Monday, July 15, 2019

In the News:

Amazon Prime Day: Heed these tips before you click
CBS News
July 11, 2019
Continued coverage of an article featuring Psychology Professor Ross Steinman with helpful information on how to make smart purchases during the upcoming Amazon Prime Day. This article also appeared in the Indiana Gazette, The Columbian and more.

Traditions Trump Rivalries in Week 3 of #MyTopCollege
Forbes
July 12, 2019
Widener is still the division leader after week 3 of the #MyTopCollege competition. The competition continues this week with a theme focused on game day, including the most competitive rivalries, the liveliest student sections and the catchiest cheers.

Faculty Awarded Tenure… at Kalamazoo, Widener, Winthrop
Inside Higher Ed
July 12, 2019
This article lists the Widener faculty who were awarded tenure.

Foundation Celebrates 2019 Scholarship Recipients
Calvert Beacon
July 13, 2019
Widener nursing student Natalie Cloak was among the 32 students to receive a scholarship from the CalvertHealth Foundation.

Far Out: Widener professor remembers being inspired by man walking on the moon
Delaware County Daily Times
July 14, 2019
Harry J. Augensen, professor of physics and astronomy, was interviewed about the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon and the impact that moment had on his life, career and the future of space exploration.
*Please contact Emily Barrett at eabarrett@widener.edu if you have trouble accessing the story.

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus today:

Thursday, July 11, 2019

In the News:

Before you click buy, some Amazon ‘Prime Day’ tips
ABC News
July 10, 2019
In an interview with the Associated Press ahead of Amazon Prime Day, Psychology Professor Ross Steinman advises that shoppers develop a shopping list and budget in order to stay on track. This article appeared in numerous outlets including Yahoo! Finance, the San Antonio Express News, The Boston Globe, the Houston Chronicle, The Chicago Tribune and more.

Community Briefs: Widener University announces faculty promotions, tenure awards
Delaware County Daily News
July 10, 2019
Widener announced the members of its faculty who have been awarded promotions or tenure effective fall 2019.

Who’s News
Vineland Daily Journal
July 9, 2019
Francesco Gaetano III earned a civil engineering degree from Widener at the May 17 commencement ceremony.

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Pride Experience I; 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.; University Center

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

In the News:

Wharton is closing its small business development center, the first in the state
Technical.ly Philly
July 9, 2019
The article mentions that Widener is one of the two closest small business development centers to the Wharton School of Business’ Small Business Development Center, which is closing at the end of July. Similar coverage also appeared in the Philadelphia Business Journal.

Widener University and ACS Athens Institute offer Groundbreaking Hybrid Undergraduate, Graduate & Doctorate Courses
World New EIN
July 10, 2019
Widener and ACS Athens signed an agreement to develop course offerings on the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels that will benefit students at both institutions.

Alumni News:

Attorney Amy Furness is defending the opioid manufacturer of Percocet
Florida Trend
June 24, 2019
Delaware Law alumna Amy Furness is defending the opioid manufacturer Endo in a lawsuit filed by the Florida Attorney General’s Office.

Athletics Update:

Gillespie Announces 2019 Schedule for @WidenerFHockey

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Pride Experience I; 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.; University Center

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Barbri – MBE Simulated Writing Test; all day; A180

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

In the News:

The Audience in the Mind’s Eye: How Journalists Imagine Their Readers
Tow Center for Digital Journalism
June 26, 2018
This research paper investigates whether new digital tools have influenced the way journalists think about their audiences and references a 1990 study of Chicago news organizations led by Dwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer, professor of communications studies.

A travel trunk’s link to Delco’s military college past
Delaware County Daily Times
July 4, 2019
A look inside a travel trunk at Delaware County Historical Society that once belonged to Pennsylvania Military College student John Gunning McKay Jr. gives a peek into the life of a PMC student in the 20th century.
*Please contact Emily Barrett at eabarrett@widener.edu if you are having troubling accessing this article.

Education Shoutouts
Salisbury Post
July 4, 2019
Local Salisbury residents Amelia Hasty-Rhodes and Mark Wilson were among the 1,100 graduates at Widener’s 2019 commencement ceremony.

New trouble for U.S. gun manufacturers
Global News Canada
July 6, 2019
Delaware Law Professor John Culhane is featured in this news video that examines the legal argument of whether liability following a crime with a firearm should fall to the manufacturer or the perpetrator.

Challenging medical malpractice on Guam
Guam Daily Post
July 8, 2019
Article references a medical malpractice article written by Delaware Law’s Distinguished Professor Emerita of Law Jean Eggen.

 

Athletics Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Pride Experience I; 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.; University Center

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Supreme Court Review & CLE/L&G; 12 – 2 p.m.; A180
  • Nursing Summer Class; 4 – 8 p.m.; A172

Monday, July 8, 2019

In the News:

Brief Writing: Where Do I Even Begin?
Appellate Advocacy Blog
July 2, 2019
This blog post is written by Amanda L. Sholtis, professor of legal methods and director of academic success at Commonwealth Law.

