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March 2009
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The Newsletter of University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Featuring a student and faculty showcase and the 22nd Annual John C. Krantz, Jr., Distinguished Lecture

For more information, visit www.usp.edu/researchday


Monday, March 23
dot Honor's Colloquium with Jane Golden
Chemistry & BioChemistry Research Seminar Series

Tuesday, March 24
dot Table Talks Spring 2009
dot Dr. Winnie Dunn Presents “Daring to be an Ecologically Authentic Therapist in the 21st Century”
Wednesday, March 25
Make a Deal for a Devil
8 p.m., Wilson Cafeteria
Thursday, March 26
Geriatric Health Learning Series: End-of-Life Care

Monday, March 30
dot Chemistry & BioChemistry Research Seminar Series, Dr. Edward Castner
dot Table Talks Spring 2009

Thursday, April 2
dot 7th Annual USP Research Day and 22nd Annual Krantz Lecture
dot Geriatric Health Learning Series: Complementary Medicine
Friday, April 3
Alpha Lambda Delta Induction
6 p.m., McNeil STC

Saturday, April 4
Undergraduate & Professional Accepted Student Day

Monday, April 6
Chemistry & BioChemistry Research Seminar Series, Dr. Ashok Maliakal
dot Table Talks Spring 2009

Thursday, April 9
Rho Chi Honor Society Induction Ceremony & Julius Sturmer Memorial Lecture
6 p.m., Galdo's Restaurant, Phila.

Monday, April 13
Chemistry & Biochemistry Research Seminar Series, Dr. Peter Palenchar

Tuesday, April 14
Table Talks Spring 2009
dot Math/Physics/Statistics and Bioinformatics/Computer Science Seminar Series
4th Annual Psych Research Day
Thursday, April 16
Student Appreciation Day

Friday, April 17
Occupational Therapy Pinning
Biological Sciences Seminar Series

Tuesday, April 21
Student Leadership Awards Program
*Nomination deadline is March 30
Thursday, April 23
Geriatric Health Learning Series: Supporting Caregivers
Friday, April 24
Last Day of Classes

Thursday, May 7
Townhall Meeting
Thursday, May 14
Health Policy/AstraZeneca Symposium

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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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Ready, Set…Race for Humanity
On Saturday, March 28, come out to walk or run 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 Saturday, 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.

Tool Drive Celebrates Tool Library's First Anniversary

On Saturday, March 21, the West Philly Tool Library held a tool drive to celebrate their one-year anniversay. The Library is also looking for volunteers to join its steering commitee. For more information, to donate, or to volunteer, please visit click here.

Bobby Morgan Selected as a CAA Basketball Legend
University of the Sciences athletic director Bobby Morgan has been selected to the Colonial Athletic Association's 2009 Men's Basketball Legends Class.

The Devils are flying high as Erin Chesnavich BI'10 (left) and Allison Weiss HS'10 (right) repeated as members of the CACC All-Conference Women's Basketball Team, and Adewale Adefemi PMM'11 (center) was named to the CACC All-Conference Men's Basketball Team.

dot Men’s Basketball Wins CACC Team Sportsmanship Award, Players Garner Honors
dot Devils Capture their 14th MAC Championship Title
dot Chesnavich Named to Daktronics Division II All Region Team
Cavalieri Named MAC Smallbore Rifle Shooter of the Month
dot Cross Country Team
s Selected as All-Academic Teams for 2008
dot Cinderella Raiders Claim First Basketball Championship
dot Andy Yan Wins his Second Table Tennis Tournament
dot Green Men are Victorious in First-Ever Water Volleyball Tournament

Famed scientist Albert Einstein (Dr. Paul Halpern, professor of physics) entertained students with a poetry reading during a celebration of his 130th birthday on March 13, 2009. The event, hosted by the Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics, included poetry, songs, and games, and drew attention to the department’s newly approved bachelor of science in physics.

188th Founders’ Day Celebration
Honorary degree recipient John A. Borneman, III, P'52, gratefully accepted the honor as the University celebrated the 188th anniversary of its founding on Feb. 19. In addition, a faculty and a student award of merit were presented. (Photo Gallery)

Governor Rendell Awards $150,000 KISK Grant to the University
Pa. Governor Edward G. Rendell announced that the University's Dr. John Porter has been awarded a $150,000 grant to support educational and research opportunities in the Department of Biological Sciences.

Honors Program Colloquium
On March 23, a special colloquium is being held to celebrate the USP Honors Program and the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program's 25th Anniversary.

University Sponsors Regional Science Fair
Once again, the University is supporting the Delaware Valley Science Fairs through scholarships and public relations.

New Physics Program Focuses on Latest Career Paths
The new bachelor of science physics program offers students three tracks, including a biophysics or materials science track, and prepares them for emerging technologies.

New Graduate Programs Focus on Interdisciplinary Research and Learning
The Biological Sciences Graduate Program is crossing traditional academic boundaries in its new degree offerings.

Spirit of the Games: The Fun Continues at the USP Olympics
Since the Opening Ceremonies on Feb. 19, the USP Olympics have brought tons of excitement, action, and competition to campus...and there's more on the way!

Health Tip: Take Care of Your Body Before you Take Care of the Garden
Occupational therapist Dr. Paula Kramer has tips for good body mechanics and physical conditioning before you start getting that garden in shape.

Health Tip: Use Caution When Treating Season Allergies
Beware of mixing and misusing over-the-counter allergy medications warns
Dr. Daniel A. Hussar, Remington professor of pharmacy

Four University of the Sciences students were selected to attend the 2nd Annual Government Relations Advocacy for Student Pharmacists program in March, hosted by the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association. Joining pharmacy students from across the state, Mariam Hanna PharmD'11, Kareem Karara PharmD'11, Anokhi Shah PharmD'11, and Aditi Shukla PharmD'11, attended the three-day conference which focuses on government relations, legislative action, media training, and the regulatory process. 

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pediatricotIn Print: Frames of Reference for Pediatric Occupational Therapy 3rd Edition by Dr. Paula Kramer. Published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. For more information, click here.
dot Sexual Assault Awareness Week Takes a Stand Against Rape
dot Joseph B. Schwartz Memorial Symposium Honors Former Faculty Member
dot ASHP Honors Two Pharmacy Students with Leadership Award
dot New Hires, Promotions & Department Transfers
dot OT Students Bring National Expert on Ecological Model and Sensory Input to Speak on Campus
dot Revitalizing Woodland Ave: Your Survey Responses
dot Physics Professor’s Essay Wins International Competition
dot Heads-Up: Significant Dates on the Academic Calendar

dot Ross Radish Named Delaware’s ‘TRIO Achiever’

dot Abundance of Activity in Fitness & Health Management 
dot Lightning Speed: Technology Infrastructure Upgrades
dot Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society Induction Ceremony

dot Fresh Sushi Coming to Parkhurst Dining Services

dot University City Community Cleanup
dot February Research Activities
dot In Memoriam: Dr. Mark Beers

SNAPSHOT: University of the Sciences' New Expert Blog

Deinstitutionalization and Homelessness - A New Twist
By Dr. Stephen Metraux
Back in the 1980s, when homelessness was first gaining attention as a significant social problem, a common explanation for the increase in this problem was that many among the homeless population were refugees from a process called deinstitutionalization...

To read more from University thought leaders, visit the Expert Blog at http://usciencesblogs.typepad.com/experts/ and for a glimpse of student life, visit the Student Blog at http://usciencesblogs.typepad.com/students/

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Class Notes

Charles A. Peloquin PharmD’86 is now a professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. He is also a pharmacokineticist at the University’s Emerging Pathogens Institute.

Jennifer (Butz) Hopple P’94 purchased Park Avenue Pharmacy in Chambersburg, Pa., on Feb. 15, 2007. Jenny first started working in the pharmacy, formerly owned by Thomas F. Stonesifer P’59, when she was 16 years old.

Brian C. Stapinski MPT’99, MD (Penn State University) and his wife Melissa announced the birth of their daughter Maggie Lynn on June 6, 2008. Maggie was also welcomed by grandparents John A. Stapinski P’68 and Marie (Mobilio) Stapinski P’68, and aunts Michelle (Stapinski) Pokrinchak PharmD’98 and Caryn Ann Stapinski PharmD’02.

Larissa M. Gasparato BI’04 received her DO degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in June 2008. She is currently doing her residency in emergency medicine at Memorial Hospital in York, Pa.

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Alumni Memberships
Alumna Honored with 2008 Distinguished Service Award
The ASHP Pharmacy Practice Sections and New Practitioners Forum, recently honored PCP graduate Dr. Mary Ann Kliethermes as winner of the 2008 Section of Home, Ambulatory, and Chronic Care Practitioners Distinguished Service Award
Upcoming Alumni Events

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

Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting
University of the Sciences Campus

Friday, April 3- Monday, April 6
American Pharmaceutical Association Alumni & Friends Reception
San Antonio, Tex.
Thursday, April 16
Student Appreciation Day
University of the Sciences Campus

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009: Annual Alumni Reunion and Dinner Dance
University of the Sciences Campus

Alumni with class years ending in 4's and 9's, please return update forms. Contact the Alumni Relations office at p.mcnelly@usp.edu or 1.888.857.6264 if you have not received a letter from Reunion Chairs.
dot All alumni are encouraged to return their Alumni Association Board of Directors 2009 Ballot to the Alumni Office.
dot You can nominate others for the Annual Alumni Awards to be presented at Reunion on September 26. To download a nomination form, click here.

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