December 2009 Insider Story Continuations - Back to the Newsletter

Satterthwaite and Barrett Among Student, Staff, and Faculty Achievers

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ARC Sponsors Book Drive for KIPP Charter School
Several years ago, the Department of Campus Recreation began supporting KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) Charter School in North Philadelphia. Over the years, they have supplied them with sports equipment, books, funds, and more. 

In September 2009, KIPP opened up a school in our neighborhood, KIPP West Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School. Taking a hands-on approach in supporting the KIPPsters, members from the Student Recreational Committee (SRC) have been tutoring students at KIPP a few times each week. 

To further our support of the local school, from now until April 1, 2010, the Campus Recreation and the SRC is holding a book drive. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated. See below for suggested books. Any group or individual who donates the most books, wins a prize!  All books can be dropped off at the front desk of the Athletic/Recreation Center (ARC).

Requested Books
A Light in the Attic; Also Known As Harper; Anansi the Spider: A Tale from Ashanti; Any Which Wal; A Pizza the Size of the Sun; The BFG; Beauty; Best Shorts: Favorite Stories for Sharing; Crash, Faith, Hope, and Ivy June; Falling Up; Fantastic Mr. Fox; Freak the Mighty; Game; The Glory Field; Guinness Book of World Records; Hoops; How the Stars Fall Into the Sky; If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late; Lawn Boy; Love, Stargirl; Love That Dog; Make Lemonade; Mudshark; My Dog May Be a Genius; The Name of This Book Is Secret; NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society; Nothing But the Truth; Oddballs; The Oxford Illustrated Book of Children’s Poems; Peace; Locomotion; Pictures of Hollis Woods; Piggybook; Report to the Principal’s Office!; Revolting Rhymes; Romiette and Julio; School of Fear; Scorpions; Silly Billy; Smiles to Go; Somewhere in the Darkness; Space Station Seventh Grade; Stargirl; Surviving the Applewhites; There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom; The Snowy Day; This Book Is Not Good for You; This Full House; True Believer; Twelve Impossible Things Before Breakfast; The Twits; Voices in the Park; What Do Fish Have to Do With Anything?; When You Reach Me; Where the Sidewalk Ends; Who Am I Without Him?; Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush?; Willy the Champ; Willy the Dreamer; Willy the Wimp; Willy the Wizard; Zomo the Rabbit: A Trickster Tale from West Africa; The Zoo, Zoobreak; Captain Underpants; Diary of a Wimpy Kid; Goosebumps; Harry Potter; Junie B. Jones; Judy Moody; The Magic School Bus; Magic Tree House; Percy Jackson and the Olympians; Septimus Heap; Twilight

About KIPP Philadelphia Charter School
KIPP, or the Knowledge is Power Program, currently serves nearly 20,000 students nationwide. KIPP Philadelphia Schools (KPS) is a network of open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools, and part of the national KIPP Network of schools.  KPS currently serves grades 5-8 at KIPP Philadelphia Charter School and serves grade 5 at KIPP West Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School.
84% of students qualify for the Federal Meals Program, and 99% are African-American or Hispanic.  Despite the fact that students consistently enter KIPP schools 2-3 grade levels behind, by providing a safe and structured learning environment, more time in school, and high-quality teachers, 100% of KIPP students have been accepted to college-preparatory high schools.

Questions? Contact Marc Caserio, MEd, Director, Campus Recreation, at 215-596-7432 or m.caseri@usp.edu.

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In Memoriam: Brian P. Russell
The University of the Sciences community expresses its condolences on the passing of Brian P. Russell on December 5, 2009. From 1984 to 1990, Russell served as executive director of institutional extension services at Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. Russell, considered a "czar" in his field, served 28 years in the medical education industry, most recently as director of medical education at Roche Laboratories, Inc., from 1991 to 2006. Russell was best known for his generosity, selflessness, and sense of humor, and was a mentor to many colleagues and students throughout his career. Our deepest sympathies are extended to his family and all of his loved ones.

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November Research Activities

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Li, Zhijun Informatics UPenn (Resubmission) Development of Small Molecule Inhibitors of Human Alternative Pathway Complement 7/1/2010 6/30/2012

Hedden, Erika

Health Policy

AHRQ (R36)

Immunization Information System: Laws and Policies That Impact On Utility



Moelter, Steve Behavorial and Social Sciences UPenn Nursing Disease Management to Improve Sleep and Cognition in Heart Failure 4/1/2010 3/28/2015
Hedden, Erika Health Policy ACLS Immunization Information System in Health Services: The Role of State and National Policies 4/1/2010 3/31/2011
Law, William Biological Sciences NSF Science Master's Program 7/1/2010 6/30/2013
Chen, Bin Pharmaceutical Sciences ACS Therapeutic Enhancement of Photodynamic Vascular Targeting Therapy 1/1/2010 12/31/2013
Moelter, Steve Social Sciences UPenn Decision Making Capacity in Persons with Parkinson's Disease 7/1/2009 6/30/2012
McEwen, Charles   Wayne State      
Johnston, Therese   Nielson      
Li, Zhiyu   SBIR      

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