UPDATE: Woman says she was partially blinded by a retractable dog leash purchased on Amazon — and wants the tech giant to be held liable
Market Watch
July 8, 2019
Christopher J. Robinette, professor of law at Commonwealth Law, is quoted in an article examining a product liability lawsuit against Amazon that may make large tech companies responsible for the third party products that they sell. This article also appeared in Morningstar.

Alumni News:

Victoria Paone and Peter Rosa
The Two Rivers Times
July 3, 2019
Wedding announcement for Delaware Law alumni Victoria Paone and Peter Rosa.

Alfreda Love Podcast
July 5, 2019
Widener alumna Cheris Fisher, a community nurse, ordained minister, and motivational speaker, is a guest on the podcast discussing her latest book.

Athletics Updates:

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

In the News:

Tri-Town News On Campus, July 3
Central Jersey
July 2, 2019
This article recognizes recent Widener graduates. Additional graduates are featured in a separate Central Jersey story.

Alumni News:

The Reading Quilt: ‘Up from Slavery’ by Booker T. Washington
The Notebook
July 1, 2019
In the book review column “The Reading Quilt,” Widener graduate Rachel Slaughter writes about “Up From Slavery” by Booker T. Washington.

Melissa Murray Rigney Joins Dewberry’s Telecommunication
Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey
July 2, 2019
Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has announced that Melissa Murray Rigney, a Widener Law graduate, has joined the firm as a senior project manager and site acquisition lead.

New hires, departures and promotions 7.2.19
The Herd
July 2, 2019
Delaware Law alumnus Scott Bialecki has joined the law firm Sheridan Ross.

Tune-in Today:

      • Listen live at 9:30 a.m. to Delaware Law Professor Alan Garfield on the Wisconsin-based radio station WORT’s program 8 O’Clock Buzz. He will discuss how hiding malfeasance is still legal.

    Now Open! As a reminder the Freedom Hall POD is open this summer. Located on the ground floor of Freedom Hall, the POD is a new food option on campus that offers fresh and convenient meal choices that include breakfast, lunch, and dinner items as well as coffee and snacks.

    The POD is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

In the News:

West Coast Powerhouse Remains On Top Week Two of #MyTopCollege
Forbes
June 28, 2019
After week two of the #MyTopCollege campaign, Widener is leading its size division and ranks second in the overall college leadership board. Now in week three, the theme from now until July 12 asks participants to take a look at the past and present to share their favorite school traditions, urban legends, legendary sports chants or unique customs.

Greater Pittston residents in the news
Sunday Dispatch
June 28, 2019
Kaylin Augustine graduated from Widener with a degree in sociology on the pre-physical therapy track.

Widener University graduation, 2019
Times News Online
June 28, 2019
This local news outlets recognizes area students among the 1,100 graduates who received degrees at Widener’s commencement ceremony on May 17.

Alumni News:

NCPG announces results of Board of Directors election
Casino City Times
June 28, 2019
The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), an advocacy organization for people and their families who are affected by problem gambling and gambling addiction, welcomed Delaware Law alumnus Jeffrey Wasserman to the Board of Directors.

Now Open! As a reminder the Freedom Hall POD is open this summer. Located on the ground floor of Freedom Hall, the POD is a new food option on campus that offers fresh and convenient meal choices that include breakfast, lunch, and dinner items as well as coffee and snacks.

The POD is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Monday, July 1, 2019

In the News:

Proposal would give Delaware private colleges access to capital funds
Delaware News Journal
June 28, 2019
Delaware lawmakers have proposed a new funding mechanism that would give $20 million to pay for higher education initiatives and could go to private colleges across the state including Delaware Law School.

Widener invites people to sign up for ‘Moon-Viewing Night’
Delaware County Daily Times
June 29, 2019
The Widener University Observatory will host a free ‘Special Moon-Viewing Night’ in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 crew landing and walking on the moon on Monday, July 15, from 8:45 – 10 p.m. Rain date is Tuesday, July 16.

Men spend more on impulse buys than women. Here are 6 ways to break the habit
CNBC
July 1, 2019
Ross Steinman, co-chair and professor in the psychology department, is quoted in this article looking at new study findings that reveal men are just as likely as women to make impulse buys—and spend more when they do.

Alumni News:

Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. Appoints Domenick DiCicco as Chief Compliance Officer & Counsel
Markets Insider
June 28, 2019
Health Insurance Innovations, Inc., a leading cloud-based technology platform and distributor of affordable health insurance, life insurance and supplemental plans, appointed Delaware Law graduate Domenick DiCicco as its Chief Compliance Officer & Counsel.

Athletics Update: