Wednesday, January 17, 2018

In the News:

  • How one university is trying to ‘create a space for listening’ – The Chronicle of Higher Education (1/9 – In this video interview, Widener president Julie Wollman discusses the purpose and aspirations for the Common Ground Initiative)
  • Universities in partnership with schools: Strategies for youth development and community renewal. New directions for youth development, Number 122. J–B MHS single issue mental health services – Military Technologies(1/13 – Widener is a featured case study)
  • Case studies for implementing assessment in student affairs. New directions for student services, Number 127. J–B SS single issue student services – Military Technologies (1/13 – Widener is listed as a case study)
  • 11 surprising erectile dysfunction causes – Men’s Health (1/15 – Professor Justin Sitron from the Center for Human Sexuality Studies is quoted explaining how anxiety and depression are the leading psychological causes for dysfunction. This article was also featured in Women’s Health.)
  • TMI’s future/DACA from local perspective – Smart Talk (1/17 – Commonwealth Law Professor Jill Family is featured on today’s program to discuss DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Professor Family also spoke on the topic with the news podcast 101.3’s This Morning, broadcasting out of Seoul, Republic of Korea.)

Athletics Update:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Women’s Law Caucus; 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.; Location TBD

Events on Delaware Law Campus Today:

  • Adjunct Faculty Orientation; 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.; The Barristers’ Club

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

In the News:

  • Wondering what’s happening around town this Winter? Here’s the scoop! – Delco News Town Talk (1/12 – Article promotes the upcoming financial literacy workshop hosted by Widener School of Business Administration on Thursday, Jan. 25 led by Professor Joseph Hargadon, department head for accounting and information management)
  • ABC 6 – Action News 5PM (1/12 – This broadcast news video highlights the Institute for Physical Therapy Education’s MLK Jr. Day Mobility Clinic which visited ten community sites on Friday to clean mobility devices and provide blood pressure screenings)
  • MLK Day: ‘Hoops From the Heart’ a slam dunk in Delco – Delaware County Daily Times (1/13 – The Widener men’s and women’s basketball teams hosted one of four clinics for the “Hoops for the Heart” event which raised more than $114,000 for the Community Action Agency and collected food donations for shelters at the Life Center of Eastern Delaware County)
  • Delaware researchers examine cancer’s effect on siblings – U.S. News and World Report (1/14 – This article, previously highlighted in the daily news briefing, includes Widener student Ali McDonough, who will earn her Ph.D. in psychology this May. This article was also picked up by the West Plains Daily Quill, the Washington Times, and the Kaplan Herald.) 
  • NBC 10 – News at 5pm (1/15 – The “Hoops from the Heart” clinic hosted by the Widener men’s and women’s basketball teams was featured in yesterday’s evening news)
  • ABC 6 – Action News 11pm (1/15 – The 24th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Service hosted by the Widener Black Student Union was featured in last night’s evening news)
  • Editorial: Learning to honor King’s Dream 365 days a year – Delaware County Daily Times (1/16 – This editorial featured in today’s print edition highlights the numerous community service events hosted by Widener)

Athletics Update:

Feature Homepage Story:

Events on Commonwealth Law campus today:

  • CDO Lunch & Learn; 12 – 1:00pm; CDO Office
  • Property Review by Professor Dernbach; 12 – 1:00pm; Room L202
  • BLSA Resume Workshop; 5:30 – 6:30pm; Room L206

Friday, January 12, 2018

In the News:

  • WDEL Afternoon News Radio – No link available (1/11 – Delaware Law Professor Alan Garfield spoke as a guest expert on the topic of President Trump’s ideas on tightening U.S. libel laws)
  • The next millennial trend is suing big oil for destructive climate change – VICE News (1/11 –  Jean Eggen, Distinguished Professor Emerita at Delaware Law, provides her expertise on product liability)
  • YWCA Delaware to host anti-hate group forum – Hockessin Community News (1/11 – Delaware Law Professor and co-founder of the Dignity Rights Project, Erin Daly, will serve on the upcoming panel  “How to Challenge Resurgent Hate Groups”)
  • Pleasantville grads Davenport, Campbell to enter SJ Hoops Hall – Shore News Today (1/11 – Head coach of the Widener men’s basketball team, Chris Carideo, will be inducted into the South Jersey Basketball Hall of Fame)

