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August 1, 2007 - Inside USP is the Official Newsletter for University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

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USP in the News
To promote his book "What's Science Ever Done for Us?," Paul Halpern (mathematics, physics, and computer ccience), stopped by the live remote of WMGK's DJ Andre Gardner. Halpern also had a presence on KYW NewsRadio (listen) along with articles on abcnews.com and in The Bulletin. He also taped an upcoming segment for CN8.

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

Monday, August 20
Fall 2007 Drop/Add Begins for Returning Students

Wednesday, August 22
Summer Two Grades Due

Friday, August 24
Welcome Day for New Students

Summer “A” Session Ends

Monday, August 27
Fall 2007 Classes Begin

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

Announcements Header

black_dot Bowman Named Interim Assistant Dean at Misher

black_dot Department Name Changes

black_dot Do's and Don't to Grant Getting on August 8

black_dot IRB Committee Meetings Set

black_dot New Hires, Changes of Status, Promotions & Title & Department Change

black_dot Summer University City Dining Days

black_dot Shakespeare in Clark Park; Volunteers Needed

black_dot The Woodlands Spring/Summer Programs 2007


Executive Dir. of Public Safety Named
Bernard “Ben” D. Gollotti has been named Executive Director of Public Safety at USP. Gollotti will oversee all aspects of USP’s public safety department including, emergency preparedness, professional development, planning and implementation of electronic security systems, quality assurance initiatives, and policy and procedural development. In addition, he will act as the University’s law enforcement liaison and work on community policing initiatives. (read more)

Siarzynski Earns 2007 Outstanding New Advisor Award
Kristina Siarzynski (academic advising) has received the 2007 Outstanding New Advisor award from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). She was nominated for this award by her peers at USP and competed against nominees from Pennsylvania; New Jersey; Delaware; Maryland; Washington, D.C.; and Virginia. (read more)

Campers Enjoys ARC Swimming Pool
In the long, hot days of summer, Kathy Kruger and Jacqui Bowman were looking for a cool place their campers could enjoy. They found it at USP. On July 12 and 19, campers and counselors of the Animal Art Adventure camp splashed around the aquatic facility at USP’s ARC. The campers hailed from Wilson School and Penn Alexander School. (read more)

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News for Faculty
Faculty Devlopment Workshops Announced
Faculty development workshops will be held from August 16-23.  In addition, there will be a series of new faculty orientations scheduled. All faculty, including adjunct and part-time faculty, and appropriate staff are welcome at all of these workshops. (read more)

COGS Completes Enrollment and Admissions Reorganization
With the addition of Karinne Lindner, The College of Graduate Studies (COGS) has taken the final step in the reorganization of the Enrollment and Admissions Staff within the College. The staff now consists of personnel to most effectively support both prospective and continuing graduate students. (read more)

XPN Tent
With help from student, faculty, and staff volunteers (and a beautiful weekend), USP's tent at the WXPN XPoNential Music Festival was a busy stop during the weekend of July 21-22. This year, USP moved to an exciting new location in the Kids Corner of the Camden Children's Garden. There were USP giveaways, science magic performed by our USP chemistry students, and Paul Halpern on hand to talk about his new science of the Simpsons book.

Awareness Tips
As part of the Department of Public Safety's Awareness Program, students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to be alert, take precautions, and report crimes and suspicious activities. Proactive involvement in the USP community will go a long way in helping to provide the safest educational environment for the campus community. Read more for Public Safety Awareness Tips.

Employee Discount Programs
Office Depot has just set a discount program for personal employee purchases. Click the above link for details. In addition, the Verizon Wireless program is ongoing. More information on these discount programs is available on the USP portal. After logging into the Portal, select Forms, Purchasing Folder and open the document titled E-Commerce to view this information.

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See Philadelphia Inquirer, Wednesday, Aug. 1:
p. A6: "Tax credits are key to Giuliani's plan for health care."
p. C1: "Johnson & Johnson to lay off up to 4,820."
p. C3: "Drugmaker Cephalon posts loss for the quarter."

See Philadelphia Inquirer, Tuesday, July 31:
p. A3: "Latest drug crisis: People not taking their medicine."

See New York Times, Monday, July 30:
p. A9: "Research Teams Identify Gene Seen as Tied to Multiple Sclerosis."

From Chronicle.com:
Nacubo notebook: Business officers lament toll of student-loan scandal, as one of them describes federal inquiry
A close call in the Senate has colleges concerned about the next antipiracy move in Congress