Wednesday, November 27, 2013

In the News:

  • Target preps for Black Friday with multimedia deals – USA Today (11/26 – Ross Steinman, associate professor of psychology,  provided expert commentary)
  • Black Friday madness – it’s not always about the deals – NBC News (11/26 – Ross Steinman, associate professor of psychology,  provided expert commentary for this story on Black Friday shopping, which also appeared on the Today.com, CNBC, and MSN
  • Lebanon woman takes oath for Pennsylvania Bar – Lebanon Daily News (11/26 – Mention of Widener Law graduates) 
  • Former players sue NHL, say league hid concussion risks – The Globe and Mail (11/25 – Law Professor John Culhane was quoted)
  • Brooklyn Law School Professor Gives Lecture at Widener – Delaware Law Weekly (Available by subscription only) 

News Releases:

Events on or near Main Campus today:

  • Students from the School of Hospitality Management will serve a Thanksgiving meal to families of the Salvation Army; 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; Salvation Army, Chester

Events on the Delaware and Harrisburg Campuses: Last day of classes 

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

In the News:

  • Hospitality students to offer holiday cheer – The Chester Spirit (No link available; see this week’s edition for a story on the students from the School of Hospitality Management who are preparing a Thanksgiving meal for the Salvation Army in Chester) 
  • Worried about the size of your discount? Relax: It’s just ‘deal envy’ – MSN Money (11/25 – Ross Steinman, professor of psychology, provided expert commentary. This story also appeared on Money Talks News
  • OLLI members visit Barnes Museum – Daily Local News (11/25 – Photo and caption of members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute who visited the Barnes Museum) 
  • Monty Mansur, professor of finance, and one of his student’s Ryan Paul were interviewed on WILM-AM for the show Money & Politics in Delaware on 11/23. Mansur and Paul discussed the finance program at Widener.
  • Civil rights movement affected by Kennedy’s death – Delaware County Daily Times (11/21 – Sarah Roth, professor of history, was quoted) 

News Releases:

Events on the Harrisburg Campus today:

  • Financial aid exit counseling for December law graduates; 3 p.m.;  Administration Building, Room A178

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Women’s Basketball vs. Albright College; 7 p.m.; Home

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Monday, November 25, 2013

In the News:

  • Salvation Army, Times kick off annual Merry Christmas Fund – Delaware County Daily Times (11/25 – Mention of a dinner students of the School of Hospitality Management are preparing) 
  • The Case of the Killer Hot-Dog Toss – Slate (11/22 – A column by Law Professor John Culhane. This story also appeared in The Age in Australia) 
  • Boom! Best Man Holiday Hits The Mark With $31 Million Opening – Black Start News (11/22 – An op-ed written by Dr. Richard Cooper, clinical professor of social work) 
  • Chats & Other Live Events Live blog: Remembering JFK – Arizona Daily Star (11/22 – Dwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer, director of communications studies, participated in a live chat on the remembrance of JFK. The chat was picked up by a number of outlets including: The Star Phoenix,  Ottawa CitizenMontreal Gazette, and The Vancouver Sun

News Releases:

Events on the Harrisburg Campus today:

  • Financial aid exit counseling for December law graduates; 11 a.m.;  Administration Building, Room A178

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Stargazing; 6–7 p.m.; Widener Observatory
  • Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Traditional Dancing & Singing; 7 p.m.; Lathem Hall

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Friday, November 22, 2013

In the News:

  • Foes claim Corbett plan to finance highway upgrades requires a tax increase – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (11/22 – Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, provided expert commentary) 
  • Museum and gallery events – Philly.com (11/22 – Mention of the new exhibit at the Widener University Art Gallery
  • Delco Judge Jenkins nominated to Superior Court – The Philadelphia Inquirer (11/22 – Patrica Jenkins taught paralegal studies at Widener Law. This Associated Press story has appeared in a number of news outlets including Reuters, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Delaware County Daily Times) 
  • Will politics kill possibility of immigration reform? – News Journal (11/20 – Column written by Matthew Hirsch, adjunct professor of immigration and nationality law) 

News Releases:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Int’l Week Event—11 a.m.–2 p.m. We’re All Widener Cultural Celebration; UCTR, Atrium
  • “Perpetual Growth” dance by Marisa Santiago, a senior fine arts major; 7 p.m.; Alumni Auditorium

Events on the Delaware Campus today:

  • 2013 annual Francis G. Pileggi Distinguished Lecture in Law with Guhan Subramanian, the Joseph Flom Professor of Law & Business at Harvard Law School; 11 a.m.;  Polishook Hall, Room 203

Events on Main Campus Saturday: Widener Day

Events on Main Campus Sunday:

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

In the News:

  • Instant gratification in college admission – The Philadelphia Inquirer (11/20 – Joe McGeever, assistant director of admissions, was quoted)
  • Law Professor John Culhane was interviewed live on WDEL-AM on 11/20 about the decision by the Supreme Court, declining to block a Texas law that requires doctors to have admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles of clinics where they perform abortions.
  • Craig Adams, PECO CEO: nuclear power emergencies and solar subsidies [Q&A] – Technically Philly (11/19 – Mention of the  PECO and the Exelon Foundation grant Widener received)

News Releases:

Events on Main Campus today:

Events on the Delaware Campus today:

  • Widener Law ACLU presents a panel discussion on the death penalty; 12 p.m.; Main Law Building, Student Lounge

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

In the News:

  • Student taught creative writing – The Chester Spirit (No link available; see the 11/20 issue for a story on Autumn Heisler, a junior creative writing and English major at Widener, who has been running a creative writing workshop at the Yes We Can Achievement and Cultural Center in Chester as part of her project for the Oskin Leadership Institute)
  • The ‘Remarkably Conversational’ Style of Elena Kagan – The Wall Street Journal (11/19 – Expert commentary analyzing Justice Kagan’s opinion-writing style by Law Professor Laura Ray
  • Jonathan Rauch’s Staggeringly Naive View of LGBTQ Lives – Slate (11/19 – A column by Law Professor John Culhane
  • Blog: Delco/Chester HS Students Get Big Discount On College Tuition – CBSPhilly.com (11/19 – Widener participates in the transfer program)
  • Harvard Professor to Give Widener Law’s Pileggi Lecture – Delaware Law Weekly (11/19 – Available by subscription only)
  • An Evening at the Capitol honoring John Gedid -Pennsylvania Cable Network (The program honoring Professor Emeritus John L. Gedid, founding vice dean of the Harrisburg Campus, aired during the evening broadcast on 11/19. No link available) 
  • Looking to grow, to provide better care – The Philadelphia Inquirer (11/18 – A Q & A in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Leadership Agenda, is sponsored by Widener University)
  • Supreme Court Hearing on Del. Arbitration Seen as Unlikely – Delaware Business Court Insider  (11/13 – Law Professor Laura Ray was quoted. Available by subscription only) 

Events on Main Campus today: International Education Week

  • Int’l Week Event—11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Saudi Arabia Comes to the Pride Café; University Center, Pride Café
  • Int’l Week Event—12:30–1:30 p.m. Panel Discussion with International and Study Abroad Students; University Center, Atrium

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Tuesday, November, 19, 2013

In the News:

  • Delaware high court appeal centers on validity of CEO removal – Reuters (11/18 – Law Professor Lawrence Hamermesh provided expert commentary) 
  • Salisbury School Board gives kudos to students, outgoing directors – The Morning Call (11/18 – Mention of a recipient of the Widener University High School Leadership Awards)
  • Bishop Shanahan student wins leadership award – CatholicPhilly.com (11/18 – Mention of a recipient of the Widener University High School Leadership Awards)
  • First Challenge to Gay-Marriage Ban Headed for Trial – The Legal Intelligencer (11/18 – Law Professor John Culhane was quoted*)

News Releases: 

Events on Main Campus today: International Education Week

  • Int’l Week Event—11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. China Comes to the Pride Café; Universiry Center, Pride Café
  • Hospitality Lunch Series; 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.; Marriott Dining Room
  • Men’s Basketball vs. Cairn University; 7 p.m.; Home

*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. 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Coming up:

  • Today: Law Professor Andrew Strauss will be interviewed on Mid-Day with Dan Rodericks on WYPR-FM, the Baltimore NPR station,  from noon to 1 p.m. Listen live at WYPR.org.

In the News:

  • Widener’s ROTC under new command – Delaware County Daily Times (11/17 –  Lt. Col. Matthew F. Ignatovig has assumed command of  Widener University’s Dauntless Battalion)
  • Beware: 7 Retailer Tricks that Make You Spend More – FOX Business (11/15 – Ross Steinman, chair and associate professor of psychology, provided expert commentary) 

Events on Main Campus today:

  • International Coffee and Tea Break; 8:30-10:30 a.m.; University Center, Atrium
  • Stargazing; 6–7 p.m; Widener Observatory

Athletic Update:

Friday, November 15, 2013

In the News:

  •  Back in the Job She Likes – The Philadelphia Inquirer (11/15-Profile on new Widener Partnership Charter School Principal Darlene Davis)
  • Arbitration Association Creates Right of Appeal: Business of Law – Bloomberg BusinessWeek (11/15 – Law Professor Lawrence Hamermesh provided expert commentary)
  • Performance and Classical Music Listings – Philly.com (11/15 – Mention of upcoming performances by Widener’s Lone Brick Theatre Company)

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Men’s Basketball vs. Berkeley College; 6 p.m.; Home

Events on Main Campus Saturday:

  • Lone Brick Theatre presents ‘Distracted’; 8–9 p.m.; KLC 1

Events on Main Campus Sunday:

  • Int’l Week Event—2 p.m. Dr. Batta’s Birthday Concert; Alumni Auditorium
  • Lone Brick Theatre presents ‘Distracted‘; 7–8 p.m.; KLC 1

Athletic Update:

Thursday, November 14, 2013

In the News:

  • Robins Kaplan Wins Starbucks-Kraft Arbitration: Business of Law – Bloomberg Businessweek (11/14 – Law Professor Lawrence Hamermesh represents the court) 
  • Teens unfriending Facebook, flitting to Twitter – The Philadelphia Inquirer (11/13 – Angela Corbo, assistant  professor of communications studies, provided expert commentary on students using Twitter)
  • U.S. News Ranks Widener University among Nation’s Best Colleges for Veterans – Ms. B: The Good News Blog (11/13) 
  • Soccer for Success program seen as beneficial in Chester – The Chester Spirt (No link available; see the 11/13 edition for a story on the Soccer for Success program operated by Widener) 

News Releases:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Lone Brick Theatre presents ‘Distracted’; 8–9 p.m.; KLC 1

Events on the Delaware Campus today:

  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance presentation; 5:30 p.m.; Main Law Building, L118

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