December 8, 2016

In the News:

  • Facebook’s Investors Criticize Marc Andreessen for Conflict of Interest – Bloomberg News (12/8 – Larry Hamermesh, professor of law at Delaware Law, provided expert commentary; This story also appeared on Yahoo! Finance and livemint.com)
  • Delaware Law Emeritus Professor Jean M. Eggen was quoted in a 12/7 article published in the BNA Toxic Torts Reporter about the future of tort litigation related to nanotechnology-related claims. No link is available.

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Events on Main Campus:

  • Holiday Open House; 11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., Lathem Hall
  • Student-led Health Fair; 6-8 p.m., Stetser Elementary ( a collaboration between Widener nursing and education students and Stetser Elementary students)
  • Physics & Astronomy Club Classic Sci-Fi TV Movie Night; 7 p.m., Freedom 122

December 7, 2016

In the News:

  • Widener professor sheds light on cellphone dependency – The Philadelphia Tribune (12/6 – News of the “Cellular Aftershocks” documentary project led by Dr. Dwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer, associate professor of communication studies)
  • Judy Ritter, professor of law and director of the Criminal Defense Clinic at Delaware Law, appeared on Delaware 105.9 on 12/6 to discuss the death penalty in Delaware
  • Delaware Law Dean Rod Smolla appeared on WDEL on 12/6 at 12:15 p.m. to discuss the implications of President-elect Donald Trump’s phone call with Taiwan.

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Events Today:

  • The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce presents the Women in Leadership Luncheon Education edition featuring Widener President Julie E. Wollman; 11:30 a.m., Drexelbrook Catering & Events

December 6, 2016

In the News:

  • Change, One Hug at a Time – 6ABC (12/5 -6ABC’s Action News aired footage at 4:55 p.m. of peace activist Ken Nwadike Jr., who was on campus spreading his message of unity through hugs as part of the We’re All Widener: Now What? series; NBC10 aired a similar story on its news program at 5:50 p.m.)
  • Esport, escola i canvi horari – L’ESPORTIU (12/4 – An opinion piece by Xavier Ginesta, a professor at the University of Vic, who recently traveled to Widener University to guest lecture in the Sport Management Program with Dr. Brian Larson; The piece talks about what he learned while visiting with Dr. Larson about the sports culture and facilities in the United States)

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Events at Commonwealth Law:

  • Employee Holiday Luncheon; 12-1 p.m., Sidebar Cafe

December 5, 2016

In the News:

  • People on the Move – The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philly.com (12/5- News that Eric Behrens is the new chief information officer)
  • Delaware Achievers, Dec. 4 – The News Journal (12/4 – News that AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org named Delaware Law’s paralegal program to their 2016-17 Best Paralegal Schools list)
  • Youths turn up the heat over climate change – New Zealand Herald (12/3 -Reprint of an earlier story in which James May, distinguished professor of law and chief sustainability officer, is quoted)
  • Widener students seek to inspire engaged citizens – The Philadelphia Tribune (11/30 – The homepage widener.edu feature story on Dr. Jim Vike’s Engaged Citizenship course is shared)

Athletic Update:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Stargazing; 6 p.m., Widener Observatory
  • Final Center for Hospitality Management’s Chef Series with the Garces Group (Tickets still available); 6 p.m., Marriott Dining Room
  • Free Hugs Project Inspirational Evening; 7 p.m., Alumni Auditorium

December 2, 2016

In the News:

  • Trump could face the ‘biggest trial of the century’ – over climate change – The Washington Post (12/1 – James May, a distinguished professor of law and chief sustainability officer for the university, provided expert commentary; This article also appeared in The Independent online and True Viral News on 12/2)
  • Election officials call cyber-attack theory far-fetched – The Daily Item (12/2 – Michael Dimino, professor of law at Commonwealth Law, provided expert commentary; This article also appeared in The Meadville Tribune)
  • Widener University’s Center for Education Earns National Accreditation – Chester City Blog (12/2 – News of the Center for Education‘s recent NCATE accreditation)
  • Widener University engineering grant goes to the brain – Chester City Blog (12/2 – News of a MRI grant awarded to Dr. Xiaomu Song, associate professor of electrical engineering)
  • Widener’s Lone Brick Theatre Company’s “Continuity Not Required” Makes America ‘Rad’ Again – Chester City Blog (12/2 – News of upcoming performances this weekend by the Lone Brick Theatre Company)

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Events on Main Campus this Weekend:

  • Men’s and Women’s Swimming vs. Salisbury; 1 p.m., Home
  • Women’s Basketball vs. Stevenson; 1 p.m., Home
  • Men’s Basketball vs. Stevenson; 3 p.m., Home
  • Lone Brick Theatre’s “Continuity Not Required;” 12/3 at 8 p.m. and 12/4 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Alumni Auditorium

December 1, 2016

In the News:

  • Smartphones in the Classroom – Inside Higher Ed (12/1 – Dr. Dwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer, associate professor of communication studies, recorded an Academic Minute podcast on how educators can help students realize their cellphone dependency; This podcast also aired on Albany public radio and other affiliate stations)
  • Guest Column: How to Survive the Stress of the Holidays – Delaware County Daily Times (12/1 –Brianna Bernardo, a fifth-year student in the PsyD program, authored an advice column)
  • Community Briefs: Chamber of Commerce launches Women in Leadership panel luncheons – Delaware County Daily Times (12/1 – News that Widener President Julie E. Wollman will participate in the first Women in Leadership panel hosted by the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce; an upcoming Widener SBDC seminar is also highlighted in this community brief)
  • Engineering professor receives major research instrumentation grant – Publicnow.com (11/30 – News of a National Science Foundation grant received by Dr. Xiaomu Song, associate professor of electrical engineering)
  • Q&A: LGBT program director receives award for toolkit – The Ithacan (11/30 – News that Dr. Eli Green, assistant professor of human sexuality, has received an award for the book “The Teaching Transgender Toolkit,” which he co-authored with Ithaca College’s Luca Maurer)

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