Friday, Aug. 16, 2019

In the News:

American Bar Association pushes lawyers to act on warming
E&E News* (This article requires readers to register with the news outlet. Contact mallen@widener.edu to obtain a copy without registering.)
August 14, 2019
Commonwealth Professor of Environmental Law and Sustainability John C. Dernbach is quoted in this story about a resolution the American Bar Association House of Delegates passed this week on climate change, which he helped write.

Lancaster County College News
Lancaster Online
August 13, 2019
Pamela Kinsey will attend Widener University on a nursing scholarship.

Athletics Update:

2018-19 Widener Athletics Top 10: #2

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Pride Experience 3: Transfer Transitions; 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Founders 109

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus This Weekend:

  • Orientation/Intro to Legal Process; Saturday @ 9 – 11:30 a.m., A180
  • Meet Your Faculty Advisors and Social Gathering; Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., The Pit
  • Advisory Meetings; Saturday @ 11 a.m. – noon, various rooms
  • Widener Commonwealth Law Review Orientation; Sunday @ 12:30 – 6 p.m., L205 & L206

Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019

In the News:

How experiential learning in law schools became widely accepted
ABA Journal Legal Rebels Podcast
August 14, 2019
Delaware Law Dean Rod Smolla is featured on this podcast talking about experiential learning in law school.

Career Profile: Law Professor, Jill Family
Strategy Girl
August 14, 2019
Jill Family, professor of law and government at Commonwealth Law, was interviewed for a Q&A about her career path.

Bayer May Be Seeking Roundup Cancer-Claim Deal Worth Up to $8B
Carrier Management
August 14, 2019
This article quotes Delaware Law Professor Emerita Jean Eggen.

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Orientation – Welcome to the Profession and Intro to Legal Process; 4:30 – 10 p.m.; A180, L202, L203, L204 & L205

Events on Delaware Law Campus Today:

  • 1st Year JD Orientation; all day

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019

In the News:

The #MyTopCollege Winners of 2019
Forbes
August 13, 2019
In the 6th annual Forbes #MyTopCollege social media contest, Widener won first place in the medium school division and second place overall, besting colleges and universities from around the nation. The Forbes article mentions that President Julie E. Wollman led the push with her own social media postings.

Reimagining Advocacy Conference
Appellate Advocacy Blog
August 13, 2019
Amanda Sholtis, professor of law at Widener Commonwealth Law, writes a blog post about an upcoming conference.

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Orientation/Intro to Legal Process; A180; 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Events on Delaware Law Campus Today:

  • 1st Year JD Orientation; all day

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

In the News:

Widener professor releases two new poetry books
Delaware County Daily Times
August 8, 2019
Professor Kenneth Pobo, co-chair of the creative writing department, has released two new books of poetry: “Dindi Expecting Snow” and “The Antlantis Hit Parade.”

Upper Chichester resident wins 6th Annual Chem Wars with Widener
Delaware County Daily Times
August 10, 2019
Widener University’s Chemistry Club won first place at the 6th Annual Chem Wars on April 14. Hannah Boles, a finance major from Upper Chichester, was a member of the winning team.

Second Amendment’s gun rights are not unlimited (opinion)
The News Journal
August 12, 2019
Alan Garfield, a distinguished professor at Delaware Law, wrote an opinion piece about gun rights in the aftermath of recent mass shootings.

Alumni News:

Chamber of Shipping of America’s Kathy Metcalf Selected for Lifetime Achievement Award
GCaptain
August 8, 2019
Lloyd’s List’s awards judges have selected Kathy Metcalf, 1988 Delaware Law graduate and president and chief executive of the Chamber of Shipping of America, for the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Orientation/Intro to Legal Process; 6 – 7:30 p.m.; A180

Events on Delaware Law Campus Today:

  • 1st Year JD Orientation; all day

Monday, August 12, 2019

In the News:

Esports comes to Widener University
Cheddar
August 8, 2019
Widener Esports Coach Devin Hartnett talks with Cheddar about the university’s new esports program and its future.

United Soccer Coach’s Podcast
August 8, 2019
New head coach of the Widener men’s soccer team, Ross Liberati, who was named to the United Soccer Coaches 30 Under 30, is featured on this episode (55:00) discussing his upcoming inaugural season with the Pride.

PennDot to Reopen I-95 South Ramp to Chestnut Street (Exit 6) Aug. 19-26 in City of Chester, Delaware County
U.S. Fed News
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will reopen the ramp from southbound Interstate 95 to Chestnut Street (Exit 6) in Chester from 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19 to 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 26 to accommodate Widener’s student move-in activities.

Bayer proposes paying $8 billion to settle Roundup cancer claims
Sentinel Source
August 10, 2019
This article quotes Delaware Law Professor Emerita Jean Eggen on Bayer’s proposal to pay as much as $8 billion to settle more than 18,000 lawsuits alleging its Roundup herbicide causes cancer. The article appeared in many outlets, including Inforum, Daily Heralds, and The Telegraph.

Couple retires after 71 years of dedication to Widener
Delaware County Daily Times
August 11, 2019
Bill and Tracey Swanson retired from Widener University in July after a combined 71 years of service. Bill held a position in the maintenance department’s carpenter shop since 1985, while Tracey served as administrative assistant to the nursing dean since 1991. The article also quotes Dean of Nursing Anne Krouse and Director of Maintenance Carmen Lex.

Building the Robots
Span Magazine
July/August 2019
This article features Widener’s Robotics Engineering program and quotes sophomore Nick Lubeck and Associate Professor Xiaomu Song.

Athletics Update:

@WUWBB to Host Prospect Day Camp on September 22

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Orientation; 1 – 5:30 p.m.; A180

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

Thursday, June 6, 2019

In the News:

How to Use Feedback to Become a Better Writer
Appellate Advocacy Blog
June 4, 2019
Amanda Sholtis, professor of legal methods and director of the Academic Success Program at Commonwealth Law, wrote a blog post about improving writing skills as a lawyer.

10 Best Nursing Schools in Philadelphia
TopRNtoBSN.com
June 2019
Widener is ranked ninth on the list of Philadelphia’s 10 best nursing programs.

Sisterhood Marks Bat Mitzvah
Voices
June 5, 2019
Rabbi Marla J. Feldman, executive director of Women of Reform Judaism, previously taught as an adjunct faculty member at Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware.

Alumni News:

Longtime Biden associate DeMatteis nominated for post of state correction commissioner
Delaware Business Now
June 4, 2019
Former Widener trustee and Delaware Law alumna Claire DeMatteis has been nominated to be commissioner of the Delaware Department of Correction. Similar coverage also appeared in the Delaware State News.

Athletics Update:

D’Alessandro of @WidenerBaseball Named Google Cloud CoSIDA First Team Academic All-American

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Transfer Instant Decision Day; 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Muller Hall

Events on Commonwealth Law Today:

  • Auditor General/Bureau of Municipal Pensions; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; A170
  • Accepted Applicant Picnic; 5 – 8:30 p.m.; SideBar Cafe

Friday, May 31, 2019

In the news:

Two 2020 contenders argue school meals should be free for all students
Politico
May 30, 2019
Presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden discusses his adjunct teaching work at Delaware Law School.

PA Bar Association presents annual awards
Montco Today
May 30, 2019
Attorney Jennifer Ellis was recognized for her work with Widener University Commonwealth Law School to develop a course for lawyers starting their own firms.

Athletics update:

 

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

In the News:

Teva to settle Oklahoma opioid case for $85M
Associated Press
May 27, 2019
Jean Eggen, professor emerita of law at Delaware Law School, is quoted. A similar article also appeared in the Insurance Journal.

The Reading Quilt: Christopher Paul Curtis and the African American family
The Notebook
May 28, 2019
Article was written by Rachel Slaughter, a doctoral candidate at Widener who is working on a dissertation about multicultural literacy.

Athletics Update:

Friday, May 3, 2019

In the News:

Transitions: Reed College Selects New Chief, Vice President for Academic Affairs Named at Pitzer College
The Chronicle of Higher Education
May 2, 2019
This news item includes an announcement that Dr. Andrew Workman has been named the next provost of Widener University.

Reactions to Senator Maureen Walsh’s Remarks
Minority Nurse
April 30, 2019
Assistant Professor of Nursing Tiffany Montgomery shares her thoughts on the vast roles nurses play in our health care system.

Puerto Rico gubernatorial candidate Cruz, hostile to FOMB, could throw wrench into restructuring if elected
Debtwire (no link available)
May 1, 2019
Story quotes Commonwealth Law School Professor Juliet M. Moringiello on municipal bankruptcy practices.

ACI Eastern Pennsylvania & Delaware Chapter 2019 Student Beam Contest
Concrete.org
May 2, 2019
Coverage of the American Concrete Institute Eastern Pennsylvania & Delaware chapter’s annual student beam contest, which Widener hosted and in which Widener teams won the “Lowest Cost Beam to Support 3,000 pounds” and “Ultimate Load Closest To 4,800 pounds” categories.

Auditor General DePasquale to Hold May 13 Climate Hearing at Widener University, Harrisburg
PA Environment Daily
May 3, 2019
Auditor General DePasquale will hold another in his series of hearings on climate change May 13 at Commonwealth Law School.

Alumni News:

Six candidates up for three seats on Cape school board
Cape Gazette
May 3, 2019
Alumnus Charles “Chuck” Mowll is running for the Cape Henlopen School Board.

 Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Transfer Instant Decision Day; 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Muller Hall

 Events on Main Campus this weekend:

  • Widener Chorale; Saturday @ 7:30 – 8:30 p.m., Lathem Hall