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April 2010
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The Newsletter of University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Watch Video: Research Day
Eighth Annual Research Day
Students and faculty showcased their diverse research pursuits during the 8th Annual Research Day on April 8. Photos|Video

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Friday, April 30
Last Day of Classes
Monday, May 10
Summer Session A Begins
Thursday, May 13
Clark Park "Party for the Park" Fundraiser
Monday, May 17
Summer Session One Begins
Monday, May 24
Misher College Graduates & Minors Reception
Tuesday, May 25
Commencement Rehearsal
dot Graduates' Reception
Wednesday, May 26
Thursday, June 3
dot Town Hall Meeting
dot Employee Recognition Reception
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In the Community
Watch Video: Race for Humanity
More than 150 runners and walkers hit the pavement for ActionAIDS during the Fifth Annual 5k Race for Humanity Walk/Run on March 27. Video

Party for The Park
Thursday, May 13, 5:30pm
Wilson Hall, University of the Sciences

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dot Five Shooters Named to the MAC All-Academic Rifle Team

Rotz and Flannery Named to CACC Winter All-Academic Team
Six Shooters Earn CRCA All-Academic Rifle Team Honors

USciences Expert Blog
Showing our appreciation of our students
By Phyllis Blumberg, Director, Teaching and Learning Center

The end of the semester is a good time for showing appreciation.  As teachers, we can also show our appreciation to our students through academic channels.  Here are a few suggestions to help you individualize what you want to do...(Read More)


Coinciding with Earth Day on April 22, President Philip P. Gerbino, PharmD, and the University's Green Team unveiled the first of 15 solar Big Belly Trash Compactors that will be placed around campus in the coming weeks. The solar compactors will help to streamline trash and recycling operations. Read More|Video

Misher College Celebrates 25 Years
Misher 25th Anniversary Photo GalleryOn April 15, the University recognized the establishment of the College of Arts and Sciences. The celebration was part of the annual Misher Festival of Fine Arts and Humanities. Photos
dot Misher Festival: Photo Contest| Graphic Story Contest

Two to be Honored at Commencement
The University will bestow honorary degrees on Prof. Sir Michael Rawlins, chairman of the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence, and Richard E. Stearns, president of World Vision, at the 189th commencement ceremony on May 26.

Dr. Michael Cawley Named Lindback Award Recipient

Stefanacci Outlines Medicare Challenges
On March 31, the Philadelphia Inquirer featured an op-ed written by Dr. Richard Stefanacci, director of the University’s Institute for Geriatric Studies in which he outlines the impact of healthcare reform on seniors and Medicare. Read the article here.

Sights and Sounds From Across Campus
Photo Galleries
dot Second Annual Phila. OT Night
dot Occupational Therapy Pinning
dot Alternative Spring Break Program
dot Delaware Valley Science Fairs

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dot Alpha Chi Students Present at Super-Regional Convention
dot Student, Staff, Faculty, and Alumni Achievers
dot Showcase Your Talents for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
dot Sexual Assault Awareness Week Takes a Stand Against Rape
dot Annual Student Leadership Awards
dot Crossing Cultures in Behavioral and Social Sciences
dot Google Apps Advance Student Learning and Collaboration
dot You Are Invited to Join One Big Book Club!

Secundum Artem Exhibition
Class Notes

Ronald T. Goldman P’55 retired from TelDrug in Jan. 2010 after thirteen years. In 1995, he sold his pharmacy after 33 years of ownership.

Andrea (Parisse) Gosda
P’87 (MBA’94, St. John’s University) and her husband Edmund announce the adoption of their son Charles Jacob, born on March 30, 2009.

Sandra (Ranieri) Costa
BC’95 (MS’97, DO’02, PCOM) and her husband Louis welcomed their second son on Dec. 30, 2009. Maximilian Louis Pietro Costa joins his big brother Alexander Guido Paul Costa, who celebrated his first birthday on Nov. 25, 2009. Sandra is a family physician in private practice in Lemoyne, Pa.

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Alumni Memberships

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Recognize a deserving alum with a nomination to receive an Annual Award. The awards will be presented at the Reunion on Sept. 25. 2010.
Deadline for nominations is Saturday, May 1
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USP Alumni Association Board of Directors
Congratulations to the newest members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors! Left to Right:
Gerald Meyer P’73, PharmD’74, Director; May Lai B’99, Treasurer; Robert Spera P’88, Director; Melissa Derr MPT ’04, Director; Wayne Marquardt P’82, Director; and Victoria Elliott P’87, Secretary. Not Pictured: Lorri Halberstadt P’83, Director; Frank Rooks MPT ’91, Director; and Mary Maguire P’83, PharmD’04, Director.

Alumni-Student Networking Reception

On Thursday, April 8, students welcomed alumni back to campus during a networking reception where alumni shared their insights and experiences on life after graduation. Left: Interim Dean of Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy Dr. Andrew Peterson PhD’09, Tom Keyack PharmD'14, Alumni Association President Robin Keyack P'81, and Sean Swisher PharmD'14. Right: Patricia Clancy Walsh MT’83, BW’01, with son Richard (RJ) Walsh DPT’15.

APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Trainings for Area Pharmacists
May 24 and July 13
PCP presents an on-campus training program for pharmacists interested in becoming licensed to provide immunizations in PA, NJ, DE, MD, and NY.

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Reunion: September 25, 2010

Thursday, May 13
Delaware Pharmacists Society Alumni Meet and Greet
5-7 p.m., Deerfield Golf and Tennis Club, Newark, Del.

Monday, May 24

APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery Training Program

Wednesday, May 26

Thursday, May 27
Young Alumni Happy Hour for Grads '05-'10
The Deck at Harbor Pointe, Essington, Pa.

Tuesday, July 13
APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery Training Program

Saturday, July 31

Summer Happy Hour at the Shore

For more information and to register for an event, please visit: http://www.usp.edu/USPalumniFriends/events.aspx