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Track the STCII Construction

The new interprofessional education building, featuring a sustainable green roof, is rising on campus. A new webcam pointed at the construction site makes tracking the building progress easy.

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President's Commission on Sustainability Formed

USciences president Dr. Helen Giles-Gee announced the formation of the President's Commission on Sustainability. This commission will provide valuable service to the campus. It will be charged with determining cost and energy savings and enhancing sustainable practices across the entire campus community. Primary goals of the commission will be to decrease USciences’ carbon footprint and to move the campus toward joining the national effort for sustainability in higher education. The President's Commission on Sustainability will be composed of faculty, staff, and students. The group will advise the president and other administrative groups on campus about issues of sustainability across the campus.

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The Elixir Turns the Page on 50 Years

The Elixir, USciences' student literary magazine, turned 50 years young this year with staff, contributors, and former editors celebrating the occasion on Friday, April 5, 2013. Former editors of the publication from the ’70s, ’80s, and '90s were on hand to join in the celebration. The Elixir was started by Professor RICHARD FLEU in 1963.
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Left to right: GERALDINE COYLE LIBERTI P’78, Laura Klimitas, LARRY LIBERTI P'76, MS, and associate professor of humanities CHRISTINE FLANAGAN, The Elixir advisor.

USciences-NYU Study Abroad Relationship Extended

USciences and the New York University (NYU) Study Abroad Program have renewed an articulation agreement under which USciences students retain access to the NYU network of global academic centers, located in some of the world’s most dynamic cities.

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There's an App for That at USciences

Version 2.0 of the USciences app is available for iPhones. Improvements include a new directory module as well as a connection to the library Get it now:

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USciences Continues Delaware Valley Science Fairs Sponsorship

USciences was once again proud to sponsor the Delaware Valley Science Fairs. In addition to an in-kind donation that translated into public relations services, the University gives scholarships to student winners at the Marie Curie level.

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USciences at the 2013 Philadelphia Science Festival-April 18-28

From April 18 to 28, USciences faculty, staff, and students spanning many of the University's disciplines took part in the activities of the 2013 Philadelphia Science Festival. For the third year, USciences was a sponsor for this citywide collaboration showcasing science and technology. Activities included the Clark Park Discovery Day where physical therapy students and faculty performed fitness tests on visitors and the Science Carnival on the Parkway where students and faculty from chemistry showed families how chemistry works to make slime.

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At the Clark Park Discovery Day, left to right
(standing): LUCAS YOUREY DPT’15, assistant professor of physical therapy LISA HOGLUND, PhD, and TALENE SOGHOMONIAN DPT’15;
(sitting): JESSICA THOMAS DPT’15 and JESSICA CARL DPT’15.

USciences Joins LEAP Employer-Educator Compact

USciences was among the initial signatories for a new national initiative called the LEAP Employer-Educator Compact that was developed by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and by employers working with AAC&U. This ongoing national initiative will ensure that today's students will be well prepared for economic, civic, and global challenges. "The value of having students who are science-based students rotate through my company is immeasurable," said Dr. DONALD J. M. PHILLIPS, CEO of Independence HealthCom Strategies Group, Inc., and a member of USciences board of trustees, who signed the compact as an employer. "For the students, they gain exposure that helps make them better healthcare professionals."

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Going Global: USciences Ranked in Top 100 Universities

A global ranking by Youth Incorporated magazine recognized USciences as 95th overall in the Top 100 Global Universities division. The ranking identifies the best higher education institutes in the world that are fulfilling their commitment to provide quality education.

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Founders' Day 2013 Celebrates the University's 192nd Anniversary

Each February, University of the Sciences honors its past with a Founders' Day ceremony to commemorate the University's establishment in 1821. Among the honorees this year was Legacy JOSEPH L. FINK, III, P'70, JD, professor of law and policy at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. He received an honorary doctor of science degree in recognition of his leadership and dedication to the advancement of pharmacy, law, research, and education.

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