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December 2010
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Upcoming Events

Friday, December 17
Final Examinations End

Monday, December 20
Employee Holiday Party

January 11-12, 2011
TTC, LLC. and USciences Present "The State of Clinical Development Costs"

Monday, January 17
Spring Semester Classes Begin

Friday, January 28
Petition to Graduate is Due

dot February 17, 2011: Founders' Day - Honoring David King, venture partner at Quaker BioVentures

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In the Community
Clean Waters
Tahmina Aktar (left), a USciences student doing Service Learning work, and her sister, Fahmida Sarmin, from Central High School volunteered with Green City, Clean Waters. The two sisters met up with Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter at the site.

Athletics Hall of Fame
Shaw and Kohutka Inducted into University of the Sciences Athletic Hall of Fame

The University of the Sciences Athletics Hall of Fame welcomed its two newest members, Mark Shaw P’85 (Men’s Cross Country 1980-83) and Natalie Kohutka Grogan PT'94 (Softball, Women's Basketball 1989-93) on Saturday in an induction ceremony between the women’s and men’s basketball games versus Kutztown University. Video | Photos

dot USciences women's basketball team upset nationally ranked Millersville University (No. 11), 68-62, on Dec. 9 on the road.

Visit www.devilsathletics.com for more.

Attention Students and Faculty: Important Academic Calendar Dates
We are approaching a time of year with many significant dates in the academic life cycle. This is a reminder that the Academic Calendar, with date details for all of 2011 Spring Semester, is available on the Registrar’s Office web site.  You can check it out here.    

Please feel free to contact the Registrar’s Office with any questions about the Academic Calendar at registrar@usp.edu or 215-596-8813.

The Barnes & Noble University Bookstore has a new home at 4140 Woodland Ave. The newly renovated space also features new student study space on the second floor and a Starbucks, adjacent to the bookstore, that will open in early January.Barne and Noble

Agreement Signed with Saudi Cultural Mission
Saudi AgreementIn a formal ceremony, University of the Sciences signed an agreement with the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission of the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia to pave the way for citizens of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to matriculate as students to the University.

Culturing a Unifying Theme in Mayes College
USciences’ Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy has begun to incorporate a year-long theme into its culture through classroom work, events, speakers, and student activities: Hepatitis. 

BulletinNew Bulletin Now Online
The latest Bulletin is online. Get more from articles in the printed edition with photo galleries and links. Share articles you like with other alumni or friends of USciences.

Here’s a Proposition for You: The Value of a USciences Education
In order for everyone to know what to expect of a USciences education, it is important that we clearly communicate our value proposition so there is no confusion on the kind of education students can expect us to provide.

Discover AdNew Marketing Campaign Begins
The culmination of research, surveying, strategizing, and planning began to show on the roadways and airways of Philadelphia with the launch of USciences’ “Discover” campaign.

More Headlines

dot University Mourns Passing of Trustee Dr. Frank Baldino, Jr.
dot Check out the new video focusing on Graduate Studies
dot Are You Smarter than a USciences Student?
dot Exercise Science and Wellness Management Club Started
dot Save the Date: 9th Annual USciences Research Day to be held Thursday, April 14, 2011
dot Summer Institute Students Return with Their Students
dot Faculty, Staff, and Student News
dot Dr. Marquez Appointed to Prestigious Board of Scientific Counselors
dot Ribbon Cutting Opens Doors for Homeless
dot MLK Day Activities Set for Jan. 17
dot November Research Activities
dot December Wellness Tip: Healthy Holiday Food for Thought


USciences Experts Blog
Smashing re-creation of Big Bang conditions at the LHC
Last month, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the most powerful particle accelerator in the world, located beneath the border of Switzerland and France, switched gears. It ended its proton run, involving smashing those elementary particles together, and switched to lead nuclei. Read more from Dr. Paul Halpern.

Last weeks for Marvin Samson Center for the History of Pharmacy's exhibition!

Secundum Artem Exhibition


Conference Notice
TTC, LLC and USciences is proud to present The State of Clinical Development Costs on Jan. 11-12, 2011. Learn from the latest empirical research and the experiences of leading edge companies. www.stateofclindev.com

Class Notes
Samuel R. Borenstein P’60 has been consulting in the research and development of embalming fluids, caskets and environmental interments for the past 20 years. He enjoys spending time in the company of his four grandsons and two great-nephews.

Joseph L. Fink III P’70 (JD’73, Georgetown University) has been elected to serve as vice chair of the editorial advisory board for the Food and Drug Policy Forum of the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI). Dr. Fink is professor of pharmacy law and policy at the University of Kentucky.

Brittany (Marchant) Crocco PhC’07 and her husband David welcomed the birth of their first child, David III, on September 29, 2010. Born at 4:38 AM, the baby weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces.


Steven G. Zelenski P’67 (PhD’73, University of Rhode Island; DO’84, Des Moines College of Osteopathic Medicine) died on April 2, 2009. He is survived by his wife Tamara, son Alex, daughter Nicki, stepson Joel, and mother Erika. Steve was preceded in death by his first wife Jane, his father and his grandparents.

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American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Meeting in Anaheim, CA, in Dec. 8, 2010. NJ Pharmacists Association Convention, Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at the Trump Plaza, Atlantic City, NJ.

NJ Association Faculty and students gathered at the annual USciences Alumni Reception held during the ASHP Midyear Meeting in Anaheim. The event was hosted by the Alumni Association.

Alumni New Jersey
Pat McNelly, senior alumni relations officer; Nancy Shils, alumni relations director; Harvey Maldow, CEO of the NJ Pharmacists Association, and Necie Steward, advancement services director.

Several legacy families enjoyed the festivities during Fall Fest on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010.

Fall Fest
Sagar Shah ’16 and his sister Sapna Shah ’13.
Fall Fest
Matt Tornatore ’14 and his father Mark Tornatore ’81.

Thank you for Making a Difference
Every year donors make a difference in the lives of USciences students and faculty. University of the Sciences gratefully recognizes our 2009-2010 supporters in the Annual Honor Roll of Donors. Please download a copy here.

Annual Fund
Support our students by giving to the Annual Fund Today! www.usciences.edu/give.

Upcoming Alumni Events:

dot Sunday, January 23: South Florida Alumni Regional Brunch in Ft. Lauderdale, FL RSVP to Alumni Relations 1.888.857.6264

dot Saturday, January 29: Alpha Delta Theta’s Alumni Reunion at Wilson Student Center RSVPs - 518.542.0239

dot February 3, 2011: Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting and Dinner, 6:00 p.m., McNeil STC Atrium

dot February 11, 2011: American Physical Therapists Association (APTA) Alumni Reception, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., The Hilton – New Orleans Riverside Oak Alley Room, New Orleans, LA

dot February 20, 2011: Advances in Pharmacy CE Program, University of the Sciences

Save the Date – September 24, 2011: Alumni Reunion

For more information and to register for an event, please visit: http://www.usciences.edu/alumni/events.shtml