Monday, March 25, 2019

In the News:

Textured Ball Hits Market
U.S. Lacrosse Magazine
February 22, 2019
Jamie Lockard, the Widener men’s lacrosse coach, reviewed the new textured lacrosse ball created by Guardian Innovations, the maker of the first greaseless lacrosse ball.

Widener Law Student Named Distinguished Law Student for the Third Circuit
Delaware Law Weekly
March 22, 2019
Delaware Law School announced that law student Joseph D. Farris III was selected as the 2019 Distinguished Law Student for the Third Circuit.

Thomas Jefferson University to Present 2019-2020 Philadelphia Speakers Series: Celebrated Lineup Includes John Kerry, Jason Alexander, Susan Rice and Bob Woodward
American Towns
March 22, 2019
After 15 years, Widener will no longer present the Philadelphia Speakers Series. The series will now be led by Thomas Jefferson University.

Fed continues focus on revitalizing Chester
Delaware County Daily Times
March 25, 2019
The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Widener and the Riverfront Alliance presented a five-hour symposium on Friday to discuss existing capital in the city, economic opportunities and how the Community Reinvestment Act can apply to new private investment. Widener Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Chief of Staff Katie Herschede was one of the event speakers.

Tune-In Tomorrow:

Delaware Law Professor John Culhane will be on air with Radio Times at 10 a.m. to discuss his article in Politico outlining the recent ruling in the Connecticut Supreme Court that could have a significant impact on the gun industry.

Press Release:

Athletics Updates:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Staff Commencement Meeting; 10 – a.m.; A172
  • Christian Legal Society/Bible Study; 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.; Conference Room 5

Events on Main Campus today:

  • President’s Lecture: Enhancing Biomedical Engineering and Nursing Education: Adaptive and Experiential Learning in an Interdisciplinary Setting; 12 – 1 p.m.; Kapelski LC1

Friday, March 22, 2019

In the News:

Trump signs executive order on free speech on college campuses
Washington Post
March 21, 2019
This article summarizes President Trump’s executive order signed yesterday to protect freedom of speech on college campuses and features President Julie E. Wollman who touches on the importance of free speech on college campuses and its role in preparing students for active participation as engaged citizens in our democracy. Dr. Wollman is also quoted in a related article in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The Big Picture with Olivier Knox
SiriusXM (no link available)
March 21, 2019
Delaware Law Professor John Culhane was a guest on this SiriusXM radio show talking about his article in Politico that discusses the monumental implications that a recent ruling in the CT Supreme Court could have not only for the surviving members of the Sandy Hook massacre, but potentially for the entire gun industry.

Four area colleges rank in top online MBA list
Valley News Dispatch
March 21, 2019
Widener is one of four area colleges and universities that made the 2019 list for having top online MBA programs according to BusinessStudent.com, a business education website. This news is also featured in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Alumni News:

‘The Diagnosis’ shares one family’s experience with Down syndrome
Grok Nation
March 21, 2019
In honor of World Down Syndrome Day, Widener alumna Dani Weiss-Bronstein and Chari Pere published a “Cartoonmentary,” a combination of a comic strip and a documentary, about Dani’s experience with having a baby with Down syndrome.

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Transfer Instant Decision Day; 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Muller Hall
  • Honors Week: Student Presentations; 12 – 1 p.m.; Webb Room, UC

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Accepted Applicant Day; 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.; The Gallery, A180 & A170
  • Torts Reviews with Professor Lee; 1 – 1:50 p.m.; L203

Events on Main Campus this Weekend:

    • Accepted Student Day; Saturday @ 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Alumni Auditorium
    • Men’s Lacrosse vs. Frostburg State; Saturday @ 10 a.m.; Home
    • Baseball vs. Arcadia; 3 p.m.; Home

Events on Delaware Law Campus this Weekend:

  • Accepted Applicants Day; Saturday @ 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Atrium and Ruby R. Vale Courtroom
  • ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) Spring Competition – Final Round; Sunday all day; Ruby R. Vale Courtroom

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus this Weekend:

  • Barrister’s Ball; Saturday evening; Crowne Plaza
  • CDO/Interviews; Sunday@ 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.; DCR

Thursday, March 21, 2019

In the News:

NBC10
March 14, 2019
Coverage of the opening of the Alan J. Criswell Robotics Engineering Laboratory. The event was celebrated with a tour of the lab and brief remarks by Interm Dean Sachin Patil, Provost Fred Akl, and Mr. Criswell, ’82. Additional coverage is also is featured in the Delaware County Daily Times. (Those unable to access the story due to the paywall may email eabarrett@widener.edu for more information.)

Nevada lawmakers to consider fee shifting in shareholder litigation
Reuters
March 16, 2019
An article discussing the potential impact of “fee-shifting” legislation for corporations in Nevada quotes Lawrence Hamermesh, emeritus professor of law at Delaware Law School.

A California Jury Found Roundup Caused One Man’s Cancer in a ‘Bellwether’ Case
Pacific Standard
March 20, 2019
Jean Eggen, distinguished emerita professor at Delaware Law School, explains why this decision doesn’t bode well for Bayer, which is facing thousands of pending cases over Roundup. Article is also featured in US Politics.

CCPS board honors students for exemplary accomplishments
Maryland Independent
March 20, 2019
Lashauna Barbour is one of 13 students honored by the Board of Education for exemplary academic accomplishments. Barbour was recently accepted to Widener on an academic scholarship and plans to study biomedical engineering. She is also a finalist in the Widener Leadership Program.

How to solve climate change? There are a thousand answers
The Hill
March 21, 2019
This article is co-authored by John C. Dernbach, professor and director of the Environmental Law and Sustainability Center at Commonwealth Law School.

Valuable Learning Credits Draw Professionals to 2nd Annual Healthcare Compliance Symposium on April 4th
Gateway News Source
March 21, 2019
Delaware Law School and First Healthcare Compliance will host the second annual Healthcare Compliance Symposium on April 4 to provide resources for professionals facing the challenges of the fast-growing and highly regulated healthcare industry.

Alumni News:

Jomar Valve announces new promotion and hires
Supply House Times
March 19, 2019
Jomar Valve announced their new national specifications manager is Lauren Berenato, a Widener Law graduate.

Nicolas Jenner joins Landis Rath & Cobb
Hockessin Community News
March 19, 2019
Landis Rath & Cobb announced that Nicolas E. Jenner, a Delaware Law graduate, joined the firm as an associate.

Bajan attorney invests in East Flatbush
Caribbean Life News
March 20, 2019
Article profiles Widener Law graduate Terry Hinds, a former chairman of Community Board 17 in East Flatbush who now practices law in his community.

Homepage Feature Story:

Endless possibilities: Rise of Robotics

Athletics Updates:

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Faculty Meeting; 12 – 2 p.m.; Barristers’ Club
  • BLSA Trailblazers Social; 6 – 8 p.m.; Barristers’ Club

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Moot Court Practice; 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Wireless Lab
  • Christian Legal Society/Bible Study; 12 – 1 p.m.; Conference Room 5
  • L&G Institute/Immigration Speaker; 12 – 1 p.m.; L206

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Faculty Recital; 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.; Kapelski LC1
  • State Street Reading Series; 7 – 9 p.m.; Media Arts Council Gallery at 609 W. State Street in Media

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

In the News:

Maya Angelou and the mother-daughter relationship
The Notebook
March 19, 2019
This article is written by Rachel Slaughter, a doctoral candidate at Widener who is completing a dissertation on multicultural literacy.

Higher Education
Delaware State News
March 19, 2019
Tammy Miller and Alexis Stombaugh were named to the fall 2018 dean’s list at Delaware Law School.

New Book Arms Policymakers, Lawyers, Private Sector With Tools to Combat Climate Change in the United States
Environmental Law Institute
March 2019
John Dernbach, professor and director of the Environmental Law and Sustainability Center at Commonwealth Law, is one of the editors for a newly released book “Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States,” which details more than 1,000 recommendations covering a range of policy areas to reduce GHG emissions by at least 80% from 1990 levels by 2050.

WDEL (no link available)
March 20, 2019
Distinguished Professor John G. Culhane spoke to WDEL’s Allan Loudell today about an article on gun litigation that he wrote for Politico.

Athletics Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Honors Week: Student Presentations; 12 – 1 p.m.; Webb Room, UC
  • Softball vs. Cabrini (DH); 4 p.m.; Home
  • Women’s History Month Speaker; 4 – 5 p.m.; Kapelski LC1
  • Spring Themed Dinner Series; 5 – 7:30 p.m.; Marriott Dining Room
  • Softball vs. Cabrini (DH); 6 p.m.; Home
  • Men’s Volleyball vs. Immaculata; 7 p.m.; Home

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Distinguished Jurist Moot Court Competition – Semi-Final Round; 6 – 8 p.m.; Location TBD

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • LCL/Meet w/Students; 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; A109
  • Admissions/On Line Information Session; 2 – 6 p.m.; L201
  • ELC Speaker Series; 4 – 5:30 p.m.; A180
  • MidPenn Pardon Project; 5:30 – 9 p.m.; L201

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

In the News:

Walker “Baby” Carter film was a touching tribute to his life
Chester Matters Blog
March 14, 2019
The Illuminate Chester series presented “Remembering Walker ‘Baby’ Carter,” a short documentary film highlighting the life of Carter Walker, a Chester resident who, among many accomplishments, earned a degree at Widener and played and coached football and track & field at the university.

Knowledge@Wharton
March 14, 2019
James May, distinguished professor of law and co-founder and co-director of the Dignity Rights Project and the Environmental Rights Institute at Delaware Law, is featured on this episode. The episode can be downloaded through the link above.

Look inside Widener’s new robotics laboratory (Gallery)
Philadelphia Business Journal
March 15, 2019
Article features photos and details about the School of Engineering’s new Alan J. Criswell Robotics lab that opened last week in Kirkbride Hall.

EPA Awards Grants to 21 Student Teams for Innovative Technology Projects
Filtration News
March 19, 2019
Xiaochao Tang, a professor of engineering, is the principal investigator for one of the 21 teams of undergraduate and graduate students that were awarded more than $300,000 in funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced through its People, Prosperity, and the Planet (P3) grants program.

Alumni News:

Mallinckrodt (MNK) Names Bryan Reasons as CFO
Street Insider
March 18, 2019
Mallinckrodt, a leading global specialty pharmaceutical company, announced that Bryan Reasons, who earned an MBA at Widener, has been appointed Chief Financial Officer.

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus today:

    • Honors Week: Student Presentations; 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.; Webb Room, UC
    • Virtual Information Session: Accelerated Nursing Harrisburg Program; 5 – 6 p.m.; Online
    • Honors Week: Open Mic; 6 – 7 p.m.; Freedom Hall 122 (Amphitheater)
    • Voices of Leadership with Leanne Caret, 7 p.m.; Lathem Hall

     

  • Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:
    • Lunch & Learn/Office of Attorney General (Business Advising); 12 – 1 p.m.; L201
    • Prof. Meadows/Contracts Review; 12:30 – 1:50 p.m.; L202
    • L&G PreProgram; 3 – 5 p.m.; L201
    • Business Advising/L&G CLE; 5 – 6 p.m.; A180
    • Moot Court Competition Practice; 6 – 8 p.m.; A180

     

  • Events on Delaware Law Campus today:
    • First Generation Law Students Association; 6- 8 p.m.; Green Turtle, Concord Pike, Wilmington

 

Monday, March 18, 2019

In the News:

Universities already protect and promote free speech
Philadelphia Inquirer
March 15, 2019
In this opinion piece, President Julie Wollman outlines how college and university campuses are leading the way for our society in supporting free speech.

Historical Marker to Honor Upper Chichester Native, Pioneer in Women’s Medicine
Pivot Today
March 18, 2019
Widener will honor Dr. Anna Broomall’s contributions to medicine and the region, along with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission at a historical marker dedication on March 26.

This Lawsuit Could Change How We Prosecute Mass Shootings
Politico Magazine
March 18, 2019
An article written by John Culhane, distinguished professor of law at Delaware Law, explains how a recent court ruling could make gun manufacturers accountable.

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Villanova’s Law School Among Nation’s Top 100
Pivot Today
March 18, 2019
Delaware Law School ranked 41st and 86th in Environmental Law and Health Care Law in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual law school rankings.

In the Colleges, March 17
New Jersey Herald
March 18, 2019
Emily Garofalo and Michael Savarese were named to the Widener dean’s list in the fall 2018 semester.

Athletics Updates:

Events on Main Campus today: 

  • Honors Week Presentations; 12 – 12:50 p.m.; Webb Room, University Center

Friday, March 15, 2019

Spark Product Innovation with Name Brands—and Lego Bricks
Course Hero
March 11, 2019
Dan Li, an assistant professor of marketing, bring legos into her advanced marketing classroom to spark hands-on learning exercises that reflect real-world scenarios and creates an energetic and compelling learning environment.

Here’s How PA Grad Schools Rank Among Top Programs: U.S. News
Malvern Patch
March 13, 2019
The School of Nursing master’s programs ranked 135th on the U.S. News and World Reports 2020 ranking of the best graduate schools in the country. The report surveyed the 584 nursing schools with master’s or doctoral programs accredited in the U.S. and developed a ranking based on factors such as the four research activity indicators, faculty credentials, the percentage of faculty members with important achievements, and faculty participation in nursing practice.

Widener’s Small Business Development Center Named SAP Next-Gen Lab
Targeted News Service
March 13, 2019
The School of Business Administration and Small Business Development Center announced that SBDC’s Success Lab has been named a SAP Next-Gen Lab for design thinking and analytics. The innovative space will allow students, faculty and business consultants gather to find solutions to help clients start or grow their businesses.

Widener, state bar team up for class on starting law firm
Central Penn Business Journal
March 14, 2019
Widener Law Commonwealth and the Pennsylvania Bar Association are partnering on a class that teaches students about starting and successfully managing a law firm. The story quotes Dean Christian Johnson, Eden L. Mandrell, director of the Career Development Office, and 2017 alum, Robert Moran, of the Moran Law Group, LLC.

Parker named to Widener Law Commonwealth Dean’s List
Coastal Point
March 14, 2019
Paige Parker earned dean’s list recognition for the fall 2018 semester.

6 ABC
March 14, 2019
6 ABC and NBC10 captured yesterday’s ribbon cutting to unveil the Alan J. Criswell Robotics Engineering Laboratory. The event was celebrated with a tour of the lab and brief remarks by Interm Dean Sachin Patil, Provost Fred Akl, and Mr. Criswell, ’82.

Press Release:

Prestigious professional association names Delaware Law School nominee “Distinguished Law Student”
Widener Engineering Unveils State-of-the-Art Robotics Engineering Lab

Athletics Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Health Lecture Series: Cultural Fishbowl: Navigating the Ethics of Extra-Analytic Contact and Overlapping Relationships in in the LGBTQ+ Community; 2 – 4 p.m; University Center, Room A
  • Softball vs. Cedar Crest (DH); 4 p.m.; Home
  • Shamrock 5k Run/Walk; 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.; Race begins behind Old Main
  • Softball vs. Cedar Crest (DH); 6 p.m.; Home

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Torts Reviews/Professor Lee; 1 – 1:50 p.m.; L203

Events on Delaware Law Campus this Weekend:

  • Mock LSAT; Saturday @ 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ruby R. Vale Courtroom

Events on Main Campus this Weekend:

  • Baseball vs. Alvernia (DH); Saturday @ 1 p.m.; Home
  • Men’s Lacrosse vs. Roger Williams; Saturday @ 1 p.m.; Home
  • Women’s Lacrosse vs. Moravian; Saturday @ 1 p.m.; Home
  • Softball vs. Gwynedd Mercy (DH); Saturday @ 2 p.m. Home
  • Baseball vs. Alvernia (DH); Saturday @ 3 p.m.; Home
  • Softball vs. Gwynedd Mercy (DH); Saturday @ 4 p.m.; Home
  • Widener University Recital Series; Sunday @ 3 – 4 p.m.; Kapelski Hall Music Room

Thursday, March 14, 2019

In the News:

New Master’s Degree Offered in Doylestown
Doylestown Patch
March 13, 2019
Baruch S. Blumberg Institute partnered with Widener to offer a Master of Organizational Development and Leadership degree programThis announcement quotes Kim O’Halloran, associate provost and dean for Widener’s Graduate Studies and Extended Learning.

New Program Offers “Safe Space” for Grieving Families
The Chester Spirit
March 13, 2019
An article about the Chester Community Coalition’s counseling services offered to Chester residents affected by acts of violence mentions a potential partnership with Widener that would help support families and people dealing with homelessness.

High School Leadership awardees named
The Chester Spirit (no link available)
March 13, 2019
News item on 16 Delaware County students named to Widener’s list of High School Leadership Award winners.

Court of appeals judge to present on civil debate
The Underground
March 14, 2019
Judge Kent A. Jordan, an adjunct professor at Delaware Law School, will discuss the value of civil debate, “A Little Room for Reason: The Value of Civil Debate,” on Friday, March 15 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Penn State.

Charles students honored for exemplary accomplishments
The Bay Net
March 14, 2019
Charles County Public School student Lashauna Barbour  was recently accepted to Widener and is also a finalist in the Widener University Leadership Program.

Alumni News:

Pasta and Politics

NJTV
March 13, 2019
Republican State Chairman Doug Steinhardt, a graduate of Widener Law Commonwealth, was a guest on the show Pasta & Politics with Nick Acocella.

Press Release:

Widener’s Small Business Development Center named SAP Next-Gen Lab

Athletics Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Celebrating the “Alan J. Criswell Robotics Lab”; 3 – 4 p.m.; Kirkbride Hall, room 242
  • A Tribute to Walker ‘Baby’ Carter; 6 – 7 p.m.; MJ Freed Theater 515 Avenue of the States, Chester

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Christian Legal Society/Bible Study; 12 – 1 p.m.; Conference Room 5
  • 1st Year’s Scholars Reception; 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.; The Gallery
  • Moot Court Competition Practices; 5 – 6 p.m.; A180

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

In the News:

Maintaining Dignity in Hospice and Health Care
The New Social Worker
March 2019
In celebration of Social Work month, Nicole Adelman, an adjunct professor of social work, writes about how the professions’ core value of maintaining the dignity and worth of all people impacts and informs her career.

Investigators at Widener University Discuss Findings in Nanoporous (Synthesis of Nitrogen and Sulfur Codoped Nanoporous Carbons From Algae: Role In Co2 Separation)
Nanotech Daily
March 12, 2019
Dipendu Saha, associate professor of engineering, and Scott Van Bramer, distinguished professor of chemistry, co-authored a study in the journal ACS Omega in collaboration with researchers at Rutgers University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

In wealthy Williamson, homeownership can be a distant dream. Habitat is working to make it a reality
Nashville Tennessean
March 12, 2019
As part of Alternative Spring Break, student volunteers from Widener participated in Habitat for Humanity and worked on homes in Fairview, Tennessee.

Experts and Officials Discuss Ways to Achieve Zero Carbon Emissions
SDG
March 12, 2019
Article references a book with more than 1,000 recommendations on laws and actions for decarbonization that was edited by John Dernbach, professor and director of the Environmental Law and Sustainability Center at Commonwealth Law School.

Look to Bill Cosby case as proof that American defamation law needs a review
The News Journal
March 13, 2019
Delaware Law Dean Rod Smolla authored this piece that defends a recent opinion by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas arguing that the Supreme Court should reconsider its landmark 1964 decision in New York Times Co. v. Sullivan.

Athletics Updates:

Baseball: Widener 11, Neumann University 3

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Graduate Studies Fair; 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Lathem Hall
  • Community Reading Group: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson; 1 – 2 p.m.; Wolfgram Memorial Library, Drost Room
  • Softball vs. Penn St.-Abington (DH); 3 p.m.; Home
  • Softball vs. Penn St.-Abington (DH); 5 p.m.; Home
  • Spring Themed Dinner Series; 5 – 7:30 p.m.; Marriott Dining Hall Academic North
  • Online Chat for Prospective Undergraduate Students; 7 – 8 p.m.; Online
  • Men’s Lacrosse vs. Stevens; 7 p.m.; Home

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Moot Court Competition Practices; 5 – 6 p.m.; A180
  • Screening of “Blackfish/ALDF; 5 – 7 p.m.; L203
  • MidPenn Pardon Project; 5:30 – 9 p.m.; L201

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Distinguished Jurist Moot Court Competition – Preliminary Rounds; 6 – 8 p.m.; Delaware Law campus

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Under Pressure
The Social Work Podcast
February 19, 2019
This podcast was transcribed by Alisa Tobin, a student in the online master of social work program.

Alumni News:

District Justice Rashid Santiago joins county judge race
The Morning Call
March 11, 2019
Rashid Santiago, a Widener Law alum and Allentown magisterial district justice, joined the crowded race for Lehigh County judge.

Parting Thoughts: State Solicitor Allison Reardon reflects on long career
Delaware Business Times
March 11, 2019
Widener Law graduate Allison Reardon, director of the Office of Civil Rights and Public Trust, is retiring after more than 25 years of public service.

WTHS alumnus wins national graduate student award
Washington Township Sun
March 11, 2019
The recipient, Brandon Winslow, earned a bachelor of arts degree in sociology at Widener.

Press Release:

Widener University president, law dean present at SXSW EDU

Athletics Updates:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Pad Thai Food with Phi Alpha Delta and Crafts; 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.; Sidebar
  • Faculty Meeting; 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.; L205
  • Yoga Make Up Class; 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.; Sidebar
  • Moot Court Competition Practices; 5 – 6 p.m.; A180

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Delaware Journal of Corporate Law Alumni Happy Hour; 5 – 8 p.m.; Tonic
  • Distinguished Jurist Moot Court Competition – Preliminary Rounds; 6 – 8 p.m.; Delaware Law Campus