Alumni News:

  • Libertarian lives outside Pennsylvania congressional district he hopes to represent – Trib Live (1/10 – This article features Drew Miller, a Commonwealth Law graduate and candidate for congressional office )

Athletics Update:

Press Releases:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Pride Experience III: Spring Orientation; 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; University Center, Webb Room

Events on Main Campus this weekend

  • Women’s Basketball vs. Hood; Saturday at 1:00 p.m.; Home
  • Men’s Basketball vs. Hood; Saturday at 3:00 p.m.; Home
  • Women and Men’s Swimming vs. Cabrini; Sunday at 1:00 p.m.; Home

Thursday, January 11, 2018

In the News:

  • Local immigration expert weighs in on plan to end DACA – ABC 27 News (1/11 – Commonwealth Law’s Jill Family, director of the Law and Government Institute and an expert in immigration law, is featured in this online article as well as the accompanying news broadcast segment )
  • Prominence of Delaware bankruptcy court threatened – WHYY (1/10 – Bruce Grohsgal, professor of Business Bankruptcy Law at Delaware Law, is quoted in this article and was also featured in a WHYY-FM news radio segment Wednesday evening) 

Alumni News:

  • AG Race: Sean Lynn out, LaKresha Roberts in – Blue Delaware (1/10 – LaKresha Roberts, a Delaware Law graduate and Chief Deputy Attorney General, is running for Attorney General)
  • Carney asks for fee reduction in case striking state-court party balance mandate – Delaware Law Weekly (1/10 – U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge Mary Pat Thynge, a Delaware Law graduate, is featured in this article)

Athletics Update: 

Events on Commonwealth Law campus today:

  • Themis Bar Table Day; The Pit
  • Fracking and Subsurface Trespass Panel and CLE; 4:30 – 6 p.m.; Administration Building, Room A180

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

In the News:

  • “You Will Become “They” With A Capital T – Don’t Take It Personally” Words of Wisdom with Julie Wollman, President of Widener University – The Huffington Post (1/9 – In an interview with The Huffington Post, president Julie E. Wollman discusses what led her to the role of university president, life at Widener and the Common Ground Initiative)

Alumni News:

  • Hummelstown businessman picked for key Masonic post – Middletown Press and Journal (1/9 – Widener University and Delaware Law graduate Henry J. Federowicz was appointed district deputy grand master for Masonic District 2)
  • Nemours researchers examine cancer’s effect on siblings – The News Journal (1/9 – This article discusses research that examines how siblings of children with cancer are affected and is told through the experience of Ali McDonough, a Widener graduate who lost her brother to cancer)

Athletics Update:

Press Releases:

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

In the News:

  • Carino Basketball Club of SJ to induct Class of 2018 into Hall – Courier Post (1/8 – Widener men’s basketball head coach, Chris Carideo, is one of eight individuals being inducted into the Albert Carino Basketball Club of South Jersey’s Hall of Fame) 
  • Celebrate legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at county, region events – Delaware County Daily Times (1/8 – Widener University is one of four locations hosting the annual MLK Jr. Day “Hoops From the Heart” basketball clinic this Monday benefiting the Community Action Agency of Delaware. A call for registration is included online and in today’s print edition.)  

Athletics Update:

Press Releases:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Widener Admissions Web Chat- What is Widener Like?; 7 – 8:30 p.m.; Main Campus

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Joint Inn of Court Meeting; 5 – 10:00 p.m.; Room A180 and The Gallery
  • BALSA Welcome Back Meeting; 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.; Room L206

Monday, January 8, 2018

In the News:

  • Widener president: Finding common ground and encouraging civil debate – Philadelphia Business Journal (1/5 – In this guest column, President Julie E. Wollman writes about the Common Ground Initiative and its role in shaping our students into future leaders and innovators who can effectively address difficult and divisive issues)
  • Elon moves to address campus suicides – The Times News (1/7 – Professor Sanjay Nath, director of the Doctor of Psychology Program at Widener, is quoted as an expert on the topic of student suicide. Professor Nath is also featured in an accompanying podcast called State of the Media starting at 29:00 minutes.)
  • Celebrating MLK’s legacy: Rev. Moore says message is more important than ever in Delaware – Delaware State News (1/7 – This article mentions an upcoming MLK Jr. Day event at Delaware Law School for the Delaware State Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education seminar)
  • Wollman aims to turn Widener into a game-changing university – Pivot Today (1/8 – This article features President Julie Wollman and her game-changing leadership recently recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal “2018 People to Watch” list)

Alumni News:

  • Morris Nichols adds new associate to its law firm – Delaware Law Weekly (1/5 – Delaware Law School graduate Sabrina Hendershot joined Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell)
  • Morris County Young Republicans to host NJGOP Chairman Steinhardt – Parsippany Focus (1/7 – New Chairman of the NJ Republican Committee, Doug Steinhardt, is a Widener School of Law graduate)
  • Riverside attorney sworn in as workers’ compensation judge – Burlington County Times (1/7 – The newest state workers’ compensation judge is Robert Prisco, a Delaware Law School graduate)
  • Mr. and Mrs. James Squadrito – The Times Tribute (1/7 – This wedding announcement includes that the groom, James Squadrito, is a Widener graduate)
  • Manor College President Jonathan Peri successfully defends dissertation, earning second doctoral degree – MONTCO Today (1/8 – Article features Manor College President, Jonathan Peri, a Widener graduate)

Athletics Update:

Friday, January 5, 2018

In the News:

  • Rehoboth Film Society kicks off What Makes Us Tick? series Jan. 12 – Cape Gazette (1/3 – This film series will be moderated by Professor Emerita Carolyn Walter of the Center for Social Work Education)
  • Community Briefs: Work on fundamentals, benefit CAADC at MLK Day Hoops from the Heart clinics – Delaware County Daily Times (1/3 – The Widener basketball teams will host a clinic during the annual Martin Luther King Day “Hoops From the Heart,” benefiting the Community Action Agency of Delaware County. The clinic is also mentioned in the Mainline Media News.)
  • WDEL News Radio – No link available (1/4 – On the afternoon broadcast of WDEL, Delaware Law Dean Rod Smolla spoke in an interview about President Trump’s lawyers’ attempts to suppress the publication of a tell-all book about the president)

Alumni News:

  • Alloway could seek Shuster’s seat – The Record Herald (1/3 – State Sen. Richard Alloway, a Widener School of Law graduate, is considering a run for Congress for a seat that will be vacated by current Congressman Bill Shuster) 
  • Weeks Marine’s New Hopper Dredge Magdalen Delivered – Maritime Logistics Professional (1/3 – This blog post is written by Widener School of Law graduate William P. Doyle, the Executive Director and CEO of the Dredging Contractors of America)
  • On the Move – New Jersey Law Journal (1/4 – Widener School of Law graduate Theodore Y. Choi joined the Princeton law firm Wong Fleming)
  • MiraMed Introduces Cindy Becker, General Counsel – Market Insider (1/4 – Cindy Becker is a graduate of Delaware Law School)
  • Partners International appoints Janet Wise as Head of Career Transition Services – The Houston Chronicle (1/4 – Janet Wise received her Bachelor’s degree from Widener. This announcement was also picked up by the Times Union, Stamford Advocate, My San Antonio, and the Seattle PI.)
  • Lehigh County bench welcomes newest member, Judge Melissa Pavlack – Allentown Morning Call (1/5- Melissa Pavlack is a graduate of the Widener School of Law)

