Monday, March 17, 2014

In the News:

  • People in the News – The Philadelphia Inquirer (3/17 – Beth Glassman announced as chief human resources officer)
  • Senior Notes – Daily Local News (3/17 – mention of upcoming OLLI events)
  • Money, Power, Spoils of Office Tempt State Lawmakers – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (3/15 – Dr. Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, provided expert commentary)
  • Weird Laws of Delaware – The News Journal (3/15 -A story on the findings of Janet Lindenmuth, a reference librarian at Widener Law’s Delaware Campus)
  • STTI, Elsevier Announces Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy Participants – Advance for Nurses (3/15 – Dr. Barbara Patterson is listed as a NFLA faculty advisor as is Dr. Laura Dzurec, the new dean of the School of Nursing)
  • Student, Parents Sue School District Over Handling of “Joke” about Bomb Threat – Fox 43 (3/15 – School of Law Professor Randy Lee provided expert commentary; Lee also appeared on ABC27 News)
  • Ukraine’s Social Media Revolution Years in the Making – Voice of America (3/15 – Dr. Myron Kyj, professor emeritus of the School of Business Administration, provided expert commentary)
  • Bans on Smoking Gain Momentum – The News Journal (3/15 – Widener’s smoking ban is mentioned)
  • What’s Still at Stake in the Act 13 Court Battle? – State Impact NPR Blog (3/14 – Environmental Law Professor John Dernbach provided expert commentary)
  • Some Food for Thought – News of Delaware County (3/14 – Editorial about the hunger conference recently held on Widener’s Main Campus)

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Events on the Delaware Campus today:

  • Pizza with Professors; 12 p.m.; Main Law Building Student Lounge

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Honors Week Student Presentations; 12 p.m.;  Webb Room (Click here for all Honors Week activities)
  • Stargazing (Weather Permitting); 7:30 p.m.; Widener Observatory

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Friday, March 14, 2014

In the News:

  • Performance and Classical Music Updates – Philly.com and The Philadelphia Inquirer (3/14 – Mention of the FreshBaked Theatre Company’s upcoming performance on Sunday)
  • Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center will Recognize Volunteers – The Patriot-News (3/13 – Widener Law student Vanessa Diaz will be honored)
  • Shrinking Law Schools Face Financial Devastation – The Fiscal Times (3/13 – Widener Law is mentioned)
  • How Local Schools Fared in U.S. News Rankings – The Philadelphia Business Journal (3/12 – Widener Law is mentioned; Phillymag.com also reported on this story)

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Events on the Delaware Campus today:

  • Ruby R. Vale National InterScholastic Moot Court Competition Distinguished Scholar Lecture; 4 p.m.; Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom

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Events on Main Campus Saturday:

  • Baseball vs. Lebanon Valley; 12 p.m.
  • Softball vs. Gwynedd Mercy; 1 p.m.

Events on Delaware Campus Saturday:

  • Wills for Heroes Document Preparation Event; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Polishook Hall

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Coming up:

  • Tonight: Distinguished Law Professor John C. Dernbach will speak at a forum on the landmark Act 13 Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling, called “Our Water, Our Air, Our Communities — And Forced Gas Drilling?” which will be webcast at 6:30 p.m. by WHYY in Philadelphia.

In the News:

  • Widener Law Announces Environmental Law Distinguished Speaker Series – NorthCentralPa.com (3/12 – A similar annoucement on the Environmental Law Speaker Series also appeared on PA Environment Digest Daily)
  • Widener University Announces Dr. Laura Dzurec as Dean of the School of Nursing – NewsLine (3/12 – Announcement of Dr. Laura Dzureac being named dean of the School of Nursing) 

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

In the News:

  • Peace of Mind: Helping kids cope with nightmares and nighttime worry – News of Delaware County (3/12 – Monthly column written by a PsyD student. This month’s column was written by Andrea Perelman)
  • Kelly Settling In As New Widener Football Head Coach – CBS Philly (3/11 – Story on the new Widener Football Coach Mike Kelly
  • Judge rejects appeal in Phoenixville murder case – Daily Local News (3/10 – Law Professor Jules Epstein was mentioned) 

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

In the News:

