Wednesday, November 26, 2014

In the News:

  • Ferguson decision disappoints black Delaware leaders – The News Journal (11/25 – Jules Epstein, professor of law and director of the advocacy institute, provided expert commentary. Epstein was also interviewed about the grand jury decision on the Ferguson shooting during the afternoon broadcast on WDEL-AM on 11/25)
  • On the job training for older employees – Examiner.com (11/25 – Mention of a study conducted by Widener economics professors that was published by the Journal of Aging & Social Policy)
  • Neighbors in the News – Republican Herald (11/23 – Mention of two recent graduates from the School of Law, Harrisburg Campus that were sworn in) 

News Releases:

Upcoming Events on Main Campus:

  • Saturday: Football vs. Christopher Newport University; 12 p.m.; Home
  • Saturday: Men’s Basketball vs. Ursinus College; 2 p.m.; Home

Athletic Update:

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

In the News:

  • Widener University was featured on the “Dress the Kids” segment during the morning broadcast on WPVI-TV (ABC) on 11/25. The Widener logo appeared five time throughout the morning weather report.
  • Dr. Dwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer, associate professor of communication studies, was interviewed on “And Another Thing with Larry Mendte”  on 11/22 on MeTV.  DeWerth-Pallmeyer will discuss sensationalism in TV news.
  • Happy birthday, Black Friday! Celebrating 75 years – CNBC (11/22 – Ross Steinman, associate professor and chair of psychology, provided expert commentary)

News Releases:

Athletic Update:

Monday, November 24, 2014

In the News:

  • Immigration order: Happiness for some, for others heartbreak – The Philadelphia Inquirer (11/23 – Jill Family, director of the Law and Government Institute at the School of Law, was quoted)
  • Thanksgiving Day shopping growing; Black Friday impact shrinking – The Palm Beach Post (11/23 – Ross Steinman, associate professor and chair of psychology, provided expert commentary*)
  • Pennsylvania legislative leader Costa blasts suggestion of session before Wolf sworn in as governor – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (11/22 – Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, was quoted)

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Public Figures: Student Town Hall; 12 p.m.; University Center, Webb Room
  • Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Traditional Dancing & Singing; 7:30 p.m.; Lathem Hall
  • Stargazing; 6–7 p.m.; Widener Observatory

Athletic Update:

Friday, November 21, 2014

Coming Up:

  • Dr. Dwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer, associate professor of communication studies, will appear on “And Another Thing with Larry Mendte” at 7:30  p.m. on 11/22 on MeTV KJWP Channel 2. DeWerth-Pallmeyer will discuss sensationalism in TV news.

In the News:

  • On Dec. 2, find out what Tom Wolf’s win means for women voters – PennLive.com (11/21 – A preview of the next Pennsylvania Women’s Forum hosted by the School of Law in Harrisburg)
  • ‘Live from the Newsroom,’ which is produced by communication studies students in the Freedom Hall television studio, aired on DelcoTimes.com on 11/21. The program featured the launch of Chester magazine and included a discussion with students in the communication studies program who wrote, edited, and designed the magazine, in addition to Sam Starnes, adjunct faculty member, editor of Widener Magazine, and marketing writer for the university. A story about the magazine’s launch also appeared in the print edition of the Delaware County Daily Times on 11/22.
  • Make the Deal: Do Not Wait for A Non-Existent Perfect Deal – Iran Review (11/20 – Column post by Dr. Hamid Zangeneh, professor of economics)
  • It took only days after Rayonier’s admission for shareholder attorneys to file class-action suits – The Florida Times-Union (11/20 – Lawrence A. Hamermesh, professor of law, provided expert commentary)

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Guest lecture by Dr. Terrie Taylor “The Pathogenesis of Fatal Malaria: A Few More Pieces to the Puzzle;” 12 p.m.; Founders Hall, 109
  • Science Writing Symposium; 1–3 p.m.; University Center, Room C

Events this Saturday: Widener Day

  • Mock Law School Admission Test; 8:30 a.m.; Delaware Campus, Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom & Harrisburg Campus, Administration Building, Room A180
  • Football vs. Muhlenberg College; 12 p.m.; Main Campus
  • Women’s Basketball vs. Neumann University; 4 p.m.; Main Campus

Events this Sunday:

  • Monument Project; 1–2:30 p.m.; University Center Lobby
  • Fall Concert with the Chamber Music Program and Widener Dance Company; 3–4 p.m.; Alumni Auditorium Lobby
  • Widener Chorale Concert; 7–8 p.m.; Lathem Hall

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Coming up:

  • Today: Law Professor Jill Family will discuss President Obama and immigration on Smart Talk on WITF-FM,  the Harrisburg NPR affiliate during the 9-10 a.m. broadcast.
  • Tonight: ‘Live from the Newsroom,’ which is produced by communication studies students in the Freedom Hall television studio, will air tonight on DelcoTimes.com. The program will feature the launch of Chester magazine and will include a discussion with students in the communication studies program who wrote, edited, and designed the magazine.

In the News:

  • Boeing engineering manager joins Williamson School’s board – Delaware County Daily Times (11/19 – Art Lallo is an adjunct professor for the School of Business Administration and School of Engineering) 
  • Thomas J. Reed, professor emeritus of law, was interviewed about the Delaware Superior Court judge’s decision on WDEL-AM on 11/19 .

News Releases:

Events on or near Main Campus today:

  • Chester Magazine reception; 4 p.m.; Freedom Hall Lobby and Theater
  • Widener Law Student-Alumni Networking Night; 6–8 p.m.; The Field House, 1150 Filbert St., Philadelphia

Athletic Update:

 

 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

In the News:

  • Kerns chooses a judge over a jury trial – The Philadelphia Inquirer (11/19 – Law Professor Judith L. Ritter was quoted. A similar story appeared in The Morning Call
  • SEXUALITY MATTERS: Parents can be sexuality educators, too: Supporting healthy sexual development in children – News of Delaware County (11/18 – Monthly column written by a student in the human sexuality program. This month’s column was written by Sarah Kleintop)
  • Education notes: Three local men take oath of law at Pa. Supreme Court Chamber – The Express-Times (11/18 – Widener Law graduates sworn into the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chamber)
  • Michael R. Dimino Sr., associate professor of law, and Kathleen Conn, adjunct professor of law, were quoted in a Capitolwire story on funding in Pennsylvania schools on 11/14*. 
  • PEACE OF MIND: Military life: away for the holidays – News of Delaware County (11/14 – Month column written by a student in the PsyD program. This month’s column was written by Elizabeth Donofrio
  • Dr. Shana L. Maier, associate professor of criminal justice and director of the MCJ Program, appeared on “And Another Thing with Larry Mendte,” which aired on 11/8 and 11/9 on MeTV KJWP Channel 2.  Maier discussed California’s new “yes means yes” law. View the clips here and here.

News Releases:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Pizza and Journalism Movie Night presents: Black and White and Dead All Over; 5:15 p.m.; Freedom Hall, Room 122
  • Women’s Basketball vs. Cabrini College; 6 p.m.; Home
  • Men’s Basketball vs. Immaculata University; 8 p.m.; Home

Athletic Update:

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

In the News:

  • Should Iran and the US accept a Good, but not perfect Nuclear Deal? – Informed Comment (11/18 – Column post by Hamid Zangeneh, professor of economics)
  • A recipient of the Widener University High School Leadership Award was featured during the evening news broadcast on WCAU-TV (NBC) on 11/17.
  • If SCOTUS rules against Obamacare subsidies, Wolf could move to protect Pa. – The Patriot-News (11/17 – John Culhane, professor of law and co-director of the Family Health Law and Policy Institute at Widener, provided expert commentary) 
  • You’ve Stopped Kissing During Sex—And 7 More Sex Ruts, Solved – Prevention (Dr. Sabitha Pillai-Friedman, assistant professor of human sexuality, provided expert commentary in the November issue) 
  • Obamacare exchange opens Nov. 15 — what do you need to know? – The Patriot-News (11/14 – John Culhane, professor of law, provided expert commentary)’

Events on Main Campus today:

Athletic Update: 

Monday, November 17, 2014

In the News:

  • Be wary of Coastal Zone Act changes – The News Journal (11/16 – James May, law professor and co-director of the Environmental Law Center, was quoted) 
  • Charlie B’s Texas Bar-B-Que opens in Chester – Delaware County Daily Times (11/15 – Glenn McAllister of the Widener Small Business Development was quoted, as he provided guidance on the start of Charlie B’s Texas Barbecue Jazz and Blues Cafe)
  • Trial of court shooter’s family might go to Philly – The News Journal (11/15 – Law Professor Leonard Sosnov was quoted) 
  • Week in Review: PA Senate leadership changes hands, budget deficit looms – Pennsylvania Independent (11/17 – Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, provided expert commentary) 
  • Should You Beware of Alternative Mutual Funds? – U.S. News & World Report (11/12 – Iqbal Mansur, a professor of finance, provided expert commentary) 

News Releases:

Events on or near the Delaware Campus today:

  • 2014 Visiting Scholar in Residence in Business and Corporate Law; 4 p.m.; The Wilmington Club, 1103 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Stargazing; 6 p.m.; Widener Observatory
  • Public Debate: “Is the cost of a Liberal Arts Education Worth It?”; 7 p.m.; Freedom Hall, Room 122

Athletic Update:

Friday, November 14, 2014

In the News:

  • Local counselors ready for second health insurance exchange enrollment – Delaware County Daily Times (11/14 -Mention of the Center for Social Work Education
  • State Senate GOP Ousts ‘Most Powerful Person In Harrisburg’ – Levittown Now (11/13 – Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, provided expert commentary) 
  • Bodenweiser team conducted poll before retrial – The News Journal (11/13- Thomas Reed, professor emeritus  of law, was quoted)
  • Top 10 Weekend Events for November 14, 15, & 16 – Fun Things To Do With Kids in Delaware County (11/13 – Listing of the upcoming performances from the FreshBaked Theatre Company)
  • AG-Elect Denn to Immediately Push Crime-Reduction Plan – Delaware Law Weekly (11/12 – Ruby R. Vale Professor of Corporate and Business Law Lawrence Hamermesh was quoted*)
  • Could two lines of text in the Pa. Constitution be the magic bullet that kills that shady NRA gun law? Maybe: Analysis by John L. Micek – Pennlive.com (11/12 – Michael Dimino, associate professor of law, was quoted) 
  • You Think You Know Erectile Dysfunction, But You Don’t: 8 Little-Known Causes Of Impotence – Medical Daily (11/12 – Dr. Justin Sitron, assistant professor of human sexuality, provided expert commentary) 
  • The 40-year war: Agent Orange Casualities Keep Mounting – PennLive.com (11/11 – Susan Saidel, executive director of the Veterans Law Clinic, provided expert commentary) 
  • Michael Dimino, associate professor of law, was featured on the Pennsylvania Cable Network on 11/11 about the Justice McCaffery resignation and changes at the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Events on the Delaware Campus today:

  • Delaware Tax Institute presents “Holding the Line on Taxes;” 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.;  Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom

Events on Main Campus today: International Education Week concludes

  • FreshBaked Theatre presents “The Odyssey;” 10 a.m.; Alumni Auditorium
  • Blue and Gold Day Pep Rally; 12 p.m.; Pride Cafe
  • We’re All Widener Multicultural Fair; 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; University Center
  • Widener Dance Company Recital; 7 p.m.; Alumni Auditorium

Events on Main Campus this weekend:

Saturday

  • Football vs. Delaware Valley College; 1 p.m.; Home
  • Men’s Basketball vs. Penn State-Lehigh Valley; 4:30 p.m.; Home
  • Widener Dance Company Recital; 7 p.m.; Alumni Auditorium

Sunday

Athletic Update:

Thursday, November 13, 2014

In the News:

  • Should you get business training? – gradPSYCH Magazine (The November issue features a story on the Psychology and Business Joint Degree Program at Widener. Dr. Hal Shorey, assistant professor of clinical psychology and director of the program, provided expert commentary. Elizabeth Donofrio, a fifth-year student, and two alumni of the program were also quoted)
  • Regional turnout boosted margin of Wolf’s win – The Philadelphia Inquirer (11/13 – Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, provided expert commentary) 
  • Wolf’s agenda a mystery to business leaders, political scientists alike – Philadelphia Business Journal (11/7 – Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, was quoted) 

News Releases:

Events on or near Main Campus today:

Events on or near the Harrisburg Campus today:

  • Lunch and Learn: “Real Estate Today;” 12 p.m.; Career Development Office
  • Pennsylvania Bar Passers Induction Ceremony; 4 p.m.; Capitol Building, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Harrisburg, PA
  • Evening at the Capitol Reception for alumni, students, and friends of Widener Law; 5–7 p.m.; Capitol Building Main Rotunda, Harrisburg, PA

Athletic Update: