Friday, February 28, 2014

Coming up:

  • Today: The Pennsylvania Cable Network will broadcast the School of Law’s Jurist in Residence Lecture on civil forfeiture, given by Judge Mary Hannah Leavitt at 2:25 p.m.

In the News:

  • Pistorius Prosecution in Fight to Prove Premeditated Murder – Bloomberg (2/28 – Law Professor Jules Epstein provided expert commentary) 
  • Beth Israel honors Chester Eastside Ministries – Delaware County Daily Times (2/28 – Mention of a Widener University study) 
  • Local law school enrollment drops by over 30 percent – Philadelphia Business Journal (2/27 – Widener University’s School of Law was mentioned) 
  • The Heron’s Nest: Meet 4 outstanding young people in Delco – DelcoTimes.com (2/27 – ‘Live from the Newsroom’ featured recipients of the Widener University High School Leadership Awards)
  • States are for losers — or why gay-marriage backers suddenly want the feds in charge – GovBeat, a Washington Post blog (2/26 – Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, provided expert commentary) 

News Releases:

Events on Main Campus this Saturday:

  • Men’s Lacrosse vs. Swarthmore College; 1 p.m.; Home

Athletic Update:

Thursday, February 27, 2014

In the News:

  • Detroit uses stick and carrot to sell bankruptcy plan – Reuters (2/26 – Law Professor Juliet Moringiello provided expert commentary in this Reuters story, which appeared in a number of outlets including The New York Times, The Morning Call, and The Baltimore Sun
  • Casinos for Seniors: Full of Sound and Light, Signifying Emptiness- The Huffington Post (2/26 – Column by Law Professor John Culhane)
  • Missed Live from the Newsroom talking to high school students at Widener? Here is the replay – DelcoTimes.com (2/27 – The program features recipients of the Widener University High School Leadership Awards and Jon Peterson, associate director of the Oskin Leaderhip Institute)
  • Penn Mutual’s Nolan Named To Widener U Board – Financial Advisor Magazine (2/26 – Lynn A. Nolan of Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co. was named to the Economics, Finance and Taxation Department advisory board at Widener)
  • Community Spirit in Action; People, places and events in our region of Delaware County – The Chester Spirit (No link available; see the 2/26 edition for a story on the Widener University Observatory)
  • Widener Law Adds Two Senior Administrators – Delaware Law Weekly (No link available)
  • Test jury yields mixed results in case of Pitt researcher accused of killing wife  – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (2/25 – Law Professor Judith Ritter provided expert commentary)  

News Releases:

Events on the Delaware Campus today:

Athletic Update:

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Coming up:

  • ‘Live From the Newsroom’ shines a light on outstanding young people – Delaware County Daily Times (2/26 – ‘Live from the Newsroom’ will air from Freedom Hall tonight at 7 p.m. on DelcoTimes.com . The program will feature recipients of the Widener University High School Leadership Awards and Jon Peterson, associate director of the Oskin Leaderhip Institute

In the News:

  • Neshaminy editors win student press awards – Bucks Inq, a Philadelphia Inquirer blog (2/25 – Two recipients of the Widener University High School Leadership Awards were mentioned)
  • 7 Suggestions for Retirees Running Low on Money – Daily Finance (2/25 – Kenn Tacchino, a professor of financial planning and taxation, provided expert commentary) 
  • Law Jobs Market Moves Up . . Or Does It? – Law Fuel (2/25 – Expert commentary from D. Benjamin Barros, professor of law) 

Events on Main Campus today:

Athletic Update:

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

In the News:

  • Science of the Times: Widener experiments with ‘green chemistry – Delaware County Daily Times (2/25 – Column highlights Widener’s involvement with the Green Chemistry CommitmentDr. Loyd Bastin, associate professor and chair of chemistry, was quoted)
  • Markell to speak at Widener Law commencement – WDEL-AM (2/24 – Governor Markell will be the commencement speaker for the Delaware Campus
  • Eugene DePasquale named as Widener University School of Law’s commencement speaker – York Daily Record (2/24 – Eugene DePasquale will be the commencement speaker for the Harrisburg Campus
  • Law Professor Juliet M. Moringiello was featured in a Swiss Public Radio story 2/22, where she spoke about the Detroit bankruptcy. (Link is not available)
  • Why We Can’t Have Another Shirley Temple – Jewish World Review (2/24 – Repost of story from Creators.com featuring commentary from Dr. Dwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer, director of Communication Studies)
  • Steele chosen to swear in Strine – News Journal (2/23 – Law Professor Lawrence Hamermesh was quoted*) 

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Hospitality Luncheon Series; 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.; Marriott Dining Room

Events on the Delaware Campus today:

  • Black Law Students Association Trailblazers Honor Banquet; 6:30–8:30 p.m.; Barristers’ Club

Athletic update:

Monday, February 24, 2014

In the News:

  • What prompts county to seek death penalty? – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (2/22 – Law Professor Jules Epstein provided expert commentary) 
  • Neighbors: Horseheads college student learns about EU in Netherlands – The Star Gazette and the Journal News (2/22 – Morgan Wieziolowski, a sophomore political science major, participated in EuroSim 2014) 
  • The Only Bar Review Course in Delaware to be Delivered through BARBRI-Widener University School of Law Joint Venture – Bloomberg Businessweek (2/21 – BARBRI, the nation’s preeminent legal education company, will facilitate the bar review on the Delaware Campus. This PR Newswire story appeared in a number of outlets included Reuters
  • What to Do If You’re Running Out of Retirement Money – U.S. News & World Report (2/21 – Kenn Tacchino, a professor of financial planning and taxation, provided expert commentary) 
  • Big Tax Breaks Most People Don’t Take Advantage Of – Delaware County Daily Times (2/21 – Kenn Tacchino, a professor of financial planning and taxation, provided expert commentary) 

Events on or near Main Campus today:

Athletic Update:

Friday, February 21, 2014

In the News:

  • What bankers and Olympic curlers have in common – CNBC (2/20 – Dr. Sanjay Nath, director of the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology, provided expert commentary on the similarities of bankers and curler. A similar story appeared on NBC)
  • NBC turns to 20-year-old skating scandal on Olympics’ last night – Fox News (2/20 – Dr. Dwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer, director of Communication Studies, provided expert commentary on media effects on society) 
  • Why We Can’t Have Another Shirley Temple – Creators.com (Dr. Dwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer, director of Communication Studies, provided expert commentary)
  • Former Pittsburgh mayoral candidate Wagner to enter race for governor – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (2/20 – Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, provided expert commentary on the race for governor)

News Releases:

Events on the Harrisburg Campus Saturday:

  • Pennsylvania Practice-Oriented Legal Research Program; 9 a.m.–1 p.m.;  Classroom Building, Law Library

Events on Main Campus Saturday:

  •  Men’s Lacrosse vs. Salisbury University; 1 p.m.;  Home

Thursday, February 20, 2014

In the News:

  • GNPAL to host fourth annual regional college fair – The Times Herald (2/19 – Widener University was at the fair) 
  • Marlton Students receive honors and make dean’s list at multiple colleges and universities – The South Jersey Sun (2/19 – Mention of a student named to the dean’s list on the Delaware Campus
  • Which law schools had the biggest drops in enrollment? – ABA Journal (2/19 – Widener University was mentioned) 
  • Widener names new HR officer – The Chester Spirit (See the 2/18 edition for a story on Beth Glassman being named chief human resources officer at Widener)
  • On Campus News – The Patriot News (2/17 – Students named to the dean’s list on the Harrisburg Campus

News Releases:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • “Inequality for All” Film and Discussion (pizza provided); 4:30 p.m.; University Center, Webb Room

Events on the Delaware Campus today:

Athletic Update:

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

In the News:

  • Sexuality Matters: Sharing while keeping: introducing non-monogamy to monogamous relationships – News of Delaware County (2/19 – Monthly column written by a student in the human sexuality program. This month’s column was written by Todd Veros
  • College Notes – Poughkeepsie Journal (2/18 – Mention of a student who studied abroad in Spain) 
  • Widener Law Sends Professors To Conference in South Africa – Delaware Law Weekly (2/18 -Mention of Erin Daly, co-interim dean of the Delaware Campus and professor of law, and Jim May, professor of law*)
  • Police probe teen’s claims that she killed dozens – USA Today (2/17 – Law Professor Jules Epstein provided expert commentary) 
  • Dr. Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, was on WITF’s Smart Talk Radio on 2/14 discussing the Democratic candidates vying for a spot to challenge Gov. Corbett this November.

News Releases:

Events on Main Campus today:

Athletic Update:

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

In the News:

  • There’s A Service Where College Professors Write Term Papers For Lazy Students – Business Insider (2/17 – Column written by Alumnus Mike Fenn, which features a class assignment from Mass Media and Society and expert commentary from Dr. Dwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer, director of communications studies. This article originally appeared on The Daily Dot)
  • ‘Goodbye Marianne’ comes to the Media-UP Library – Delaware County News Network (2/17 – Widener University’s FreshBaked Theatre Company will perform at the Media-Upper Providence Library)
  • 5 Ways Men Secretly Cheat – Men’s Health (2/13 – Dr. Justin Sitron, assistant professor of human sexuality, provided expert commentary)

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Hospitality Luncheon Series; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Marriott Dining Room
  • Scott Edward Anderson Poetry Reading; 4 p.m.; University Center, Room C
  • Pathways to Law School Workshop; 6:30 p.m.; Lathem Hall

Widener Magazine Blog:

Monday, February 17, 2014

In the News:

  • On the Boards – The Philadelphia Inquirer (2/17 – Leslie A. Brun, chairman and chief executive officer of Sarr Group L.L.C., was elected to the Board of Trustees at Widener)
  • Who deserves the right to decide on abortion? – News Journal (2/16 – Op-ed by Law  Professor Alan Garfield*) 
  • Washington, the ‘First Dodger’ – The Philadelphia Inquirer (2/16 – An op-ed on presidency and illnesses by Robert Smith, an instructor in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute)
  • Dean’s List – Republican Herald (2/16 – Listing of students named to the dean’s list on the Harrisburg Campus)
  • Michael Sam Understands That Football Is a Business. That’s Why He Felt Comfortable Coming Out – Slate (2/15 – Column post by Law Professor John Culhane
  • How Do I Act On a First Date? Advice For the Confused Man (Or Woman) – NicoleRussin.com (2/14 – Dr. Sanjay Nath, director of the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology  provided expert commentary on how to act on a first date for a Valentine’s Day article)

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Athletic Update:

Widener Magazine Blog: