"Bronze People"

WesternU will host nine realistic bronze works by internationally renowned sculptor Seward Johnson beginning today, March 1, and running through May 31, 2010. The figures, which are life-sized and range in weight from 350 to 900 pounds, will be placed along the Campus Esplanade running east to west between Towne Avenue and Gibbs Street. The public is invited to walk the Esplanade and pay a visit to each work, discovering details and posing for photographs with the bronze "people." A 10th sculpture, by artist Bruce Lindsey, also will be part of the exhibit. http://www.westernu.edu/xp/edu/pharmacy/ray-symposium-about.xml.

From the College of Pharmacy:

Kudos on accomplishments

Congratulations to Dr. Kabir Lutfy on his publication, "The effects of opioids and opioid analogs on animal and human endocrine systems." Vuong C, Van Uum SH, O’Dell LE, Lutfy K, Friedman TC. Endocr Rev. 2010 Feb;31(1):98-132.

COP News

Join the College of Pharmacy at the fourth annual Ray Symposium to be held in the new Health Education Center auditorium on April 15, featuring Dr. Michael Cohen speaking on medication safety. For more information please visit http://www.westernu.edu/xp/edu/pharmacy/ray-symposium-about.xml. Please consider supporting this year’s eighth annual GNP/ICP Scholarship Golf Classic on June 9, 2010 at Robinson Ranch in Santa Clarita. This prestigious tournament supports scholarship funds for those students who have an interest in pursuing an independent pharmacy career. For more information contact Paul A. Stover at pstover@westernu.edu.

View the latest issue of RXBound on the Web at http://www.westernu.edu/bin/pharmacy/pharmacy-newsletter-winter-2010.pdf.

From University Advancement:

College of Pharmacy Gifts

Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy is pleased to accept a gift of $4,000 from Wal-Mart and key contact Dr. Day Gooch in support of the Wal-Mart Pharmacy Scholarship. Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy received a gift of $2,500 from The Ralphs Foundation and key contact Dr. Rebecca Cupp in support of the Ralphs Pharmacy Scholarship. Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy accepted a gift of $1,100 from the United Pharmacists Network, Inc. and Dr. Victor Law (Current Dean’s Advisory Council Member) in support of the Asian American Health Profession Student Fund.

From the Harriet K. and Philip Pumerantz Library:

Citrus Exhibit

The "Citrus and Health" exhibit hosted by The Pumerantz Library has been extended through April 30. The collection is being presented by Richard Barker, retired banker and founder and president of the Citrus Roots – Preserving Citrus Heritage Foundation. Among the items on display are citrus crate labels, photographs of the citrus industry, magazine advertisements, reamers, home remedies, and more. The collection is open to the public Monday thru Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and noon to 4 p.m. on weekends. Invite your family and friends. The exhibit, in the library’s lobby and museum room, is sponsored by Citrus Motors of Ontario. Please visit http://www.westernu.edu/bin/pharmacy/citrus-roots-poster.pdf for more information.