Wednesday, February 28, 2018

In the News:

  • U.S. top court to mull rules on what voters can wear to polls – Reuters (2/27 – Featured in yesterday’s briefing, this story originally out of Reuters quotes Commonwealth Law Professor Michael R. Dimino Sr. Article is also featured in U.S. News and World Report.)
  • A shuttered West Philly church and the mystery of Father Sharkey – The Philadelphia Inquirer (2/28 – Widener Adjunct Professor of English in the Center for Continuing Studies, Anthony DeCurtis, is featured in this article that appears online and in today’s print edition)
  • Chester students compete in Heritage Bowl – Delaware County Daily Times (2/28 – Featured online and in today’s print edition, this article announces the Widener Partnership Charter School as winner of the 2018 Heritage Bowl)

Alumni News:

  • Executing the perfect legal strategy – Lawyer Monthly (2/26 – Delaware Law graduate Domenick Di Cicco shares his 23 years of experience in the field in this Q&A)
  • Alissa L. Van Horn has been recognized among the top in her industry by notice – Digital Journal (2/26 – Alissa L. Van Horn is a graduate of Delaware Law)
  • Nominating panel sends mayor list of potential School Board members – CBS Philadelphia (2/26 – Widener graduate, Sharon Parker, is one of the candidates for School Board selected by the Education Nominating Panel)

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Spring 2018 Themed Dinner Series: Hawaiian Luau; 5 – 6:30 p.m.; Marriott Dining Room Academic Center North, Main Campus
  • Men’s Volleyball vs. Wilkes, 6 p.m.; Home
  • Women’s Lacrosse vs. Stockton; 7 p.m.; Home
  • Men’s Basketball vs. Wilson – ECAC Division III Tournament; 8 p.m.; Home

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus:

  • Moot Court Honor Society Practice; 5 – 8 p.m.; A180

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

In the News:

  • Widener Partnership Charter School Wins City of Chester’s 2018 Heritage Bowl – PublicNow.com (2/26 – Fifth-grade students at Widener Partnership Charter School won Jeopardy-style competition on African-American and city of Chester historical facts, beating teams from Chester-Upland School of the Arts, Stetser Elementary and Main Street Elementary. Coverage was also broadcast on WPVI Action News Philadelphia at 5 p.m. on 2/26.)
  • U.S. prime courtroom to mull guidelines on what voters can put on to polls — MSN.com (2/27 – Story quotes Widener Law Commonwealth Professor Michael R. Dimino Sr. who shared expertise on free speech issues linked to what voters wear to the polls)
  • TV personality Rick Steves visits Widener University — NBC10 Philadelphia (2/26 Travel expert Rick Steves paid a visit to Widener University before his Monday night appearance in the Philadelphia Speakers Series) No link available
  • Students accuse Caesar Rodney School District of censoring on social media  — WDEL.com (2/27 – Delaware Law Dean Rodney Smolla shared expertise on free speech in this web story. Smolla was also interviewed for a broadcast story that aired 2/27 on WDEL news radio, no link available.)
  • People in the news — Law.com (2/26 – News item on upcoming Dean’s Diversity Forum at Widener University Commonwealth Law School)
  • Tipping the scales for climate justice — UNEnvironment.org (2/26 – Widener University Delaware Law School is a co-sponsor of a colloquium on environmental constitutional rights this week in Lahore, Pakistan. The school was also mentioned in event coverage in PakistanPoint.com.)

Alumni News:

  • Panel submits 27 names to mayor for new school board — thenotebook.org (2/26 – Alumna Sharon Parker is nominated for the Philadelphia board)
  • Mayfair: New executive director plans to enhance the business community — PhiladelphiaNeighborhoods.com (2/26 – Profile of Widener University School of Law alumnus Marc Collazzo)

Athletics Update:

Events on Commonwealth Law campus today:

  • Moot Court Honor Society Practice; 5 -8 p.m., A-180

 

 

 

Monday, February 26, 2018

In the News:

  • Let them eat cake? – Good Law Bad Law (2/23 – Delaware Law Dean Rod Smolla is a guest on this podcast to discuss the Masterpiece Cakeshop case that was recently argued before the U.S. Supreme Court)
  • What’s happening in and around town – Town Talk (2/23 – Students from the Center for Hospitality Management have kicked off the spring 2018 semester dinner series) 
  • Barnes, Jones – The Star Democrat (2/23 – Article references two local Widener students who achieved dean’s list status during the fall 2017 semester)
  • Patrick Holden scores 2,000th point — a family tradition – HS Live (2/24 – The Lower Cape May Regional senior may attend Widener in the fall 2018)
  • HMHS student raised awareness on eating disorders at the BOE meeting on Feb. 22 – The Haddonfield Sun (2/24 – HMHS student Eleanor Dengler was awarded the Widener High School Leadership Award)
  • In the Community: Performers wanted for annual Chester Cross-Colors arts fest – Delaware County Daily Times (2/25 – Delaware Law will participate in the upcoming graduate fair at Neumann University on March 15)
  • Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (3/2/2018) – The Chronicle of Higher Education (2/25 – Widener’s Tim Cairy, director of student success and retention, is recognized as a recipient of the 2018 Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate Award)

