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Upcoming Events


For a complete list of ACPHS events, visit the online calendar


January 29
Guest Speaker:
VT 101, 5:00 pm 
January 30
Pharm. Sciences Seminar Presentation
OB Boardroom / VT 402
11:00 am
January 30
VT 213, 11:00 am
January 30 
Women's Basketball vs. Fisher College
6:00 pm
January 30 

 "Hungry Heart"

Documentary Film

 VT Campus, 6:00 pm


January 31
Hunger  Games: Catching Fire
SC 202, 8:30 pm
February 1

 Relay for Life 

Charity Casino Night

Gym, 7:00 pm


February 4

Africana Film Series

SC 201, 7:00 pm


February 7
Deadline for Provost Technology Awards Applications

Mary Hoehn
Director of Grants Administration
Was it us, or did the winter break go by faster than Justin Bieber in a rented Lamborghini? The good news is that the start of the new semester means the e-Pulse is back up to speed, with five fresh stories for your reading pleasure. Not convinced it's for you? Give it a try and become a Belieber!

Stefan Balaz and Amit Pai Named Researchers of the Year 

Professor Stefan Balaz, Ph.D. (top), and Associate Professor Amit Pai, Pharm.D., were named ACPHS Researchers of the Year at the school's Fourth Annual Research Forum this past weekend. Described by Vice Provost of Research Shaker Mousa, Ph.D., as a "celebration of research," the event featured a diverse range of research presentations by faculty from across the College. Drs. Balaz and Pai were selected by a mathematical formula that evaluated grant funding and publications over the past 12 months. 

VT Campus to Host Screening of Rx Drug Abuse Documentary

The Vermont Campus will host a special screening of the documentary "The Hungry Heart" on Thursday, January 30 at 6:00 pm. The documentary follows the struggles of a group of Vermonters in their teens and early 20's who are addicted to prescription drugs. The film has received national attention in the past few weeks after Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin referenced it in his State of the State speech, which focused entirely on the drug abuse epidemic. Several of the individuals featured in the movie will be in attendance on Thursday to answers questions after the film.

ACCP Student Group Receives Official Chapter Status 

The student chapter of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) received notification last week by the national organization that it has met the qualifications for official chapter status. In meeting the guidelines, the College becomes one of just 26 schools in the country with an official ACCP chapter. The ACPHS group was launched in 2010 as a student "affiliate" and has since seen nearly 200 students involved in its activities. The group offers students opportunities to explore clinical pharmacy specialties, expand and showcase their knowledge, and receive career development guidance.

Africana Film Series Ready to Kick Off its Tenth Season

The College will host its 10th annual Africana Film Series February 4, 11, and 18. All films will be shown at 7:00 pm in Room 201 of the ACPHS Student Center. Started in 2005 by Associate Professor of Africana Studies, Kevin Hickey, Ph.D., the Series has earned a steady following through the years from both inside and outside the campus community. In celebration of the Series' tenth anniversary, the three films selected by Dr. Hickey this year represent his personal favorites from the past nine series. Click the following link to view film titles and descriptions.

Student-Athletes Well Represented on Dean's List

Twenty-six student-athletes earned Dean's List honors for the fall 2013 semester (to be eligible for the Dean's List, students must earn a 3.5 term GPA). There were a total of 91 students who played sports in the fall semester, meaning nearly 30% of all participants made the Dean's List. Adding to these accomplishments is the fact that six student-athletes finished the semester with a perfect 4.0 GPA. The cumulative GPA for all student-athletes was 3.12.

Fine Print

We like to think of ourselves as optimists here at the e-Pulse, but after a week of temperatures that seemed to hover between 2-4 degrees, it's hard to think of this as the "spring" semester. We might be willing to concede "late, late, fall" semester, but spring feels a tad premature at this point.