  • RBC Judge Finds Conflicts Tainted Rural/Metro Buyout – Bloomberg (3/10 – Law Professor Lawrence Hamermesh provided expert commentary. This story also appeared in the Financial Post
  • Convicted Phoenixville murderer loses appeal for new trial – The Times Herald (3/10 – Law Professor Jules Epstein was mentioned)
  • Dean’s List – Bucks County Courier Times (3/10 – Mention of students named to the dean’s list at the School of Law)
  • Widener Announces Endowment-Funded Initiatives Focused on Chester – The Chester City Blog (3/10)
  • Widener University Announces the Appointment of Three Academic Deans – Ms. B: The Good News Blog (3/10)
  • In other industry news – Life Health Pro (3/10 – Lynn A Nolan of Penn Mutal Life Insurance Company was named to the Economics, Finance and Taxation Department advisory board at Widener)

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Monday, March 10, 2014

In the News:

  • 10 things the gun industry won’t tell you – MarketWatch (3/10 – Law Professor John Culhane provided expert commentary) 
  • Widener first at Chemistry Wars 2014 – Delaware County Daily Times (No link available; see page 16 for a story on Widener University’s Chemistry Club winning Chemistry Wars. Dr. Louise Liable-Sands, associate professor and co-adviser of the club, was quoted) 
  • School notes – Republican Herald (3/9 – Mention of a recipient of the Widener University High School Leadership Award)
  • UD students press for a tobacco-free campus – The News Journal (3/8 – Mention of Widener University becoming a tobacco-free campus in 2010) 
  • Widener University’s new GOLF coach? – The Chester City Blog (3/7 – Story on Fred Baxter being named golf coach of the men’s team at Widener)
  • Attains dean’s list – Times News (3/6 – Mention of a student named to the dean’s list at the School of Law)

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Friday, March 7, 2014

In the News:

  • Chesco hunger conference set for Friday at Widener – The Philadelphia Inquirer (3/7 – Delaware County conference on hunger will take place in Founder’s Hall
  • Jerika Cummiskey named to Widener Law dean’s list – Morning Times (3/7) 
  • Oscar Pistorius Reacts to Testimony About Night Reeva Steenkamp Was Killed – ABC News (3/6 – Law Professor Jules Epstein provided expert commentary)
  • 5 ways to address living too long in retirement – Market Watch (3/6 – Column post by Kenn Tacchino, professor of financial planning and taxation)
  • Law Professor Jules Epstein was on WDEL-AM on 3/6 discussing the shortage of lethal injection drugs nationally and how Delaware’s supply is down to nothing.
  • U.S. v Windsor Must Be This Generation’s Brown v. Board of Education, Not ItsRoe v. WadeSlate (3/6 – Column post by Law Professor John Culhane

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

In the News:

  • Guidelines will help end-of-life oversight – The Philadelphia Inquirer (3/5 – Former Associate Professor of Law Thaddeus Pope provided expert commentary on end-of-life law)
  • GOP says privatizing LCB could aid budget – The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (3/5 – Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, provided expert commentary) 
  • “What are the chances that this section can be removed altogether?”: NuvaRing, Blood Clots, and Corporate Responsibility – Jurist (3/5 – Law Student Tara Pakrouh was a guest columnist) 
  • 5 ways men secretly cheat – MSN Living (3/4 – Repost of the Men’s Health article featuring expert commentary from Justin Sitron, assistant professor of human sexuality) 
  • Markell to Serve as Speaker At Widener Law Commencement – Delaware Law Weekly (3/4 – Available by subscription only) 

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Wednesday, March 5, 2013

In the News:

  • The Legal Intelligencer announced that Commonwealth Court Judge Mary Hannah Leavitt was named the Jurist in Residence for the Harrisburg on 3/4. (Available by subscription only)
  • Brittney Jamison of Mount Pleasant named to Dean’s List at Widener University – Moultrie News (3/3)
  • Costs of Jerry Sandusky case investigation mount as probe continues – The Patriot News (3/3 – Professor Emeritus Geoff Moulton was mentioned) 

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

In the News:

  • Prosthetic foot does not slow down Widener golfer – The Philadelphia Inquirer (3/3 – Story on Lee Thomas, a senior computer science major and member of the Widener golf team. Former Widener Coach Brian Sheehan was also quoted) 
  • Network that aids small businesses struggling with budget cuts – The Philadelphia Inquirer (3/3 – Glenn McAllister, director of the Small Business Development Center at Widener, was mentioned) 
  • Dem front-runner Wolf’s ties provide ammo for rivals – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (3/3 – Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, provided expert commentary) 
  • Senior Notes – Daily Local News (3/3 – Mention of the Wednesday lecture series offered at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
  • ‘Blade Runner’ Pistorius’ murder trial begins Monday – Daily Herald (3/1 – Law Professor Jules Epstein provided expert commentary) 

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