Friday, November 30, 2018

In the News:

Widener partnership aimed to help small businesses
The Philadelphia Tribune
November 27, 2018
Widener’s Small Business Development Center partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to offer environmental services for small businesses statewide under a program called the Environmental Management Assistance Program.

7 Common Relationship Fears Most People Have Early On But Are Hard To Admit
Romper
November 29, 2018
This article features Professor of Clinical Psychology Hal Shorey’s work in Psychology Today which explains why a fear of intimacy is a common relationship fear.

Timeline: Kathleen Kane’s rise and fall
The Morning Call
November 29, 2018
Article references Delaware Law professor and former federal prosecutor H. Geoffrey Moulton.

Delaware Law Status of Bylaws Regulating Litigation of Federal Securities Law Claims
Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation
November 29, 2018
Article is published by Lawrence Hamermesh, professor emeritus at Delaware Law School and executive director of the Institute for Law & Economics at the University of Penn Law School.

Legal Talk Network
Make No Law podcast
November 29, 2018
Alan Garfield, distinguished professor of law at Delaware Law School, is featured on this podcast that examines Cohen v. California and whether profanity is protected by the First Amendment. Garfield comes into the conversation at the 17:29 mark, and discusses a law review article he wrote on the topic.
*This podcast contains language some listeners may find offensive.

Business Insider: 50 American universities that are seriously underrated! Don’t just watch USNews!
52HRTT
November 30, 2018
Article re-purposes Business Insider’s report on the 50 most underrated universities in the U.S. Widener ranked 15th on the list.

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Phi Alpha Delta – Community Service donations to Family Promise; all day; Donation box located on Main Street
  • 4th Dignity Rights Virtual Workshop; 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Polishook Hall, Room 403

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Evidence Review/Prof. Robinette; 5:30 – 7 p.m.; L204
  • Trial Methods Make Up Class/Prof. Kluk; 8 – 10 p.m.; L205

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Kappa Delta Pi Ceremony; 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.; Webb Room, University Center
  • Dance and Chamber Music Rectial; 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.; Kapelski LC1

Events on Main Campus this Weekend:

  • Men’s Swimming vs. Salisbury, Saturday @ 1 p.m.; Home
  • Women’s Swimming vs. Salisbury, Saturday @ 1 p.m.; Home
  • Vocal Studio Recital; Sunday @ 1 – 2 p.m.; Lathem Hall

Thursday, November 29, 2018

In the News:

Climate petition calls on Pa. to cut emissions through cap-and-trade system
WHYY
November 28, 2018
Article references Widener Law Commonwealth Professor John Dernbach’s recently co-authored paper for The Michigan Journal of Environmental & Administrative Law that argues the Environmental Rights Amendment creates a constitutional duty for Pennsylvania to act on climate change.

Four Scouts Earn The Rank Of Eagle
Town Lively
November 2018
Engineering undergraduate student Tristan Fish earned the rank of Eagle, the highest award in Boy Scouting.

The Trump administration’s denial of transgender identity is a denial of science
The Philadelphia Inquirer
November 28, 2018
Featured online and in today’s paper is an opinion piece written by Widener’s Kate Goodrich, associate professor of biology, Justin Sitron, director of the Center for Human Sexuality, and John Culhane, co-director of the Family Health Law and Policy Institute at Delaware Law, that closely examines the science and addresses the misconceptions behind the Trump Administration’s continuing attempt to ban transgender people from serving in the military.

KYW-AM Radio
November 28, 2018
Widener hosted the annual veterans appreciation event hosted by the Travis Manion Foundation. The event featured a football match-up between St. Joseph’s Prep and Father Judge High School.

College Basketball: Drexel goes wire-to-wire again to beat La Salle
Delaware County Daily Times
November 28, 2018
Post-game write-up of both the men’s and women’s basketball games against Messiah.

Alumni News:

Joseph T. Giglia II joins ECMC Corporation
Buffalo News
November 28, 2018
Widener Law graduate Joseph T. Giglia II was appointed to the position of chief human resources officer for ECMC Corporation.

Athletic Updates:

Women’s Basketball: Messiah 69, Widener 66
Men’s Basketball: Messiah 73, Widener 62

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Legal Methods Exam – Prof. Sholtis; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.; A180
  • Admin Meeting; 10 – 11 a.m.; DCR
  • Professional Resp. Review Session with Prof. Lee; 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; L203
  • Property Review with Prof. Dernbach; 12 – 1 p.m.; L202
  • Civil Procedure Review with Prof. S. Raeker-Jordan; 3:25 – 4 p.m.; L203
  • December Grads Reception; 4 -6 p.m.; The Gallery, Administration Building
  • Constitutional Law Review Session with Prof. Lee; 5:10 – 5:55 p.m.; L202
  • Oral Arguments for Legal Methods III: Appellate Advocacy; 8 – 10 p.m.; A170

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Phi Alpha Delta – Community Service donations to Family Promise; all day; Donation box located on Main Street
  • Phi Alpha Delta – Mock Trial Info Session; 5:30 – 7 p.m.; Main Law Building, Room 126

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

In the News:

Cap and Trade in PA?
WITF Smart Talk
November 28, 2018
Widener Commonwealth Law’s Environmental Law and Sustainability Center was one of 61 petitioners to submit a rule making petition to the Environment Quality Board to establish a market-based cap-and-trade greenhouse gas emission reduction program that eliminates those emissions from major sources by 2052. The article also appeared in PA Environment Digest Blog.

Alumni News:

Todd Rothermel joins Sordoni Construction Services in Forty Fort
Times Leader
November 27, 2018
Todd Rothermel is a Widener Commonwealth Law graduate.

Athletic Update:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Fall 2018 Bistro Dinner Series; 5 – 7:30 p.m.; J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Dining Room
  • Men’s Basketball vs. Messiah; 6 p.m.; Home
  • Women’s Basketball vs. Messiah; 8 p.m.; Home

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Phi Alpha Delta – Community Service donations to Family Promise; all day; Donation box located on Main Street

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Lt. Governor’s Reception Honoring PA Veterans; 5 – 6:30 p.m.; The Gallery

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

In the News:

Widener women 6-0 for first time in NCAA era
Delaware County Daily Times
November 26, 2018
Widener women’s basketball defeated Marywood this weekend putting the team at a 6-0 opening record for the first time in the NCAA era.

Monday Morning with Marc Hayford
YouTube
November 26, 2018
Robotics Engineering freshman Ethan Matlack was featured on this week’s episode of “Monday Mornings with Marc Hayford” series on You Tube talking about his robotics career and the new opportunities he has found in his first year at Widener.

Jury selection could be tougher in next four trials on Delaware prison riot
WHYY
November 27, 2018
Article quotes Delaware Law School professor Judith Ritter.

Top 10 for Tuesday: The Top Reasons to catch the last glimpses of fall color
Delaware County Daily Times
November 27, 2018
The Taylor Arboretum at Widener is included in a list of top 10 outdoor locations to visit this fall.

Report: Delaware County Boasts Two of America’s Most Underrated Colleges
Pivot Today
November 27, 2018
Re-purposed content from the Business Insider article ranking Widener at the 15th most underrated colleges in the country.

Press Release:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • CDO Lunch & Learn with AG’s Office; 12 – 1 p.m.; CDO Administration Building
  • Pizza in the Pit; 12 – 1 p.m.; The Pit
  • Outside Group – GrandView; 2 – 5 p.m.; A180
  • Civil Procedure Review with Prof. S. Raeker-Jordan; 3:25 – 4 p.m.; L203
  • Pizza in the Pit; 5 -6 p.m.; The Pit
  • Prof. Lee Torts Review Sessions; 5 – 6 p.m.; L202

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Accelerated Nursing Program Virtual Information Session; 5 – 6 p.m.; Virtual Meeting

Monday, November 26, 2018

In the News:

Business people: Nov. 23, 21018
Delaware Business News
November 23, 2018
Widener appointed Uva Coles as associate vice president for Civic and Global Engagement. The announcement was also shared in the Stephan Roots Blog.

A Family Feud Threatens Campbell’s Dynasty
Wall Street Journal
November 23, 2018
Article features George Strawbridge Jr., grandson of the inventor of Campbell’s soup and a former Widener professor. Story was picked up in MSN.com.

Education Roundup Nov. 25
The Philadelphia Tribune
November 25, 2018
Widener and Milton Hershey School have entered a partnership to offer support to low-income, first-generation college students to pursue undergraduate degrees. PennWatch.org and The Courier Express also shared this story.

Alumni News:

Reilly voted Southeast Republican Caucus Chair, will step down as leader of Delco GOP
Delaware County News Network
November 23, 2018
Andy Reilly, a Widener Law graduate, is the new Southeast Republican Caucus chairman in Delaware. Story is also included in the Delaware County Daily Times.

Athletic Update:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Monday Twilight Sessions; 6 – 7 p.m.; Widener Observatory

Wednesday November 21, 2018

In the News:

Learning the Business Side of Law Practice
Pennsylvania Bar News (no link available)
November 19, 2018
Article features a new course at Commonwealth Law pertaining to opening and managing a solo law practice and quotes Sara A. Austin, an adjunct at Widener Law Commonwealth. Widener Law Commonwealth and the Pennsylvania Bar Association Solo and Small Business Section worked together to create the class which will be open to law students in the Spring. Austin is the chair of the section.

College Basketball: Lannon’s double-double leads Cabrini to win
Delaware County Daily Times
November 19, 2018
Write up of the Widener women’s basketball game against Neumann with game coverage of Nicole Barnes and Devan Rimmer.

2018 Survey on Law Library Use of Amazon
Spoke
November 19, 2018
Delaware Law School was one of 39 law school libraries to participate in the “2018 Survey on Law Library Use of Amazon” report to analyze how Amazon has impacted their purchasing.

Analysts expect boom for shopping on Black Friday
Delaware County Daily Times
November 20, 2018
Dr. Ross Steinman, professor of psychology at Widener and a consumer behavior expert, anticipates that this year’s Black Friday and the holiday season will generate big spending thanks to a strong economy, low unemployment and financial confidence and stability among consumers.

Local Life: County Festival of Lights holiday display kicks off Nov. 30
Delaware County Daily Times
November 20, 2018
Promotion of three Widener student-run dance and music performances on campus. The events are free and open to the public and will take place Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2 at 1 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Milton Hershey School and Widener University Offer Support to Low-Income, First-Generation College Students Through New Partnership
The Philadelphia Tribune
November 19, 2018
Widener and Milton Hershey School signed a memorandum of understanding and entered a partnership that creates new opportunities for financially disadvantaged students who are the first in their families to pursue undergraduate degrees.

Widener @ Scranton Men’s basketball
ABC 16
November 20, 2018
Video coverage of Widener men’s basketball against Scranton with a mention of Widener player Tyler Drews. Additional coverage in the Delaware County Daily Times.

Alumni News:

Siegfried Welcomes New Professionals
Associated Press
November 20, 2018
Widener graduate Alyzabeth Smith, CPA, joined The Siegfried Group advisory team as a Senior Associate.

Athletic Updates:

Events on Main Campus this weekend:

  • Women’s Basketball vs. Marywood; Sunday @ 12 p.m.; Home

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

In the News:

Widener Selects 12 Renaissance Academy Seniors for Instant Admission
American Towns
November 19, 2018
Widener participated in Instant Decision Day, a event that allows high school seniors and juniors to apply and interview with a college admissions representative and receive an immediate admissions decision, and accepted twelve students from Renaissance Academy.

Widener University students prepare Thanksgiving Feast for Chester residents
The Stephan Roots Blog
November 19, 2018
Students in Widener’s Center for Experience Management in Tourism and Hospitality will serve a delicious Thanksgiving meal to Chester residents at the Salvation Army on Wednesday, Nov. 21.

Alumni News:

DCIU appoints new tech school principal
Delaware County Daily Times
November 19, 2018
The Delaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU) Board of Directors recently approved the appointment of Widener graduate Daniel Palmer as the new principal of the Delaware County Technical High Folcroft Campus.

Anais Taboasas, Bobbie Steyer, Chijioke Akamigbo and Julianne Kelly Tarver | Md. Legal Aid
The Daily Record
November 19, 2018
Bobbie Steyer, a Widener Law alum, is the new director of advocacy for family law.

Fayette County’s Manny Caulk named Kentucky Superintendent of the Year
Lexington Herald Leader
November 19, 2018
Manny Caulk is a Delaware Law graduate.

Homepage Feature Story:

Press Releases:

Athletic Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

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

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • SBA/Friendsgiving Social; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Sidebar
  • Property Review with Prof. Dernbach; 12 – 1:30 p.m.; L202
  • Prof. Lee Torts Review Sessions; 5 – 6 p.m.: L202

Monday, November 19, 2018

In the News:

Widener professor reports on the trauma of neighborhood violence
The Stefan Roots Blog
November 15, 2018
A new study led by Mary Francis, assistant professor of nursing, and published in the Journal of Trauma Nursing identified reoccurring themes of gun violence experienced by victims. The study was also featured in MedicalXpress.

Foul shooting powers Widener to tournament title
Delaware County Daily Times
November 17, 2018
Write-up of the men’s and women’s basketball victories this weekend. Article mentions men’s players Tyler Drews, Pat Holden, Jared Peters, Jalen Howard and Elijah Boyd and women’s players Devin Rimmer and Kyra Schenk.

RANKED: The 50 most underrated colleges in America
Business Insider
November 19, 2018
Business Insider placed Widener on the list of the top 50 underrated colleges nationwide. The list was compiled by considering reputation and future earnings.

Athletic Updates:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Combined Legal Methods Class with Prof. Sholtis; 10 – 11:30 a.m.; A180

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Monday Twilight Sessions; 6- 7 p.m.; Widener Observatory

November 16, 2018

In the News:

College Basketball: Rimmer helps Widener to balanced win
Delaware County Daily Times
November 14, 2018
Game coverage of the Widener women’s basketball victory Wednesday over PSU-Brandywine.

UDF Files Brief to Oppose Kyle Bass and Hayman Capital Appeal
EIN Newsdesk
November 15, 2018
Article features Rod Smolla, dean of the Delaware Law School.

Biz tycoon gives Widener $1.5M for engineering fellowship
Delaware County Daily Times
November 16, 2018
Article shares Widener’s announcement of $1.5 million commitment to support undergraduate and graduate student research in the School of Engineering.

Alumni News:

LVC grad Rep. Bryan Cutler named majority leader for PA house
Leb Town
November 14, 2018
Widener Law graduate Rep. Bryan Cutler has been selected house majority leader by his peers.

People in the News—Nov. 14, 2018—Spector Gadon
The Legal Intelligencer
November 14, 2018
Capehart Scatchard added Delaware Law graduate Ruby Delarosa in the firm’s workers’ compensation department as an associate.

Pennsylvania New Members 2019
The Hill
November 15, 2018
Rep.-elect Madeleine Dean is a Delaware Law graduate.

Social Justice Educator with Ph.D. in Human Sexuality Studies from Widener Is on a Mission
Pivot Today
November 16, 2018
A re-purposed article of the Philadelphia Inquirer story about Widener Human Sexuality doctoral graduate Melissa Fabello.

Athletic Update:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Men’s Basketball vs. Penn State Berks; 8 p.m.; Home

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Sidebar Reserved for Staff; 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Sidebar
  • Power Up Class; 3:45 – 4:45 p.m.; L205

Events on Main Campus on Saturday:

  • Widener Day II; all day; Main campus

Thursday, November 15, 2018

In the News:

Widener University: Dr. Virginia Brabender Publishes Textbook on Group Psychotherapy
Targeted News Service
November 14, 2018
Virginia Brabender, a professor in the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology, co-authored a new book that outlines the six therapy models that can be used to treat individuals in facilities that offer short-term group psychotherapy.

Lawyers’ Statements Defamed Litigant in Del. Battle Over Software Co., Law Dean Argues to NY Court
Delaware Law Weekly
November 14, 2018
Article features Delaware Law Dean Rod Smolla.

College students stretch beyond the classroom for a lesson on real-world poverty
KYW Newsradio
November 14, 2018
A radio and print story on the Widener poverty simulation features interviews with event student organizers Andrew Proctor and Yesha Patel as well as Dawn Ferry, director of the Center for Nursing Simulation and Computerized Testing.

Widener students get a taste of poverty
Delaware County Daily Times
November 15, 2018
Story on Tuesday’s poverty simulation event featuring Assistant Dean for Civic Engagement Gretchen Mielke, first-time participating students Joe Lofton, Grace Chambers, Vanessa Lista and Tyler White, and student organizer Laya Manoj.

Everyday violence, ‘feelings of hopelessness’
Black News Zone
November 15, 2018
A new narrative inquiry study led by Mary Francis, assistant professor of nursing, identified underlying themes faced by victims of gun violence.

Athletic Update:

Events on Widener Law Commonwealth:

  • The Harrisburg campus is closed today due to inclement weather

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Faculty Meeting: 12 – 1 p.m.; TBD
  • BLSA Professionalism Week – Panel of Alumni; 5:30 – 7 p.m.; TBD