December 11, 2018

In the News:

Foul trouble, shooting woes plague Blazers in loss to Pride
The Frederick News-Post
December 9, 2018
Post game writeup of the Widener men’s basketball victory over Hood on Saturday.

LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Carmody hits milestone
The Citizens’ Voice
December 9, 2018
Coverage of the Widener men’s and women’s swimming meets this past weekend.

‘Sex ed isn’t serving young black women.’ These Philly women are trying to fix that.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
December 10, 2018
Commenting on the national statistic that black students are more likely to receive abstinence-only education, Tracie Gilbert, a research scientist in Widener’s Interdisciplinary Sexuality Research Collaborative and an alumna of the Center for Human Sexuality Studies, argues that abstinence-only curriculums can reinforce harmful stereotypes of black people.

Alumni News:

Law notes: Dec. 7, 2018
Delaware Business Now
December 7, 2018
Widener undergraduate and law graduate Selena E. Molina was appointed Master in Chancery in the Court of Chancery. This news was also shared in Law360.

Athletic Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Transfer to Nursing Virtual Information Session; 5 – 6 p.m.; Virtual session
  • Women’s Basketball vs. Swarthmore; 6 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

Monday, December 10, 2018

In the News:

WDEL News Radio (no link)
December 7, 2018
Delaware Law Professor Alan Garfield was a guest on the Del-Aware show on WDEL news radio Friday. He discussed the First Amendment, Constitutional law, and embattled Temple Professor Marc Lamont Hill.

HIV may not discriminate, but structural inequalities do
Baltimore Sun
December 7, 2018
Justin Sitron, director of the Interdisciplinary Research Collaborative and Center for Human Sexuality Studies, along with graduate research assistants Tyler Burns and Lindsay Lock and Ahyana King, a clinical education research specialist, co-authored this op-ed outlining the structural discrimination against individuals with HIV. Sitron and his research team received a grant that will allow them to take a dual approach to this problem in Baltimore and Jackson, Miss. The op-ed also ran in News Live TV, Centre Daily Times and Daily Heralds.

Philly recommits to slash emissions in wake of alarming reports
The Philadelphia Tribune
December 7, 2018
Article quotes Donald Brown, Scholar in Residence for Sustainability Ethics and Law at Commonwealth Law School, who commends Philadelphia officials for committing to reduce emissions by 80 percent by 2050, but says that the city needs to go carbon free to have an impact.

Dallas graduate John Porter Luksic sets Widener swimming record
Dallas Post
December 7, 2018
Undergraduate junior, John Porter Luksic, set the Widener record in the 200-yard breaststroke in a November meet.

Chester Education Foundation to open Jetter College and Career Center
Delaware County Daily Times
December 8, 2018
The Chester Education Foundation will open the Marie and Cynthia Jetter College and Career Center, or “The Jetter Center”, to continue the work of the College Access Center of Delaware County (CACDC) and the Chester Higher Education Council (CHEC) spearheaded by Widener and Swarthmore College.

New Publications:

The Blue Route – Widener’s international online journal of undergraduate writing.

Athletic Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • CEU: Therapeutic Relationships: Working with the Most Vulnerable People; 2 – 4 p.m.; University Center, Webb Room
  • Monday Twilight Sessions; 6 – 7 p.m.; Widener Observatory

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

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

Friday, December 7, 2018

In the News:

College Basketball: McMahon does it all as Widener wins
Delaware County Daily Times
December 5, 2018
Coverage of the Widener men’s and women’s basketball games against Alvernia.

Widener University women’s hoops off and running this season
KYW 1060
December 6, 2018
Widener women’s basketball head coach Alisa Kintner is quoted on the team’s standout success so far this season.

Opinion: Controversy over Temple professor’s Israel comments doesn’t advance peace
The News Journal
December 6, 2018
This opinion piece, written by Alan Garfield, distinguished professor at Delaware Law School, analyzes a speech made by Temple professor and CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill before the United Nations and its underlying message of encouragement of violent Palestinian resistance and destruction of Israel.

When my patient died giving birth, the reality of US maternal mortality and race hit me
The Guardian
December 7, 2018
Tiffany M Montgomery, an assistant professor of nursing, authors this opinion piece discussing how her experience of losing a patient inspired her research to prevent pregnancy-related deaths among black women.

Manor College partners with Widener University Delaware Law School
Montco Today
December 7, 2018
Manor College and Delaware Law School entered an articulation agreement that will give Manor students the opportunity to earn an accelerated bachelor’s degree from Manor and a juris doctorate degree from Delaware in a 3 + 3 program.

Covidien LP agrees to settle Medicare fraud lawsuit for $13 million
Health Care Business
December 6, 2018
Shauna Itri, an adjunct professor at Delaware Law School, served as counsel for a whistleblower in this False Claims Act law suit. The settlement in this case was shared in nearly 100 outlets including the Associated Press.

Athletic Update:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Celebration of Life for Susan Mills; 10 – 11 a.m.; Lathem Hall
  • Plastic Bag Mural Project; 12 – 5 p.m.; Walnut Street Pedestrian Bridge
  • Widener Chorale Concert; 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.; Kapelski LC1
  • Friday Evening Stargazing Sessions; 8 – 9 p.m.; Widener Observatory

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Phi Alpha Delta – Community Service donations to Family Promise; all day; Donation box located on Main Street
  • Delaware Tax Institute – CLE/CPE Program; all day; Vale/Barristers’ Club

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • DCBA Event; all day; A180

Events on Main Campus this Weekend:

  • Men’s Swimming vs. Misericordia; Saturday @ 1 p.m.; Home
  • Women’s Swimming vs. Misericordia; Saturday @ 1 p.m.; Home

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus this Weekend:

  • Torts Review with Professor Robinette; Saturday @ 10 – 11:30 a.m.; A180

Thursday, December 6, 2018

In the News:

Widener teams up with second local college on accelerated law degree program
Philadelphia Business Journal
December 5, 2018
Widener Delaware Law School and Jenkintown’s Manor College partnered together to give Jenkintown’s students the opportunity to earn an accelerated bachelor’s degree and a juris doctorate over a six-year period in a 3 + 3 program.

Alumni News:

Court of Chancery announces new Master in Chancery
Dover Post
December 5, 2018
Selena E. Molina, who earned bachelor’s and juris doctor degrees from Widener and Widener Law, was appointed a master in chancery by the Court of Chancery. This announcement was also shared by Hockessin Community News.

Athletic Updates:

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Phi Alpha Delta – Community Service donations to Family Promise; all day; Donation box located on Main Street
  • Faculty Meeting (if needed); 12 – 2 p.m.; Barristers’ Club

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Holiday Open House; 11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.; Lathem Hall
  • Stetser Elementary STEM Fair; 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.; Stetser Elementary, All-Purpose Room

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

In the News:

Role Of Coal, Natural Gas, Nuclear Power Questioned In DEP Climate Plan Update
PA Environment Digest Blog
December 5, 2018
The Environmental Law and Sustainability Center at Commonwealth Law is among a group of individuals, businesses and local governments who submitted a rulemaking 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.

Homepage Feature Story:

Athletic Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Plastic Bag Mural Project; 12 – 4 p.m.; Walnut Street Pedestrian Bridge
  • Fall 2018 Bistro Dinner Series; 5 – 7:30 p.m.; J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Dining Room
  • Men’s Basketball vs. Albright; 6 p.m.; Home
  • Women’s Basketball vs. Albright; 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:

  • Property Review with Prof. Dernbach; 2 – 3:30 p.m.; L204
  • State Con Law Review with Prof. DeLiberato; 6 – 8 p.m.; L203

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

In the News:

Art Scene: Exhibits at area museums through December 2018, January 2019
Delaware County Daily Times
December 2, 2018
The Widener Art Gallery showcases the work of 19th century American and European painters as well as 18th and 19th -century Asian art from the Alfred O. Deshong collection. Article also appeared in The Mercury, The Times Herald and Montgomery News.

Athletic Updates:

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:

  • Faculty Meeting; 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.; L205
  • Employee Holiday Luncheon; 12 – 2 p.m.; Sidebar Cafe

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Sexual Health Lecture Series; 6 – 8 p.m.; University Center Room A

Monday, December 3, 2018

In the News:

Researchers from Widener University Detail Findings in Tissue Engineering
Blood Weekly
November 29, 2018
Anita Singh, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, published a new study in Biomedical Engineering – Tissue Engineering.

Widener students revive library at Stetser Elementary
Delaware County Daily Times
November 30, 2018
Widener education major Melissa Damiani along with Allison Rueter, Julia Gillespie and Alexa Ahramijian launched a fundraiser to open a library and provide classroom supplies for teachers at Stetser Elementary School. The The Widener students have been student teaching at Stetser through the Community Engaged Teacher Education program. This story was also featured on 6ABC and the Delco News Network.

102 schools for financial planning: Where are they located?
Financial Planning
November 30, 2018
Widener is listed as one of the colleges and universities located in the Northeast region with CFP Board-registered programs.

College Basketball: Short-handed Williamson gets job done
Delaware County Daily Times
December 1, 2018
Both Widener men’s and women’s basketball beat Alvernia over the weekend.

Alumni News:

Meet Pennsylvania’s new House leader, straight outta’ Peach Bottom, Lancaster County
The Philadelphia Inquirer
November 30, 2018
Delaware Law graduate Bryan Cutler has served in the Pennsylvania House of Representative since 2006 and was recently elected House majority leader.

Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Pennsylvania Cable Network
December 1, 2018
Billy “White shoes” Johnson, a Widener graduate, former Pride football player and former NFL receiver and returner, was inducted into Philadelphia’s Sports Hall of Fame.

Athletic Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

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

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

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

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