Monday, November 30, 2015

In the News:

  • Neumann Widener Universities accelerate path to law degree – Delaware County Daily Times (11/27 – Story on the new 3 + 3 agreement between Neumann University and Delaware Law
  • Transgender community lags behind others in workplace benefits – The News Journal (11/27 – Law Professor John Culhane was quoted. A similar story on KHOU.com
  • Lacking endorsements, Sanders relies on local unions – Burlington Free Press (11/27 – Stuart Eimer, associate professor of sociological) 
  • Chester mother grieves as her son’s name appears on memorial for those lost to violence – Delaware County Daily Times (11/26 – A feature story on the “Memorial to the Lost,” which was hosted at the University Center by students in Dr. Brenda Kucirka’s Social Justice and Awareness course in the School of NursingDr. Elayne Desimone, professor of nursing, and Kucirka, assistant professor, were quoted along with one of the students) 
  • Trash talk? Two Lehigh Valley landfills say they are fast running out of space – The Morning Call (11/26 – Law Professor John Dernbach was quoted)
  • Court to hear case on Pa.’s conservation duty – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Power Source (11/25 – Law Professor John Dernbach was quoted) 
  • Rustin High School student presented with Widener University Leadership Award – Daily Local News (11/25)
  • Can AG Kathleen Kane appoint special prosecutors? The jury’s out – PennLive.com (11/25 – Robert Davis, adjunct professor at Commonwealth Law, provided expert commentary) 

Events on Main Campus today:

  • On-Campus Lecture by Physicist and Futurist Michio Kaku; 1–1:30 p.m.; Alumni Auditorium (Reserved seating only)
  • Stargazing; 6–7 p.m.; Widener Observatory

Athletic Update:

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

In the News:

  • Widener Law Partners With UDel to Serve Foreign Attorneys – Delaware Law Weekly (11/25 – Story on the partnership with Delaware Law and the University of Delaware English Language Institute. Eileen Grena, assistant dean for graduate and compliance programs, was quoted*) 
  • Redefining social responsibility is investing: The ethical workplace – Philadelphia Business Journal (11/24 –  Monthly column by Arthur Schwartz, executive director of the Oskin Leadership Institute)
  • Local university offering free patent help to Delaware inventors – Philadelphia Business Journal (11/24 – Repost of the Newsworks story on the patent pro bono program offered at Delaware Law)
  • The News Journal featured a story on Vice Chancellor Tamika Montgomery-Reeves, which included commentary from Ruby R. Vale Professor of Corporate and Business Law Lawrence Hamermesh on 11/24*.
  • Pennsylvania sales tax increase could benefit Delaware – The News Journal (11/20 – Assistant Professor of Law Christine Allie was quoted about the effect the proposed sales tax hike in Pennsylvania could have on Delaware)

Upcoming Events:

  • Thursday: Thanksgiving
  • Sunday: 3 p.m. Men’s Basketball vs. Haverford College; Home

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

In the News:

  • New program offers free patent help to inventors – The News Journal (11/23 – Feature story on the patent pro bono program offered at Delaware Law. Erin Daly, professor of law, was quoted. Delaware Law Dean Rod Smolla was also interviewed about the program on WDDE-FM and Law Professor Alan Garfield was interviewed on WHYY Newsworks
  • Obamacare enrollment sites this week – The News Journal (11/23 – Widener University Delaware Law is a site)
  • Senior Notes – Daily Local News (11/23 – Mention of courses available at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute)

Athletic Update:

Monday, November 23, 2015

In the News:

  • Business Law Today, published by the ABA, highlighted Ruby R. Vale Professor of Corporate and Business Law Larry Hamermesh for its November issue.
  • Chester city liaison speaks to Widener University students – Daily Local News (11/22 – Mention of event at Widener)
  • Black Friday ain’t what it used to be – Philadelphia Daily News (11/22 – Ross Steinman, associate professor of psychology, was quoted) 

News Releases:

Events on Exton Campus:

  • U.S. Congressman Ryan Costello to Visit; 12 p.m.; Exton Campus, Classroom #1

Events on Main Campus today:

Athletic Update:

Friday, November 20, 2015

In the News:

  • Guest Columnist: Support Local Retailers on Small Business Saturday – Delaware County Daily Times (11/20 – Mention of the Widener Small Business Development Center)

Events on today:

  • “How Will the Game Change…Taxes in a New Congress;” 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Delaware Law School, Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom
  • Town Hall with Dr. Julie Wollman, tenth president of Widener University; 11 a.m.; Alumni Auditorium and video conferenced to the Delaware Campus, 126 and the Harrisburg Campus, 180
  • “We’re All Widener” Multicultural Fair, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.; University Center Atrium

Events on Saturday:

  • Mock LSAT; 8:30 a.m.; Delaware Law School
  • Mock LSAT; 8:30 a.m.; Commonwealth Law School (Register)

Events on Sunday:

 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

In the News:

  • Control deer population with natural predators – The Philadelphia Inquirer (11/18 – Mention of Lee Hall, an adjunct professor of environmental law at the Legal Education Institute at Widener University Delaware Law)
  • H. Albert Young Professor of Constitutional Law John G. Culhane of Delaware Law appeared on the 6 p.m. NBC10 broadcast on 11/18 commenting about the constitutionality of U.S. governors refusing to accept Syrian refugees.
  • Changes to the French constitution to counter terrorism – WDEL-AM (11/18 – Dr. Rebecca Jones, associate professor of political science, provided expert commentary on changes to French law to counter terrorism live on air with Allan Loudell during his noon hour-long show)
  • Start a new holiday tradition, shop small – Bucks Local News (11/18 – Mention of the Widener SBDC)
  • NJ lawmakers seek formula for taxing nonprofit hospitals for profit ventures – WHYY online and on air (11/17 – Professor Christine Allie from Delaware Law provided expert commentary)
  • Kane’s top deputies called before Pa. Senate panel – WHYY Newsworks (11/17 – Robert Davis Jr., adjunct ethics professor at Widener Law Commonwealth, provided expert commentary)
  • The 11/15 print edition of The News Journal included a news item on the partnership agreement signed between Delaware Law School and the University of Delaware English Language Institute to help prepare ESL attorneys for the Pre LLM program at the law school. (No link available)

News Releases:

Events on or near Main Campus:

Athletic Update:

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Coming up:

  • Today: Becky Jones, associate professor of political science, will be on WDEL-AM at 12:40 p.m. discussing the possible changes to French law to prosecute terrorism.

In the News:

  • Widener University Rewards High School Leaders – WCAU-TV (NBC) (11/17 – Dr. Arthur Schwartz, executive director of the Oskin Leadership Institute, and Audrey Rucker, a Widener student and previous award recipient were interviewed about the Widener University High School Leadership Awards program)
  • Deputies to Testify Before Senate Panel on AG Kane’s Status – WPVI-TV (ABC) (11/17 – Robert Powers, a professor at Commonwealth Law, provided expert commentary in the story which appeared in the Associated Press and Reuters, as well as number of local news outlets including The Philadelphia Tribune, The Times Herald, WITF-FM, Pocono Record, and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
  • Refugee groups respond to criticism as lawmakers ramp up calls for change – WHTM-TV (ABC) (11/17 – Law Professor Jill Family was quoted) 
  • People in the News – The Legal Intelligencer (11/17 –  Mention of an event honoring Vincent DeLiberato at Widener University Commonwealth Law School
  • UVa fraternity files $25M defamation suit against Rolling Stone – The Roanoke Times and NBC News (11/9 – Mention of Law Dean Rod Smolla

News Releases:

Events on Main Campus today:

Events at Commonwealth Law today:

  • “Evening at the Capitol” networking event; 5:30–7 p.m.; Main Rotunda, Pennsylvania State Capitol (Register)

Athletic Update:

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Coming Up:

  • Today: Arthur Schwartz, executive director of the Oskin Leadership Institute, and Audrey Rucker, will be interviewed live on WCAU-TV (NBC) around 11:45 .m. about the Widener University High School Leadership Awards program.

In the News:

  • Sexuality Matters:Two options for prescription contraceptives – News of Delaware County (11/16 – Monthly column written by a student in the Center for Human Sexuality Studies
  • Professional Sales Students From Across The Country To Visit William Paterson University For Russ Berrie Institute’s 9th Annual National Sales Challenge From November 18 To 20, 2015 – CNBC and Reuters (11/16 – Widener University is participating) 

News Releases:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • International Coffee and Tea: Latin America; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.; University Center Atrium
  • Hospitality Lunch Series; 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.; Marriott Dining Room
  • Advice and a Slice: Resumes; 3:30 p.m.; Kapelski, 339A
  • Chinese Cinema Night; 5 p.m.; Founders Hall, 109
  • Movie night featuring “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” sponsored by the Physics & Astronomy Club and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; 6:30-8:45 p.m.; Freedom Hall, Room 122
  • Lone Brick Theatre presents “Getting Out;” 9–10 p.m.; KLC1

Monday, November 16, 2015

In the News:

  • Widener University students provide technical support during Community Tech Day – Delaware County Daily Times (11/15 – Feature story and video on Community Tech Day at Widener, hosted by the Computer Science department and IBM)
  • Widener University among Top 10 most underrated colleges in America – Delaware County Daily Times (11/15 – Widener University was ranked 10th on the Business Insider list of the Top 50 Most Underrated Colleges)
  • Obamacare enrollment sites until Jan. 31 – The News Journal (11/15 – Widener University Delaware Law is a site) 
  • Caldwell students earn award for mousetrap design – The Star-Ledger (11/14 – Mention of the School of Engineering’s Mousetrap Competition for high school students) 

Events on Main Campus today:

Athletic Update:

Friday, November 13, 2015

In the News:

  • WCAU-TV (NBC) announced that Chris Feltner, a senior at Marple Newtown High School in Delaware County, was a recipient of the Widener University High School Leadership Award during the evening broadcast on 11/12.
  • U.S. Senate Recognizes the Importance of Nurse-led Care – Reuters (11/12 – Funding will support a collaboration to create a community-integrated Public Health Nursing/Legal Partnership between Widener University and the National Nursing Centers Consortium. This Business Wire story appeared in a number of outlets including Bloomberg Business

Events today:

  • Academic Success Program on charting as an alternative to outlining; 1 p.m.; Delaware Law School, Polishook 203
  • Poetic Bridges: A Boundaries and Bridges Event; 4–5 p.m.; Walnut Street Pedestrian Bridge
  • Widener Dance Company Fall Recital; 7 p.m.; Alumni Auditorium

Events on Main Campus Saturday: 

  • Widener Dance Company Fall Recital; 1 p.m.; Alumni Auditorium
  • Widener Dance Company Fall Recital; 7 p.m.; Alumni Auditorium

Events on Main Campus Sunday: International Week Begins

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