December 22, 2016

In the News:

  • Bridging the town and gown divide – PBS Newshour (12/21 – Widener University is mentioned for its efforts to bridge the divide between the university and the city of Chester. Gretchen Mielke, assistant dean for civic engagement, is quoted.)
  • What the tech? Widener prof warns of digital addiction – Delaware County Daily Times (12/22 – Dr. Dwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer, associate professor of communication studies, discussed the research on cellphone addiction he has conducted for his forthcoming documentary “Cellular Aftershocks”)
  • Biden on his way to Penn? Philly.com (12/21 – Mention that Vice President Joe Biden previously taught at Widener Delaware Law)
  • Study Data from Widener University Update Knowledge of Botany – Life Science Weekly (12/21-News that Dr. Kate Goodrich, associate professor of biology, co-authored the paper “Unusual Twig ‘Twistiness’ in Pawpaw Provides Biomechanical Protection for Distal Foliage in High Winds” with alumnus Luis Ortiz, ’13, and Dr. David Coughlin, professor of biology. The paper was recently accepted for publication in the November 2016 issue of the American Journal of Botany.)

Athletic Update:

December 21, 2016

In the News:

  • Clinton allies rip into FBI after search warrant unsealed – Politico (12/20 – Delaware Law Dean Rod Smolla provided expert commentary)
  • PBF sent multiple oil shipments to other refineries in 2014 – The News Journal (12/20 – Ken Kristl, associate professor of law and director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic at Delaware Law, provided expert commentary)
  • Widener University’s Center for Hospitality Management Offers Region’s First Minor in Event Management – Chester City Blog
  • Wall Street Journal ranks Widener University a top 10 Philadelphia-area school – Chester City Blog
  • Wilmington Trust shareholder lawsuit to proceed – The News Journal (12/20-Lawrence Hamermesh, corporate law professor at Delaware Law, provided expert commentary)

December 20, 2016

In the News:

  • Letters to the editor: Spotlight on Coastal Zone Act – The News Journal (12/19 – Ken Kristl, associate professor of law and director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic at Delaware Law, is recognized for drawing attention to attempts by the Delaware Refinery to ignore the Coastal Zone Act)
  • Delaware Law Professor Judy Ritter’s interview about the Delaware Supreme Court’s ruling on the state’s death penalty was rebroadcast on WDEL on 12/19 at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Michael Dimino, professor of law at Commonwealth Law, participated in an election-related show on 12/12 on the Pennsylvania Cable Network about the Electoral College. The show also aired 12/19 at 10 p.m. and 12/20 at 5 a.m.

News Releases:

Athletic Update:

December 19, 2016

In the News:

  • Lawsuit could force Trump to fight climate change – Delaware Public Media (James May, chief sustainability officer for the university and distinguished professor of law at Delaware Law, provided expert commentary on Delaware Public Media, 91.1FM, on the current court case requiring the U.S. government to pay more attention to climate change. This story ran this morning, 12/19, five times since 5:45 a.m., at 2 p.m. on 12/18 and at 7 p.m. on 12/16.)
  • Delaware County Leadership – Wayne Kimmel – Pivot.Today (12/19 – Widener Law alumnus Wayne Kimmel talks about attending Delaware Law)
  • Delaware officials avoiding coastal shutdown – The News Journal (12/17 – Kenneth Kristl, associate professor of law and director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic at Delaware Law, provided expert commentary)
  • Hope for new tactics for Wilmington police – The News Journal (12/17 – Mary Brigid McManamon, professor at Delaware Law, provided expert commentary)
  • Juveniles don’t belong in adult prisons – so why do we keep sending them there? Pennlive.com (12/16 -Op-ed by Daniel Alvalle, a current student in the Master’s of Social Work program)
  • Manayunk’s North Light Community Center is Changing Lives through Mentoring – Roxborough Patch (12/15 -Current nursing student Jaime Kahn talks about her participation in a Women in Medicine mentoring program)

Athletic Update:

Friday, December 16

In the News:

  • Top 10 Colleges in the Philadelphia Area – The Wall Street Journal (12/15 – The Wall Street Journal has placed Widener among the Top 10 colleges and universities in the Philadelphia area – a highly competitive and dense higher education market)
  • Defense questions witness identifications in West Philly bodega killings – The Philadelphia Inquirer (12/16 – Dr. Suzanne Mannes, assistant professor of psychology, testified about her research involving the accuracy of witness identifications of perpetrators of crime)
  • Trump’s Supreme Court – The News Journal (12/15 – An op-ed by Alan Garfield, professor at Delaware Law)
  • Chester student-authors have book-signing at health fair – The Philadelphia Tribune (12/15 – News of the partnership between Widener education and nursing students and Stetser Elementary students to present a health fair based on the Mainline Health “Healthy Me” curriculum, which they follow throughout the fall semester; Last year’s participants from Stetser presented their findings and experiences working with the Widener students in a book)
  • Delaware Law Professor Judy Ritter appeared on WDEL on 12/15 during the evening drive time to discuss the latest death-penalty-related decision from the Delaware Supreme Court.

Thursday, December 15

In the News:

  • Therapy Dogs Visit Law School Students Looking to De-Stress from Finals – One News Page (12/14 – News of the therapy dogs at Commonwealth Law this week; A similar story appeared in The Sentinel)
  • Outsources: Geeking out on Sex – KGNU Denver Community Radio (12/12 – Em House, a human sexuality and social work graduate student, discusses her role as a sex educator and her graduate work at Widener)
  • How a pedophile pediatrician changed the law in Delaware – Atlanta Journal Constitution (12/9 – Linda Ammons, dean emeritus of Widener Law, provides commentary)

News Releases:

 

Wednesday, December 14

In the News:

  • Therapy dogs become stress relievers for law school students – ABC27 (12/13-Commonwealth Law had therapy dogs visit campus to help students relieve stress during finals; This story appeared both online and on air during the 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. newscasts)
  • Therapy animals visit law school students at Widener University – Fox43 (12/13-This station also covered the therapy dogs at Commonwealth Law; This story appeared online and on air during the 5 p.m. newscast; WSAV-SAV (NBC) also picked up this footage and aired the story in the Savannah, Ga. market)
  • Thoughts on those TransPerfect ads – The News Journal (12/13 – Commentary by Lawrence Hamermesh, the Ruby R. Vale professor of corporate and business law at Delaware Law)

Athletic Update:

Tuesday, December 13

In the News:

  • Nanotech Tort Litigation: Potential Sleeping Giant – Bloomberg BNA (12/12 – Distinguished Emerita Professor Jean Eggen of Delaware Law provided expert commentary)
  • Crozer-Keystone Health System Donates Medical Equipment to Project C.U.R.E. – Publicnow.com (12/12 – Widener University’s Rotaract Club is mentioned for participating in a recent service activity that resulted in donated medical equipment for use in developing countries)
  • High Performance through Digitalization – The BPM-Discipline as Value-Switch –BPMInstitute.org (12/12 – Widener University is mentioned for contributing to a study that shows that only 1% of businesses have processes in place that could be adjusted quickly to benefit from digitalization)
  • No recall for glass found in vaccines made in Monroe County – The Morning Call (12/10-In addition to Saturday’s The Morning Call story, John Culhane, professor of law and director of the Family Health Law & Policy Institute at Delaware Law, provided expert commentary for this story)

Athletic Update:

Events on Main Campus:

  • Women’s Basketball vs. Rowan University; 7 p.m., Home

Monday, December 12

In the News:

  • How the vaccine court protects the pharmaceutical industry from risk- The Morning Call (12/11 – John Culhane, professor of law and co-director of the Family Health Law & Policy Institute at Delaware Law, provided expert commentary; A similar story appeared today in the Pocono Record)
  • Delaware County Briefly: December 12 – Pivot.Today (12/12 – Mention of the School of Business Administration’s new joint certificate program with SAS Global Academic Program in Business Intelligence and Analytics)
  • Today in History: December 12, 2016 – The Delaware County Daily Times (12/12 – Mention of the “Chesteropoly” service-learning project completed by Widener and Chester High in 2006)
  • Chancellor Kent Syverud’s role at Syracuse University has evolved into chief fundraiser – The Daily Orange (12/10-Linda Durant, senior vice president for University Advancement, provided expert commentary)

Athletic Update:

Events on Main Campus:

December 9, 2016

In the News:

  • Widener to Offer Region’s First Minor in Event Management – Publicnow.com (12/8- News of the Center for Hospitality Management’s new minor)
  • Facebook investors criticize Andreessen for conflict of interest – Providence Business News (12/8 – The Bloomberg News story featuring expert commentary by Larry Hamermesh, corporate law professor at Delaware Law, continues to get picked up by additional outlets; Other hits include Online News for Financial Advisors , Financial Advisors Magazine (registration only) and NDTV.com)

News Release:

Athletic Update:

Events on Main Campus This Weekend:

  • Women’s Basketball vs. Lycoming; 12/10, 1 p.m., Home
  • Men’s Basketball vs. Lycoming; 12/10, 3 p.m., Home