Wednesday, July 31, 2019

In the News

Judge Who Reduced $2B Roundup Verdict Said Monsanto Manipulated the Science
Law.com
July 26, 2019
Jean Eggen, professor emerita at Delaware Law School, is quoted in an article that discusses a recent ruling in a lawsuit brought against the herbicide product Roundup by customers who claim the product caused them to get non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Lancaster County college news: July 31, 2019
Lancaster Online
July 30, 2019
Emma Hudson was named to dean’s and president’s list in both the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters of her freshman year at Widener. Additional dean’s list coverage is featured in My Central Jersey.

Guest Post: Cut The New Kid Some Slack (Even If That New Kid Is You)
Apellate Advocacy Blog
July 30, 2019
Second-year law student at Widener Commonwealth Law School Mary Anodide authored this guest post.

The cost of sex abuse: Victims, schools take on settlements
WITF
July 30, 2019
Continued coverage of an Associated Press article quoting Delaware Law Professor John Culhane on the ongoing lawsuits against the former Ohio State team doctor. This article appeared in over 150 outlets including Yahoo! News, The Houston Chronicle, and The Detroit News.

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Delaware Bar Exam; 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Delaware Law campus

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

In the News:

Widener University Uses Labor Market Data to Evaluate Program Proposals and Shape Curriculum
Emsi
July 23, 2019
Kim O’Halloran, associate provost and dean of graduate studies and extended learning, is quoted about Emsi’s Analyst tool, which Widener uses to inform curriculum development for new programs and make decisions about the future of the university.

Delaware May Go With Slow And Steady After Wild Strine Ride
Law360
July 26, 2019
An article discussing Chief Justice Leo Strine’s retirement announcement quotes Lawrence Hamermesh, professor emeritus at Delaware Law School.

The cost of sex abuse: Victims, schools take on settlements
The Washington Post
July 30, 2019
This Associated Press article quotes John Culhane, co-director of the Family Health Law and Policy Institute at Delaware Law, on why a settlement may be possible for the lawsuits brought against Ohio State by men who were abused by a university team doctor. The article also appeared in The New York Times.

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Nursing Summer Class; 4 – 8 p.m.; A170

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Delaware Bar Exam; 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Delaware Law campus

Monday, July 29, 2019

In the News:

Invention of Rum
C-SPAN
April 5, 2019
History Professor Jordan Smith talks about the invention of rum and its impact on the Atlantic world during the 17th and 18th centuries.

Students Reflect On Love, Friends And Connections: Week 5 Of #MyTopCollege
Forbes
July 26, 2019
After week five, Widener is ranked at the second spot overall and first in the medium-sized school division. The competition continues with a theme focused on the future and how your school will look like in five years, 10 years, 50 years down the road.

New Presidents or Provosts
Inside Higher Ed
July 26, 2019
Andrew A. Workman has joined the Widener leadership team as provost.

Widener University
The Star Democrat
July 28, 2019
Local Widener students Casey Barnes, Shelby Barnes, and Tykeya Jones made dean’s list in the spring 2019 semester. Additional dean’s list announcements are made in My Central Jersey.

Athletics Update:

Events on Delaware Law Campus:

  • Delaware Bar Exam; 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Delaware Law campus

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Coalition Letter Calling on the Senate Not to End the Current Development of Quality Standards for Biologics
The American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research
July 23, 2019
Joseph Fuhr, professor emeritus of economics, was one of eight people to sign a letter to the Senate asking for one section of the Lower Health Care Costs Act bill to not be passed.

College Corner
Whitehall-Coplay Press
July 24, 2019
This article mentions that Widener University conferred degrees to more than 1,100 graduates, including Quentin Sowers, bachelor of science in business administration in finance, Taylor Grube, doctor of philosophy in nursing science, Jennifer Purnell-Joe, master of social work, and Charlotte Connors, bachelor of science in nursing. The article also says Mitchell Phillips was named to the dean’s list in the spring 2019 semester.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Announces Retirement of State Court Administrator Thomas B. Darr
PA Courts online
July 24, 2019
Delaware Law School Emeritus Professor H. Geoffrey Moulton named new leader of Pennsylvania Administrative Office of the Courts.

Alumni News:

Ready to Scale, Eos Energy Storage Adds New Leadership
Business Wire
July 23, 2019
Mack Treece, who received an MBA from Widener, joins Eos Energy Storage as chief financial officer.

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Robotics Engineering Camp; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Kirkbride Hall

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

In the News:

The psychology behind why people will eat anything at work
Fast Company
July 23, 2019
Luke Ayers, assistant psychology professor, weighs in on the reason why people are more likely to eat free food in an office setting.

Bayer’s Other Legal Mess: An Old Liability Many Have Forgotten
Bloomberg
July 23, 2019
The German-based company Bayer, is now facing lawsuits from American states and cities who are working to clean up toxic PCBs, a widely used fire-resistant chemical compound that is now banned, which Jean Eggen, emerita professor of law at Delaware Law, says can be a long and expensive litigation process. This article also appears in Insurance Journal.

Morristown Students Named to Dean’s List at Area Colleges, Universities
Tap Into Morristown
July 23, 2019
Local Widener students made the spring semester dean’s list. Similar announcements are made in The News-Item, Central New Jersey, and The Sun Gazette.

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Robotics Engineering Camp; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Kirkbride Hall

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

In the News:

Notable Achievements By Glastonbury College Students
Glastonbury Patch
July 22, 2019
Widener students who earned dean’s list in the spring semester are mentioned in this local news outlet as well as in the Gettysburg Times.

