Friday, October 30, 2015

In the News:

  • Wills for Heroes program inks free wills for Cumberland County first responders – The Patriot-News (10/29  – Students from Commonwealth Law will provide assistance) 
  • Dr. Timaree: How to make your long-distance relationship work – Philly.com (10/29 – Blog post by Timaree Schmit, an adjunct professor in the Center for Human Sexuality Studies
  • Rite Aid Adds Delaware Dominion to Articles for Walgreens Deal – The Wall Street Journal (10/28 – Law Professor Lawrence Hamermesh was quoted; available by subscription only) 
  • FAN 82 (First Amendment News) Smolla & Abrams to file First Amendment brief in Redskins trademark case – Concurring Opinions (10/28 – Mention of Law Dean Rod Smolla

News Releases:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Widener Women’s Leadership Forum on Mindful Leadership; 8:45 a.m.; University Center, Webb Room

Events on Main Campus this weekend:

  • Saturday: Football vs. Lycoming College; 1 p.m.; Home
  • Sunday: FreshBaked Theatre Presents “A Murder of Crows;” 2–3 p.m.; Alumni Auditorium

Athletic Update:

Thursday, October 29, 2015

In the News:

  • Not guilty verdict in ‘eyewitness’ case – Daily Local News (10/29 – Susan Mannis, an assistant professor of  psychology, provided expert commentary) 
  • 4 incumbents, 1 challenger, seek 4 seats on Lower Pottsgrove board – The Mercury (10/29 – Mention of Charles Nippert, associate professor emeritus in the School of Engineering) 
  • Chester Republicans discuss vision for city at candidates forum – Delaware County Daily Times (10/29 – The forum was held at Widener University) 

News Releases:

Events at Delaware Law today:

  • 1National Pro Bono Week celebration marking 10 years of the Delaware Law Public Interest Resource Center—Luncheon and Panel; 2 p.m.; Barristers’ Club
  • U.S. State Department speaker Laura Santini; 12–2 p.m.; Legal Information Center, Alfred Avins Special Collection Library Room
  • SBA Delaware Law annual Halloween Party; 8 p.m.–12 a.m.; Catch 202 off Delaware Campus

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Advice and a Slice: Resumes; 12:30 p.m.; Kapelski, 339A
  • Co-op Orientation; 5–6 p.m.; University Center, Webb Room

Events at Commonwealth Law today:

  • Environmental Law Distinguished Speaker Series: Franklin Kury; 4–5 p.m.; Administration Building, A180

Athletic Update:

 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

In the News:

  • West Chester resident honored by Widener – Daily Local News (10/28 – Iqbal Mansur, professor of finance, was announced as one of the 2015 Distinguished University Professors at Widener) 
  • Chester Democratic candidates tackle the issues at forum – Delaware County Daily Times (10/28 – Republican candidates for city council will have a forum at Widener on 10/28) 
  • What the Rite Aid buyout means for the Midstate – WHTM (ABC) (10/27 – Michael Hussey, a business and tax law professor at Commonwealth Law, was quoted) 

Events today:

  • Public Interest Law and Pro Bono Work Lecture by Matthew J. Lamberti, managing attorney of detained programs for the Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center (PIRC); 2:30–3:30 p.m.; Commonwealth Law, the Pit
  • 2015 H. Albert Young Distinguished Lecture in Constitutional Law with Professor David Hodas: “The Laws of Science and Constitutional Law,” 3:30 p.m.; Hotel DuPont, du Barry Room
  • SBDC Business Ownership Series; 6-7:30 p.m.; Widener SBDC
  • RHA presents Haunted Lathem (haunted maze for Widener community); 7-10 p.m.; Lathem Hall
  • Men’s Soccer vs. Alvernia University; 7 p.m.; Home

Athletic Update:

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

In the News:

  • Media-Upper Providence hosts Fresh Baked Theatre Company – Delaware County Daily Times (10/27 – Announcement of upcoming Fresh Baked Theatre Company performances in Media and on Main Campus) 
  • JPMorgan Chase adding 1,800 jobs – The News Journal (10/27 – Richard Goeke, an assistant professor of Information Systems, provided expert commentary) 
  • Senior Notes – Daily Local News (10/27 – Announcement of upcoming classes at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
  • Suspension should do it: Kane needs to step down – Lancaster Online (10/26 – Robert Power, associate dean at Widener University Commonwealth Law School, was quoted) 
  • Month Long Celebration Of Italian Culture Wraps Up This Week – CBS Philly (10/26 – Mention of Italian Cinema Night to be held at Widener on 10/28)

Events on Main Campus:

  • Graduate Open House; 5–7 p.m.; University Center Atrium

Athletic Update:

 

Monday, October 26, 2015

In the News:

  • ‘The most significant race in recent memory’ for Pa. Supreme Court – The Philadelphia Inquirer (10/25 – Law Professor Michael Dimino was quoted. This story also appeared in the York Daily Record and the Lebanon Daily News
  • CAMPUS: Widener professor Kenneth Pobo of Middletown releases new book of poetry – Delaware County Daily Times (10/24 – Dr. Kenneth Pobo, professor of English and creative writing, released a new book of poetry, titled “Bend of Quiet”)
  • A look at the race for Pennsylvania Supreme Court – Lancaster Online (10/24 – This Associated Press story mentions the debate held at Widener Commonwealth Law. Similar stories appeared in The Times HeraldNew Jersey Herald, and The Philadelphia Tribune)
  • Night of the Undead Bureaucracy – Wall Street Journal (10/23 – Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, provided expert commentary) 
  • 6 Empowering Halloween Costumes for Women – Philly.com (10/23 – Annalisa Castaldo, associate professor of English and former director of the Gender and Women’s Studies Program, was quoted) 

News Releases:

Events on or near Main Campus today:

  • Philadelphia Speakers Series: Dr. Sanjay Gupta; 8–9 p.m.; Kimmel Center

Athletic Update:

 

Friday, October 23, 2015

In the News:

  • Delco SWAT officers team up – Delaware County Daily Times (10/23 – Mention of two Widener students who are working on a senior project about active shooter responses)
  • Kane continues as Pennsylvania’s attorney general despite loss of license – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (10/22 – Robert Power, associate dean of Widener University Commonwealth Law School, provided expert commentary; Power is also quoted in a similar story that appears in the Bucks County Courier Times)

Athletic Update:

Happening Today at Delaware Law:

  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Food and Drug Law Association food drive with donation drop in the Student Lounge; Main Law Building

Happening on Main Campus Saturday:

  • 1 p.m. Men’s and Women’s Swimming vs. University of Scranton; Home

Thursday, October 22, 2015

In the News:

  • Widener University Sports Management – Connor Vanin – ValuePenguin.com (10/21 – Features story on Connor Vanin, ’16, a sports management major) 
  • Delaware photographer saved photos of Nuremberg trial – The News Journal (10/21 – Thomas Reed, professor of law emeritus, provided expert commentary) 
  • Local Senior Academy offers course on ‘Secrets of the Presidents’ – Phoenixville News (10/21 – Mention of a partnership between Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation)
  • Mt. Pleasant youth football league’s cancellation over bullet threat offers difficult lesson – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (10/20 – Dr. Virginia Brabender, professor of clinical psychology, provided expert commentary) 
  • PEACE OF MIND: What parenting books leave out; how to talk to your kids about school violence – News of Delaware County (10/20 – Monthly column written by a student in the PsyD program. This month’s column was written by Antonia E. Alfeo)

News Releases:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Career Services Advice and a Slice; 3:30 p.m.; Kapelski 339A
  • Food Week Event: Nonprofit Grocery Model Discussion; 5:30 p.m.; University Center, Webb Room

Events at Delaware Law today:

  • Free head shots for students; 5:30 p.m.; Polishook Hall, Room 101
  • Fashion show for professional, business casual and casual attire; 5–7:30 p.m.; location TBD

Athletic Update:

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

In the News:

  • New assistant Widener dean to tackle civic engagement – The Philadelphia Inquirer (10/20 – Gretchen Mielke was appointed assistant dean of civic engagement at Widener) 
  • U.S. judge rules Goldman must defend Tibco sale lawsuit – Yahoo! (10/20 – Lawrence Hamermesh, professor of law, provided expert commentary in this Reuters story that appeared in a number of news outlets) 
  • The toll of campaigning in judicial elections – Pittsburgh Courier (10/20 – Michael Dimino, professor of law, provided expert commentary) 
  • Dr Timaree: Making use of jealousy to grow in life and love – Philly.com (10/20 – Blog post by Timaree Schmit, an adjunct professor in the Center for Human Sexuality Studies)
  • PEACE OF MIND: Navigating your teen’s social groups – News of Delaware County (10/12 – Monthly column written by a student in the PsyD program. This month’s column was written by Ellen Bartolini)

News Releases:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Food Week Event: Poster Fair; 11 a.m.–1 p.m.; University Center Atrium
  • Career Services Advice and a Slice; 12 p.m.; Career Lounge
  • LGBTQA History Month Event: Lecture by Law Professor John Culhane titled “Kim Davis and Beyond: When Civil Rights and Religion Conflict;” 4 p.m.; Lathem Hall
  • Food Week Event: Supersize Me Screening; 7 p.m.; Wolfgram Memorial Library, Drost Room

Events at Delaware Law today:

  • Food Day Information Table; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Main Street
  • Ted Talks on healthy eating; 12-2 p.m.; Main Street
  • Moot Court Debate: “Kind and Naked – is Industry Being ‘Too Smart’ or FDA ‘Too Restrictive?”; 2-3 p.m.; Room L237
  • Speed networking and dos and don’ts in the legal profession; 4–6 p.m.; Barristers’ Club

Athletic Update:

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

In the News:

  • Warrior coffee brand expands and continues unique learning experience – NorthCentralPA.com (10/20 – Mention of the partnership between Widener University and Golden Valley Farms) 
  • Directors should embrace changing roles and , activist investors, law professor advises – The Knowledge Effect, Reuters (10/19 – Mention of a lecture series presented by Widener University Delaware Law
  • Widener Free Medical Care, Born To Run Home For Sale, PA’s Oldest Living Female Marine 100th Bday – iRadioPhilly.com (10/19 – Repost of the KYW-AM story on the Widener University Nursing Clinic)
  • PivotPoint: How to interview potential employees? – The Philadelphia Inquirer (10/18 – Law Dean Rod Smolla participated in Pivot Point, a small-business related Q & A)
  • Delaware AG Denn wants sentencing reforms – The News Journal (10/16 – Visiting Assistant Professor of Law Amber Baylor was quoted)

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Hospitality Lunch Series; 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.; Marriott Dining Room
  • Food Week Event: Oxfam Hunger Banquet; 5:30–7 p.m.; Lathem Hall

Events at Delaware Law today:

  • Table talk with Judge Christopher Burke; 4:30-–5:30 p.m.; Main Law Building, Main Street

Athletic Update:

 

Monday, October 19, 2015

In the News:

  • Local university provides low cost medical care to patients in need – KYW-AM (10/19 – A feature on the Widener Community Nursing Clinic)
  • People in the news – The Philadelphia Inquirer (10/19 – Announcement that Gretchen Mielke is the new assistant dean for the Office of Civic Engagement)
  • Suspension nearing, PA AG Kathleen Kane won’t say how office will respond – The Morning Call (10/19 – Robert Davis Jr., an adjunct professor at Widener University Commonwealth Law School, provided expert commentary; This AP article also appeared in various other outlets, including the Indiana Gazette, The Patriot-News and the New Jersey Herald)
  • Why paid family leave has become a major campaign issue – NPR (10/17 – Dr. Linda Houser, associate professor of social work, was quoted; This story was picked up by numerous NPR affiliates throughout the country)
  • Delaware Achievers – The News Journal (10/16 – LeaNora Ruffin, assistant dean of career development at Widener University Delaware Law School, was elected president of the Delaware American Council on Education Women’s Network)
  • Emeritus Professor of Law Tom Reed appeared on WDEL-AM on 10/16 discussing Attorney General Matt Denn’s proposals for changes to the mandatory minimum sentencing laws in Delaware.
  • Jobless graduates who sued law schools find little success in court – The Wall Street Journal (10/15- mention of the suit filed against Widener School of Law)

Events today: Widener Celebrates Food Week

  • WILD Space Hangout Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony; 11:45 a.m.; Wolfgram Memorial Library
  • WILD Space Classroom Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony and Open House; 12:15 p.m.; Kapelski 324a
  • Career Services Mentoring Career Panel; 4 p.m. ; University Center, A
  • Tools from the Career Development Office on creating a resume and cover letter; 5:30 p.m.; Delaware Law, Main Law Building, Main Street
  • Food Week Event: Chocolat Screening; 7 p.m.; Wolfgram Memorial Library, Drost Room
  • Stargazing; 7–8 p.m.; Widener Observatory

Athletic Update: