January 17, 2017

Coming Up:

  • Today at 4:54 p.m., Delaware Law Professor Alan E. Garfield will appear on WDEL news radio to discuss the First Amendment/trademark case coming before the U.S. Supreme Court, brought by the Oregon rock band “The Slants.”

In the News:

  • The challenge for college presidents under Trump: When to speak out – The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philly.com (1/15 – Widener President Julie E. Wollman talks about fostering inclusiveness on campus.)
  • Being dumbed down by smartphones – Philadelphia Inquirer and Philly.com (1/15 – An op-ed by Dr. Dwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer, associate professor of communication studies; This op-ed was also shared in The Daily World, on Pennlive.com and in The Register-Guard)
  • MLK Day of Service: ‘Plant him in the hearts of our young people’ – Delaware County Daily Times (1/17 –News that Widener men’s and women’s basketball teams  participated in Hoops from the Heart on MLK Day; This event and Widener’s involvement was previewed on 1/13 on KYW Newsradio and CBS 3 online and in the Delaware County Daily Times on 1/15.)
  • Bench Press: The Supreme Court’s brain teaser –The News Journal (1/15 – Commentary by Alan E. Garfield, professor at Delaware Law)
  • Facts, not law to be in dispute at TransPerfect hearing – The News Journal (1/17 – Lawrence Hamermesh, corporate law professor at Delaware Law, provided expert commentary.)
  • Environmentalists appeal PBF ethanol permit – The News Journal (1/16 – Kenneth Kristl, director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic at Delaware Law provides expert commentary and is named as a lawyer in the appeal case; A similar story appeared in Delaware Business Now.)
  • Community Briefs – Delaware County Daily Times (1/16 – News of the first College Night of the Widener University co-sponsored State Street Reading Series)
  • So ‘Redskins’ isn’t the only racially disparaging name seeking U.S. protection – McClatchy DC (1/13 – Delaware Law Dean Rod Smolla provided expert commentary; This story appeared in more than 20 newspapers, including The Miami Herald and The Sacramento Bee.
  • On 1/13, Delaware Law Dean Rod Smolla appeared on WDEL news radio to discuss the newly announced investigation of FBI Director James Comey, which will look at Comey’s handling of the Hillary Clinton e-mail case.

Athletic Update:

January 13, 2017

In the news:

  • Best Schools for Bar Exam Preparation – National Jurist magazine (Jan. 12 – Story on best schools for bar exam success ranks Widener Law Commonwealth fifth in the nation.)
  • Shawe adds celebrity attorney Dershowitz to legal team – The News Journal (Jan. 12 – Delaware Law Ruby R. Vale Professor of Corporate and Business Law Lawrence Hamermesh comments on Alan Dershowitz joining the Transperfect case headed to arguments in the Delaware Supreme Court.)
  • People in the News – The Legal Intelligencer (Jan. 12 – news item on School of Business Administration giving the 2017 Distinguished Performance in Management Award to David L. Cohen of Comcast Corp.
  • Service and Celebrations for Martin Luther King Jr. Day – The Delaware County Daily Times (Jan. 12 – Mention of community Hoops for the Heart basketball clinics happening at area schools, including Widener University.)
  • MLA Comedy Stylebook Not Funny – Accuracy in Academia (Jan. 13 – Senior Lecturer Tara Friedman presented at the Modern Language Association annual meeting in Philadelphia.)

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January 12, 2017

In the News:

  • Delaware Fertile and Competitive Ground For Rookie Law AssociatesDelaware Business Times (Jan. 11 – Delaware Law Assistant Dean for Career Development LeaNora Ruffin on the legal recruiting climate.)
  • Film and discussion series set Jan. 13-15Cape Gazette (Jan. 11 – Professor Emerita Suzanne Murphy will moderate a post-film discussion of the Chinese drama “Coming Home” at this Rehoboth Beach Film Society event.)
  • Widener to Host Second of Three-Part Free Recital Series Jan. 22PublicNow.com (Jan. 11 – Philadelphia’s renowned new music octet, Relâche, will play in Kapelski Recital Hall.)

 

Athletic Update:

January 11, 2017

In the News:

  • With big Bordeaux event, Philly to showcase world’s top-quality wines – The Philly Voice (1/11- Adrienne Hall, assistant professor of hospitality management, provided expert commentary.)
  • Protesters rally against Trump’s “climate change denier” cabinet in Newtown – Lower Bucks Times (formerly The Midweek Wire) (1/10 – News of a protest by environmental activists concerned about President-elect Trump’s cabinet picks; Commonwealth Law Scholar in Residence Donald Brown gave a lecture at the protest. A similar story was reported by seven Advance Network newspapers, including the Bucks Local News.)
  • Widener Law Hosts Feb. 8 Program on African American History in our National Parks – PA Environment Daily Blog (1/9 – News of an upcoming program at Commonwealth Law)

Athletic Update:

Events on Main Campus:

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

January 10, 2017

In the News:

  • Activists rally in Newtown against Trump cabinet appointees – The Intelligencer (1/9 – Commonwealth Law Scholar in Residence Donald Brown was the featured speaker at the event; This article also appeared in the Bucks County Courier Times.)
  • Widener University honors Comcast’s David Cohen – Chester City Blog (1/8 – The School of Business Administration will honor Comcast’s David Cohen at its upcoming awards banquet.)
  • Dance to the Deshong – Chester City Blog (1/8 –Jessica Warchal-King, adjunct instructor of dance, will lead a dance workshop in the Widener Art Gallery inspired by the Alfred O. Deshong collection that is currently on display.)
  • Widener School of Nursing Faculty Receive Funding to Study Impact of New Careers in Nursing Program – Publicnow.com (1/6 – News of a research grant awarded to School of Nursing faculty Dr. Darrell Spurlock, Dr. Normajean Colby and Dr. Barbara Patterson to study the New Careers in Nursing Program)

Alumni News:

  • Shapiro announces Chief Integrity Officer – Politics PA (1/9 – Commonwealth Law alumnus Eric Fillman has been appointed chief integrity officer for the  Office of Attorney General in Pennsylvania.)

Athletic Update:

January 9, 2017

In the News:

  • Philly activists look to tap anti-Trump sentiment to push progressive agenda – The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philly.com (1/7 – Dr. Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, provided expert commentary.)
  • Community Briefs – Delaware County Daily Times (1/8 – News of the upcoming Recital Series on 1/22 on Main Campus)
  • Delaware Law Dean Rod Smolla spoke about  Congressional inaction on judicial vacancies and what that means for the Trump administration’s impact on the courts on 1/6 at 4:54 p.m. on WDEL news radio. No link is available.
  • Legal nightmare: Dispute over Harbeson ‘man cave’ – The News Journal (1/6 – John Nivala, professor emeritus at Delaware Law, provided expert commentary.)
  • The Center for Hospitality Management’s new event management minor was featured in the Jan. 1 edition of the Delaware County Daily Times on pg. 6. No link is available.

Alumni News:

  • Montgomery County Leadership – Jonathan Peri – Montco.Today (1/9 – Profile of Widener Delaware Law alumnus Jonathan Peri, president of Manor College)

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Athletic Update:

January 6, 2017

In the News:

  • ‘Hoops from the Heart’ clinics set for MLK Day – Delaware County Daily Times (1/6 – Widener’s men’s and women’s basketball programs will participate in the Community Action Agency of Delaware County’s “Hoops from the Heart” basketball clinics.)
  • Widener’s School of Business Administration Honors Comcast Exec for Distinguished Management – Pivot.Today (1/6 – The  School of Business Administration announced that it will give its 2017 Distinguished Performance in Management Award to David Cohen of Comcast.)
  • A week in the life of Justice Don Willet – The Wall Street Journal (1/5 – Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willet writes about the scholarship he and his family recently dedicated to Commonwealth Law  honoring his late brother-in-law, U.S. Army Capt. Shane Mahaffee, a Widener Law alumnus.)
  • Newtown rally to protest President-elect Donald Trump’s ‘Climate Denial’ cabinet nominees- Bucks Local News (1/5 – Widener Commonwealth Law Scholar in Residence for Sustainability Ethics and Law Donald Brown will speak at this event on ‘Prospects for Preventing Catastrophic Climate Change In Light of the Recent Marrakech International Climate Negotiations.’)
  • What’s the right approach to sex-ed curriculum? Deseret News (1/5 – Konstance McCaffree, an adjunct professor in the Center for Human Sexuality Studies, is featured.)
  • How a Labrador led a soon-to-be lawyer to the law – The News Journal (12/23 – The story profiles Delaware Law student Alexandra Joyce.)
  • College Guide 2017: A Comprehensive Directory of Local Schools – Main Line Today (Widener University is included in the list.)

January 5, 2017

In the News:

  • Biden partners with universities on domestic, foreign policy – USA Today (1/5 – A mention that Vice President Joe Biden has been an adjunct professor of law at Widener; This story was picked up by the AP and ran in more than 100 papers throughout the country)
  • 2016 wasn’t totally awful – 17 sources of queer joy in a terrible year – Slate (12/29 – John Culhane,the H. Albert Young Fellow in Constitutional Law at Delaware Law and co-director of the school’s Family Health Law & Policy Institute, provided comments as he is a regular column contributor for Slate)
  • Will I set a bad example for my kids if I argue with Trump-supporting relatives? Slate (12/23 – Column by John Culhane,the H. Albert Young Fellow in Constitutional Law at Delaware Law and co-director of the school’s Family Health Law & Policy Institute)

Alumni News:

  • Greensburg native named top aide for new state attorney general – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (12/15-Commonwealth Law alumna Michelle Henry is the first woman to hold the position of first deputy attorney general in Pennsylvania)
  • Langerholc to be sworn in as state senator – The Tribune-Democrat (1/3 – Widener Law alumnus Wayne Langerholc Jr. was recently sworn in to the Pennsylvania Senate)

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Athletic Update:

January 4, 2017

In the News:

  • Redefining Gender – National Geographic magazine and Nationalgeographic.com (The entire January 2017 issue of National Geographic magazine focuses on the social, biological, political and cultural aspects of gender. Dr. Eli Green, assistant professor in Widener’s Center for Human Sexuality Studies, helped compile a glossary of terms related to gender to help readers of the magazine.)
  • Biden says he will be based at Penn – Philly.com (1/3 – The article mentions that Vice President Joe Biden previously taught at Widener Delaware Law.)
  • When Parents are the Greatest Barrier to Teaching Teens about Sex – Broadly (1/3 – Lindsay Cain, a doctoral candidate in Widener’s Center for Human Sexuality Studies, provided expert commentary.)
  • Young ASCE Leaders Share Civil Engineering New Year’s Resolutions – ASCE News (12/30 – Derek Harzinski, Widener University ASCE Student Chapter president, is quoted.)
  • Ken Kristl, associate professor and director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic at Delaware Law, appeared on WDRE’s The Delaware Way television program on 12/25 to discuss waterway pollution.

Alumni News:

  • Nancy G. Hesse, MSN, RN, Named President and CEO of Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Eastern Regional Center – PR Newswire (12/5 – News that School of Nursing alumna Nancy G. Hesse has been named president and CEO of CTCA in the Eastern Region.)

Athletic Update:

January 3, 2017

In the News:

  • Widener continues music series with contemporary classical ensemble – Delaware County Daily Times (1/2 – No link available; See pg. 15; News of the Jan. 22 installment of Widener University’s Recital Series featuring Relache)
  • Groups seek NY constitutional right to clean air, water – Lockport Union Sun & Journal (1/1 – John Dernbach, professor and director of the Environmental Law and Sustainability Center at Widener Law Commonwealth, provided expert commentary)
  • The Caliber of Community Lawyers – Harrisburg Magazine (December 2016 issue – A feature on Widener Law Commonwealth with commentary by Widener University President Julie E. Wollman, Widener Law Commonwealth Dean Christian Johnson and Distinguished Jurist in Residence Mary Hannah Leavitt)
  • PLW People in the News – The Legal Intelligencer (12/29 – News of an upcoming talk on cybersecurity at Widener Law Commonwealth on 1/19)
  • DNREC cites Delaware City Refinery over Oil Shipments – The News Journal (12/26 – Ken Kristl, associate professor and director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic at Delaware Law, provided expert commentary)
  • The 11 weirdest and most important things we learned about sex in 2016 – Rooster Magazine (12/26 – Mention of research out of Widener University, which was led by Dr. Brooke Wells, associate professor of human sexuality)
  • Del. Bankruptcy Cases Pushed Boundaries, Caught Eye of U.S. Supreme Court – Delaware Business Court Insider (12/24 – Subscription required; Bruce Grohsgal, the Helen S. Balick visiting professor in business bankruptcy law at Delaware Law, provided expert commentary)
  • Delaware: the home of business – World Finance (12/23 – The article includes comments previously made in the media by Lawrence Hamermesh, the Ruby R. Vale professor of corporate and business law and director of the Widener Institute of Corporate and Business Law at Delaware Law)
  • NJ town files $1B lawsuit against DuPont for environmental cleanup – USA Today (12/22 – Reprint of a story in The News Journal; Lawrence Hamermesh, the Ruby R. Vale professor of corporate and business law and director of the Widener Institute of Corporate and Business Law at Delaware Law, provided expert commentary)
  • Nanotech Tort Litigation: Potential Sleeping Giant – Bloomberg’s Expert Evidence Report (12/19, vol. 16, no. 24; This is a reprint of the Bloomberg BNA article posted 12/12 featuring expert commentary from Distinguished Emerita Professor Jean Eggen of Delaware Law)

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