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

Thursday, May 2, 2019

In the News:

Bring it on | Opinion
Penn Live
May 1, 2019
Michael J. Cozzillio, who co-wrote this op-ed in the wake of Robert Mueller’s report, is an emeritus professor of law at Widener Commonwealth Law.

Homepage Feature:

Field to Classroom: Numerous Widener faculty split their time between their respective fields and preparing the next generation of professionals.

Athletics Update:

Widener Athletics Honors Senior Class of 2019
Three Members of @WidenerSoftball Dubbed All-MAC Commonwealth
Women’s Lacrosse: Stevenson 10, Widener 5
Men’s Lacrosse: Stevenson 12, Widener 8

Events on Main Campus Today:

Women’s Outdoor Track & Field vs. MAC Championships; 1 p.m.; Home

Monday, April 29, 2019

In the News:

Bayer Revolt, Boeing Safety, Avengers Triumph: CEO Daily for April 29, 2019
Fortune
April 29, 2019
Delaware Law School Professor Alan E. Garfield was quoted on non-disclosure agreements in this story. He was also quoted in Wired Focus.

Alumni News:

Jones Named Principal of High School
Town Lively
April 26, 2019
Widener alumnus Baron H. Jones has been named principal of Penn Manor High School.

Scouts to honor John Brady as Outstanding Eagle May 21
Cape Gazette
April 28, 2019
Delaware Law Alumnus John Brady will receive the NESA Outstanding Eagle Award.

Athletics Update:

Men’s Outdoor @WidenerXCTF Competes in Delaware Open
Widener Men’s Golf Concludes MAC Commonwealth Tournament Play
Widener Women’s Golf Plays Final Day of Middle Atlantic Conference Championships
Widener Men’s Golf Plays Day One of #MACgolf Championships
Widener Women’s Golf Competes in Middle Atlantic Conference Championships
Baseball: Widener 13, Hood 6
Softball: Widener 11, Hood 2
Women’s Lacrosse: Widener 22, Alvernia 8
Men’s Lacrosse: Widener 24, Alvernia 7

Events on Main Campus Today:
Bryan Dewsbury: The Promise and Practice of Inclusive Pedagogy; 12 – 1 p.m.; Alumni Auditorium
Men’s Lacrosse v. Arcadia University; 7 p.m.; Home

Events on Delaware Law Campus Today:
Alternative Dispute Resolution/Food & Drug Law Association’s Fundraiser for Faithful Friends; All Day, Atrium

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:
Remedies Review Exercise/Professor Meadows; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.; A180, A170, A172, A174, A175
Christian Legal Society/Bible Study; 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.; Conference Room 5

Friday, April 19, 2019

In the News:

RWU interim president takes provost job at Pa. university
Providence Business News
April 18, 2019
Widener University announced the appointment of Dr. Andrew A. Workman as the next provost of the university. Workman, who is currently the interim president of Roger Williams University in Rhode Island, will begin his new position in July.

KYW-PHI (CBS)
April 18, 2019
Multiple news outlets, including KYW-PHI (CBS), WTXF-PHI (FOX) and WPVI-PHI (ABC), covered the Widener Child Development Center’s annual springtime egg hunt, held Thursday in front of Old Main.

WESA-FM (Radio)
April 18, 2019
John Dernbach, a professor of environmental law and sustainability at Commonwealth Law, was interviewed about Pennsylvania’s duty to address climate change under its environmental rights amendment.

Press Release:

Widener University announces 2019 President for a Day

Athletics Updates:
Baseball: Widener 11, Messiah 7
Softball: Messiah 7, Widener 5

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Women’s Outdoor Track & Field (Widener Invitational); 3 p.m.; Home

Events on Main Campus Saturday:

  • Women’s Outdoor Track & Field (Widener Invitational); 10 a.m.; Home
  • Baseball vs. Messiah; 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.; Home

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

In the News:

JBHA STEAM Teams Win Widener University Competition
Jewish Exponent
March 26, 2019
Teams from Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy’s STEAM Institute won at the Technology Student Association TEAM+S engineering competitions at Widener University.

Lancaster County college news: April 5, 2019
Lancaster Online
April 5, 2019
Widener students were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester.

Gloucester Catholic’s Justin Costanzo Headed to Widener
Gloucester City News
April 8, 2019
Justin Costanzo will attend Widener in the fall to pursue a business degree.

Milford Graduate to Become Law School Dean
Milford Live
April 8, 2019
Michael McGinniss, who taught for 12 years as an adjunct professor at Widener Law, will become dean of the University of North Dakota School of Law.

Alumni News:

Newsmakers: April 9
Reading Eagle
April 9, 2019
Jason Ulrich, who earned his doctorate in law in 2006 from Widener University School of Law, was hired by Gross McGinley, LLP.

Athletics Updates:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Documentary screening: Once in a Hundred Years: The Life and Legacy of Marian Anderson; 6:15 – 8 p.m.; Lathem Hall
  • Widener Percussion Ensemble; 7 – 8 p.m.; Kapelski LC1

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus:

  • Faculty Meeting; 11:45 a.m.; L205
  • Trial Ad Honor Society/Internal Competition; 4 – 10 p.m.; A180
  • Lunch & Learn; 5 – 6 p.m.; L201

Events on Delaware Law Campus:

  • Diversity in the Workplace: A Panel Discussion; 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.; Vale Courtroom

Friday, March 22, 2019

In the News:

Trump signs executive order on free speech on college campuses
Washington Post
March 21, 2019
This article summarizes President Trump’s executive order signed yesterday to protect freedom of speech on college campuses and features President Julie E. Wollman who touches on the importance of free speech on college campuses and its role in preparing students for active participation as engaged citizens in our democracy. Dr. Wollman is also quoted in a related article in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The Big Picture with Olivier Knox
SiriusXM (no link available)
March 21, 2019
Delaware Law Professor John Culhane was a guest on this SiriusXM radio show talking about his article in Politico that discusses the monumental implications that a recent ruling in the CT Supreme Court could have not only for the surviving members of the Sandy Hook massacre, but potentially for the entire gun industry.

Four area colleges rank in top online MBA list
Valley News Dispatch
March 21, 2019
Widener is one of four area colleges and universities that made the 2019 list for having top online MBA programs according to BusinessStudent.com, a business education website. This news is also featured in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Alumni News:

‘The Diagnosis’ shares one family’s experience with Down syndrome
Grok Nation
March 21, 2019
In honor of World Down Syndrome Day, Widener alumna Dani Weiss-Bronstein and Chari Pere published a “Cartoonmentary,” a combination of a comic strip and a documentary, about Dani’s experience with having a baby with Down syndrome.

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Transfer Instant Decision Day; 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Muller Hall
  • Honors Week: Student Presentations; 12 – 1 p.m.; Webb Room, UC

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Accepted Applicant Day; 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.; The Gallery, A180 & A170
  • Torts Reviews with Professor Lee; 1 – 1:50 p.m.; L203

Events on Main Campus this Weekend:

    • Accepted Student Day; Saturday @ 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Alumni Auditorium
    • Men’s Lacrosse vs. Frostburg State; Saturday @ 10 a.m.; Home
    • Baseball vs. Arcadia; 3 p.m.; Home

Events on Delaware Law Campus this Weekend:

  • Accepted Applicants Day; Saturday @ 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Atrium and Ruby R. Vale Courtroom
  • ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) Spring Competition – Final Round; Sunday all day; Ruby R. Vale Courtroom

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus this Weekend:

  • Barrister’s Ball; Saturday evening; Crowne Plaza
  • CDO/Interviews; Sunday@ 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.; DCR

Friday, March 15, 2019

Spark Product Innovation with Name Brands—and Lego Bricks
Course Hero
March 11, 2019
Dan Li, an assistant professor of marketing, bring legos into her advanced marketing classroom to spark hands-on learning exercises that reflect real-world scenarios and creates an energetic and compelling learning environment.

Here’s How PA Grad Schools Rank Among Top Programs: U.S. News
Malvern Patch
March 13, 2019
The School of Nursing master’s programs ranked 135th on the U.S. News and World Reports 2020 ranking of the best graduate schools in the country. The report surveyed the 584 nursing schools with master’s or doctoral programs accredited in the U.S. and developed a ranking based on factors such as the four research activity indicators, faculty credentials, the percentage of faculty members with important achievements, and faculty participation in nursing practice.

Widener’s Small Business Development Center Named SAP Next-Gen Lab
Targeted News Service
March 13, 2019
The School of Business Administration and Small Business Development Center announced that SBDC’s Success Lab has been named a SAP Next-Gen Lab for design thinking and analytics. The innovative space will allow students, faculty and business consultants gather to find solutions to help clients start or grow their businesses.

Widener, state bar team up for class on starting law firm
Central Penn Business Journal
March 14, 2019
Widener Law Commonwealth and the Pennsylvania Bar Association are partnering on a class that teaches students about starting and successfully managing a law firm. The story quotes Dean Christian Johnson, Eden L. Mandrell, director of the Career Development Office, and 2017 alum, Robert Moran, of the Moran Law Group, LLC.

Parker named to Widener Law Commonwealth Dean’s List
Coastal Point
March 14, 2019
Paige Parker earned dean’s list recognition for the fall 2018 semester.

6 ABC
March 14, 2019
6 ABC and NBC10 captured yesterday’s ribbon cutting to unveil the Alan J. Criswell Robotics Engineering Laboratory. The event was celebrated with a tour of the lab and brief remarks by Interm Dean Sachin Patil, Provost Fred Akl, and Mr. Criswell, ’82.

Press Release:

Prestigious professional association names Delaware Law School nominee “Distinguished Law Student”
Widener Engineering Unveils State-of-the-Art Robotics Engineering Lab

Athletics Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Health Lecture Series: Cultural Fishbowl: Navigating the Ethics of Extra-Analytic Contact and Overlapping Relationships in in the LGBTQ+ Community; 2 – 4 p.m; University Center, Room A
  • Softball vs. Cedar Crest (DH); 4 p.m.; Home
  • Shamrock 5k Run/Walk; 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.; Race begins behind Old Main
  • Softball vs. Cedar Crest (DH); 6 p.m.; Home

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Torts Reviews/Professor Lee; 1 – 1:50 p.m.; L203

Events on Delaware Law Campus this Weekend:

  • Mock LSAT; Saturday @ 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ruby R. Vale Courtroom

Events on Main Campus this Weekend:

  • Baseball vs. Alvernia (DH); Saturday @ 1 p.m.; Home
  • Men’s Lacrosse vs. Roger Williams; Saturday @ 1 p.m.; Home
  • Women’s Lacrosse vs. Moravian; Saturday @ 1 p.m.; Home
  • Softball vs. Gwynedd Mercy (DH); Saturday @ 2 p.m. Home
  • Baseball vs. Alvernia (DH); Saturday @ 3 p.m.; Home
  • Softball vs. Gwynedd Mercy (DH); Saturday @ 4 p.m.; Home
  • Widener University Recital Series; Sunday @ 3 – 4 p.m.; Kapelski Hall Music Room