Alumni News:

DeMatteis sworn in to head Department of Correction
Dover Post
July 16, 2019
Delaware Law graduate Claire DeMatteis has been appointed Commissioner of the Delaware Department of Correction, the first woman to hold the position in the state’s history. This announcement is also shared in Hockessin Community News.

People in the News—July 16, 2019—Klehr Harrison
The Legal Intelligencer
July 16, 2019
Claudia L. Huot, a partner at Wisler Pearlstine and a Delaware Law alumna, presented at Lehigh University’s 47th annual Special Education Law Conference on “Collaboration Between Families and Schools: Are We on the Same Page?”

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Robotics Engineering Camp; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Kirkbride Hall

Monday, July 22, 2019

In the News:

Local students named to Widener University dean’s list
Hockessin Community News
July 18, 2019
This article recognizes more than a dozen Widener students who achieved dean’s list in the spring semester. Similar announcements are shared in the Herald Media Mail, The Dover Post and The Sentinel.

Fired up? Ready To Run Delaware candidate training starts Sept. 16
Technical.ly Delaware
July 18, 2019
Delaware Law School will host Ready to Run Delaware, a six-session course of nonpartisan political training for women offered by by Delaware ERANow in partnership with Mary Ann’s List.

Sports Reveal Team Spirit in Week 4 of #MyTopCollege
Forbes
July 19, 2019
Widener continues to lead the mid-sized school division in the #MyTopCollege competition. The theme for week five asks participants to share connections that they made in college, from friendships to mentorships to relationships.

Alumni News:

Buckley announces new additions to Annapolis City Hall
Baltimore Sun
July 19, 2019
Widener graduate Lyn Farrow has been tapped to serve as assistant city manager in Annapolis, Maryland. This announcement was also featured in The Patch Annapolis.

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Robotics Engineering Camp; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Kirkbride Hall

Thursday, July 18, 2019

In the News:

Finishing Touches: Editing Descriptions of the Law for Persuasion
Appellate Advocacy Blog
July 16, 2019
Amanda Sholtis, professor of law at Widener Commonwealth Law, writes about the importance of not just the application of the law, but the description of it when it comes to effective advocacy.

Reflections on the U.S. space program a half-century after Apollo 11
Space News
July 16, 2019
Harry Augensen, professor of physics and astronomy and director of the Widener Observatory, writes this opinion piece (pages 35-37) on the U.S. space program’s impact on human advances and discoveries across the solar system as well as on his personal education and career.

$900,000 Delaware City refinery settlement includes permit changes
Delaware News Media
July 17, 2019
The Delaware City Refining Company will pay DNREC penalties totaling $950,000 to resolve a series of air quality violations as well as several permit appeals, which Ken Kristl, professor and director of the Environmental Rights Institute at Delaware Law, says will help the refinery gain some operational flexibility.

Academic Achievement July 18
Chadds Ford Live
July 18, 2019
Maggie Thomas earned a doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the May 2019 commencement ceremony. Additional recent graduates are featured in The Abington Journal.

Fish Our of Water: Episode 2
SwimSwam Podcast
July 17, 2019
In this episode of Fish Out of Water, host John Culhane, a professor at Delaware Law, interviews Tina Andrews, co-owner and general manager of the New York Breakers, one of the newest teams in the International Swimming League.

Events on Main Campus today:

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

In the News:

Before You Click Buy, Some Amazon ‘Prime Day’ Tips
New York Times
July 10, 2019
Originally appearing in the Associated Press, this article quotes Ross Steinman, professor of psychology, on the best ways to ensure that consumers won’t overspend during the Amazon Prime Day events.

School District of Lancaster announces new administrators
Lancaster Online
July 16, 2019
Earlier this month, Marian Grill, a doctoral candidate at Widener, became the new principal at Lafayette Elementary School.

Christian Buchler leads Yardley-Morrisville to Lower Bucks title
Bucks County Courier Times
July 17, 2019
Yardley-Morrisville pitcher Christian Buchler will attend Widener in the fall as a member of the baseball team.

Alumni News:

Group Welcomes New Board Members
Town Lively
July 17, 2019
Justin Walzl, who graduated from the Widener CRNP nursing program, will join the American Heart Association’s Lancaster Division board of directors.

Downingtown Area School District welcomes 3 elementary principals
Daily Local News
July 17, 2019
Shawn Wright, who earned a doctoral degree in educational leadership from Widener, is the new principal at Brandywine Wallace Elementary. This announcement is also featured in Town Lively.

Athletics Updates:

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

In the News:

Can a politician block you on social media? Well, that depends
Delaware News Journal
July 15, 2019
Delaware Law Professor Alan Garfield analyzes whether President Trump’s decision to block users from his Twitter account was unconstitutional or not.

WBZ in the Morning
WBZ Boston (CBS)
July 15, 2019
This local CBS affiliate references shopping tips from Widener Professor Ross Steinman on how to make smart purchases during the Amazon Prime Day events.

Alumni News:

Delaware Department of Correction Commissioner Sworn In
WBOC 16
July 15, 2019
Delaware Law graduate Claire DeMatteis was sworn in as the ninth Commissioner of the Delaware Department of Correction earlier this week.

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Widener Preview Day; 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Main Campus

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Nursing Summer Class; 4 – 8 p.m.; A170