Monday, April 30, 2018

In the News:

  • NBC10 (4/29 – President Julie E. Wollman discussed Widener’s Common Ground Initiative with NBC10 anchor Rosemary Connors)
  • Bill Cosby Was Found Guilty of Assault. But His Legal Battle Is Just Beginning – Time (4/27 – Delaware Law School Dean Rod Smolla was quoted about the Bill Cosby verdict. The article also appeared on Yahoo News.)
  • Law professor opines on Cosby sex assault conviction – The Bradford Era and Community Media Group (4/28 – Delaware Law School Professor Judith Ritter was quoted about the Bill Cosby verdict. She also was live on WDEL 101.7 on 4/27).
  • The answer for a child who asks: How do I know if I’m gay? – nyc.epeak.in (4/28 – A monthly advice column by Janah Boccio, a doctoral student in Widener’s Center for Human Sexuality Studies)
  • Widener prof receives grant to ‘advance science of neonatal care’ – Delaware County Daily Times (4/29 – Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering Anita Singh received a $549,214 multi-year research grant from the National Science Foundation to continue research on the prevention of neonatal brachial plexus palsy)

Alumni News:

  • Who’s News: Lancaster County hirings and promotions – Lancaster Online (4/30 – Thomas J. Sabatino, a Widener University School of Law graduate, joined Georgelis Injury Law Firm as a partner)

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Public Stargazing; 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.; Kirkbride Hall Observatory
  • Monday Mile Walking Series; 12 – 1 p.m.; Meet at 14th and Melrose in front of Old Main

Athletics Update:

FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2018

In the News Today:

  • Professor Judith L. Ritter will speak about the Bill Cosby verdict live on WDEL news radio at 5:25 p.m. Listen online, over 101.7 FM or 1150 AM.

In the News:

  • Local DACA recipient talks about uncertainty of the program, judge’s latest ruling — ABC27 (4/27 — Broadcast and written coverage of DACA includes commentary by Commonwealth Professor of Law and Government Jill E. Family)
  • Letter: Widener Students Delve into the Issue of Suicide — Delaware County Daily Times (4/26 — Letter to the editor from students Audrey Rucker, Diamond Schuler, Kentyn Chambers and In’dea Carter, about their senior capstone project)
  • Penn State announces Spring 2018 Commencement events and speakers — Penn State News (4/26 — Former Delaware Law Associate Professor Nathaniel C. Nichols, now a Delaware County judge, will be the commencement speaker at Penn State Brandywine)
  • Sixteen new surveillance cameras coming to Chester’s West End — Delaware County Daily Times (4/26 Mention of partnership with Widener University)

Alumni News:

  • Golf Course Called Police on Black Lawyer who Knows Her Way Around Civil Rights Law — The Legal Intelligencer (4/25 — Commonwealth Law School alumna Sandra Thompson was among the golfing lawyers mentioned in this story, which is available by subscription)

News Releases:

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Student Project Day
  • Naviance Workshop for School Counselors; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Founders Hall
  • Baseball vs. Hood; 3:30 p.m.; Home

Events on Main Campus Saturday:

  • Pride Group Session, admission information session and tour; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Muller Hall
  • Widener Chorale Concert; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Lathem Hall

Events on Main Campus Sunday:

  • Student Voices; 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.; Freedom Hall Theatre
  • Vocal Studio Recital; 7 – 8 p.m.; Lathem

Events on Delaware Law School campus today:

  • Changing Course: Reshaping Juvenile Justice Through Best Practice; 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom

Events on Commonwealth Law School campus today:

  • Business Advising Board Spring Lunch; 11:30 to 1:30 p.m.; L201

Events on Commonwealth Law School campus Saturday:

  • National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives event; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; A180

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

In the News:

  • Free laptops are offered by online colleges – Rockland County Times (4/25 – Widener is listed as a univeristy that provides free laptops for engineering students)

Alumni News:

  • New Ridley Park manager pick stirs controversy – Delco News Network (4/25 – Widener graduate Richard Tutak Jr. is the new manager of Ridley Park)

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Bring our children to work day; 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; Main Campus

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • BLSA: Bring Your Child to Work Day; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • SBA: Staff Appreciation Luncheon; 12 – 1 p.m.; Sidebar Cafe
  • 2018 Student Awards Ceremony; 4 – 5 p.m.; A180
  • Student Awards Reception; 4:45 – 6:30 p.m.; The Gallery

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Phi Alpha Delta March of Dimes Collection; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Main Street
  • Faculty Meeting; 12 – 2 p.m.; Polishook Hall
  • Legal Methods II Oral Arguments; 6 – 8:30 p.m.; Delaware Law Campus

 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

In the News:

  • What Can You Do with a Degree in Sexology? – VICE (4/24 – VICE spoke with Widener sexology students Kimberly Huggins, Crystal Reed, Jessica Sanchez, and Kelly Conroy in the Master of Human Sexuality Studies program to discuss the professional prospects associated with this degree)
  • Facing the music: How dating violence is normalized in the media – The Review (4/24 – Article features Widener doctoral candidate in Human Sexuality Studies Melissa Fabello)

Alumni News:

  • Todd Weinman to lead new University Counseling Center – College and University (4/24 – Widener graduate Todd Weinman has been named director of the new University Counseling Center at Vanderbilt)
  • Duty, honor, country: Port Allegany native Angell takes West Point position – The Bradford Era (4/24 – Widener Law graduate Cory Angell is the new civilian director of communications for the U.S. Army Garrison West Point)

Homepage Feature Story:

Press Releases:

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Baseball vs. Elizabethtown; 4 p.m.; Home
  • Spring 2018 Themed Dinner Series; 5 – 6:30 p.m.; J. Willard & Alice S. Marriott Dining Room
  • Commencement Information Session; 5:30 p.m.; Alumni Auditorium

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Phi Alpha Delta March of Dimes Collection; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Main Street
  • Legal Methods II Oral Arguments; 6 – 8:30 p.m.; Delaware Law Campus

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

In the News:

  • Why It’s Important to Protect Space for ‘the Thought We Hate’ – The Chronicle of Higher Education (4/23 – This Chronicle produced segment from SXSWedu features President Julie Wollman and Jeffrey Rosen, president of the National Constitution Center, discussing how education can help people understand First Amendment rights in an age of incivility)
  • Today in History: April 24 – Delaware County Daily Times (4/24 – On this day in 1943, a junior PMC student was sent to the hospital with meningitis and all PMC students, faculty and employees were in a two week quarantine)
  • Chester’s cultural corridor a big step in right direction – Delaware County Daily Times (4/24 – This guest column about Chester’s developing culture and arts sector featured online and in today’s paper refers to Widener as an anchor institution in Chester)

Alumni News:

  • National Lifeline Association Welcomes New Legal Counsel – Bezinga (4/20 – Delaware Law graduate Maheen Cook is the new legal counsel for The National Lifeline Association)
  • Wittmann-Price honored as Francis Marion distinguished professor – SC Now (4/20 – Dr. Ruth Wittmann-Price, a Widener graduate and Dean of the Francis Marion University School of Health Sciences, was named FMU’s J. Lorin Mason Distinguished Professor)
  • Republican Bernards Twp. Committee Candidates to Kick Off Campaigns on April 28 – Tap Into Basking Ridge (4/22 – Township Committee candidate John Surano is a Widener alumnus)
  • Delco Athletes Hall of Fame: Piela always sent a signal when he scored – Delaware County Daily Times (4/24 – This story online and in today’s paper recognizes members of the 2018 Class of Inductees for the Delaware County Athletes Hall of Fame, including former Widener athletes Joe Piela and Dave Kasarsky)

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • The Widener Ink Drop Party; 4 – 5 p.m.; University Center, Room G
  • Men’s Lacrosse vs. Albright; 7 p.m.; Home

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Phi Alpha Delta March of Dimes Collection; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Main Street

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • L&G Graduation Luncheon; 12 – 1:30 p.m.; Millworks, 340 Verbeke Street, Harrisburg
  • WJLER Interest Meeting; 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.; L203; and 5 – 6 p.m.; L205
  • Dean’s Pizza in the Pit; 5 – 6 p.m.; The Pit

Monday, April 23, 2018

In the News: 

  • Legal Aid Groups Tout Study Showing Economic Benefits to State — Delaware Law Weekly (4/20 — Delaware Law School Professor Emeritus Robert Hayman is mentioned in this news story)
  • Community Briefs: Enjoy night out to benefit Western Delco communities June 14 — DelcoTimes.com (4/22 — News item on Pennsylvania Department of Health workshop “Bringing Awareness to Disparities”  happening in University Center on 4/25)
  • Community: Learn about early education career opportunities May 3 — DelcoTimes.com (4/21 — News item on Crozer-Keystone Health System’s information sessions being done in partnership with Widener University)

Alumni News:

  • Peach Bottom Rep. Bryan Cutler could have a real shot at House majority leader — LancasterOnline (4/22 — Pennsylvania Rep. Bryan Cutler is a graduate of Delaware Law School)
  • New Ridley Park manager pick stirs controversy — DelcoTimes.com (4/23 — 2017 alumnus Richard Tutak Jr. is named manager of Ridley Park)

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Baseball vs. Cabrini; 4 p.m.; Home
  • Public stargazing; 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Widener Observatory, Kirkbride Hall

Events at Commonwealth Law School today:

  • Financial aid exit counseling; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 5 to 6 p.m.; L203, law classroom building

Events on Delaware Law campus today:

  • Phi Alpha Delta March of Dimes Collection; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Main Street

Friday, April 20, 2018

In the News:

  • Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Rears Its Head in the Trump Administration: Here’s What We Should Do to Stop It – The Body (4/19 – Article quotes Javontae Lee Williams, an applied research scientist, and references an initiative underway in the Widener Center for Human Sexuality Studies)
  • Seniors meet at speed-friending event – Philadelphia Gay News (4/19 – Widener and William Way hosted a networking event for older members of the LGBT community in and around Philadelphia. Article quotes Robin Goldberg-Glen, associate professor in the Center for Social Work Education, and Toni Jackson, a senior in Widener’s MSW program.)
  • Democrats and Republicans join forces in Harrisburg to tackle climate change; introduce groundbreaking legislation – Buck Local News (4/19 – Commonwealth Law Professor Donald Brown is quoted in support of the legislation)

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Men’s Outdoor Track & Field vs. Widener Invitational; 3 p.m.; Home
  • Women’s Outdoor Track & Field vs. Widener Invitational; 3 p.m.; Home
  • Chester’s Underground History: Myth and Reality; 6 – 8 p.m.; MJ Freed Theater, 515 Avenue of the States, Chester

Events on Delaware Law Campus Today:

  • Phi Alpha Delta March of Dimes Collection; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Main Street

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Student Recognition Banquet; 6 – 9 p.m.; Best Western Premier/the Central Hotel Harrisburg, Central A Ballroom, 800 East Park Drive, Harrisburg

Events this Weekend for Main Campus:

  • Archaeology and Identity: Connecting People and Things; Saturday @ 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; MJ Freed Theater, 515 Avenue of the States, Chester
  • Baseball vs. Albright (DH); Saturday @ 12 p.m.; Home
  • Softball vs. Lycoming (DH); Saturday @ 12 p.m.; Home
  • Library and Information Sciences Panel; Saturday @ 1 – 2 p.m.; University Center, Room A
  • Women’s Lacrosse vs. Lebanon Valley; Saturday @ 1 p.m.; Home
  • Lone Brick Theatre: Psycho Beach Party; Saturday @ 2 -3 p.m.; Alumni Auditorium
  • Men’s Outdoor Track & Field vs. Widener Invitational; Saturday @ 3 p.m.; Home
  • Women’s Outdoor Track & Field vs. Widener Invitational; Saturday @ 3 p.m.; Home
  • Softball vs. Lycoming (DH); Saturday @ 3 p.m.; Home
  • Baseball vs. Albright (DH); Saturday @ 3 p.m.; Home
  • A Celebration of the Arts; Sunday @ 3- 4 p.m.; Kapelski Recital Hall LC1
  • Lone Brick Theatre: Psycho Beach Party; Sunday @ 7 – 8 p.m.; Alumni Auditorium

 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

In the News:

  • Rabb, Murt Bill Targets 100% Renewables by 2050 – Philadelphia Public Record (4/18 – Donald Brown, a sustainable ethics and law professor at Widener Commonwealth Law, vocalized support for a new bipartisan bill that aims to transition the commonwealth to 100% renewable energy by 2050. The story also appeared in the PA Environment Digest Blog.)

Press Releases:

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Industry and Sustainability Panel; 12:30 – 2 p.m.; University Center, Webb Room
  • Tree Planting; 2 – 5 p.m.; Green space between Wolfgram Library and Kapelski Hall
  • Student Leadership Awards; 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.; Lathem Hall
  • Widener Football Spring Jamboree; 6:15 p.m.; Quick Stadium

Events on Delaware Law Campus Today:

  • Phi Alpha Delta March of Dimes Collection; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Main Street
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Info Table; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Main Street

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Lunch & Learn: US Air Force Jag; 12 – 1 p.m.; CDO Office
  • Women’s Law Caucus: Human Trafficking; 5- 6 p.m.; L206

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

In the News:

  • Good news in the district – The Philadelphia Tribune (4/17 – Article covers the recent President For A Day event on campus that involved junior DeShawn Ivey temporarily swapping roles with President Julie E. Wollman)
  • Student achievers from Bucks, Montgomery counties recognized – The Intelligencer (4/18 – Widener students Daijah Rice and Leonard Welch as well as Widener Commonwealth Law student Michael Joyce are recognized for their recent accomplishments)

Alumni News:

  • “Restorative Justice”: Criminal justice reform lecture by Chris Johnson – The Review (4/17 – Delaware Law graduate and candidate for Delaware Attorney General, Chris Johnson, spoke on a panel about his plans to reform the state’s criminal justice system)
  • Ian Thomas and Brianna Davidson Jarrett – The Maryland Daily Record (4/17 – Brianna Davidson Jarrett is a graduate of Widener Law School)

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • The Creative Writing Senior Seminar Reading; 4 – 5 p.m.; Drost Room, Wolfgram Library, 2nd Floor
  • Breaking Down the Walls Between Us: Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program; 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.; Founders Hall, Room 109
  • Spring 2018 Themed Dinner Series; 5 – 6:30 p.m.; J. Willard & Alice S. Marriott Dining Room
  • Women’s Lacrosse vs. Alvernia; 7 p.m.; Home

Events on Delaware Law Campus Today:

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Info Table; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Main Street
  • Phi Alpha Delta March of Dimes Collection; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Main Street
  • Delaware Law Student Awards Ceremony’ 5 – 7 p.m.; Ruby R. Vale Courtroom

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Dean’s Pizza in the Pit; 12:30 – 2 p.m.; The Pit
  • Moot Court Internal Competition; 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.; A180
  • SBA Trivia Night; 6:30 – 10 p.m.; Sidebar Cafe

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

In the News:

  • Lions blaze competition at Chester Quarry Classic – The Signal (4/16 – Coverage of the Chester Quarry Classic track meet hosted at Widener this past weekend)
  • Who’s News – The Daily Journal (4/16 – Article features students honored at the Widener High School Leadership Awards and an undergraduate who participated in Alternative Spring Break)
  • Local Jury Orders J&J to Pay Out $117 Million in Asbestos Case – New Brunswick Today (4/17 – Article quotes Jean Eggen, distinguished emerita professor of law at Delaware Law School)
  • State College grad Brady Franks enjoying successful year at Widener – Centre Daily Times (4/17 – Widener freshman and men’s lacrosse player Brady Franks is highlighted in this article)

Alumni News:

  • Why Gene Truno – Guest Post – Delaware Politics (4/17 – U.S. Senate candidate Gene Truno is a graduate of Delaware Law)
  • Howell Republican Endorse 2018 Ticket – Shore News Network (4/16 – Thomas Russo, a candidate for Howell Township council, is a graduate of Widener Law School)

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Baseball vs. Rutgers-Camden; 3:30 p.m.; Home
  • Health Care Management 40th Anniversary Celebration; 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.; Lathem Hall

Events on Delaware Law Campus Today:

  • Barbri Table Day; Main Street
  • Phi Alpha Delta Bake Sale; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Main Street
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Info Table; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Main Street

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Barbri Table Day; The Pit
  • Faculty Meeting; 12 – 2 p.m.; L205
  • Financial Aid Exit Counseling Session; 3 – 4 p.m.; L205
  • Graduation Meeting; 5 – 5:45 p.m.; A180