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February 2009
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The Newsletter of University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
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Tuesday, Feb. 17
MPS & Bioinformatics/Comp Sci Seminar Series
1-3 p.m.
, McNeil STC
Wednesday, Feb. 18
Exploring Homelessness: One Book, One Film
7-10 p.m., McNeil STC

Thursday, Feb. 19
dot Founder's Day Celebration
2-3 p.m., McNeil STC

dot Geriatric Health Learning Series
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-7 p.m., McNeil STC
dot USP Student/Alumni Olympics Opening Ceremonies
6 p.m., ARC

Monday, Feb. 23
Chemistry and BioChemistry Research Seminar Series
2-4 p.m., Pharm-Tox Center PTC 140

Wednesday, Feb. 25
Exploring Homelessness (Part II): One Book, One Film
7-10 p.m., McNeil STC
Sunday, March 1
Advances in Pharmacy Practice
8 a.m.-1 p.m.,
McNeil STC
Monday, March 2 – Friday, March 6
Spring Recess - No Classes

Friday, March 6
Joseph B. Schwartz Memorial Symposium: Advances in Industrial Pharmacy
8 a.m. – 5 p.m., McNeil STC

Monday, March 9
Chemistry and BioChemistry Research Seminar Series
3-4 p.m., Pharm-Tox Center PTC 140

Monday, March 16 – Friday, March 20
Multicultural Week

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Saturday, March 21
Femi Memorial 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
dot NEW DATE: Thursday, April 2
Annual Research Day
*Abstract deadline March 20

Click here for the full Events calendar

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Over winter break, student Amanda Mastrogiovanni PharmD'14 dressed-up 344A Griffith Hall, the new home of Student Academic Support Services (SASS), with a colorful wall mural.

Campus Update
Get a run down of student meetings, activities, and events here.

"Challenge Yourself at the ARC"
Hours of Operation | Group Fitness |Intramurals Schedule | Special Events | Personal Training | Aquatics

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In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, on Jan. 15, Rep. James R. Roebuck, Jr., presented to the the University community and reflected on Dr. King's far-reaching public service, vision for freedom, opportunity, and justice for all.

4th Annual 5K Race for Humanity
On March 28, come out to walk or run through the tree-line streets of University City during the 4th Annual 5K Race for Humanity benefiting the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House.


5th Annual Lake Como 5K In Memory of Grania Maggio
On April 25, celebrate the life of Grania Maggio and support the Grania Maggio Study Abroad Endowment Fund at the University by participating in the 5th Annual Lake Como 5K presented by the Jersey Shore Club.


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For the holidays, the University mailed packages to several military overseas. One recipient, US Navy Commander Lawrence Coleman (pictured), husband of Research Assistant Professor Dr. Natalia Coleman, stationed in Baghdad, Iraq, sent his sincere thanks for sending him "a touch of home."

Sports
Awards Abound for Erin Chesnavich
The honors are piling-up for Erin Chesnavich BI'10 as she scored her 1,000th point, and both the Eastern College Athletic Conference and the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference named her Women’s Basketball Player of the Week in the same week.

dot Goess Named MAC Smallbore Rifle Shooter of the Month
dot Five Devils Named to 2008 CACC Fall Academic Team

dot Revolution's Comeback Falls Short Against Dynamo in the Soccer All Star Game
dot Chesnavich and Rotz Named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Women's Basketball Team

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More than 300 submissions were sent in for the 2009 Misher Festival "Images of Nature" digital photo contest, including the first place photo (above) taken by Catherine Purzycki (Biological Sciences). You can check out the rest of the top selections here and read more about the 2009 Misher Festival here.

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Join us to Celebrate Founders' Day on Feb. 19
University of the Sciences will celebrate the 188th anniversary of its founding on Feb. 19, 2009, with a number of events, including an honorary degree to be bestowed upon John A. Borneman, III, P’52, RPh.

Institute for Geriatric Studies to Meet Growing Need for Senior Health Professionals
To address the needs of an aging population, the newly established Institute for Geriatric Studies focuses squarely on the critical issues of business and policy affecting geriatric health.

Tweet, Tweet: Follow us on Twitter!twitter
University of the Sciences is leveraging Twitter, a social networking and microblogging service, to promote news, events, and happenings on campus, and to keep a pulse on the healthcare and higher-ed industries.

APhA Recognizes Ken Leibowitz
Kenneth Leibowitz, assistant professor of communication, has been selected for Honorary Membership in the APhA for his contributions to the field and efforts toward advancing the practice of pharmacist patient counseling.


