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This Week@WesternU, July 6-9, 2010

by Rodney Tanaka

July 6, 2010

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Welcome Week schedule

Welcome Week 2010 (Aug. 2-7, 2010) is a wonderful opportunity for incoming students to learn about the university and to meet their classmates. For questions regarding any of these events, call the Office of University Student Affairs at (909) 469-5340 or e-mail Additional information on college-specific orientation schedules, Ice Cream Social group breakdowns and other events is available here:

President’s Ice Cream Social (Optional)

Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010 at the Pumerantz Residence.

Convocation (Mandatory. Professional attire. White coats not required.)

8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, Ontario Convention Center, 2000 Convention Center Way East. Ontario, CA 91764. Directions

White Coat ceremonies (Mandatory. Professional attire. Bring white coats but do not wear them)

Saturday, Aug. 7

For a complete list of White Coat ceremonies, click here.

President’s Welcome Lunch and campus tours immediately follow Convocation and White Coat ceremonies on the WesternU campus from noon to 2:30 p.m.

Please RSVP to this event by sending an e-mail to Special Events ( or by calling Rocki at (909) 469-5439.

From the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific:

Kudos on accomplishments

Associate Professor Marek Malecki, MD, PhD, is invited to serve as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board and of the Conference Organizing Committee of the first International Conference on Health, Wellness and Society, University of California at Berkeley, on Jan. 20-22, 2011.

This is a sign of international recognition by peers of our Environmental Health Program conducted at our University with participation also by the students and faculty from the University of La Verne and Cal Poly Pomona.

From the College of Pharmacy:

Kudos on accomplishments

Congratulations to Dr. Kabir Lutfy and colleagues on their recent publication: Borzoo Farhang, Lindsay Pietruszewski, Kabirullah Lutfy, Edward J. Wagner: The role of the NOP receptor in regulating food intake, meal pattern, and the excitability of proopiomelanocortin neurons.

Neuropharmacology, 59:3, pp 190-192, September 2010.

Congratulations to the 2009-10 College of Pharmacy residents and fellows and their preceptors for their many accomplishments – 12 abstracts presented at national and international level meetings, including a couple of platform presentations, and four publications with more on the way. Click here to view a list of their accomplishments.

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