Thursday, May 15, 2014

In the News:

  • Pa. same-sex marriage suit headed to federal court – The Philadelphia Inquirer (5/15 – Law Professor John Culhane was quoted)
  • Widener University schedules open house May 21 in Georgetown – The Cape Gazette (5/14 – In partnership with the Sussex Technical School District, Widener will host an information session on the educational leadership doctoral program)
  • Millsboro Chicken Processing Plant Opponents Go To Court – Delmarva Public Radio (5/14 – Appeal filed by Ken Kristl, associate professor of law, and the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic)
  • Appeals court to hear arguments on 4 sections of Act 13 – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (5/13 – John C. Dernbach, professor of law and co-director of Widener’s Environmental Law Center, provided expert commentary) 

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

In the News:

  • Dead Hummelstown lawyer case could spark lawyer disciplinary changes – The Patriot-News (5/13 – Law Professor  G. Randall Lee provided expert commentary) 
  • Advice for women on avoiding sexual assault and staying safe – ExpertBeacon.com (Expert commentary from Dr. Shana Maier, associate professor of criminal justice and director of the master’s in criminal justice program)
  • Appeal targets DNREC cleanup plan for new poultry site – The News Journal (5/13 – Kenneth Kristl, associate professor of law and director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic, was quoted*) 
  • Widener University Honors Faculty for Teaching Innovation, Research and Civic Engagement – Ms. B: The Good News Blog (5/12) 

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

In the News:

  • The toughest part? Escaping the ‘poverty mentality’ – The Philadelphia Inquirer (5/12 – Angela Pote is a neuropsychology student at Widener) 
  • Did judge’s ‘bizarre’ actions taint case? – The News Journal (5/1o – Leonard N. Sosnov, professor of law, was quoted) 
  • College graduation: 4 ways things have changed – The News Journal (5/8 – Mention of the commencement ceremonies being held on Widener’s campuses) 

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Monday, May 12, 2014

In the News:

  • Mom, daughter set to turn tassels together at Widener graduation – Delaware County Daily Times (5/11 – Feature story on Maribel Blythe, who will graduate from the School of Nursing alongside her daughter Kidian Martinez, who will graduate from the Center for Social Work Education on Friday) 
  • Setback can’t stop mom with a mission – The News Journal (5/11 – Feature story on Caren Sydnor, who suffered from paralysis, will graduate from the School of Law on Saturday. Similar stories appeared in a number of outlets including the USA Today
  • UD switches endowment to Northern Trust – The News Journal (5/10 – Lawrence Hamermesh, the Ruby R. Vale professor at the School of Law’s Institute of Delaware Corporate Law, provided expert commentary)
  • Campus Notes – Reading Eagle (5/11 – Erika Dahl was inducted into Beta Beta Beta biology honor society)
  • Drunk behind the wheel again: For one man, 12 DUI arrests – The News Journal (5/10 – Christopher Baxter, adjunct professor of law, was quoted) 
  • Michael Sam’s courage is rewarded – He gets drafted by the Rams – SFGate.com (5/10 – Dr. Betsy Crane, professor of human sexuality, and John Culhane, professor of law and director of the Health Law Institute, both co-chairs of the LGBT Task Force at Widener provided expert commentary)

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Friday, May 9, 2014

In the News:

  • School Life – Advance for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine (May issue cover story on how the Chester Community Physical Therapy Clinic, which is run by Widener PT students, has become an influential model for pro bono clinics nationwide) 
  • Widener seeks grant to stem Chester violence – Daily Local News (Reposting of a Delaware County Daily Times story on the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program grant; Julie Dietrich, director of government relations, was quoted. This news was also mentioned on WCAU-TV during the 11 p.m. broadcast and in a news release distributed by Sen. Bob Casey’s office.) 

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Town Hall for faculty and staff; 11 a.m.; Main Campus
  • Celebration of Life Service honoring Dr. Antonia D’Onofrio; 2–3 p.m.; Lathem Hall
  • Stargazing; 8:30–9:30 p.m.; Widener Observatory

Reminder: CampusCruiser Upgrade will take place on Saturday, 5/10 from 6 a.m.–9 a.m.

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

In the News: 

  • Widener University Issues Report on Sea Level Rise – Delaware News Talk (5/8 – Kenneth T. Kristl, assocaite professor of law, provided expert commentary. A similar story aired on WDEL-AM)
  • GOP delays impeachment vote of Kane – The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (5/7 – Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, provided expert commentary) 
  • Widener seeks grant to stem city violence – Delaware County Daily Times (5/7 – Story on the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program grant. Julie Dietrich, director of government relations, was quoted) 
  • Widener University’s Soccer for Success, an after-school program that uses soccer as a tool to combat childhood obesity and promote healthy lifestyles for low-income students, appeared on WPVI-TV (ABC) on 5/6. Student played games and toured PPL Park.

Events on Main Campus:

  • 2014 Faculty Awards Banquet; 6 p.m. ; Lathem Hall

Athletic Update:

  • College Spotlight: Hammer time for Widener’s Williams – York Daily Record (5/7)

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Coming up:

  • Today: Kenneth T. Kristl, assocaite professor of law, will be interviewed on WDEL-AM at 12:18 p.m. about the new report by the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic for managing the effects of sea level rise in Delaware.

In the News:

  • Professor makes moral case for action on climate change – WITF-FM (5/7 – Don Brown,  professor of sustainability ethics and law and scholar in residence on the Harrisburg Campus, provided expert commentary) 
  • Interim dean to stay on after Widener Law dean’s retirement – Central Penn Business Journal (5/6 – Story on the retirement of School of Law Dean Linda L. Ammons)

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Coming up:

  • Today: Don Brown,  professor of sustainability ethics and law and scholar in residence on the Harrisburg Campus, will be a guest on WITF’s Smart Talk program at 9 a.m.  He will talk about recently issued scientific reports on climate change by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

In the News:

  • Questions and answers with new Widener nursing dean Laura Dzurec – Nurse.com (5/4 – Feature story on Dr. Laura Dzurec, who begins as dean of the School of Nursing on July 1) 

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Monday, May 5, 2014

In the News:

  • On the Boards – Philadelphia Inquirer (5/5 – Eli Green,  a doctoral candidate in the Center for Human Sexuality Studies, was named to the board of the Women’s Therapy Center)
  • Local students named to academic honor society – Standard-Speaker (5/4 – Christopher Opiel was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi)
  • College Notes – Republican & Herald (5/4 – Rebecca Paroby, a junior biology major, was inducted into Beta Beta Beta)
  • Why a properly set table matters – Philadelphia Inquirer (5/3 – Connie Holt, associate professor emeritus of hospitality management, provided expert commentary)
  • Attorney General Kane emcee McCaffery embroiled in legal feud – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (5/3 – Robert Davis, adjunct law professor, provided expert commentary)
  • AG disputes ties to Medical Examiner’s Office – The News Journal (5/2 – Thomas Reed, professor emeritus of law, was quoted; Reed also appeared on WDEL-AM on 5/2 with Allan Loudell to discuss the ongoing controversy with the Delaware Medical Examiner’s Office)
  • College commencements – who is speaking where? – The Patriot-News (5/1 – Mention of the commencement ceremonies being held on Main Campus and the Harrisburg Campus
  • Who’s News – The Daily Journal (4/29 – Bridgitt Leon, a sophomore biology major, presented on Student Project Day about her trip to Honduras over Spring Break)

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Friday, May 2, 2014

In the News:

  • Linda Ammons, dean of Widener Law, announces retirement – The Pennsylvania Record (5/1 – Announcement of the retirement of School of Law Dean Linda L. Ammons)
  • May Member of the Month: Dana Reisboard – Reading Today (5/1 – Dana Reisboard, assistant professor of education, was featured)
  • AZ defiant amid talk Pfizer will up bid – The News Journal (5/1 – Law Professor Lawrence Hamermesh provided expert commentary*)
  • Widener students celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday with renaissance fair – The Chester Spirit (4/30 – Story on a renaissance fair  hosted by members of the Lone Brick Theatre Company along with the help of Robert Reutter, senior lecturer of English. Reutter was quoted) 

Events on Main Campus today: Last day of class

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