Monday, September 30, 2013

In the News:

  • Delaware readies for Tuesday’s start of health care plan enrollments – News Journal (9/29 –  John Culhane, professor of law, and Caitlyn Conk, a third year law stdent, were quoted)
  • State-certified sign- and foreign-language interpreters in Allegheny County assist defendants, victims, witnesses others – Pittsburgh Tribune (9/29 – The School of Law is helping certify translators) 
  • Chester community celebrates redevelopment of Deshong Park – Delaware County Daily Times (9/28 – Widener University was mentioned) 
  • Campaign highlights risks of no health insurance – Delaware State News (9/27 – Robert Bonk, associate professor of professional writing, was quoted)
  • National Coffee Day on 9/29: Freebies and the top 10 American cafes – Los Angeles Times (9/27 – Mention of the WU Brew giveaway) 

News Releases:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Pew Lecture: “The Inside Scoop on Reality TV”, by Melissa Jo Peltier; 12 p.m.; University Center, Webb Room
  • Stargazing; 8–9 p.m.;  Widener Observatory

Athletic Update:

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Friday, September 27, 2013

In the News:

  • Fresh legal challenge on same-sex marriage – The Philadelphia Inquirer (9/27 – Law Professor John Culhane provided expert commentary) 
  • Nation’s first nonprofit supermarket to open in Chester – The Philadelphia Inquirer (9/26 – Stephen Kauffman, associate professor of social work, provided expert commentary) 
  • MCCC enters into historic agreement with Dongseo University in South Korea – The Times Herald (9/26 – Mention of partnership with Widener University) 
  • Bit of a windfall for Pa. universities – Campus Inq, a Philly.com blog (9/26 – Widener University was listed) 

News Releases:

Events on the Harrisburg Campus today:

Events on or near Main Campus Saturday:

  • Deshong Park Commemoration Day; 10:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Deshong Park and throughout Chester
  • Field Hockey vs. Stevenson University; 12 p.m.;  Home
  • Football vs. Lycoming College; 1 p.m.;  Home

Athletic Update:

Widener Magazine Blog:

Thursday, September 26, 2013

In the News:

  • Sexuality Matters: Sexy over 60, the health benefits of sexual activity – News of Delaware County (9/25 – Monthly column written by a student in the human sexuality program. This month’s column was written by Megan O’Brien)
  • October Water Symposium and Water Conference Oct. 15-16 in Lincoln – KRVN-FM and KNEB-AM (John Dernbach, distinguished professor of law, will speak on legal sustainability) 
  • The List: Which Area Universities’ Grads Earn the Most – The Philly Post blog (9/25 – Widener University was mentioned) 

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Opening of the Sacred Space; 11:30 a.m.; University Center, Lower Level
  • Service with  a Purpose Speaker Series: Faces of our Fathers Film Festival, sponsored by the Office of Civic Engagement ; 3 p.m.; University Center, Room A
  • Crime Film Series: The Untouchables, hosted by  Dr. Sarah Nicksa, assistant professor of criminal justice, and open to the Widener community; 7 p.m.; Old Main Annex, Room 2
  • Women’s Volleyball vs. Franklin & Marshall College; 7 p.m.; Home

Athletic Update:

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

In the News:

  • UMH Properties, Inc. Announces Retirement And Appoints New Member To Board Of Directors – Reuters (9/24 – Matthew Hirsch is an adjunct professor in the School of Law.  This PR Newswire story also appeared in the Associated Press, the Philadelphia Business Journal, and on local TV programs including, WSFX-TV)
  • Comfort Foods: How they help us through hard times – Viewpoints, available on iTunes (Dr. Jordan Troisi, visiting assistant professor of psychology, provided expert commentary on comfort foods to Viewpoints, which was distributed to a number of radio stations) 

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Career Services Fall Career Fair; 11 a.m.–3 p.m.; Schwartz Athletic Center
  • Art Gallery Reception; 5–8 p.m.; Widener University Art Gallery

Athletic Update:

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

In the News:

  • SRC chief learned early to put education first – The Philadelphia Inquirer (9/23 – A new feature Q & A in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Leadership Agenda, is sponsored by Widener University)
  • A community outraged: Fairview Township residents rally to block proposed warehouse – The Patriot-News (9/23 – John Nivala, professor emeritus at the School of Law, was quoted) 
  • Neglect, Mismanagement at Historic Yerevan Site – Armenian News Network, Groong (9/22 – Dr. Mitchell Rothman, professor and chair of anthropology, was mentioned) 
  • Editorial: A reminder of our rights – News-Press (9/21 – Letter quotes Alan Garfield, distinguished professor of law) 

Events on Main Campus today:

  • National Voter Registration Day; 11 a.m.–1 p.m.; University Center, Atrium
  • Screening: Boyz n the Hood, with discussion led by Dr. Mark Graybill; 6 p.m.; Wellness Center, Media Room

Athletic Update:

Monday, September 23, 2013

In the News:

  • Widener Partnership under new leader – Delaware County Daily Times (9/23 – Story on Darlene Davis, principal of the Widener Partnership Charter School)
  • On the Boards – The Philadelphia Inquirer (9/23 – Law Dean Linda L. Ammons was named to the board of WHYY) 
  • Pennsylvania Legislature mop-up session to consider pension, school taxes, more – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (9/22 – Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, provided expert commentary)
  • Legal aid is standing by for military families’ hard times – The Philadelphia Inquirer (9/22 – Mention of the Veteran’s Law Clinic at Widener. This story was also mentioned on Bloomberg Businessweek)

Events on the Delaware Campus today:

  •  “An Evening of the Arts” Exhibit and Reception;4–6 p.m.; Main Law Building

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Stargazing; 8-9 p.m.; Widener University Observatory

Athletic Update:

Widener Magazine Blog:

Friday, September 20, 2013

 

In the News:

  • Widener Hosts Event on LGBT Aging – Philadelphia Gay News (A preview of the upcoming Sexuality and Aging Conference Sept. 27-28)
  • How to Improve Your Credit Score – Cardhub.com (Dr. Cynthia Saltzman, professor of economics, provided expert commentary)
  • Widener Law to Host Fracking Seminar – The Sentinel
  • The Complete Ranking of America’s 501 Smartest Colleges – Business Insider (Widener ranks #416; This news was also reported in Yahoo! Finance)
  • Op-ed: High Opportunity for Nuclear Disarmament at High-Level Meeting – Inter Press Service  (Op-ed by Jonathan Granoff, adjunct professor of international law)

News Releases:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Field Hockey vs. Cabrini College; 7 p.m.; Home

Events on Main Campus Saturday:

  • Women’s Volleyball vs. Cabrini College; 10 a.m.; Home
  • Women’s Soccer vs. FDU Florham; 1 p.m.; Home
  • Women’s Volleyball vs. Haverford College; 2 p.m.; Home
  • Men’s Soccer vs. Gwynedd Mercy College; 4 p.m.; Home

Athletic Update:

  • Women’s Soccer vs. Delaware Valley; W 1-0
  • Six Matches, Six Shutouts for Widener – Delaware County Daily Times (News of Women’s Soccer’s Successes)

Thursday, September 19, 2013

In the News:

  • Clerk to Appeal Order Halting Gay Marriage Licenses – The Legal Intelligencer (9/18 – John Culhane, professor of law, was quoted*)
  • Synagogues Get Boomers More Involved – Jewish Exponent (9/18 – Judy Simkins supervises student teachers at Widener)  
  • Hispanic Heritage Month 2013: Nayda Allridge – U.S. Department of State (9/15 – Allridge is an advocate for the Widener Family Law Clinic) 

News Releases:

Events on or near the Delaware Campus today:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Women’s Soccer vs. Delaware Valley College; 7 p.m.;  Home

Athletic Update:

*This article is available by online subscription only, as there is now a pay wall on the site allowing only a certain amount of views. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

In the News:

  • Another View: At 226 years old, U.S. Constitution is vital and relevant – The Town Talk (9/17 – An op-ed on Constitution day by Alan Garfield, distinguished professor of law. Similar op-eds appeared in other Gannett Newspapers including The Desert Sun, The Courier-Journal, and the Journal News) 
  • Do It Today: Philadelphia Magazine Editor Tom McGrath to Moderate DOMA Conversation – PhillyMag.com (9/17 – Greg Randall Lee, professor of law, participated in the discussion)
  • West Shore: On campus news for the week of Sept. 16, 2013 – The Patriot-News (9/16 – Mention of a student named to the dean’s list at the School of Law) 
  • Authority ignores taxpayers’ views – Intelligencer  Journal (9/16 – Mention of the Environmental Law Clinic
  • Gov. Corbett’s cures for Medicaid to test GOP, feds – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (9/14 – Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, provided expert commentary) 
  • 3 Ways You May Be Throwing Money Away Without Realizing It – US News & World Report (9/12 – Kenn Tacchino, professor of accounting and taxation, was quoted) 

News Releases:

Events on the Delaware Campus today:

  • WISE Bake Sale; 10 a.m.; Main Law Building

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Community Partner Fair; 11 a.m.–1 p.m.; University Center, Room A
  • President’s Lecture: Dr. Kenneth Goldberg on “Sports Concussion Research at Widener University;” 12 p.m.; Lathem Hall
  • Women’s Volleyball vs. Lebanon Valley College; 7 p.m.; Home

Athletic Update:

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

In the News:

  • On the Boards – The Philadelphia Inquirer (9/16 -Mention of the new members appointed to the Board of Trustees including: Leanne Caret, Jeff Flynn, and Christina Delva
  • Does privacy trump security? – Visalia Times-Delta (9/15 – An op-ed on Constitution day by Alan Garfield, distinguished professor of law) 
  • Delco Dems narrowly pass Repubs in registration – Daily Local News (9/15 – Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, provided expert commentary. This article also appeared in Main Line Life) 
  • Dean’s List – Times Tribune (9/15 – Mention of three law students named to the dean’s list) 
  • Senior Notes – Daily Local News (9/13 – Mention of the Wednesday Lecture Series at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute)

News Releases:

Events on the Harrisburg Campus today:

  • Get To Know Your Career Development Office; 12:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.;  Administration Building