04/17/2014

Olbermann is Added to the List of People Who Don't Like Philly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbn8rlUopRs So, as the video showed, Olbermann doesn't think I can read based on the evidence that I'm a Flyers fan. How obsevant. Do you know who Olbermann is? I didn't until this popped up into my Twitter feed so I don't blame you but he's some sports analyst who was born and raised in New York. With the Philly New York playoff series coming up, one could see the motivation behind poking the Flyers fan base. Someone must have forgotten to tell him: we're insane. So, enjoy your fifteen minutes of fame, Olbermann. You might to read your own...

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04/16/2014

Research Day 2014

Last Thursday marked the 12th annual USciences Research Day where students from all majors are encouraged to present the research they have been working on. The occupational therapy program had many interesting submissions based on research conducted in various classes. Each P2 doctoral candidate submitted research that each of use developed in the course title Evidence Based Practice. With a lot of help and guidance from my teachers I was able to create a systematic review that synthesized evidence of preventative care with an emphasis on delaying age related cognitive decline. I was very excited to present my work to...

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04/15/2014

Student Leadership Awards

Every year the University acknowledges all the hard work and dedication student leaders contribute to campus throughout the year by hosting the Student Leadership Awards. There is an open nomination period available for the entire campus to vote on various awards such as Emerging Student Leader, Student Leader of the Year, Synergy Award, Cultural Program of the Year, Greek Man of the Year, Greek Woman of the Year, and many more. This year I was the recipient of the Student Leader of the Year Award and Student Government Association President's Award. I was honored to be recognized with multiple nominations...

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04/08/2014

Theory≠Fact

A theory, as defined by livescience.com, is a summary of "a hypothesis or group of hypotheses that have been supported with repeated testing." This is not a fact. By this principle, a theory can never become truth, it can just be a theory with extremely strong support. It can approach truth but never reach it, much like an asymptote (for all my calculus lovers out there). Recently, I have seen prominent scientists like Neil DeGrasse Tyson (whom I love and am upset I must criticize) say things like "Gravity is just a theory. Feel free to jump out the window...

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04/03/2014

Fort Hood

First of all, I would like to extend my prayers and support to all those affected by this tragic event. No family should ever have to receive a phone call about a loved one being killed. But alas, this is the world we live in today. Not to be insensitive, but I feel as though the media handles this situations in the wrong way. Think about this: who does the news direct all the attention to? The shooter/bomber/whatever violent act-er. Many times with these situations, after watching all of the coverage all you know about the victims is how many...

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03/31/2014

OT Pinning

This Saturday was the 10th annual OT Pinning ceremony that marks the end to the didactic portion of the P2 classes education. From this point on, the P2 class will begin their fieldwork component to complete their masters or move on to their doctoral component. This marks a very exciting point of our education where we get to go into the field and apply what we have learned. Congratulations to the OT class of 2015 and 2016!

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03/29/2014

The Beauty of the Human Spirit

You hear the stories all the time "so and so overcome this", "this person overcome this." Hearing it so frequently can numb us to the beauty that is being shown by these kind of stories. How resilient is the spirit of man (and woman, I just wanted it to sound old-english-y). When the human spirit truly wants something, it will not be beaten. These stories are proof of that, but perhaps the more important lesson here is that we all have this. I know sometimes with school, relationships, work, etc., it may not feel like it, but it's there within...

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03/26/2014

Eighth Annual Femi Memorial Hoops Tournament Raises $5K

On Saturday, March 22, the Department of Campus Recreation hosted its eighth annual Femi Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. The event brought together more than 160 people to honor the life and legacy of Femi Ogunkorode, who died on March 23, 2006.

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03/23/2014

IPEX Construction

About a year ago I went to the ground breaking ceremony where President Giles-Gee dug in her shovel to begin the work of our new Integrated Professional Education Complex (IPEX). Now, as you can see in the picture to the right, what used to be a hill has been dug out and a building stands in its place! The progress that has been made in the last year is unbelievable and according to Dr. Giles-Gee this building is set to open on time this Fall (even after all the winter weather we had)! The IPEX building will be the home...

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03/22/2014

Madness! AHHHH!!!

So it's March and there's much madness. The first round is over and brackets everywhere are being rushed to the ICU. Warren Buffet had offered $1 billion to anyone who could have a perfect bracket, but according to ESPN none of those exist. We only just finished the first round. But don't feel bad because it is extremely unlikely you could make a perfect bracket. According to ESPN, there aree 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 possible outcomes. In words, that's 9.2 quintillion. There's 6 commas there. No that's not a typo. This means the odds of you picking the perfect bracket is 1.084x10-21 %....

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