03 MARCH 2014 E-NEWSLETTER OF THE NATIONALLY RANKED UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES this issue Cosmetic science program welcomes industry leaders to campus Students in the Cosmetic Science major of the B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences program were able to meet and learn from some notable industry leaders in February 2014. Mark Chandler , president of Adaptive Cosmetic Technology Solutions, led five seminars on topics ranging from surfactants in cosmetics to research opportunities in the cosmetic industry. Perry Romanowski of Brains Publishing discussed cosmetic product development for shampoos and conditioners. The seminar series continues in March and April, with presentations on product formulation and packaging. The seminars are free and open to the public. The Real World: APPEs P.2 CD3 Symposium P.3 Upcoming Events P.4 Pharmacy agreement signed with Al-Zaytoonah Private University of Jordan The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences recently advanced its relationship with AlZaytoonah Private University of Jordan by signing a memorandum of understanding between both schools. The agreement includes faculty exchanges and research collaborations. The signing event was the college’s first virtual agreement signing and took place via teleconference, with large screen projections bridging the distance between two continents. Faculty members and administrators from both institutions spoke at the event, including Chancellor Jeffrey Gold and Dean Johnnie Early from The University of Toledo and Dean Ghassan Abu Sheika from Al-Zaytoonah. Dr. Amanda BryantFriedrich, who manages the college’s communications with Al-Zaytoonah, hosted the event. “The signing of this agreement with AlZaytoonah makes official a wonderful relationship that has developed over the past years through the development of shared goals and a commitment to excellence in the pharmaceutical sciences,” said Bryant-Friedrich. “We are very much looking forward to continued growth and prosperity at both institutions through this agreement.” Last fall, Al-Zaytoonah’s dean, Ghassan Abu Sheika, visited The University of Toledo and embarked on research projects with faculty members in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dr. Bryant-Friedrich is also organizing the 2014 International Pharmaceutical Conference, co-sponsored by the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and AlZaytoonah’s faculty of pharmacy. The first conference co-sponsored by these institutions, held in fall of 2012, was very successful and brought international exposure to both institutions as well as to the practice of pharmacy and pharmaceutical science research. Members of the faculty and administration of AlZaytoonah Private University of Jordan participated in the agreement signing via teleconference.