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Upcoming Events


September 17

Blood Drive
9:30 - 2:30 pm (Gym)
September 17
Women's Soccer vs. MCLA
4:30 p.m.

September 18
Men's Soccer vs. Morrisville State
4:30 p.m.
September 20
White Coat Ceremony 
Vermont Campus
4:00 p.m.
September 21
Men's Soccer vs. Vaughn College
2:00 p.m.
September 22
Women's Soccer at Sarah Lawrence College
1:00 p.m.
September 22
Men's Soccer at Sarah Lawrence College
3:00 p.m.
September 27
Student Summer Research Award Presentations
11:30 am, Boardroom
September 27
Albany Campus White Coat Ceremony
4:00 p.m. (Gym)
September 28
Mario Zeolla '97 
5K Walk/Run
9:00 a.m. (Track)
September 28
ACPHS Health + Wellness Expo
10 am - 3 pm

Over the course of the next few weeks, we will be using this section to introduce new faculty and staff who joined the College this past summer.
Allison Burton-Chase
Asst. Professor, Pharmacy Practice (Albany)

Emma Ginty
Asst. Director, Admissions

Caleb Grant 
Asst. Director of Pharmacy Admissions

The e-Pulse, your weekly newsletter of all things ACPHS, is back! And our return has us feeling happier than a camel on Wednesday. For the benefit of new readers and those who forgot to reset their e-mail filters, the e-Pulse is a recap of news from across our two campuses hand delivered to your inbox each Monday. The good news: it can be read in less time than it takes to get a quote from Geico. The bad news: it's unlikely to save you 15% or more on car insurance.


Relay for Life Total Places College in Top 3 Nationwide

Since its formation in 2007, the ACPHS chapter of Colleges Against Cancer has raised approximately $225,000 through its annual Relay for Life event. The Chapter was recently notified by the American Cancer Society that last April's Relay for Life officially raised $43,769. That figure represents an all-time school record, and it placed ACPHS third in the country among colleges with enrollments of less than 2,500 students. It also marks the sixth time in seven years that the College has finished in the top five nationwide for fundraising per capita. 

Students Travel to Senegal for Culture and Customs Course
Four students in Associate Professor Kevin Hickey's Cultures and Customs of Senegal course completed their final projects by traveling to
the West African nation this past summer. Kaela Faraone, Ian McMullen, Yogita Patel, and Zach Yates joined Dr. Hickey for a nearly one month visit to Senegal. The students attended lectures, participated in local cultural events, lived with host families, and performed internships in areas such as education and health care (to learn more about their trip, watch this video). Last year, 90 ACPHS students participated in global experiences. Contact the ACPHS Office of Global Initiatives if you are interested in travel/study abroad opportunities. 

Kickoff Event Marks College's New Tobacco Free Status

ACPHS President James Gozzo and Albany Law School President/Dean Penny Andrews participated in a special event last Tuesday in the Student Center to mark the schools' new tobacco-free status. As a result of the Clean Space Initiative, community members and visitors are prohibited from using tobacco products on either school's campus. This policy has also been adapted by the University Heights College Suites residence facility. Said Dr. Gozzo, "As a health care based institution, we want to set a standard for health and wellness. Enacting a tobacco-free policy was a natural step in that direction."


Organic and Pharmaceutics Labs Renovated over Summer 

Summer was a busy time at ACPHS, with two major laboratory renovation projects taking place. The Pharmaceutics Teaching Lab (above left), located on the ground floor of the O'Brien Building, received a complete overhaul with new benches, cabinets, an expanded prep room, and the addition of two counseling rooms. The Organic Chemistry Lab also received a makeover with new cabinetry, hoods, an improved ventilation system, plus a dedicated room for a new NMR spectrometer (NMR spectroscopy is a powerful analytical method used by researchers to determine the structure of organic compounds). The work was the latest in a series of laboratory improvements that has included renovations to the Microbiology, Physics, and Basic & Clinical Chemistry labs in recent years.

College Donates 12 Gateway Laptops to Local Library

The ACPHS Department of IT Services, acting on behalf of the College, recently donated 12 Gateway laptops to the East Greenbush Community Library. The donated computers will be used to help train job seekers in the use of the internet and email, skills many applicants still lack. "People come to the library to learn how to fill out job applications online," said Elizabeth Putnam, the East Greenbush Adult Services Reference Librarian. "Not being able to do so is a barrier to getting hired." The computers will be part of the library's new Education and Employment Resource Center. 

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