New Information in the Legacy of Frederick Gutekunst P’1853gutekunst
Since the publishing of an article in the USP Bulletin in spring 2007, and a subsequent exhibition at the Marvin Samson Center for the History of Pharmacy, a new discovery has surfaced on alumnus and famed photographer Frederick Gutekunst P’1853.


Pharmacy Students Dancing to Make a Difference
Students Dhara Shukla PharmD’13 and Khushbu Shah PharmD’13 are channeling their life-long passion for dance toward enriching the lives of young girls in the local community.


YOUniversity Video Provides Virtual Campus Touryouniversity

The world's first wholly integrated College Video Resource Community, recently developed a virtual tour of University of the Sciences' campus, featuring interviews with current students, staff, and faculty.

Expert Commentary: Top New Drugs and Pharmaceutical Trends of 2008
Dr. Daniel A. Hussar, Remington professor of pharmacy at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, selects the most noteworthy new drugs and trends leading into the New Year.

Stay in Touch Online with COGS linkedin
The College of Graduate Studies is utilizing online resources such as Facebook and LinkedIn to maximize its reach.


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USP Olympic Games Opening Ceremony
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Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, at 6 p.m. in the Athletic/Recreation Center

Be a part of a new tradition…the first University of the Sciences Olympic Games

Feb. 19 through April 21

For more information, call 215-596-8844 or visit www.usp.edu/olympics

dot Dr. Glenn Beamer Named Director of Public Health
dot Dr. Shannon Márquez Named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of Mayes College
dot Ross Radish Named Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Engagement
dot Geriatric Health Learning Series Addresses Senior Health Needs
dot Health Tip: Now is the Perfect Time to Get That Flu Shot
dot Pharmaceutical Sciences Hosts Visiting Professor - Dr. Valliappan Kannappan
dot Faculty & Staff: Spring 2009 TableTalk Series
dot "Make a Deal for a Devil" to Benefit MANNA
dot Elixir President's Day Used Book Sale
dot Enrollment Activities and Updates from the Undergraduate Admission Office

dot Students Present at ACS Poster Session

dot Explore Philadelphia During ‘Alternative Spring Break’
dot Thumbs Up: Results of the Campus Recreation Satisfaction Survey
dot December Research Activities
dot January Research Activities

lincolnIn celebration of Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday on Feb. 12, the Philadelphia Inquirer included a photo of our famous statue by sculptor Daniel Chester French in a gallery of Lincoln images taken by Tom Gralish. To see more of the University in the news, click here.

Elements of a Tasty Fundraiser brownies
The American Chemical Society (ACS) recently held a successful bake sale to spread the word about ACS on campus. The edible display represented the periodic table of elements, with nine different types of brownies, one for each group of elements.
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Class Notes

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Lawrence E. Liberti P’76, MS’78 has been named vice president of the CMR International Institute for Regulatory Science, an independent think-tank located in London, England. The Institute works closely with the pharmaceutical industry, academics and regulatory agencies around the world. After meeting in November with the Chinese SFDA in Beijing, Larry visited the Great Wall.

2001
Jessica (Laskowski) Van Nest
MOT’01 and Clifford I. Van Nest P’00 welcomed identical twin daughters Brynn Elizabeth (6 lbs. 8 oz.) and Reese Katherine (6 lbs. 10 oz.) on Oct. 22, 2008. They join big sister Ava, age 3. The family lives in Point Pleasant, N.J.

Submit Class Notes here.


Alumni Memberships
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On Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009, Dr. Eli Packman P'51, MS'52, PhD'54, and alumni from the Delray Beach, Fla. area enjoyed an award winning brunch and conversation at the Sundy House Restaurant.


Upcoming Alumni Events
30th Annual Advances in Pharmacy Practice

In March, the Annual Symposium on Advances in Pharmacy Practice marks its 30th year with presentations by Daniel A. Hussar, PhD, Remington professor of pharmacy, and Joseph J. McHale, BS, MS, JD, Partner of Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP and adjunct assistant professor of pharmacy.

Presented by the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, the symposium provides the most up-to-date continuing education on newly approved drugs and updates in pharmacy law presented by the foremost authorities in the field.


For more information or to register, please click here.

Thursday, April 2
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The 7th Annual USP Research Day & 22nd Annual Krantz Lecture
dot Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting
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dot Student/Alumni Career Panel
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Thursday, April 16
Student Appreciation Day
University of the Sciences Campus

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009: Alumni Reunion and Dinner Dance
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Special recognition to all classes ending in 4's and 9's
dot All classes from 1949-2004, watch your mail!
dot You can Nominate others for the Annual Alumni Awards to be presented at Reunion on September 26th. To download a nomination form, click here.

For more information or to register for University events, please visit: www.usp.edu/alumnifriends/events.shtml