Thursday, June 30, 2016

In the News:

  • Tenants in condemned apartments: City says leave, McFarland says stay – WHTM-TV (ABC) (6/29 – Palmer Lockard, an associate professor at Commonwealth Law and director of the Central Pennsylvania Law Clinics,  provided expert commentary)
  • Delaware Court of Chancery Has Been Unfamiliar Turf for Trump – Delaware Law Weekly (6/29 – No link available; Ruby R. Vale Professor of Corporate and Business Law Lawrence Hamermesh was quoted) 
  • Area Young People – Voices News (6/29 – Mention of a recent graduate from the School of Nursing)
  • North Wildwood native Erin O’Brien graduates from Widener University – Shore News Today (6/28)
  • Recent Rulings Roil Questions Over Inspection of Books – Delaware Business Court Insider (6/22 – Delaware Law Professor Lawrence Hamermesh was quoted)
  • A story on the new articulation agreement between Delaware Law School and Goldey-Beacom College appeared in the print edition of The News Journal on 6/26.

News Releases:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Stars and S’mores, a stargazing program hosted by the Summer Research Program; 8-9 p.m.; Widener Observatory

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

In the News:

  • Inside the underground arts scene that’s rewriting Chester’s bad rep – Philly Voice (6/28 – Widener University was mentioned in this story on Chester Made, featuring Boundaries & Bridges. Sharon Meagher, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, was quoted)
  • Christina Mathew of Jersey City Graduates from Widener University – Jersey Journal (6/28) 
  • Redstone to Keep Dauman on Viacom Board During Control Fight – Bloomberg (6/27 – Lawrence Hamermesh, a professor at Delaware Law, provided expert commentary) 
  • $46.5 Million Monsanto Verdict: Outlier or Trend? – Bloomberg BNA (6/27 – Distinguished Professor of Law Jean Eggen was quoted)
  • How A Merck Attorney’s Lies Torpedoed A $200M Patent Verdict – Law360 (6/10 – Robert Davis, Jr., an adjunct professor at Commonwealth Law, provided expert commentary)

News Releases:

Athletic Update:

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

In the News:

  • How gun rights groups finance local candidates – Reading Eagle (6/27 – Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, provided expert commentary) 
  • Law Professor John Culhane was interviewed about the SCOTUS abortion ruling on WCAU-TV (NBC) and WPVI-TV (ABC) on 6/27.
  • Peace of Mind: Interventions to help children cope with incarceration of loved one – News of Delaware County (6/26 – Monthly column written by a student in the PsyD program. This month’s column was written by Yinka Read)
  • Graduation Lists – Cumberland Times-News and The Sentinel (6/26)
  • Dean’s List – Republican Herald, Central Jersey.com and Lehigh Valley Live (6/26) 
  • Peace of Mind: The importance of journaling – News of Delaware County (6/23 – Monthly column written by a student in the PsyD program. This month’s column was written by Allison Blechschmidt)
  • Goldey-Beacom College and Delaware Law School collaborate on path to law degree – Delaware Business Times (6/23 – Story on the new articulation agreement between Delaware Law School and Goldey-Beacom College)
  • Sustainable Investing Gains Ground in Boardrooms Everywhere – NBCNews (6/4 – Commonwealth Law Professor John Dernbach provided expert commentary.)

 

Monday, June 27, 2016

In the News:

  • The Boardroom – The Philadelphia Inquirer (6/27 – Claire M. DeMatteis, Glenn Eckard, Matthew Hartley, Douglas M. Wolfberg, and Samantha Krupa, a student in the physical therapy doctoral program, were named to the Board of Trustees)
  • U.S. Supreme Court upholds race-based college admissions – The Philadelphia Inquirer (6/25 – Delaware Law Dean Rod Smolla provided expert commentary. A similar story appeared in The News Journal. Smolla was also interviewed on WDEL-AM about the decision) 
  • Uno Chicago Grill opens in Chester – News of Delaware County (6/24 –  Feature story on the grand opening of the Uno Chicago Grill on Main Campus. President Julie E. Wollman was quoted)
  • Widener Students Give Their University Resounding Thumbs-Up in National Survey of Student Satisfaction – Pivot Today (6/24 – Story on the results of the Noel Levitz Students Satisfaction Inventory)
  • Who’s News – The Daily Journal (6/24 – Mention of students named to the dean’s list at Widener) 
  • Law Schools Are Going Online to Reach New Students – The New York Times (6/23 – Delaware Law Dean Rod Smolla was quoted about law school online innovations)
  • Global LGBT leaders visit Philly – Philadelphia Gay News (6/23 – Students in the master of social work program that helped with curriculum) 
  • Adjunct Professor of Law Matt Hirsch was interviewed on WDDE-FM about the Supreme Court’s deadlocked decision on President Obama’s immigration policy, which aired on “All Things Considered” on 6/23. A similar story appeared on Go Sports Times.
  • Smith:  Is The Philadelphia Soda Tax Racist? – TaxProf Blog (6/22 – Post by Andre Smith, an associate professor at Delaware Law) 
  • Distinguished Professor of Law Jean Eggen was quoted on legal causation in tort cases where food supplies were contaminated by chemicals in a 6/21 story in Bloomberg BNA Toxics Law Reporter. The story appeared in several other news outlets.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

In the News:

Events on or near Main Campus this Weekend:

Athletic Update:

 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

In the News:

  • Dance workshop beckons all to sway with the beat – The Philadelphia Tribune (6/21 – Story on an upcoming Boundaries and Bridges workshop, “Dance and Creative Placemaking,” led by Warchal-King, an adjunct instructor of dance. Sharon Meagher, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted. The workshop was also mentioned on the Chester City Blog)
  • South Abington Twp. student James Voyce named to dean’s list at Widener University – The Abington Journal (6/21) 
  • Area students receive various honors, accolades – The Citizen (6/20 – Mention of a recent graduate and a student named to the dean’s list) 
  • Dr. Timaree: Keeping passion in a long term relationship – Philly.com (6/20 – Blog post by Dr. Timaree Schmit, an adjunct professor in the Center for Human Sexuality Studies)
  • Sumner Redstone moves to oust five Viacom directors including CEO from board – Street Insider (6/16 – Repost of the Reuters story featuring commentary by Delaware Law Professor Larry Hamermesh)
  • Congress must step up after Puerto Rico debt law struck down – WestLaw Journal Bankruptcy (6/16 – Available by subscription only; Commonwealth Law Professor Juliet Moringiello provided expert commentary)

Athletic Update:

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

In the News:

  • Orlando Victims Watching Sandy Hook Gun Manufacturer Liability Case Opening Today – Insurance Journal (6/20 – Repost of the Bloomberg story featuring commentary by Delaware Law Professor John Culhane)
  • A Slice of good fortune: Uno Chicago Grill coming to Chester – Delaware County Daily Times (6/19 – Story on the upcoming grand opening of Uno Chicago Grill on campus. Dan Hanson, director of public relations, was quoted) 
  • Grimaldi case tests protections for online commenters – The News Journal (6/17 – Delaware Law Dean Rod Smolla was quoted)
  • Equal protection for people with disabilities – The News Journal (6/16 – An op-ed by Bob Hayman, professor emeritus of law and Dan Atkins, an adjunct professor at Delaware Law, on the proposed amendment to Delaware’s constitution)
  • DuPont May Dodge Toxic Lawsuits by Pulling a Disappearing Act – The Intercept (6/15 – Ruby R. Vale Professor of Business and Corporate Law Lawrence Hamermesh was quoted)
  • The June issue of the Delaware State Bar Association Journal included the story “Engaging Law Students in Pro Bono,” which mentioned Delaware Law(No link available) 
  • A story in The Capitol Forum on June 13 quoted Delaware Law Professor Lawrence Hamermesh on the Dow/DuPont C8 litigation. (No link available) 

Athletic Update:

Monday, June 20

In the News:

 

Thursday, June 16

In the News:

  • Are non-lawyers the future of law school? One school in Delaware thinks so – WHYY (6/15 – A focus on Delaware Law’s offerings other than its traditional J.D. program)
  • Amesbury people in the news – The Newbury Port News (6/16 – Announcement that student Lauren Randall was initiated into Widener’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi)
  • Dean’s List announcements for Main Campus students appeared today in the Sussex Countian and Chadds Ford Live
  • Delaware Law School Dean Rod Smolla’s testimony in support of an equal protection amendment to Delaware’s constitution was featured in an Associated Press article, which was picked up by NBC10.com, the Hastings Tribune, and the Greenfield Reporter; This story was also covered by the Delaware State News and Delaware Public Media

Announcements:

 

Wednesday, June 15

Coming Up:

  • Two legal cases – Judge and grand jury?; Stanford rape case sentence – WITF’s Smart Talk (6/15 –Professor Emeritus Robert Power of the Commonwealth Law School will appear on today’s Smart Talk airing from 9 to 10 a.m. on WITF)

In the News:

  • DoD taps Phila. tech company for role in $32.8 M contract – Philadelphia Business Journal (6/15 – Richard Goeke, associate professor in the School of Business Administration, provided expert commentary)
  • Ethical Workplace: Cracking the courage code –  Philadelphia Business Journal (6/14 – Column by Dr. Arthur Schwartz, director of the Oskin Leadership Institute)
  • Equal protection amendment stalled in Del. Senate – The News Journal (6/14 – Delaware Law School Dean Rod Smolla was mentioned for testifying in favor of the amendment)
  • How can gay parents explain Orlando to their kids? – Slate.com (6/14 – John Culhane, the H. Albert Young fellow in Constitutional Law at Delaware Law School and co-director of the Family Health Law & Policy Institute, contributed this commentary)