Tuesday, January 31, 2017

In the News:

  • Cityteam and Widener celebrate clinic anniversary – Delaware County Daily Times (1/31 – Feature story on the fifth anniversary of the Widener Community Nursing Clinic. Dr. Stephen Wilhite, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, and Emily Gear, a student in the School of Nursing, were quoted. The anniversary celebration was also featured on the evening news broadcast on WPVI-TV (ABS) and WTXF-TV (FOX) on 1/30) 
  • Matt Hirsch, an  immigration adjunct professor at Delaware Law School, was interviewed by Allan Loudell on WDEL-AM on 1/30 about Trump’s executive order.
  • DuPont’s PFOA trials are off to a shaky start – c&en (1/30 – Lawrence Hamermesh, a professor at Delaware Law, was quoted) 
  • University of Pittsburgh and University City Science Center in Philadelphia Join Forces to Commercialize Early-Stage Technologies – StreetInsider.com (1/30 – Mention of a project Jonathan Akins, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, worked on) 
  • Immigration expert discusses president’s executive orders – abc27.com (1/30 – Jill Family, a professor at Commonwealth Law, was interviewed during the morning news broadcast) 
  • Draining Due Process – Notice and Comment, a blog from the Yale Journal on Regulation and the ABA Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice (1/29 – Guest post by Commonwealth Professor of Law and Government Jill Family on President Trump’s immigration executive orders)
  • Super Bowl ticket prices are steep, but dropping – CNet (1/29 – Ross Steinman, associate professor of psychology, provided expert commentary) 

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Athletic Update:

Monday, January 30, 2017

In the News:

  • Widener dean honored by engineering society – Delaware County Daily Times (1/29 – Dr. Fred Akl, dean of the School of Engineering was  awarded the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Delaware County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers)
  • Viewpoints: Are we, like Trump, too dependent on our phones? – HeraldNet (1/29 – Repost of an op-ed by Dr. Dwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer that appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer) 
  • Commonwealth Law Professor Jill Family provided expert commentary on immigration during the morning news broadcast on WHTM-TV (ABC) on 1/29.

Events on or near Main Campus:

  • Widener Community Nursing Clinic Five Year Anniversary Celebration; 2 p.m.; Cityteam
  • Public Stargazing; 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Widener University Observatory

Athletic Update:

Friday, January 27, 2016

In the News:

  • Second Widener Law Commonwealth alum announced to White House legal team – WPMT-TV (FOX) (1/24 – Widener Law Commonwealth alumnus James Schultz, ’98, has joined President Trump’s White House counsel)

News Releases:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track & Field; 4 pm.; Home

Events on Main Campus Saturday:

  • Widener Day Open House; 9 a.m.; Main Campus

Athletic Update:

Thursday, January 26, 2017

In the News:

  • W&M to offer screening, discussion of Nate Parker’s ‘The Birth of a Nation’ – Publicnow.com (1/26 – Mention of the Nat Turner Project digital archive created at Widener by Dr. Sarah Roth.)
  • Today in History: Jan. 26 –Delaware County Daily Times (1/26 – In 1992, a small group at Widener University, led by then professor Barbara Shimko, aimed to bring jobs to former welfare recipients in Chester through the non-profit organization Project Transition)
  • Alaska Introduces Legislation That Requires Consideration of Pets in Divorce Custody Cases – PetMD (1/25 – Delaware Law Professor John Culhane was quoted)
  • Tom Dolgenos: Under Trump, death penalty likely to remain – The Morning Call (1/23 – Op-ed by Tom Dolgenos, an adjunct professor at Delaware Law) 
  • Bloomberg BNA Product Safety & Liability Reporter (1/19 – Delaware Law Emeritus Professor Jean M. Eggen provided expert commentary; this story also appeared in three other Bloomberg BNA publications, including the Daily Environment Report. No link available) 
  • People on the Move – Philadelphia Business Journal (1/20 -News that School of Engineering Dean Fred Akl has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Delaware County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers)

Events on Main Campus:

  • Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track Field Meet; 4 p.m., Home

Athletic Update:

January 25, 2017

In the news:

  • No one is safe from the gender binary – Even gay families – Slate (Jan. 23 – Column by Delaware Law Distinguished Professor John G. Culhane).
  • 60-year-old-man shot by police identified – The News Journal (Jan. 24 – Delaware Law Professor Judith L. Ritter provided expert commentary).
  • Community briefs: Downtown Chester art show Friday – Delaware County Daily Times (Jan. 24 – Mention of Widener University students and the Building Bridges Through the Lens photography project).

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January 24, 2017

In the News:

  • Trump signs executive order to leave TPP, local law professor says it could have helped the U.S. – CBS21 (1/23-Michael Dimino, professor of law at Commonwealth Law, provided expert commentary.)
  • Delaware may be first to learn if Trump divests – The News Journal (1/23 – Lawrence Hamermesh, professor of corporate law at Delaware Law, provided expert commentary; This story also appeared on Delmarva Now.)
  • Court revives investor suit vs ETP over $11 bln pipeline deal – Reuters (1/23 – Lawrence Hamermesh, professor of corporate law at Delaware Law, provided expert commentary; This article appeared in various national and international outlets, including Yahoo! Finance and CNBC.)
  • Before you retire: a checklist to guide you – MarketWatch (1/20 – Kenn Tacchino, professor in the School of Business Administration, contributed this article.)

Athletic Update:

January 23, 2017

In the News:

  • See how area colleges fare in accessibility to lower-income students and intergenerational mobility – Pivot Today (1/23 – Widener University ranks among the top of the region’s schools for accessibility and for the percentage of students who transition from lower- to higher-income brackets after graduating; These numbers come from a study originally published in The New York Times.)
  • Hoops from the Heart in Delco Raises Money, Collects Food in Martin Luther King Jr.’s Honor – Patch (1/20 – Widener is mentioned as a participant in the Hoops from the Heart program.)

Alumni News:

  • Philadelphia lawyer picked as key Trump aide – The Philadelphia Business Journal (1/23 – Widener Law Commonwealth alumnus James Schultz, ’98, has joined President Trump’s White House counsel; This is the second Widener Law Commonwealth alumnus to join the president’s counsel; A similar story appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer.)

Athletic Update:

Events on Main Campus:

  • Stargazing (weather permitting); 6:30 p.m., Widener Observatory

January 20, 2017

Coming Up:

  • Listen live to an interview with Widener President Julie E. Wollman for Executive Leaders Radio from 7-8 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22 on Radio America.

In the News:

  • Tripping Up Trumpism Through Global Boycott Divestment Sanctions – Counter Punch (1/20 – Commonwealth Law Scholar in Residence Donald Brown is quoted as an expert.)
  • Widener Concert Series: Relache Ensemble – Chester City Blog (1/19 -News of the next installment of the Widener Recital Series on Sunday)

Events on Saturday:

  • Women’s Basketball vs. Albright; 1 p.m., Home
  • Men’s Basketball vs. Albright; 3 p.m., Home

Events on Sunday:

  • Widener Recital Series presents Relache; 3 p.m., Kapelski Recital Hall

January 19, 2017

In the News:

  • Dershowitz Adds Star Power to Heated TransPerfect Fight – Bloomberg (1/18 – Larry Hamermesh, professor of corporate and business law at Delaware Law, provided expert commentary; This article also appeared in the Standard-Examiner.)
  • Looking Back with Gratitude on Obama, and his Optimistic Vision of America – Fresh Air with Terry Gross on NPR (1/18 – This story uses an image of then-Senator Barack Obama campaigning for the presidency during a rally at Widener University; The caption reflects the location.)

Athletic Update:

Events Today:

January 18, 2017

In the News:

  • Did Del. Court Violate Shareholder Rights in TransPerfect Case? – Bloomberg News (1/17 – Lawrence Hamermesh, professor of corporate and business law at Delaware Law, provided expert commentary.)
  • Groups appeal ethanol permit – Delaware Business Times (1/17 – Kenneth Kristl, director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic at Delaware Law, provides expert commentary and is identified as a lawyer in the appeal case.)
  • Join #TheBuild every Tuesday – Chester City Blog (1/17 – Widener is named as a partner in the Chester Made Exploration Zone.)

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Events on Main Campus:

  • Women’s Basketball vs. Arcadia; 6 p.m., Home
  • Men’s Basketball vs. Arcadia; 8 p.m., Home