Friday, August 31, 2018

In the News:

Widener Biology Professor Awarded National Science Foundation Grant
Targeted News Service
August 29, 2018
Biology Professor David Coughlin was awarded a $173,149 National Science Foundation grant to continue his research on the swimming behavior of fish.

Delaware cracks down on lead paint as contaminant continues to raise concerns nationwide
The News Journal
August 30, 2018
Article quotes Ken Kristl, a professor and director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic at Delaware Law. A similar story also appeared in the Smyrna-Clayton Sun-Times.

Rowan tops Widener in double overtime
The Delaware County Daily Times
August 30, 2018
The Rowan Profs beat the Pride football team 41-34 in double overtime on Thursday night. The story quotes Coach Mike Kelly.

New Antibiotics Study Findings Have Been Reported from Widener University
Targeted News Service
August 30, 2018
A study on cancer immunotherapy treatment led in collaboration between Sachin Patil, interim dean of the School of Engineering, and Suk-Chung Yoon, professor of computer science, was published in the Chemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin.

Alumni News:

How Don McGahn helped ensure Donald Trump’s legacy
ABC6
August 29, 2018
White House Counsel Don McGahn is a Commonwealth Law graduate.

Press Release:

Widener Biology Professor Awarded National Science Foundation Grant

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Women’s Soccer vs. Stevens; 7:30 p.m.; Home

Events on Main Campus Sunday:

  • Women’s Soccer vs. Pfeiffer; 1 p.m.; Home

Thursday, August 30

In the News:

Widener’s Powell, Char ready to ‘make a statement’
Delaware County Daily Times
August 28, 2018
A story in the DelcoTimes previews the upcoming Widener football season, which begins today with a home game against Rowan. The story quotes Coach Mike Kelly and notes that players Jordan Powell and Vince Char recently were named to the D3football.com preseason All-America first team. Another story about today’s home opener appeared in the DelcoTimes on August 29.

Would-be Judge Fighting Delaware’s Two-Party Court Rule
Bloomberg
August 28, 2018
The article quotes Lawrence Hamermesh, a professor emeritus at Delaware Law School.

Jefferson Health in New Jersey Awards 3 Nursing Scholarships
Gloucester City News
August 29, 2018
Widener nursing student Misty Connelly received a $12,000 scholarship from Jefferson Health in New Jersey.

Alumni News:

National Association of Water Companies Welcomes Rik Hull as New EVP of Strategy & Regulatory Affairs
OAOA.com
August 27, 2018
Rikardo Hull, a Widener University School of Law valedictorian, will join the National Association of Water Companies as the new executive vice president for strategy and regulatory affairs.

Back Mountain residents serving on Wyoming Seminary Board of Trustees
The Dallas Post
August 29, 2018
Commonwealth Law graduate Nicole Santo Yochum is a new member of the Board of Trustees of Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School.

Athletics Update:

@Widener_FB Set to Open Season on Thursday Hosting Rowan

Events on Main Campus Today:

    • Student Involvement Fair; 11 a.m.; Academic Quad (in front of Founders Hall)
    • Football vs. Rowan; 7:37 p.m.; Home

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

      • MPRE/Bar Talk/Themis; 12 – 1 p.m.; L202
      • Clinic Open House; Central PA Law Clinic

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

In the News:

The Trump Administration’s Flawed Approach to Diversity
InsideHigherEd.com
August 20, 2018
Anna Hemingway, associate professor of law and director of the Legal Methods Program at Widener Commonwealth Law, wrote this op-ed discussing the negative effects of the Trump administration’s recent decision to rescinded the Obama administration’s policy guidance on education.

Eyewitness News at 4
CBS3
August 28, 2018
The “County by County” segment announces Roy Wilson as the new Principal, CEO of the Widener Partnership Charter School.

Immaculata University, Widener University Delaware Law School partner on JD program
Hockessin Community News
August 28, 2018
Immaculata University and Delaware Law School will now offer Immaculata students the opportunity to earn an accelerated bachelor’s degree from Immaculata and a law degree from Delaware Law School through an accelerated 3 + 3 Program. Additional coverage featured in MyChesCo.