Alumni News:

  • Reger Rizzo & Darnall Adds New Partner to Its Wilmington Office – Delaware Law Weekly (2/24 – Paul D. Sunshine is a Delaware Law graduate)

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Author and television host Rick Steves to speak on campus; 1 – 2 p.m.; Webb Room
  • Public Stargazing; 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.; Widener Observatory, Kirkbride
  • Philadelphia Speaker Series: Rick Steves; 8 – 9 p.m.; Kimmel Center 300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus:

  • CDO Spring Recruitment; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Dean’s Conference Room
  • Event DetailMoot Court Honor Society Practice; 5 – 8 p.m.; A180
  • Mt Ct/Albany Competition Practice; 5:30 – 8 p.m.; A172

Events on Delaware Law Campus Today:

  • Military Law Society hosts JAG Panel; 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.; Main Law Building Room 119

Friday, February 23, 2018

In the News:

  • Widener University announces High School Leadership Awards winners – Smyrna-Clayton Sun Times (2/22 – Widener recognized 175 students from high schools in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware who demonstrated courage and leadership within their communities. News also featured in the Middletown Transcript.) 
  • Enjoy travel more by avoiding screen addiction – Born 2 Invest (2/22 – Associate professor Dwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer provides expert commentary on cell phone addiction)
  • What’s happening in and around town – Town Talk (2/23 – Widener will participate in a graduate fair to discuss post-baccalaureate programs on Thursday, March 15 at Neumann University)

Alumni News:

  • Thursday’s South Jersey roundup: Eastern’s Matt Cotton scores 30 en route to milestone – Philadelphia Inquirer (2/22 – Former Widener football player Joe Wojceichowski will take on the role of football coach at Lenape)
  • News Briefs 02/23/18 – Cape Gazette (2/23 – Chris Johnson, a Delaware Law graduate, is running for DE attorney general)
  • David Weiss sworn in as Delaware U.S Attorney – The News Journal (2/23 – David Weiss received his law degree from Delaware Law) 

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • School of Business Administration High School Girls Workshop; 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Lathem Hall
  • Transfer To Engineering; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Kirkbride, 2nd Floor Science Division Lobby
  • 2nd Annual International Gala; 7 – 9 p.m.; Lathem Hall

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Regional Transactional Law Meet; Administration Rooms & Gallery

Events on Delaware Law Campus Today:

  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy Deposition Course; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Delaware Law Classrooms

Events for Main Campus This Weekend:

  • Biography of a Place: Power and Justice at the 1724 Court House; Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; MJ Freed Theater, 515 Avenue of the States, Chester
  • Men’s Lacrosse vs. Swarthmore; Saturday 1 p.m.; Home
  • Pride Group Session- Admission Information Session and Tour; Sunday 1 – 4 p.m.; Muller Hall

Events on Delaware Law Campus This Weekend:

  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy Deposition Course; Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Delaware Law Classrooms
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy Deposition Course; Sunday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Delaware Law Classrooms

Event Reminder:

  • Rick Steves, author, television host and European travel guide, to speak on campus; Monday, Feb. 26 at 1 p.m.; Webb Room
    • Please RSVP to Candi Caporale – cjcaporale@widener.edu

Thursday, February 22, 2018

In the News:

  • SWS Investor Says Chancery Appeal Gave Heft To Bad Math – Law 360 (2/21 – The SWS Group Inc. spoke in front of a panel of the Delaware Supreme Court on the Delaware Law campus)
  • From DELCO: Author, Television Host, European Travel Guide to Speak at Widener on Monday – VISTA Today (2/22 – Coverage of the upcoming talk with Rick Steves on the Widener campus this Monday, February 26)

Alumni News:

  • Alyssa Holstay’s New Book “Doug the Dog Goes to the Beach” is the First of the Series that Follows a Lovable Dog in his many Adventures – The Daily Telescope (2/21 – Alyssa Holstay is a graduate of Commonwealth Law) 
  • Tyler Welk has joined SWBR as a media planner/buyer and other hires and promotions – The Morning Call (2/22 – Widener graduate Kristin O’Donnell, CRNP, is co-founder of the St. Luke’s Ashland Family Practice)
  • Adjunct Professors Across the Country are Seeking Better Pay – Main Line Today (2/22 – Pat Brown received a Master’s in Social Work from Widener)

