Wednesday, March 13, 2019

In the News:

Maintaining Dignity in Hospice and Health Care
The New Social Worker
March 2019
In celebration of Social Work month, Nicole Adelman, an adjunct professor of social work, writes about how the professions’ core value of maintaining the dignity and worth of all people impacts and informs her career.

Investigators at Widener University Discuss Findings in Nanoporous (Synthesis of Nitrogen and Sulfur Codoped Nanoporous Carbons From Algae: Role In Co2 Separation)
Nanotech Daily
March 12, 2019
Dipendu Saha, associate professor of engineering, and Scott Van Bramer, distinguished professor of chemistry, co-authored a study in the journal ACS Omega in collaboration with researchers at Rutgers University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

In wealthy Williamson, homeownership can be a distant dream. Habitat is working to make it a reality
Nashville Tennessean
March 12, 2019
As part of Alternative Spring Break, student volunteers from Widener participated in Habitat for Humanity and worked on homes in Fairview, Tennessee.

Experts and Officials Discuss Ways to Achieve Zero Carbon Emissions
March 12, 2019
Article references a book with more than 1,000 recommendations on laws and actions for decarbonization that was edited by John Dernbach, professor and director of the Environmental Law and Sustainability Center at Commonwealth Law School.

Look to Bill Cosby case as proof that American defamation law needs a review
The News Journal
March 13, 2019
Delaware Law Dean Rod Smolla authored this piece that defends a recent opinion by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas arguing that the Supreme Court should reconsider its landmark 1964 decision in New York Times Co. v. Sullivan.

Athletics Updates:

Baseball: Widener 11, Neumann University 3

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Graduate Studies Fair; 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Lathem Hall
  • Community Reading Group: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson; 1 – 2 p.m.; Wolfgram Memorial Library, Drost Room
  • Softball vs. Penn St.-Abington (DH); 3 p.m.; Home
  • Softball vs. Penn St.-Abington (DH); 5 p.m.; Home
  • Spring Themed Dinner Series; 5 – 7:30 p.m.; Marriott Dining Hall Academic North
  • Online Chat for Prospective Undergraduate Students; 7 – 8 p.m.; Online
  • Men’s Lacrosse vs. Stevens; 7 p.m.; Home

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Moot Court Competition Practices; 5 – 6 p.m.; A180
  • Screening of “Blackfish/ALDF; 5 – 7 p.m.; L203
  • MidPenn Pardon Project; 5:30 – 9 p.m.; L201

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Distinguished Jurist Moot Court Competition – Preliminary Rounds; 6 – 8 p.m.; Delaware Law campus