and forced dozens of others from a science building. Events leading up to the explosion appeared to have violated basic laboratory safety rules. (read more)

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Philadelphia Inquirer, Wednesday, July 18: p. A5: "Diet heavy in fruits, veggies, fails cancer test." Does not prevent recurrence of breast cancer.

Philadelphia Inquirer, Wednesday, July 18: p. A13: Commentary. "Quality of life linked to drug costs."

Wall Street Journal, Tuesday, July 17: p. 1: "Schwarznegger Fights to Save Health Plan." In Calif.

Wall Street Journal, Tuesday, July 17: p. D4: "Older Diabetes Drugs Seen as Good as Newer Ones."

freep.com, Tuesday, July 17: Eastern Michigan University President, Two Others Fired over Coverup Accusations

IndyStar.com , Tuesday, July 17: Indiana University Told to Let Students Pick Lenders for Loans

WashingtonPost.com, Tuesday, July 17: Virginia Governor to Host Campus Security Conference

Philadelphia Inquirer, Sunday, July 15: p. C1: "3 new drugs for HIV are raising hopes."

Wall Street Journal, Friday, July 13: p. A12: Editorial. "Wrong Prescription." Rendell's Prescription for Pennsylvania health care reform proposal.

Wall Street Journal, Friday, July 13: p. A13: Op-Ed. "Sick Propaganda." Contrary to Michael Moore, pharmaceutical companies do good and help mankind . vaccines a case in point.