Chadds Ford Tavern offers historic charm with high-quality food and drink
Garnett Valley Press
August 29, 2018
Chadds Ford Tavern chef Philip Ferro and hoteliers Chet and Raj Patel plan to open another restaurant TNT (Taco ‘N Tequila) in late fall attached to the Best Western on Widener’s campus.

Alumni News:

Asst. supt. leaves for Pleasant Valley
Bethlehem Press
August 29, 2018
The Saucon Valley school district’s former Assistant Superintendent Dr. Susan Mowrer Benda is a Widener graduate.

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • SBA Table Day; all day; Main Street

    Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:
  • SBA Table Day; 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; The Pit
  • SBA Trivia Night; 7 – 10 p.m.; Side Bar

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

In the News:

The Growth of Environmental and Energy Law Education in Pennsylvania
The Legal Intelligencer
August 23, 2018
A recent survey of law schools including Widener Law Commonwealth revealed that more are offering basic courses in environmental law and at least some aspects of energy law from experts such as Commonwealth Law professors John Dernbach and Don Brown.

GlaxoSmithKline Gets $3M Paxil Generic Award to Lawyer Tossed (3)
Bloomberg Law
August 23, 2018
A case involving brand-name drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline, LLC and the widow of a man who died by suicide after taking a generic version of its anti-depressant drug Paxil will likely be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court next term according to Jean Eggen, distinguished emerita professor at Delaware Law.

Vanderhoff places third at championship race
The Adviser News
August 24, 2018
Article includes Widener undergraduate Bryan Deery, a distance runner on the men’s outdoor track and field program.

Entry points: Law schools weigh merit of multiple tests
Central Penn Business Journal
August 24, 2018
Article quotes Widener Law Commonwealth’s Associate Dean for Admissions and Administration John Benfield and features student Stephanie Patton.

In The Community: Philly’s ‘Greatest Women’ honor their own
Delaware County Daily Times
August 27, 2018
The third Kathy Cooper Scholarship Golf Tournament benefiting students at Widener and other universities will be held at Ron Jaworski’s Valleybrook Country Club in Blackwood, N.J. on Sept. 30.

Alumni News:

Welcomes Rik Hull as New EVP of Strategy & Regulatory Affairs
OA Online
August 27, 2018
Rikardo Hull, new Executive Vice President of Strategy & Regulatory Affairs at National Association of Water Companies, is a Widener Law graduate.

11 Delaware state employees earn a salary over $200,000
The News Journal
August 27, 2018
Article mentions Widener Law graduate Mark Brainard, president of Delaware Technical Community College.

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • BarBri Table Day; all day; The Pit
  • Law & Government Interest Meeting; 11:20 a.m. – 12 p.m.; L204
  • Hot Dog Social; 4:30 – 6 p.m.; TBD
  • Trial Advocacy Interest Meeting; 4:50 – 6 p.m.; L205

Monday, August 27, 2018

In the News:

WBAL News Now with Bryan Nehman
WBAL Radio 1090 AM
August 24, 2018
Delaware Law Professor John Culhane discussed the latest round of litigation involving Jack Phillips, the cake shop owner whose refusal to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding was decided by the Supreme Court in June. Phillips is now headed to federal court against the Colorado Civil Rights Commission who argue that he violated state law by refusing to bake a birthday cake for someone celebrating a gender transition.

Which retirement plan works best for supplementary earnings?
Market Watch
August 24, 2018
Kenn Tacchino, professor of taxation and financial planning at Widener, authored this article advising people how to boost retirement savings and save on taxes.

Alumni News:

In School
Carroll County Times
August 24, 2018
Hannah Dardzinski graduated from Widener with a bachelor of science in nursing and Thomas Jones earned a bachelor of civil engineering degree.

Italian bar-restaurant is on its way to Queen Village corner
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 24, 2018
Widener graduate Bart Troiano will open a family-friendly Italian bar-restaurant in the Queen Village neighborhood of Philadelphia.

Local physician, CRNP join Senior LIFE Reading Medical Team in Exeter Township
Berks-Mont News
August 24, 2018
Deborah Kehinde, CRNP, a Widener graduate, joined the medical staff at Senior LIFE Reading.

Press Release:

Widener Partnership Charter School gets new principal

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Official start of fall semester
  • Monday Mile walking series; 12 p.m.; In front of Old Main at 14th and Melrose Street

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Faculty Lunch with Dean Albert Ruda Gonzalez; 12 – 2 p.m.; The Gallery
  • Law & Government Interest Meeting; 5 – 6 p.m.; L205

Friday, August 24, 2018

In the News:

Student achievers
The Houston Chronicle
August 22, 2018
Griffin Standhart of Middleburgh earned dean’s list status in the spring semester.

Athletic Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Freshman Convocation; 10 – 11 a.m.; Bown Garden/Memorial Field
  • Student Orientation; all day; Main campus
  • Freshman Advising Day; all day; Main campus

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Moot Court Try-Outs; 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.; A170
  • Westlaw 1L Training; 9 – 9:50 a.m.; L204
  • Westlaw 1L Training; 11:45 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.; L202
  • Westlaw 1L Training; 1 – 1:50 p.m.; L205
  • Westlaw 1L Training; 3:45 – 4:35 p.m.; L205

Events on Main Campus on Sunday:

  • Check-in for undergraduate upperclassmen and re-entry students; all day; main campus
  • Welcome Back Bash; 3 – 7 p.m.; Kapelski Patio Area to front of Founder’s Hall

Thursday, August 23, 2018

In the News:

Planning the Greenspaces of Nineteenth-Century Paris
New Books Network
August 22, 2018
Richard S. Hopkins, assistant professor of history, is featured in this podcast interview discussing his book on nineteenth-century Parisian greenspaces.

College football preview: Widener University Pride
KYW 1060
August 22, 2018
A KYW blog and radio segment previews the upcoming Widener football season with an interview with head coach Mike Kelly.

Abusive non-disclosure agreements like Trump’s need to be stopped
The News Journal
August 22, 2018
Delaware Law Professor Alan Garfield contributes with a piece that argues why non-disclosure agreements used by those in power need to end.

Student achievers
Times Union
August 22, 2018
Griffin Standhart earned dean’s list status last semester.

Community Briefs: League of Women Voters of Central Delco kicks off fall season
Delaware County Daily Times
August 22, 2018
Widener and the Media Arts Council will kick off the fifth season of their co-sponsored State Street Reading Series on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Tune in Today:

Pennsylvania Cable Network; today @ 7 p.m.; Political Science Associate Professor J. Wesley Leckrone and co-editor Michelle Atherton will discuss their book “Pennsylvania Politics and Policy” at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore-Café in Harrisburg today and will be interviewed live on This Week in Pennsylvania. The program will also air on the following stations: WHTM (Harrisburg/Lebanon/Lancaster) on Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 26 at 10 a.m.; WBRE (Scranton/Wilkes Barre) on Aug. 26 at 6:30 p.m.; WTAJ (Altoona/Johnstown) on Aug. 26 at 6:30 a.m.; and WJET (Erie) on Aug. 26 at 10 a.m.

Press Release:

Widener-Sponsored Reading Series Kicks off Fifth Season Sept. 20

Athletic Update:

@WUWVB Picked Fifth in MAC Commonwealth Preseason Poll

Events on Main Campus today:

  • New Student Orientation; all day; main campus
  • Opening Faculty Meeting; 4 – 5 p.m.; Alumni Auditorium

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • SBA Community Day; 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.; The Lawn

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • LEXIS 1L Training; 12 – 1 p.m.; L206
  • Fall Recruitment: Thomas Thomas & Hafer; 1 – 3 p.m.; DCR
  • LEXIS 1L Training; 1 – 2 p.m.; L206
  • LEXIS 1L Training; 4 – 5 p.m.; L206
  • LEXIS 1L Training; 5 – 6 p.m.; L206
  • Moot Court Try-Outs; 5 – 8 p.m.; A170

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

In the News:

Several Delaware Valley Colleges Welcome Class Of 2022
CBS3
August 21, 2018
An on-air broadcast accompanied with an online story covered move-in day at Widener along with other universities in and around the Philadelphia area.

Internal Docs Led To Couple’s $117M Win In J&J Talc Case
Law360
August 21, 2018
Article quotes Jean Eggen, distinguished emeritus professor at Delaware Law.

Widener students get a hand as they move on campus
Delaware County Daily Times
August 22, 2018
A story in today’s paper and online highlights Widener move-in day and features interviews with new students, parents, student volunteers, Catherine Feminella, interim dean of students, and third generation Widener nursing student Kelsey Byrd who is following in her mother and grandmother’s footsteps. NBC10ABC6CBS3 and Fox29 also included move-in day coverage.

Alumni News:

Philly sex shop offers college classes: ‘It needs to be hands-on because that’s what sexuality is’
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 21, 2018
Article references human sexuality graduate Ashley Netanel who created the Sexual Intelligence College Outreach Program, a Sexploratorium program geared towards young adults to educate them on sexual intelligence.

Homepage Feature Story:

Athletic Updates:

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

In the News:

Dean’s list, Aug. 19, 2018
Republican Herald
August 19, 2018
Jack Hurst Jr., a sophomore electrical engineering major, made the dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester.

ABC6
August 21, 2018
The action news morning team and NBC10 featured Widener move-in day today which will welcome approximately 800 students to the class of 2022.

Alumni News:

Don McGahn’s Net Worth: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Heavy
August 19, 2018
The latest information on the net worth of White House counsel and Widener Law graduate Don McGahn.

Mrs. J. Alexander Marcinko
The Times Tribune
August 19, 2018
Wedding announcement featuring Widener Law graduate and assistant district attorney for Philadelphia J. Alexander Marcinko.

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Move-In Day and Fall Orientation; all day; main campus

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Fall Recruitment – McNees Wallace Nurick; 1 – 4 p.m.; DCR

Monday, August 20, 2018

In the News:

Beware conventional wisdom when planning for retirement
Marketwatch.com
August 17, 2018
Professor of Taxation and Financial Planning Kenn Tacchino writes about retirement planning.

Legalities of non-disclosure agreements
WDEL news radio (no link available)
August 17, 2018
Delaware Law Professor Alan Garfield was live on the radio discussing non-disclosure agreements and their use among former White House staffers.

School consolidations rare; Issue lacks political traction
New Castle News
August 20, 2018
Political Science Professor J. Wesley Leckrone comments on the concept of merging school districts. A similar story appeared in The Daily Item.

Alumni News:

White House Counsel, Don McGahn, Has Cooperated Extensively in Mueller Inquiry
The New York Times
August 18, 2018
White House Counsel Don McGahn is a Widener Law Commonwealth alumnus. Similar coverage also appeared in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Seattle Times and MSN.com.

People’s Capital and Leasing Adds Northeast Regional VP
Equipment Finance Advisor
August 16, 2018
People’s Capital and Leasing Corp. has named alumnus Fran Dibeneditto its northeast regional vice president.

Letter from the Editor: A painful — but valuable — lesson in life from Coach Apichella
The Delaware County Daily Times
August 19, 2018
Article references Billy “White Shoes” Johnson, who played football for Widener University.

Wyomissing florist chairs Kutztown University trustee council
The Reading Eagle
August 18, 2018
Dr. Jolynn L. Haney has been named council secretary. She holds a doctorate in social work from Widener, and she teaches research and statistics here.

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Monday Mile walking series; 12 p.m.; In front of Old Main at 14th and Melrose Street

Events on Delaware Law School campus today:

  • Classes begin

Events on Commonwealth Law School campus today:

  • Classes begin
  • Rita’s Italian Ice Social, 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., flagpole.