Thursday, April 30, 2015

Coming Up Today:

  • Pennsylvania Cable Network will broadcast the debate between Republican candidates for Pennsylvania Supreme Court at 5 p.m. live from the Harrisburg Campus with welcome remarks by Professor Jill E. Family, director of the Law & Government Institute (will be rebroadcast at 8 p.m. and again on 5/2 at 3:30 p.m.).

In the News:

  • Means Girls All Grown Up — Pennsylvania Cable Network. (4/29 — Broadcast of the Pennsylvania Women’s Forum held Wednesday on the Harrisburg Campus. Rebroadcasting on 5/3 at 3 p.m.)
  • Debate between Democratic Candidates for Pennsylvania Supreme Court — Pennsylvania Cable Network (4/29 — Broadcast of the debates held on the Harrisburg Campus with welcome remarks by Professor Jill E. Family, director of the Law & Government Institute. Will be rebroadcast on 5/2 at 2 p.m.)
  • Democrats Avoid Clashes in Pennsylvania Supreme Court Forum — Associated Press (Story on the debate between Democratic candidates for Pennsylvania Supreme Court held at the Harrisburg Campus. The story was carried by several media outlets throughout the state.)
  • Widener Student Lends Hand in Honduras — Montgomery News (4/30 story on Widener senior Veronica Vasquez, who traveled to Honduras with Dr. Pat Dyer as part of the Honduras: Languages and Cultures course taught by Dyer.) 
  • Challenge to Allen Harim Pollution Plan in Court — Delawareonline.com (Law Professor Ken Kristl quoted on objection to state’s approval of a pollution monitoring plan for a former pickle plant that Allen Harim Foods want to turn into a chicken processing site.)
  • Have Sussex Tech’s Gains Cost Other Schools? — Delawareonline.com (Story mentions Widener program to allow Sussex Tech junior and seniors take college level courses.)
  • Case of 3 at PSU Unlikely to be Affected by Judge’s Leave — Philadelphia Inquirer  (Widener Law Professor Jules Espstein quoted about judges’s medical leave in case of three Penn State University administrators charged with covering up child sex abuse allegations.)
  • Off the Clock:  Dauphin County Bar Association — Central Penn Business Journal (Jeremiah Underhill, director of the Veterans’ Law Clinic, named Dauphin County Bar Association Pro Bono Attorney of the Year).

Events on the Main Campus:

  • Dr. Ian Moyer Faculty Recital — 7:30 p.m., Kapelski Hall Music Room
  • Giving Voice:  Women, Artists, Inspirations — 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Widener University Art Gallery, University Center

Events on the Harrisburg Campus:

  • Supreme Court Primary Debate — 5 p.m.

Athletic Update: 

 

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

In the News:

  • Monster Tree Service Helps Tyler Arboretum with garden exhibit – Delaware County Daily Times (4/29 – A story about the donation of services by SBDC client Monster Tree Service, with mention of the assistance provided by the Widener SBDC in Monster Tree’s startup)
  • Lewes man ‘honored’ to be part of same-sex marriage case – The News Journal (4/29 – Distinguished Professor John Culhane provided expert commentary)

Events on Main Campus:

  • Retirement Plan Town Hall; 3 p.m., University Center Webb Room
  • Graduate Commencement Information Session; 4 p.m., Founders Hall 109
  • Undergraduate Commencement Information Session; 5 p.m., Founders Hall 109
  • Gender & Women’s Studies Film Screening; 6 p.m., Freedom Hall 122

Events on Delaware Campus:

  • Retirement Plan Town Hall; 12:30 p.m., Vale Courtroom
  • Graduating Class Picnic; 4 p.m., Campus Green

Events on Harrisburg Campus:

  • Pennsylvania Women’s Forum; 12 p.m., Administration Building A180
  • Debate with Democratic Candidates in the race for PA Supreme Court; 5 p.m., Administration Building A180

Athletic Update:

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Coming Up Today:

  • Distinguished Professor John Culhane will appear in the 10 a.m. hour on Radio Times today to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court hearing oral arguments on gay marriage.

In the News:

  • Distinguished Professor John Culhane appeared on WDEL News Radio on 4/27 at 5:35 p.m. to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court hearing oral arguments on gay marriage beginning today. He also appeared on American Law Journal at 7 p.m. to discuss this same topic. The show ran on CNN-News affiliate WFMZ-TV and has been mentioned in national media.
  • There’s no real case against gay marriage – Politico Magazine (4/27 – Distinguished Professor John Culhane previewed the U.S. Supreme Court case on gay marriage; This article was also picked up by SCOTUS Blog and Real Clear Politics)
  • Radnor schools spotlight science, math in first STEM night – Main Line Media News (4/27 – Dr. Nadine McHenry, professor of education, and Widener students took part in this event)
  • Why your sex life affects how much money you make – Sheknows.com (4/27 – Dr. Philip Rutter, associate professor of human sexuality, provided expert commentary)
  • Kevyn Orr leaving role as aide to Atlantic City emergency manager – Press of Atlantic City (4/27 – Law Professor Juliet M. Moringiello provided expert commentary)
  • Midstate environmentalists burned up that most of us ignore global warming – ABC27 (4/23 – Scholar In Residence Don Brown of the Harrisburg Campus provided expert commentary)

News Releases:

Events on the Main Campus Today:

  • Retirement benefits forum; 12 p.m., University Center Webb Room

Events on Harrisburg Campus Today:

  • Student Awards Ceremony; 4 p.m., Administration Building, A180

Athletic Update:

Monday, April 27, 2015

In the News:

  • Letter from the Editor: Plenty of reasons to sing Chester’s praises – Delaware County Daily Times (4/27 – Praise for the work President Harris has done at Widener and in the city of Chester and mention of Dean of College of Arts and Sciences Sharon Meagher’s and Senior Lecturer Tim Scepansky’s participation with the Daily Times’ ‘Live from the Newsroom’ program)
  • College News – Bucks County Courier Times (4/27- News of Widener students from Bucks County who were recently inducted into honor societies or won awards presented by the School of Business Administration or Science Division)
  • Will Gay Marriage be the Law of the Land? On Monday’s ‘The American Law Journal’ – The Legal Intelligencer (4/27 – A preview of “The American Law Journal” program featuring John Culhane, distinguished professor of law and co-director of the Family Health Law & Policy Institute at Widener Law Delaware)
  • Greenberg case over AIG takeover questions government reach – Business Insurance (4/26 – Law Professor Lawrence Hamermesh provided expert commentary)
  • Sources: Trian considered asking for a debate with DuPont – The News Journal (4/25 – Law Professor Lawrence Hamermesh provided expert commentary)
  • Who owns this land? The answer wasn’t clear – The News Journal (4/26 – Also posted by USA Today– Law Professor Serena Williams provided expert commentary)
  • All Pennsylvanians to pay more, GOP gleans from report on Wolf’s tax plan – Tribune-Review (4/25 – Dr. Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, provided expert commentary)
  • When should justices ‘decide’ a constitutional right? – The News Journal (4/24 – Law Professor Alan Garfield provided expert commentary)
  • Eagles’ event tackles autism – The Courier Post (4/24 – Widener University’s Alpha Tau Omega was recognized for helping with an autism fundraiser)
  • Mean girls grow into mean adults: Anne Reeves – The Patriot-News (4/24 – A preview of the Pennsylvania Women’s Forum at the School of Law in Harrisburg)

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Town Hall to review benefits; 9:30-11 a.m., University Center Webb Room
  • Stargazing; 8:30 p.m., Widener Observatory

Athletic Update:

Friday, April 24, 2015

In the News:

  • Law Professor Juliet Moringiello was featured in a Q and A published in Bloomberg BRIEF: Municipal Market, on the potential for chapter 9 bankruptcy in Puerto Rico and what precedent that might set on 4/23. (No link available)
  • Dr. Melanie Davis, co-president of the Sexuality and Aging Consortium at Widener, was interviewed on KFI Radio 640 in Los Angeles for the podcast “Thompson and Espinosa On Demand” about the Iowa court case on senior sexuality involving Henry Rayhons, a former member of the Iowa House of Representatives.
  • Student News – Mycentraljersey.com (4/23 – Business student Corey Del Vecchio was recognized for an award he received at the annual School of Business Administration Banquet)
  • Villanova Army ROTC: under funded but overachieving – The Villanovan (4/32 – A spotlight on the Villanova ROTC Program, which is part of Widener’s Dauntless Battalion)
  • Does Midstate ignore global warming? Some environmentalists worry we are nearing tipping point – The Sentinel (4/24 –Law Professor Don Brown provided expert commentary)
  • Four of the hottest women in public relations – everythingpr (4/24 – Amber Winans, a member of the Widener University Communications Advisory Board, was named to the list)

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Undergraduate Student Project Day

Events on the Delaware Campus today:

  • Conference titled “Law Professors as Expert Witnesses;” 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Main Law Building, Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom

 Events on or near Main Campus Sunday:

  • Widener Co-sponsored Debate: “Is Media Coverage of Politics Helping or Hurting our Democracy?” 8:30–11 a.m.; Sheraton Society Hill in Philadelphia
  • Widener Chorale Spring Concert; 7–8 p.m.; KLC 1

Athletic Update:

Thursday, April 23, 2015

In the News:

  • Missed Live from the Newsroom at Widener with President James T. Harris III? Here is the replay – DelcoTimes.com (4/22 – Replay of ‘Live from the Newsroom,’ which is produced by communication studies students in the Freedom Hall television studio, featured Widener President Harris.)  Delco Times Editor Phil Heron also wrote about the show in his Heron’s Nest column.
  • The Ethical Workplace:  1040 Ethics — Philadelphia Business Journal website (4-22 — Monthly column written by Dr. Arthur Schwartz, executive director of the Oskin Leadership Institute) 
  • College Notes – Fairport-East Rochester Post (4/22 – Mention of a student inducted to Phi Eta Sigma during Honors Week) 

News Releases:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Graduate Research Symposium

Athletics Update:

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

In the News:

  • John Gedid, professor of law, provided expert commentary on the upcoming Supreme Court primary on WPMT-TV (FOX) during the morning news broadcast on 4/22.
  • SEXUALITY MATTERS: The health benefits of self-pleasure – News of Delaware County (4/21 – Monthly column written by a student in the human sexuality program. This month’s column was written by Justin Hintze
  • Annual Italian Music Festival is this weekend – Delaware County Daily Times (4/21 – The Italian Music Festival will be held at Widener) 
  • Fear of Intimacy and Closeness in Relationships – Psychology Today (4/18 – “Freedom to Change: How to manage relationships at home and work” is a blog written by Dr. Hal Shorey, associate professor of clinical psychology and director of Organizational Development Services) 

News Releases: 

Athletic Update:

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

In the News:

  • Delaware judge hits El Paso pipeline deal with $171 million judgment – Reuters (4/20 – Law Professor Lawrence Hamermesh was quoted in this story, which appeared in other media outlets including the Maritime Reporter
  • Named to dean’s list at Widener University – Times News (4/18 – Mention of students named to the dean’s list at the School of Law)
  • Students in the News – Daily Local News (4/18 – Mention of a trip students took to Mexico for a course on women and development in Latin America) 

 News Releases:

Events on Main Campus today:

Athletic Update:

Monday, April 20, 2015

In the News: 

  • Husband’s Alzheimer’s abuse trial stirs talk of senior sexuality – The Philadelphia Inquirer (4/19 – Mention of the Sexuality and Aging Consortium at Widener University. Dr. Robin Goldberg-Glen, associate professor in the Center for Social Work Education and co-president of the consortium, was quoted. This story also appeared in The Seattle Times and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
  • DuPont earnings may not impact proxy war – The News Journal (4/19 – Law Professor Lawrence Hamermesh, provided expert commentary*) 
  • Widener panel talks about Biden’s domestic violence law – The News Journal (4/17 – Story on the symposium about family health law and domestic violence held on the School of Law Delaware Campus*) 
  • Widener law school in Harrisburg celebrates 25 years – PennLive.com (4/17 – Story on the 25th Anniversary celebration of the School of Law in Harrisburg)
  • Local Students Recognized During Widener University’s 2015 Honors Week – Gloucester City News (4/17)

News Releases:

Events on the Harrisburg Campus today:

  • Conference titled “Halt and Reform?: Death Penalty & Criminal Sentencing Guidelines Reform;” 1–6 p.m.; Administration Building, A180

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Crime Film Series: Let the Fire Burn; 6:30 p.m.; Freedom Hall Auditorium
  • Stargazing; 8:30–9:30 p.m.; Widener Observatory

Athletic Update:

Friday, April 17, 2015

In the News: 

  • Peace of Mind: Building Self-Care Into Your Life – News of Delaware County (4/16 – A column by PsyD student Jennie Brill)
  • Networking, Food, Speakers and More at Annual Hermes Expo in Delco – Media Town Talk (4/16 – School of Hospitality Management Dean Nicholas Hadgis moderated a panel on trends in the hospitality industry)
  • Campus News – Lebanon Daily News (4/16 – Mention of a student inducted into the Phi Eta Sigma honor society) 

Athletic Update:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Widener Women’s Leadership Forum presents “From Here to There: Coping Strategies for a Change Climate;” 8:50 a.m.; Lathem Hall

Events on the Delaware Campus today:

  • Conference titled “Strengthening and Protecting Families: The Intersection of Family Health Law & Domestic Violence;” 9 a.m.–4:45 p.m.; Main Law Building, Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom

Events on or near Main Campus Saturday:

  • Widener Day Open House and Accepted Student Day II
  • Continuing Studies Annual Day of Giving Back; 9 a.m.–1 p.m.; Elwyn’s Main Campus

Events on the Harrisburg Campus Saturday:

  • 25th Anniversary Celebration; 5–7 p.m.; Classroom Building, The Pit

Events on Main Campus Sunday:

  • Hoops 2 Help, a fundraiser for Northern Star Sports; 12 p.m.; Schwartz Gym
  • Widener Dance and Chamber Music Concert; 3–4 p.m.; KLC 1