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus Saturday:

  • Women’s Basketball vs. Messiah; 1:00 p.m.; Home

Events on Delaware Law campus Saturday:

  • Admissions Open House; 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; Atrium and Vale Courtroom

 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

In the News:

  • Appointments, Resignations, Deaths – The Chronicle of Higher Education (12/31 – This article lists Linda Durant’s upcoming move from her role as vice president of university advancement at Widener to vice president for development for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education)
  • Lessons learned at Reading restaurant help student at school – Reading Eagle (12/31 – This human interest piece profiles Delaware Law student Siani J. Flores)
  • New Presidents or Provosts – Inside Higher Ed (1/3 – Article names Sharon Meagher, former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and her new appointment at Marymount Manhattan College in New York)
  • WDEL Delaware Afternoon News with Allan Loudell – No link available (1/2 – Delaware Law Professor John Culhane spoke as a guest on yesterday’s radio show discussing liability in the 2013 alcohol-related death of a University of Delaware student)

Alumni News:

  • CVBJ Biz Buzz for December – Cumberland Valley Business Journal (12/22 – This December business brief announced that Widener graduate Heather Weddle has joined the Supportive Care and Palliative Medicine division at UPMC Pinnacle)
  • On The Move – New Jersey Law Journal (12/29 – Article mentions Delaware Law graduates Gianna Silverman and Michelle Yee for their recent move to the law office of Capehard & Scatchard)
  • New jobs leave vacancies in county office – The Sunbury Daily Item (1/2 – Widener School of Law graduate, Kurt Schmitt, was named new assistant district attorney in the Northumberland County District Attorney’s office)

Athletic Update:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Women’s Basketball vs. Penn State Brandywine; 7 p.m.; Home

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

In the News:

  • ‘Our kids were just so ungrateful’: Why some families are boycotting presents this year – The Washington Post (12/22 – Ross Steinman, professor of consumer psychology, is quoted on the recent cultural shift away from holiday gift giving. This article also appeared in The Houston Chronicle, The News Times, and TFI Daily News.)
  • Who’s News – The Daily Journal (12/22 – This article features two Widener students, Samantha Zarankin and Kristina Taguwa, for receiving leadership certificates from Widener’s Oksin Leadership Institute. Additional coverage of the Oskin Leadership Awards was published on the Reading Eagle.)
  • 7 Food-Related Phrases You Should Ban From Your Vocabulary This Month (and Forever) – Self Magazine (12/23 – This article is written by Melissa A. Fabello, a doctoral candidate in Widener’s Human Sexuality Studies program)
  • Guest Column: The best gift this season is to put down the cell phone – Delaware County Daily Times(12/ 24 – Dwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer, associate professor of communication studies and digital media informatics, authored this opinion editorial)
  • Princeton University joins trend to move ‘kink’ out of the shadows – Colleges and Universities (12/29 – William R. Stayton, professor emeritus at Widener University and past director of the school’s center for human sexuality studies, is quoted)

Alumni News:

  • Ocean City Man Sworn In As Cape May County Prosecutor – Cape May County Herald (12/22 – Widener School of Law graduate, Jeffrey H. Sutherland, was sworn in as Cape May Prosecutor. This announcement was also shared on the Ocean City Patch.)
  • Taylor Named 2018 Superintendent of Year – Cape May County Herald (12/27 – Widener graduate, Kathleen W. Taylor, received the New Jersey Superintendent of the Year Award)
  • Lower Nazareth picks new township manager – Allentown Morning Call (12/29 – Lori A. Stauffer, a Commonwealth Law graduate, was recently appointed as manager of Lower Nazareth Township. This story also ran in Lehigh Valley Live.)

Athletic Update: