Tuesday, July 31, 2018

In the News:

Susan George Hatzell Warren Obituary
The Swarthmorean
July 11, 2018
Susan George Hatzell Warren, a former a senior lecturer, passed away peacefully in Utah on July 3, 2018.

I Don’t Get Weighed at the Doctor’s Office—and You Don’t Have to, Either
SELF
July 27, 2018
Melissa A. Fabello, a doctoral candidate in the Human Sexuality Studies program, authors this article that explains her reasoning for why she benefits from not asking about her weight during routine doctors visits. Her article is also referenced in Rouge 18.

CBS CEO Moonves survives board meeting amid misconduct probe
Reuters
July 30, 2018
Article references legal insight from Delaware Law Professor Larry Hamermesh. This story was also featured in Bloomberg News, ATT.net and the South China Morning Post.

Wife of NASA scientist jailed in Turkey ‘frustrated’ by Trump’s focus on pastor’s case
NBC News
July 30, 2018
This article includes a quote from chemistry professor Ismail Kul, who was released in January after being detained in Turkey in 2016. Article was picked up MSN.

Kutztown University students research solar cells
Reading Eagle
July 31, 2018
In her role at Kutztown University, Dr. Jolynn Haney, who is also an assistant professor in the Widener online MSW program, provided a grant that supported underwriting for a summer research project focused on solar cells for two students.

Just 57.6 million kilometres apart, Mars will make its closest approach to Earth in 15 years
Hindustan Times
July 31, 2018
The Associated Press article quoting Professor Harry Augensen was re-purposed for this international outlet.

Alumni News:

Chris Johnson: Attorney General
The Dover Post
July 26, 2018
Candidate for Attorney General in Delaware, Chris Johnson, is a graduate of Delaware Law.

School News
The Valley Advantage
July 27, 2018
Robert Moran graduated with the Class of 2018 at Widener Law Commonwealth.

Athletic Updates:

Monday, July 30, 2018

In the News:

People in the News
Legal Intelligencer
July 23, 2018
U.S. Magistrate Chief Judge Susan E. Schwab of the Middle District of Pennsylvania is set to serve a two-year appointment as the jurist in residence at Widener Law Commonwealth.

Widener’s Mike Kelly adds to staff, adds to his duties
Delaware County Daily Times
July 26, 2018
Widener football head coach Mike Kelly is featured in this article which highlights recent coaching changes to the team.

WDEL (no link available)
July 26, 2018
Thomas J. Reed, professor emeritus at Delaware Law, spoke on air regarding the practice of straw purchases of weapons in relation to a lawsuit recently filed against Cabela’s by the family of a Wilmington woman killed with a straw purchase gun.

Lunar eclipse tonight coincides with strange positioning of Earth, Sun and Mars
International Business Times
July 27, 2018
Article references Professor Harry Augensen ahead of last week’s lunar event. Professor Augensen is also featured in articles posted in Daily Pakistan and Travel and Leisure.

The Best Colleges For Finding Love, From The Week 6 Results Of #MyTopCollege
Forbes
July 27, 2018
Widener climbed two spots to third place in the #MyTopCollege social media challenge.

Alumni News:

Around Town
The TriBoro Banner
July 28, 2018
Mary Grace Sempa graduated with the Widener Law Commonwealth class of 2018.

Campus Notes
Reading Eagle
July 29, 2018
Widener Law Commonwealth graduated Lauren Butterworth and MacKenzy Dawson.

Press Release:

Athletic Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Monday Mile walking series; 12 p.m.; In front of Old Main at 14th and Melrose Street
  • Mars Viewing; 9:30 – 11 p.m.; Widener Observatory Kirkbride Hall

Thursday, July 26, 2018

In the News:

Mars to swing by for a close-up: The Red Planet will be just 35.8 million miles away.
Washington Post
July 25, 2018
An Associated Press newswire story that quotes Professor Harry Augensen about Mars continues to be featured in a number of national and international outlets, including the Washington PostChina Daily, DNA India, and The Weather Channel.

Bayer Essure Lawsuits Skyrocketed as FDA Pushed Stronger Warnings
BNN Bloomberg
July 25, 2018
Jean Eggen, distinguished emerita professor at Delaware Law, contributes a statement in this article.

Alumni News:

Who’s News: Lancaster County hirings and promotions
Lancaster Online
July 23, 2018
Widener Law graduate Daniel M. Lieberman joined the firm Cipriani & Werner as a partner.

UW Selects New Dean of Students, VP for Student Affairs
KTWO Radio
July 24, 2018
UW selected Widener graduate, Kimberly Chestnut, as dean of students and vice president for student affairs.

Tune in This Weekend:

NBC10 @ Issue; Sunday @ 11:30 a.m.; Associate Professor J. Wesley Leckrone will be on the show to discuss “Pennsylvania Politics and Policy: A Commonwealth Reader” and talk about the top issues facing Pennsylvania.

Events on Main Campus Friday:

Mars Viewing; 9:30 – 11 p.m.; Kirkbride Observatory

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

In the News:

Papa John’s can’t remove John Schnatter from board right away
Sheboygan Press
July 23, 2018
Article quotes Lawrence Hamermesh, professor emeritus of corporate law at Delaware Law School. This article is also featured in the Louisville Courier Journal.

Mars Making Closest Approach to Earth in 15 Years
USA Today
July 24, 2018
This Associated Press newswire story quotes Professor Harry Augensen as he explains why the red planet will be so bright when it is closest to the earth next week. This article is also featured in a number of national and international outlets including the San Francisco ChronicleThe China Post, and The Japan Times.

Widener University Hosts Robotics Summer Camp For Future Engineers
CBS 3
July 24, 2018
This evening news segment features the School of Engineering’s Robotics Camp held this week for high school students interested in the discipline and includes assistant professor and camp coordinator Xiaomu Song. NBC10 also ran a segment highlighting the camp.

Check out Mars at Widener
Delaware County Daily Times (no link)
July 25, 2018
The community briefing in today’s print edition features the upcoming stargazing at the Widener Observatory that invites members of the public to catch a glimpse of Mars as it makes its closest approach to earth in nearly 15 years.

Homepage Feature Story:

Press Release:

Athletic Update:

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

In the News:

A year after the Fire Ball disaster at the State Fair, has anything changed?
Record Courier
July 22, 2018
Article quotes Commonwealth Law professor Christopher Robinette. Additional coverage featured in The Columbus Dispatch.

Graduation List for July 21
The Sentinel
July 20, 2018
Article lists recent graduates who earned degrees at Widener Law Commonwealth and Widener.

Alumni News:

16 women veterans who ‘deserve our recognition’: 100 Years of Heroes
Penn Live
July 22, 2018
Widener Law graduate Adelle Zavada is featured in an article that highlights the military service and achievements of these women from across Pennsylvania.

Tune in today:

  • WDEL 101.7 FM; Today @ 3:50 p.m.; Professor Harry Augensen will be interviewed live by Allan Loudell about the upcoming Mars viewing

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Nursing Simulation Lecture; 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; A172

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Robotics Summer Camp; 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; main campus

Monday, July 23, 2018

In the News:

Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship Fund awards $55,000 to students in eight towns
My Central Jersey
July 19, 2018
Recent Widener graduates Caroline Black, Sara Edwards, Anna LaPlaca, Parita Patel and Julia Venturelli are recognized for earning their degrees in May. A second article in My Central Jersey lists additional graduates.

Asbestos Link In $4.7B J&J Verdict Adds Twist To Talc Suits
Law360
July 19, 2018
Article quotes Jean Eggen, distinguished emeritus professor at Delaware Law School.

Public Invited to View Mars at Widener Observatory
Targeted News Service
July 18, 2018
The Widener Observatory invites members of the public to attend a free 30-minute public viewing of Mars as it makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 15 years on Friday, July 27 at 9:30, 10 or 10:30 p.m., as well as on Monday, July 30 at 9:15, 9:45 or 10:15 p.m.

Sports Reports: #MyTopCollege Week 5 Results Are In
Forbes
July 22, 2018
Widener moved up two spots to fifth place after week five of the Forbes’ #MyTopCollege contest.

Alumni News:

Real Teens, Real Sex
Beyond the Risk and Back
July 19, 2018
Widener graduate Isy Abraham-Raveson, one of the co-founders of YES!, Your Empowered Sexuality, is a guest on this podcast discussing the current state of Sex Ed, rape culture, Consent Education and how to talk to your kids about sex.

Kimberly Chestnut Named UW Associate Vice President And Dean Of Students
WYO 4 News
July 22, 2018
Widener doctoral graduate, Kimberly Chestnut, has been selected as the University of Wyoming associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students.

Athletic Updates:

Events on Main Campus:

  • Robotics Summer Camp; 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; main campus
  • Monday Mile walking series; 12 p.m.; In front of Old Main at 14th and Melrose Street

Thursday, July 19, 2018

In the News:

CBS Directors Had Prior Talks on Contesting Redstone Control
Bloomberg News
July 18, 2018
Larry Hamermesh, a Delaware Law professor and an expert in Delaware’s corporate statutes, comments on the recent news surrounding the dispute between CBS Corp. and Viacom Inc.

College Update 7/19/18
Clay Today
July 19, 2018
Recent Widener graduate Carmalita Gaines is recognized for earning a master of social work degree.

Alumni News:

LaKresha Roberts: Attorney General
Sussex Living
July 16, 2018
LaKresha Roberts, candidate for Attorney General in Delaware, is a graduate of Delaware Law.

Masey, Metzler to wed
Lititz Record Express
July 18, 2018
Alison Masey earned her doctoral degree at Widener.

New Information Technology Librarian Named At C.H. Booth Library
Newtown Bee
July 18, 2018
Widener graduate Olivia Scully has been named the new Information Technology Librarian for the Cyrenius H. Booth Library.

Press Release:

Public invited to view Mars at Widener Observatory

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

In the News:

Cities In Distress: Municipal Recovery Lessons From Pa.
Law360
July 17, 2018
Commonwealth Professor of Business Law and Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development Juliet Moringiello contributed a guest column to be included in an Expert Analysis series reflecting on municipal insolvency five years after the Detroit bankruptcy.

Is It OK to Ask Anyone, Even Celebrities, About Their Sexuality?
Style Caster
July 17, 2018
Philip Rutter, associate professor in the Center for Human Sexuality Studies, is quoted in this article.

J&J Vows to Fight Verdict Linking Baby Powder to Ovarian Cancer
The Street
July 17, 2018
Article quotes Jean Eggen, an emerita professor of law at Delaware Law.

Account Control Technology Foundation Announces 2018 Scholarship Recipients
BizWire Express
July 18, 2018
The Account Control Technology Foundation honored Alyssa Morlock as one of the 2018 recipients of the ACT Foundation Second-Year Scholarship.

Tune in Today:

  • Higher Ed Live; 1 p.m.; Click here to watch President Julie Wollman on the topic of “Finding Common Ground in Polarizing Times”

Press Release:

Widener University named a “2018 Great College to Work For”

Athletic Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Business Summer Camp; 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Main Campus

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

In the News:

Kavanaugh’s Time as Stapleton Clerk Was First Step on Judicial Career Path
Delaware Law Weekly
July 15, 2018
Article quotes Delaware Law professor Lawrence Hamermesh.

WDDE 91.1 FM
July 16, 2018
Delaware Law Dean Rod Smolla’s interview on The Green podcast is referenced in this Delaware NPR news radio program.

Alumni News:

Sex Educator Ericka Hart Is On A Mission To Eradicate Medical Racial Bias From Our Healthcare Systems
Hello Beautiful
July 12, 2018
Ericka Hart received her master’s of education in Human Sexuality from Widener.

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Business Summer Camp; 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Main Campus
  • Widener Preview Day; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Main Campus

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • EEOC/Auditor General’s Office; all day; Room A180

Monday, July 16, 2018

In the News:

Tips From The Top: One On One With Dr. Julie Wollman, President of Widener University
Thrive Global
July 15, 2018
President Julie Wollman is featured in the latest Lessons in Leadership series where she discussed her experience and advice for readers.

Center for Community Change Elevates New President; Education Leader Departs Chan Zuckerberg
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
July 13, 2018
Article announces that Theresa Travis has joined Widener University as its vice president for university advancement.

Great Colleges to Work For 2018
The Chronicle of Higher Education
July 15, 2018
Widener is recognized on the 2018 Great Colleges to Work For list compiled by ModernThink LLC for The Chronicle. The list includes a statement by President Julie Wollman reflecting on the achievement.

Local legal expert says Pres. Trump’s nominee could case “tectonic shift” on Supreme Court
The Green Podcast
July 13, 2018
Delaware Law Dean Rod Smolla spoke on the air about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and how his presence on the bench could impact rulings on various topics such as same sex marriage, reproductive rights and affirmative action. Dean Smolla’s interview is also featured on WDDE 91.1 FM radio.

J&J’s $4.69 Billion Talc Verdict May Open Floodgates to Suits
Bloomberg
July 13, 2018
Jean Eggen, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Law at Delaware Law, is quoted after a jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.69 billion to 22 women who say that their ovarian cancer was caused by asbestos in its talc products. Eggen is also quoted in additional articles featured in The LA Times, TIME and Yahoo!News.

On Campus: Williamson student places in national skills event
Delaware County Daily Times
July 15, 2018
This roundup article highlights the National Science Foundation EAGER grant awarded to Dipendu Saha, assistant professor of chemical engineering, the recent student trip to Consortium of Agro-ecological Research and Education for Sustainability for the 21st Century (CARES21) facility, the appointment of Theresa Travis as Widener’s vice president of advancement, and the arrival of Deb Morley as the director of the Wolfgram Memorial Library.

This Week in Pennsylvania
ABC 27 News
July 15, 2018
Commonwealth Law Professor Michael Dimino was a guest appearance on the show and spoke how reactions and expectations for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Alumni News:

Senior-level hires and promotions for the week of July 16, 2018
Miami Herald
July 16, 2018
Widener graduate Alexander Brown has been named executive vice president dedicated to tenant representation at Colliers International South Florida.

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Business Summer Camp; 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Main Campus