Press Releases:

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • School of Business Administration High School Girls Workshop; 8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.; Lathem Hall

Events on Delaware Law Campus Today:

  • Visiting Scholar Lecture; 12 – 1:30 p.m.; Special Collections
  • Lexis 1L Refresher Training; 12 – 1 p.m.; Delaware Law Library

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Moot Court Honor Society Practice; 5 – 8 p.m.; A180
  • Mt Ct/Albany Competition Practice; 5:30 – 7:45 p.m.; A172

 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

In the News:

  • As Regulators Retreat, Is Corporate Sustainability Up to the Challenge? – Environmental Law Forum (2/15 – Commonwealth Professor of Environmental Law John Dernbach is quoted in this article)
  • Muni Market Shaken By Puerto Rico Special Revenues Ruling – Law360 (no link available) (2/16 – Commonwealth Professor of Business Law Juliet Moringiello is quoted)
  • Who’s still standing after Pennsylvania’s political earthquake? – Penn Live (2/21 – This article references commentary from associate professor J. Wesley Leckrone given for a story featured yesterday)
  • Today in History: Feb. 21, 2018 – Delaware County Daily Times (2/21 – Featured online and in today’s print edition, on this day 75 years ago, 35 cadets were sent off to war after receiving their diplomas from Pennsylvania Military College at the 122nd commencement) 
  • WRDE (NBC) News (2/20 – Coverage of the Widener men’s lacrosse match against Salisbury last weekend)

Alumni News:

  • Gene Truono Announces He’s Running For Delaware’s U.S. Senate Seat – First State Update (2/20 – Gene Truono is a graduate of Delaware Law School)

Homepage Feature Story:

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Women’s Lacrosse vs. Neumann; 6 p.m.; Home

Events on Delaware Law Campus Today:

  • Scholar in Residence in Global Environmental Constitutionalism; Room 425
  • Delaware Supreme Court Oral Arguments; 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Ruby R. Vale Courtroom
  • CDO presents Careers in Criminal Law; 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.; Special Collections Room

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Administrative Staff Meeting; 10 – 11 a.m.; DCR
  • Moot Court Honor Society Practice; 5 – 8 p.m.; A180
  • Mt Ct/Albany Competition Practice; 5:30 – 7:45 p.m.; A172
  • Trivia Night/SBA; 6:30 – 10 p.m.; Side Bar Cafe

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

In the News:

  • Community Briefs: Visit Lima Estates’ ‘Once Again Shop’ for furniture sale Friday – Delaware County Daily News (2/18 – The Widener School of Business Administration will hold two free academic workshops for high school girls entitled “Women Helping Women” on Thursday, Feb. 22, and Friday, Feb. 23)
  • Limb amputation rates for blocked arteries vary by race and setting – Yahoo UK News (2/18 – This article featuring associate professor Kristin Lefebvre originally appeared in Reuters last week)
  • Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood turns 50 today – The Week (2/19 – On its anniversary, associate professor Amy Franzini is quoted on how the show’s messages are still relevant today)
  • New Pa. Congressional map is out with the old, in with the new – Penn Live (2/20 – Associate professor J. Wesley Leckrone is quoted on some of the drawbacks of the new map) 
  • STEM event opens new doors for girls – Temple News (2/20 – Article references the Widener engineering two-day summer program for girls)

Athletics Update:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Barbri Table Day; The Pit
  • CDO Spring Recruitment OGC; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Dean’s Conference Room and A137
  • Moot Court Honor Society Practice; 5- 8 p.m.; A180
  • BLSA – Minority Alumni Reception; 6 – 9 p.m.; The Gallery
  • Environmental Moot Court Practice; 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.; A172

Events on Delaware Law Campus Today:

  • Barbri Table Day; Main Street
  • BLSA 2nd Annual “Law in the Media” Event; 6 – 8:30 p.m.; Ruby R. Vale Courtroom

 

Monday, February 19, 2018

In the News:

  • People in the News—Feb. 16, 2018 – The Intelligencer (2/16 – Rachel Hadrick is this year’s recipient of the Commonwealth Law School Black Law Students Association’s 2018 Professor Starla J. Williams Service Award)
  • Newsmakers: WellSpan Health names new physicians – Central Penn Business Journal (2/16 – Article mentions Brian Hinkle, a Commonwealth Law adjunct professor)
  • Florida shooting rampage sparks review of mental health restrictions on gun purchases – USA Today (2/16 – Delaware Law Professor John Culhane is quoted)
  • PHOTOS: Bergen rescue takes in dog tied with ethernet cable, puppies – Bergenfield Daily Voice (2/18 – Widener students were first to find the dog and alert authorities)
  • Mister Rogers still lives in your neighborhood – NPR (2/19 – Article quotes Amy Franzini, associate professor and chair of communication studies)

Alumni News:

  • RACC names ‘tireless advocate’ for community colleges as new president – Berks Biz (2/16 – Susan Looney is a graduate of Commonwealth Law)
  • Hilary Reis and Michael Weinert are engaged – Times News Online (2/17 – The groom-to-be, Michael Weinert, graduated from Delaware Law)
  • The Wonderful Life of Jon Fox – The Intelligencer (2/18 – Jon Fox was a graduate of Delaware Law)

Press Releases:

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Pride Group Session- Admission Information Session and Tour; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Muller Hall
  • Public Stargazing; 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.; Widener Observatory, Kirkbride Hall

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Moot Court Honor Society Practice; 5 – 8 p.m.; A180
  • Environmental Moot Court Practice; 6 – 8 p.m.; L206

Friday, February 16, 2018

In the News:

  • Limb amputation rates for blocked arteries vary by race and setting – Reuters (2/15 – This article outlining racial disparities among patients with severe blockages in leg arteries quotes Associate Professor Kristin Lefebvre of the Institute for Physical Therapy. Story is also featured in Dailyhunt.)
  • Should recreational marijuana be legalized? Debate rages at Widener Law – ABC 27 (2/15 –  A debate at Commonwealth Law between Auditor General Eugene DePasquale and congressional candidate Joe Peters examined whether recreational marijuana should be legalized in Pennsylvania. This debate was also covered by The Sentinel, Lancaster Online, Courier Express, ABC 27 News, WBRE (NBC), WYOU (CBS), and Fox 23.)
  • Dover joins the ranks suing Big Pharma – NPR (2/15 – Delaware Law Professor John Culhane is quoted in this article and featured in the accompanying radio interview)
  • Widener Students Host Dinner Series With Flavors From Around the World – Targeted News Service (2/15 – Article features the Spring 2018 dinner series run by the Center for Hospitality Management)

Alumni News:

  • RACC Names Looney 6th President – BCTV.org (2/15 – Susan Looney is a graduate of Commonwealth Law School)

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Pride Group Session – Admission Info Session and Tour; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Muller Hall

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • CDO – Spring Recruitment; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Dean’s Conference Room

Events on Main Campus this Weekend: 

  • Women’s Basketball vs. Alvernia; Saturday @ 1 p.m.; Home
  • Men’s Basketball vs. Alvernia; Saturday @ 3 p.m.; Home
  • 2018 Widener Recital Series; Sunday @ 3 – 4 p.m.; Kapelski Hall Music Room

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus this Weekend:

  • Trial Ad – External Competition Practice; Saturday @ 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; L205
  • Environmental Moot Court Practice; Saturday @ 1 – 3 p.m.; L201
  • Environmental Moot Court Practice; Sunday @ 1 – 3 p.m.; L201

Thursday, February 15, 2018

In the News:

  • Graduate student Maggie Thomas named 2018 Tilelli Leadership Fellow – Targeted News Service (2/13 – Widener graduate student Maggie Thomas has been named the 2018 recipient of the Gen. and Mrs. John H. Tilelli Leadership Fellowship)
  • Auditor General, GOP congressional candidate to debate legalization of recreational marijuana – ABC 27 (2/14 – State Auditor General Eugene Depasquale and congressional candidate Joe Peters will debate legal marijuana this afternoon at Commonwealth Law School. The event was also featured in the ABC 27 morning news broadcast.)
  • Amber Morgan of Greenville Technical College among ten selected nationwide for Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate Award – Upstate Biz SC (2/14 – Widener’s Tim Cairy is mentioned as one of the award recipients) 

Alumni News:

  • People in the News—Feb. 14, 2018 – The Legal Intelligencer (2/14 – Delaware Law graduate Olufunke O. Leroy joined the firm Fox Rothschild)
  • Former Republican Congressman Dies at 70 – Jewish Exponent (2/14 – Obituary for Delaware Law graduate and former Congressman Jon Fox)

Press Releases:

Athletics Update:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Kaplan Bar Table Day; The Pit
  • Attorney General Debate; 12 – 2 p.m.; A180
  • CDO Lunch & Learn; 12 – 1 p.m.; CDO Office
  • LEXIS 1L Training; 12 – 2 p.m.; L205
  • LEXIS 1L Training; 4 – 5:50 p.m.; L205

Events on Delaware Law Campus Today:

  • Phi Alpha Delta Bake Sale; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Main Street
  • Faculty Meeting; 12 – 2 p.m.; Polishook Hall
  • Anti-Valentine’s Day Party; 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.; Catch 202