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December 2009
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The Newsletter of University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
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Join USciences on
Thursday - Friday, Dec. 24 - Jan. 1
University Closed
Monday, January 18
Classes Begin for Spring Semester
Tuesday, January 19
Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Tuesday, January 26
USP Olympics Opening Ceremony
Thursday, February 11
Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, February 16
Town Hall Meeting
Thursday, February 18
Founders' Day
Saturday, March 20
Femi Memorial 3-on-3 Tournament
SAVE THE DATES:Misher Festival of Fine Arts & Humanities
dot April 8 - 8th Annual Research Day
dot April 12-16 - Misher Festival of Fine Arts & Humanities
dot April 15 - 25th Anniversary Celebration for Misher College of Arts & Sciences
Click here for the full Events calendar

In the CommunityKing's Dream
King's Dream To Perform on Jan. 19
Join us for a special live performance and a multimedia presentation in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.

ARC Sponsors Book Drive for KIPP Charter School
Support our neighbor, KIPP West Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School, by donating a book.

dot Hirsh Earns Academic Momentum Award
dot Chesnavich Named CACC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

Visit the new Campus Recreation Updates Blog for schedules, scores, game photos, and more, from your favorite Intramural and Club Sports.
Athletics Hall of Fame
On Saturday, Dec. 12, the Athletic Department welcomed Diane Green P’92 (Rifle 1988-92) and Mark Tacelosky P’97, PharmD’98 (Men’s Basketball 1992-96), into the Athletics Hall of Fame. L to R: Men's Basketball Coach Dave Pauley, Green, Athletic Director Bobby Morgan, Tacelosky, and Associate Athletic Director Paul Klimitas. (Read More|Photo Gallery|Video)

A Season of Giving
In the spirit of the holiday season, students, staff, and faculty generously ramped up their efforts to help others in our community.

Mayes College BS and MBA Programs Evolve with Name Change
With an eye toward meeting the future needs of students, Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy officially changed the name of its BS and MBA business programs to Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business.

Go For the Gold at the 2010 USP Olympics
Students, staff, faculty, and alumni – you can be a part of the second annual USP Olympics! More than 40 campus organizations are already set to go head-to-head for a chance at campus-wide glory.


Dean's Spotlight: Misher College
Dr. Suzanne Murphy highlights events and activities at Misher College, including the upcoming anniversary of the College, departmental activities, and a new strategic plan.

Tips for a Safe and Sound Holiday Season
Follow these useful office, home, and shopping safety tips from the Department of Public Safety to ensure a worry-free holiday season.

More Headlines
dot Students Learn Life Lessons: Putting a Face on Spina Bifida
dot Occupational Therapy Hosts First Fulbright Scholar on Campus
dot Satterthwaite & Barrett Among Student, Staff, & Faculty Achievers
dot In Memoriam: Brian P. Russell
dot November Research Activities
USciences Expert Blog
Tis the Season of Overindulgence
By Karin Richards, Director, Exercise Science and Wellness Management Program

Ahh, the holidays...cookies, eggnog, all those holiday parties with yummy finger food. Celebrate in moderation with these easy tips and keep your waistline in check...(Read More)

Class Notes

Jallika (Shah) Tolia P’94 and her husband Ashish welcomed the birth of son Jayen on December 27, 2008. Rajiv S. Shah P’00 (JD’03, University of MD) is the proud uncle.

Frank M. Stearns
BI’69 (MS’72, Medical College of PA; PhD’78, Hahnemann Medical College; MBA’90, LaSalle University) coauthored two papers at the 62nd annual meeting of the American Association of Blood Banks in New Orleans in October 2009. He is the CEO and lab director at the American Red Cross National Testing Laboratory in Philadelphia.

Edward C. Harris C’45 passed away on November 4, 2009. His survivors include son Jeffrey S. Harris C’81 (MD’85, Temple University) and daughter-in-law Michele Misher-Harris C’84.

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In conjunction with the ASHP 44th Clinical Meeting and Exhibition in Las Vegas, NV, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy hosted a reception on Sunday, Dec. 6, at the Venetian Hotel and Sands Expo Center. The reception was well attended by more than 200 alumni, students, and PCP faculty and administration.

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Upcoming Alumni Events

Reunion 2010 - Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sunday, January 24

South Florida Alumni Brunch
Delray Beach, Fl

Thursday, February 4
Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting

Saturday, March 13

American Pharmacists Association (APHA) Alumni Reception
Washington, DC

For more information and to register for an event, please visit: www.usp.edu/alumnifriends/events.shtml