Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Coming Up:

  • Associate Professor of law Michael Dimino will be a guest on WDEL-FM at 4:54 p.m. today to talk about the Supreme Court’s decision to hear an affirmative action case.

In the News:

  • Affirmative Action at Risk in Supreme Court Case – Inside Higher Ed (6/30 story on the Supreme Court’s decision to review an affirmative action case involving admissions practices at the University of Texas. Incoming Delaware Law School Dean Rod Smolla is quoted.) 
  • Widener Named One of the Best Places to Work in Pa. – Philly.com (6/29 story on Widener receiving the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award from the Pennsylvania Psychological Association.)
  • Associate Professor of law Michael Dimino was a guest on WDEL-FM on Monday to discuss the Supreme Court’s decision on a redistricting case.
  • News Journal (6/30 brief on the Delaware Campus of the Law School officially becoming the Delaware Law School of Widener University on July 1.)
  • Get Out of the “Goal Oriented” Sex Routine – Philly.com (6/29 blog by Timaree Schmit, an adjunct professor in the Center for Human Sexuality Studies.)

News Releases:

Monday, June 29, 2015

In the News:

  • The Supreme Court Ruling and Christian Colleges – Chronicle of Higher Education (6/29 incoming Delaware Law School Dean Rod Smolla is quoted on the impact of the Supreme Court decision in Obergfell v. Hodges on christian colleges.)
  • Bodenweiser Charged for Refusing Polygraph, Therapy – News Journal (6/29 Delaware Law School Professor Emeritus Thomas J. Reed is quoted.)
  • For Bicyclists, Tough Road in the Suburbs – Philadelphia Inquirer (6/29 Karl Nelson, an administrator in the School of Engineering, is quoted for a story on the dangers cyclists face driving on suburban streets.) 
  • Joe Biden: A Life in Government – News Journal (6/26 mention of Vice President Joe Biden as an adjunct professor of law at the Delaware Law School.)
  • Former York County Employee Asks DA to Probe Reilly Campaign Work – York Dispatch (6/26 Professor of law Robert Power is quoted in story on allegations that a county employee did campaign work on county time.)
  • 19,000 Delawareans’ Health Care Coverage May have been Saved – News Journal (6/26 Professor of law John Culhane is quoted on the Supreme Court ruling on a statute in the Affordable Care Act. He was also interviewed by WHYY-FM and WDEL-FM on 6/25.)
  • The Gay Marriage Fight isn’t Over – Politico (6/26 Profesor of law John Culhane authored an op-ed piece on the suspected fallout of the Supreme Court decision in Obergfell v. Hodges. He was also interviewed about the decision by WDDE-FM, WDEL-FM, Metro Philly, The Legal Intelligencer, and in two Patriot-News stories.)
  • How Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Could Effect Religious Schools – WHP-TV (6/26 Commonwealth Law School Associate Professor of Law Michael Dimino was interviewed for a story on the impact of the Supreme Court decision in Obergfell v. Hodges on christian schools.)
  • Trucker’s Bankruptcy Exit May Roughen Road for Small Creditors – American Journal of Transportation (6/25 Helen S. Balick Visiting Professor of Business Bankruptcy Law Bruce Grohsgal is quoted.)

Thursday, June 25, 2015

In the News:

  • Trucker’s bankruptcy exit may roughen road for small creditors – CNBC (6/24 – Bruce Grohsgal, visiting professor of bankruptcy law, was quoted in this Reuters story that also appeared in the Fiscal Times and other news outlets)
  • Nature’s spectacular encore – Philly.com (6/24 – Dr. Harry Augensen, professor of physics and astronomy and director of the Widener University Observatory, provided expert commentary)
  • College students share the news of their graduation day – CentralJersey.com (6/24 – Mention of a recent Widener graduate)
  • Students in the News – Daily Local News (6/23 – Listing of recipients of the Widener Leadership Certificate)
  • Lackawanna College expands students’ transfer options – PennNews (6/23 – Lackawanna College Hospitality management students may transfer credits to the bachelor’s degree program at Widener’s School of Hospitality Management
  • Immigration Procedure Used to Block Individual Rights, Says Research – Tomorrow (6/19 – Story on Law Professor Jill Family’s lecture on immigration at the Refugee Festival Scotland)

News Releases:

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

In the News:

  • Widener Law Offers New Dual Degree Program – Delaware Law Weekly (6/24 – Mention of new dual degree program offered with the School of Business Administration*)
  • Reilly campaign work broke law, but extent of wrongdoing unclear – York Dispatch (6/24 – Michael Dimino, Sr., associate professor of law, and Robert Power, professor of law, provided expert commentary)
  • Lackawanna College expands students’ transfer options – Times-Tribune (6/24 – Lackawanna College Hospitality management students may transfer credits to the bachelor’s degree program at Widener’s School of Hospitality Management
  • Scaled-down shale tax in Pa. could spur deal on pensions, liquor privatization – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (6/23 – Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, was quoted)
  • Special session needed to confirm Parsons’ successor – The News Journal (6/23 – Law Professor Lawrence Hamermesh was quoted) 

News Releases:

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

In the News:

  • Chancery Court Vice Chancellor Parsons to Retire – News Journal (6/22 story on the retirement of Chancery Court Vice Chancellor Donald F. Parsons Jr. Story quotes Ruby R. Vale Professor of Corporate and Business Law Lawrence Hammermesh.)
  • Peace of Mind: Experiencing and Creating Art for Well-being – News of Delaware County (6/23 monthly column written by doctoral students in the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology. This month’s column written by Jeannine Cicco Barker.)
  • Who’s News – Vineland (NJ) Daily Journal (6/23 brief on area residents being named to the Dean’s List at Widener.)
  • Community Briefs – Delaware County Daily Times (6/23 brief about free introductory courses in education being taught at Widener.)

Monday, June 22, 2015

In the News:

  • A Law-School Split – Chronicle of Higher Education (6/22 – Story on the split of Widener University School of Law into two separate law schools effective July 1. Story quotes incoming Delaware Law School Dean Rodney Smolla.)
  • Take Down that Confederate Flag — Out of Compassion – News Journal (6/21 – Op-ed by incoming Delaware Law School Dean Rodney Smolla on South Carolina flying the Confederate flag at its state capitol.)
  • AIG Bailout Case to Continue as Greenberg Seeks Damager – Business Insurance (6/21 story on the AIG bailout case quoting Ruby R. Vale Professor of Corporate and Business Law Lawrence Hammermesh.)
  • Area Residents Earn Degrees from Widener University – Delaware County Daily Times (6-19 story on Widener Main Campus graduates from Delaware County.)
  • Widener University Students Make the Grade – Delaware County Daily Times (6/19 story on Widener Main Campus graduates who made the Dean’s List for the Spring 2015 semester.)
  • Widener University School of Law Announces Graduates – Wayne Independent (6/20 brief on a Widener Law Harrisburg graduate.)
  • Student Makes Dean’s List at Widener – NJ.com (6/22 brief on New Jersey resident who was named to the Dean’s List.)
  • Student Roundup – Albany Times-Union (6/22 brief on New York resident who was named to the Dean’s List.)
  • Namedropper – Scranton Times-Tribune (6/21 brief on Pennsylvania residents commissioned at Widener on May 14.)
  • Dean’s List – Hagerstown Herald Mail (6-20 brief on three Maryland residents named to the Dean’s List.)

News Releases:

  • Undergrad Represents Widener in Washington, D.C. (6/18 story on Widener student Ronnie Rabena and Dr. Patricia Dyer representing Widener for the PUSH organization meeting in Washington, D.C.)
  • Widener Honors 71 During Support and Administrative Staff Service Awards Ceremony

Thursday, June 17, 2015

In the News:

  • State Supreme Court finds tough-on-crime law unconstitutional – Standard Speaker (6/18 – Re-posting of a story from The Morning Call that quotes Law Professor Len Sosnov)
  • People You Know – York Dispatch (6/17 – Mention of recent graduates)

News Releases:

  • For Fifth Consecutive Year Jacobs Law Group Attorneys Recognized in Super Lawyers Magazine – PR Web (6/16 – Gene Linkmeyer teaches at Widener University’s Legal Education Institute)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

In the News:

  • Education notes: Widener University awards degrees – NJ.com  and Lehigh Valley Live (6/16 – Mention of recent graduates) 
  • PA Supreme Court: Beefed-up prison sentence for drug dealing near schools is unconstitutional – The Morning Call (6/16 – Len Sosnov, professor of law, was a part of the defense team) 
  • SEXUALITY MATTERS: Helping children navigate sexuality in the media – News of Delaware County (6/17 – A monthly column written by a student in the human sexuality studies program. This month’s column was written by Rebecca Shemesh)

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

In the News:

  • Pennsylvania public pension dilemma rooted in 1990s – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (6/14 – Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, was quoted)
  • Delco activists plan cleanup of forgotten cemetery – The Philadelphia Inquirer (6/12 – Joseph Edgette, a folklorist and professor emeritus, provided expert commentary) 
  • PEACE OF MIND: Victory in the garden – How gardening can promote health and wellness – News of Delaware County (6/5 –  A monthly column written by a student in the PsyD program. This month’s column was written by Leah Kara)

Athletic Update:

Monday, June 15, 2015

In the News:

  • With police nominee’s defeat, Wolf weighs next move – The Philadelphia Inquirer (6/14 – Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, was quoted)
  • A national first: Cyberstalking resulting in death – The News Journal (6/13 – Thomas Reed, professor emeritus at the School of Law, was quoted) 
  • How the Pope’s visit can create ethical dilemmas – The Philadelphia Business Journal Online (6/12 – A monthly column,”The Ethical Workplace,”  written by Arthur Schwartz, professor of education and executive director of the Oskin Leadership Institute)
  • Wolf administration accused of ‘political gamesmanship’ with blind – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (6/11 – Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, provided expert commentary)
  • Chester High School’s 2011 Valedictorian Graduates From Widener University with Honors – Ms. B: The Good News Blog (6/10) 

Athletic Update: