Tuesday, May 31, 2016

In the News:

  • Constitutional amendment proposed on equal protection – The News Journal (5/30 – Delaware Law Professor Erin Daly provided expert commentary) 
  • In Our Schools – The Reading Eagle (5/30 – Mention of a recent Widener graduate)
  • Widener University Nursing Students Participate in Traditional Nightingale Ceremony – Gloucester City News (5/30)
  • Can Tracking Our Hormones Make Us Smarter With Money? – Singularity Hub (5/29 – Ross Steinman, associate professor of psychology, provided expert commentary) 
  • After police-involved shootings, DOJ teams with Chester cops to improve community relations – Newsworks (5/27 – Mention of a listening session to be held at Widener University) 
  • Workers at center of ex-lovers feud to lobby Legislature – The News Journal (5/27 – Lawrence Hamermesh, a professor of corporate law at the Delaware Law, provided expert commentary) 
  • Proposed bill aims to balance shareholder rights; judicial resources – The News Journal (5/27 – Delaware Law Professor Lawrence Hamermesh was quoted) 
  • Widener University partners with DelawareERANow – The News Journal (5/27 – The Family Health Law and Policy Institute at Delaware Law will provide DelawareERANow with advice. Alicia Kelly, co-director of the institute, was quoted) 
  • Feds to review Chester police operations – Delaware County Daily Times (5/26 – Mention of a press conference held at Widener University) 

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Friday, May 27, 2016

In the News:

  • Taylor Arboretum acquired by Widener University – Delaware County Daily Times (5/27 – Story on Widener University acquiring the Taylor Memorial ArboretumDr. Stephen Madigosky, chair of the environmental science department, was quoted)
  • Delaware’s beach-bound brace for traffic – The News Journal (5/26 – Dana Harrington Conner, a professor at Delaware Law, was quoted)
  • How a Strong No-Confidence Vote and Lawsuit Could Drive a Tribune-Gannett Combination – The Street (5/26 – Delaware Law Professor Lawrence Hamermesh provided expert commentary) 

Athletic Update:

Thursday, May 26, 2016

In the News:

  • Widener University takes over Taylor Memorial Arboretum – Philly.com (5/26 – Story on Widener University acquiring the Taylor Memorial Arboretum. Similar stories on the announcement appeared in a number of news outlets including: Yahoo! News, The Business Journals, Erie News Now, and WBOC-TV)
  • Radio, Television Host Michael Smerconish Tells Widener Graduates to ‘Show Up Where You’re Not Invited’ – Pivot Today (5/25 – Story on Michael Smerconish, who gave the commencement address at Widener University during the undergraduate ceremony. A video of Smerconish’s commencement address appeared on CNN and MSN News
  • Laura Thomson of Green Brook, NJ Participated in a Traditional Nightingale Ceremony at Widener University – Tap Into (5/25)
  • Dr. Timaree: Who is inappropriate to date? – Philly.com (5/24 – Blog post by Dr. Timaree Schmit, an adjunct professor in the Center for Human Sexuality Studies)
  • Pat Chiarrocchi to receive honor at Cardinal Foley Symposium – Catholic Philly (5/24 – Angie Corbo, associate professor of communication studies, will participate in a panel for World Communications Day)

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

In the News:

  • Widener formally installs its 10th president – The Philadelphia Tribune (5/25 – Feature story on the inauguration of Dr. Julie E. Wollman as president of Widener University) 
  • Soccer program engages Chester youth – The Philadelphia Tribune (5/25 – Story on the Soccer of Success program at Widener. Widener’s Head Men’s Soccer Coach Brent Jacquette was quoted) 
  • The Mars at Night viewing in the the Widener Observatory was featured on WPVI-TV (ABC) on 5/24.
  • Amesbury people in the news – Newbury Port News (5/24 – Mention of student inducted into Phi Kappa Phi at Widener) 
  • College dean tapped to be Edinboro University President – The Erie Times-News (5/24 – Mention of President Julie E. Wollman, who previously served as a president for Edinboro University. This Associated Press story appeared in a number of outlets online including The Philadelphia Tribune, the Reading Eagle, and the Centre Daily Times)

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

In the News:

  • Harry Augensen, professor of physics and astronomy and director of the Widener Observatory, was interviewed on WDEL-AM by Allan Loudell on 5/23 about Mars making its closest approach to Earth in more than a decade.
  • Widener University offers second chance to see Mars up close – Delaware County Daily Times (5/24 – Harry Augensen, professor of physics and astronomy and director of the Widener Observatory, was quoted about the upcoming viewing sessions at Widener) 
  • Edinboro University names new president – The Meadville Tribune (5/23 –  President Julie E. Wollman previously served as a president for Edinboro University. Similar stories appeared on Erie News Now and Erie Times-News*) 
  • Philadelphia U. students pitch ideas for revamped East Falls SEPTA station – Newsworks (5/23 – Mention of the SEPTA project students in the School of Engineering worked on) 
  • How a cancer diagnosis can affect your sexuality – Delaware County News Network (5/21 – A monthly “Sexuality Matters” column, written by a student in the human sexuality program)
  • College News – Massapequa Observer (5/20 – Mention of student inducted into Phi Eta Sigma at Widener) 
  • Del. Wal-Mart Ruling Seeds Doubt Over Records Demands – Law 360 (5/20 – Delaware Law Professor Lawrence Hamermesh was quoted)

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Coming Up:

  • Today: Michael Smerconish will feature his commencement address during his radio show, “The Michael Smerconish Program” on SiriusXM from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. The show will re-air at 9 p.m.

In the News:

  • The Pulse: From Philly radio to CNN, rejection and opportunities lost – The Philadelphia Inquirer (5/22 – A column by Michael Smerconish, Inquirer columnist and CNN host, on his commencement address to Widener University. Smerconish also mentioned his address during the morning broadcast of his CNN show on 5/21) 
  • Widener grads learn of TV host’s rise to the top – Delaware County Daily Times (5/22 – A feature story on the undergraduate commencement at Widener. The story also mentioned the graduate ceremony held on 5/20)
  • Constitutional amendment proposed on equal protection – The News Journal (5/22 – Delaware Law Professor Erin Daly provided expert commentary) 
  • Widener Delaware Law School graduation – Delaware Online (5/21 – Photos from the Delaware Law Commencement Ceremony) 
  • Widener Valedictorian Talks Balancing Academics With Athletics – CBS Philly (5/21 – Feature story on Alison Alkins, valedictorian of the class of 2016 at Widener) 
  • Visit Widener Monday for best look at Mars in over a decade – Delaware County Daily Times (5/21 – Harry Augensen, professor of physics and astronomy and director of the Widener Observatory, was quoted. The viewing was also mentioned in the Daily Top Ten on 5/23) 
  • Widener University’s Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony was featured during the evening news broadcast on WPVI-TV (ABC) on 5/21.
  • Widener University’s Graduate Commencement Ceremony was featured during the evening news broadcasts on WPVI-TV (ABC) and WCAU-TV (NBC) on 5/20.
  • Widener University Observatory To Hold Mars Viewing Party – CBS Philly (5/20 –  Harry Augensen, professor of physics and astronomy and director of the Widener Observatory, was interviewed on KYW-AM about Mars making its closest approach to Earth in more than a decade)

News Releases:

Events Today:

  • Intensive Trial Advocacy Program E. John Wherry Jr. Memorial Lecture with Zane Memeger, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 4 p.m.; Delaware Law, Main Law Building, Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom
  • Mars Night at the Widener Observatory; 9-10:30 p.m.; Widener Observatory

Athletic Update:

Friday, May 20, 2016

Coming Up:

  • Today:
    • Harry Augensen, professor of physics and astronomy and director of the Widener Observatory, was interviewed on KYW-AM about Mars making its closest approach to Earth in more than a decade. His interview will air throughout the day on 5/20.
    • Matt Hirsch, immigration law adjunct professor at Delaware Law, will be a guest on The Bob Burns Show on WOND-AM at 1:30 p.m. He will discuss he Obama administration immigration policy that is currently before the U.S. Supreme Court for review.
  • Saturday:
    • Alison Alkins, elementary education and special education major and shortstop for the Widener University softball team, was interviewed on KYW-AM about being named valedictorian for the Class of 2016. Her interview will air throughout the day on 5/21.

In the News:

  • Widener University partners with DelawareERANow – The News Journal (5/20 – The Family Health Law and Policy Institute at Delaware Law will provide advice on law and policy matters. Alicia Kelly, professor of law and co-director of the institute, was quoted)
  • When law and religion collide – The News Journal (Op-ed by Delaware Law Professor Alan Garfield
  • What happens to messages sent from Legislature to federal lawmakers in D.C.? Usually, not much – Imtribune.com (5/16 – Available by subscription only; Wes Leckrone, associated professor of political science, provided expert commentary)
  • Playing Nice Doesn’t Pay Off For GCs – Law360 (Ruby R. Vale Professor of Corporate and Business Law Lawrence Hamermesh was quoted)

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

In the News:

  • Teaching While Learning: What I Learned When I Asked My Students to Make Video Essays – Chronicle of Higher Education’s Blog ProHacker (5/18 –  A guest post by Janine Utell,  professor of English)
  • Wilmington’s state-of-the-art crime center; Delaware Law School goes Inside-Out – Delaware Agenda (5/18 – Repost of a story on Delaware Law students participating in the Inside-Out program)
  • Matys wants everyone to swim safely – Delaware County News Network (5/18 – The Delco Swim School will open at Widener University this month)
  • Other Times: May 18, 2016 – Delaware Count Daily Times (5/18 – In 1991 U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor spoke at commencement at Widener) 
  • Dover man trying to free ISIS captives faced ordeal – The News Journal (5/17 – Amber Baylor, a visiting assistant professor at Delaware Law, was quoted about the pre-trial circumstances that accused criminals face in the federal system)

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

In the News:

  • Widener Ready For NCAA D-III Baseball Tournament Opener – CBS Philly (5/17 – Story on the Widener Baseball team as they prepare for the Division III NCAA Tournament. Mike LaRosa, head coach, was interviewed on KYW-AM) 
  • The Intersection of Article 9 and Retail Bankruptcy – American Bankruptcy Institute (5/17 – Widener Law Commonwealth Professor Juliet Moringiello was a guest on a podcast focusing on recent issues in retail bankruptcy)
  • Work-Study, Manhattan Style: Thousands of NY Students Turn to Sex Work to Make Ends Meet – Village Voice (5/17 – Rosara Torrisi, a candidate in Widener University’s Human Sexuality program, provided expert commentary) 
  • Three charged in connection with death of Howard High student – WDDE-FM (5/13 – Delaware Law Professor Judith Ritter was a guest on The Green show where she discussed the elements of the charges brought in the death of a Howard High School student after a fatal assault in a school bathroom)

Events Today:

  • Town Hall for faculty and staff announcing Eckard Awards; 11 a.m.; Alumni Auditorium (Videoconferenced to Delaware Law room L-126 and Commonwealth Law Room L-205)

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Tuesday, May 16, 2016

In the News:

  • Widener University’s First Female President Talks About Her Role – NBC Philadelphia (5/16 – Live interview with President Julie E. Wollman about her recent inauguration and vision for the university)  
  • Gannett Bid Could Drive Shareholder Lawsuit – The Street (5/16 – Lawrence Hamermesh, a professor of corporate law at Delaware Law, provided expert commentary. This article appeared in a number of news outlets including the Trentonian, News-Herald, Shoreline Times, and the Daily Tribune) 
  • Namedropper – The Times-Tribune (5/16 – Mention of recipients of the annual Delaware Law Student Awards)
  • Campus New: Area students are National Merit Scholarship winners – Delaware County Daily Times (5/15 – Mention of recipients of the annual Delaware Law Student Awards)
  • Delaware Law Professor Mary Brigid McManamon was a live guest on CCTV-America on 5/13 at 7:30 p.m., where she discussed impeachments around the world in light of what’s happening in Brazil.

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