Tuesday, February 19, 2019

In the News:

Banning cashless stores: A little legal research may have saved Philly’s City Council a lot of trouble
The Philadelphia Inquirer
February 16, 2019
Cary L. Flitter, a consumer law professor at his alma mater Delaware Law School, explains that the state’s “Cash Consumer Protection Act” prohibits a bill outlining a ban on cashless stores in Philadelphia.

Widener University Students Come Down to Help with Business Strategy
Osceola Business
February 16, 2019
Engineering students traveled to Kissimmee City Hall to develop a new strategy for the city’s Underground Refuse System that would improve client services and government relations.

WDEL Radio
February 18, 2019
Delaware Law School Dean Rodney Smolla spoke with Allan Loudell on WDEL yesterday regarding the constitutionality of President Trump’s use of the presidential power of declaring a national emergency in regard to building a border wall.

Will Trump’s emergency declaration stand up in court?: Today’s talker
USA Today
February 18, 2019
Delaware Law School Dean Rodney Smolla argues in this opinion piece how the president’s declaration of a national emergency to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is unconstitutional.

Distinguished Speaker to Discuss Telemedicine Compliance at Healthcare Compliance Symposium on April 4th, 2019
Pharmacy Choice
February 18, 2019
Attorney and legislative specialist Andrew B. Wilson will serve as the Distinguished Speaker at the 2nd Annual Healthcare Compliance Symposium hosted by Delaware Law School and First Healthcare Compliance.

5 applications for physiotherapists help them practice their work more efficiently
Nava
iOrtho+, a device invented by Physical Therapy Professor Dawn Gullick, is listed among items that help physiotherapists carry out their work more efficiently.

Commencement Speakers Announced: Connecticut College, Duke, Grove City, Northwestern, Robert Morris, Rutgers-Newark, Seton Hall, Tulane, U California San Diego, U Pennsylvania, U Utah, U Wisconsin Madison, Webster, Widener
Inside Higher Ed
February 19, 2019
Patrick Murphy, a former U.S. representative, former under secretary of the U.S. Army and Commonwealth Law alumnus, will be Widener’s 2019 commencement speaker.

Alumni News:

Whiteford Taylor’s Bankruptcy Team Adds Veteran In Delaware
Law360
February 15, 2019
Delaware Law graduate Marc Abrams joined Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP’s Wilmington office.

Press Release:

Public invited to Widener student and faculty recitals

Athletics Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Health Lecture Series: Sexuality Education Strategies for Perspective Transformation; 6 – 7 p.m.; University Center, Room A

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • CDO OCI/OGC; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; DCR/A137
  • LEXIS/1L Open Brief Training; 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; L203
  • Faculty Development Workshop; 12 – 1:30 p.m.; L202
  • RLM/Committee Meeting; 1:15 – 3 p.m.; Flex Room
  • LEXIS/1L Open Brief Training; 3:45 – 4:30 p.m.; Wireless Room
  • Yoga Class Series; 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.; Sidebar Cafe
  • Moot Court Competition Practices; 5 – 8 p.m.; A180
  • Student Town Hall LSSSE Popcorn Kickoff; 5 – 6 p.m.; The Pit
  • Albany Moot Court Practice; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.; A170

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Federalist Society – Clark Neily, VP for Criminal Justice, Cato Institute; 12 – 1 p.m.; L237

Monday, February 18, 2019

In the News:

Need an extra hand? Site linking students, employers expands in Philadelphia
Philadelphia Business Journal
February 13, 2019
Widener recently partnered with QuadJobs, an platform that lets small business owners and individuals hire college students for odd or pre-professional jobs.

Area students make dean’s list at Widener Law Commonwealth
Herald Mail Media
February 14, 2019
Erin Alleman and Mary Katherine Yarish were named to the dean’s list at Commonwealth Law School for the fall semester.

Education Briefs
The Newnan Times Herald
February 15, 2019
Brooke Mahon was named to the fall semester dean’s list at Widener. Additional dean’s list mentions are featured in The Sentinel, Press of Atlantic City, and the Sunday Star.

Greenhouse Gas Cap-And-Trade Petition Complete, Will Be On Next EQB Meeting Agenda
PA Environment Digest Blog
February 15, 2019
A petition submitted by individuals and groups including the Widener University Environmental Law and Sustainability Center to the EPA’s Environmental Quality Board seeking to establish a greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program to address climate change will be considered as a petition accepted for study in March.

6 ABC News
February 16, 2019
6 ABC and NBC 10 were on campus to cover the VEX Robotics Competition hosted by the School of Engineering.

Athletics Updates:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • CDO Interview/Air Force JAG; 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; DCR
  • Moot Court Competition Practices; 5 – 8 p.m.; A180
  • Transaction Team Meeting; 5 – 6 p.m.; Flex Room
  • Moot Court Practice; 6 – 7 p.m.; L204
  • Christian Legal Society/Bible Study; 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.; Conference Room 5

Events on Main Campus today:

  • President’s Lecture: Loyd Bastin, professor of chemistry; 12 – 12:45 p.m.; Kapelski LCi

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Wolcott Fellowship Program Information Session; 5 – 6 p.m.; Main Law Building, Room 119

Friday, February 15, 2019

In the News:

OnlineMasters.com Names Top Master’s in Business Law Programs for 2019
Bezinga
February 15, 2019
Delaware Law School was one of six schools ranked on the Top Master’s in Business Law Programs. OnlineMasters.com identified the top programs in the nation based on curriculum quality, program flexibility, affordability, and graduate outcomes.

Students receive honors, graduate from institutions
The Journal
February 15, 2019
Michaela Harrell was named to Widener’s fall 2018 Dean’s List. Additional dean’s list mentions are included in The Dispatch, The Dallas Post, and Herald Mail Media.

Alumni News:

Musicians share their gift at Christ Lutheran Church
Times News Online
February 14, 2019
This article highlights the outreach work of Grace Notes, a contemporary Christian music band from Christ Lutheran Church in Penn Forest Township, started by Pennsylvania Military College graduate Warren Pushaw.

Who’s Next Education: 16 young educators helping make Philly’s future bright
Billy Penn
February 15, 2019
Billy Penn featured more than 500 of Philly’s most promising young leaders in education including Widener graduate Brandon Holiday who works to inspire and uplift Philadelphia youth — particularly young men of color — through a holistic approach, focusing on advocacy and community empowerment.

Athletics Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Sciences Accepted Students Day; Kirkbride Hall
  • Lone Brick Theatre Company Presents An Empty Plate in the Café du Grand Boeuf; 7 p.m.; Marriott Dining Room in the Academic Center North Building

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • CAHS/Whitaker Center; 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.; A180
  • CDO OCI/PA Office of Consumer Advocate (1L&2L Only); 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.; A109
  • Cocoa, Coffee & Doughnuts; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; The Pit
  • Westlaw Edge Training Sessions; 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; L206
  • Animal Legal Defense Fund/Interest Meeting; 12 – 12:30 p.m.; L205
  • Moot Court Practice; 12 – 1 p.m.; L201
  • Staff Town Hall & Luncheon; 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.; A180
  • Torts Reviews with Professor Lee; 1 – 1:50 p.m.; L203

Events on Main Campus this weekend:

  • VEX Robotics Competition; Saturday @ 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Schwartz Athletic Center
  • Men’s Lacrosse vs. Salisbury; Saturday @ 1 p.m.; Home
  • Lone Brick Theatre Company Presents An Empty Plate in the Café du Grand Boeuf; Saturday @ 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Marriott Dining Room in the Academic Center North Building
  • Lone Brick Theatre Company Presents An Empty Plate in the Café du Grand Boeuf; Sunday @ 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Marriott Dining Room in the Academic Center North Building
  • Recital Series with Patrick Jee; Sunday @ 3 p.m.; Kapelski Recital Hall

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus on Sunday:

  • Trial Ad/ATLAC Practice; 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; L205

Thursday, February 14, 2019

In the News:

“None of the Above”
PR.com
February 14, 2019
Michael Cocchiarale, an associate professor of English and creative writing, wrote a new book.

Barainyak takes over as head coach of Widener Football
KYW
February 13, 2019
Mike Barainyak was named as new head football coach to the Division III Widener team.

Community Briefs
Delaware County Daily Times
February 13, 2019
This round up article shared that former Dean of Students and Director of Clinical Programs at Delaware Law School Nathaniel Nichols joined the Foundation for Delaware County’s Board of Trustees.

CNC3 Television, Trinidad and Tobago
February 2019
Schools in Trinidad and Tobago received the 2018 Green Leaf Award for plastic removal and clean up efforts in their communities. The schools partnered with Widener faculty Nadine McHenry, professor of education and director of the Science Teaching Center, and Bretton Alvare, associate professor and chair of anthropology, to reduce the use of plastics.

Athletics Update:

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Faculty Meeting; 12 – 2 p.m.; Barristers’ Club

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • MBE Diagnostic Testing; 1 – 4 p.m.; A180
  • Meditation Class Series; 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.; Sidebar Cafe
  • Albany Moot Court Practice; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.; L206
  • MBE Diagnostic Testing; 6 – 9 p.m.; A180

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Lone Brick Theatre presents “An Empty Plate in the Cafe du Grand Boeuf”; 7 – 8 p.m.; Marriott Dining Room Academic Center North, Main Campus

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

In the News:

Higher Education
Delaware State News
February 12, 2019
Delaware Law School recently announced Dean’s List students for the fall 2018 semester which included Tammy Miller and Alexis Stombaugh. Additional Dean’s List recognition can be found in Hockessin Community News.

Chester’s Jahlil Beats brings home Grammy gold
Delaware County Daily Times
February 13, 2019
Chester native and current Widener University artist-in-residence John Vanore is a longtime voting member of the Recording Academy (formerly the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences).

Recently Retired Judge Joins Board of Foundation for Delaware County
Pivot Today
February 13, 2019
Nathaniel C. Nichols, a retired judge of the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas and previously Dean of Students and the Director of Clinical Programs at Widener University Delaware Law School, was named to the Foundation for Delaware County’s Board of Directors.

Mike Barainyak promoted to head football coach at Widener
Delaware County Daily Times
February 13, 2019
Mike Barainyak was named head coach of the Widener football program after serving as offensive line coach and offensive coordinator/offensive line coach.

Alumni News:

Husband and wife law firm thrives after relocating to Kennett Square
The Reporter
February 9, 2019
Delaware Law graduate Tina Weber joined the family owned law firm.

Sex activist to challenge social ideas
The Eastern Carolinian
February 11, 2019
Ericka Hart, a graduate of the Human Sexuality program, will participate in the East Carolina University cancer survivor and “sexuality activist” event.

Morrisville attorney announces candidacy for magisterial district judge
Bucks Local News
February 11, 2019
Corryn L. Kronnagel, a Widener Law graduate, has announced her candidacy for Magisterial District Judge in the district covering Lower Makefield, Yardley Borough and Morrisville Borough.

PLW People in the News—Feb. 12, 2019—Barley Snyder
The Legal Intelligencer
February 12, 2019
Barley Snyder added attorney Sarah C. Yerger, a recipient of the Widener Law Commonwealth Excellence in Public Service Award in 2016 and is a member of the school’s advisory board, to their Harrisburg office.

Press Release:

Widener University announces speaker for its May 2019 commencement

Athletics Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Men’s Volleyball vs. Wilkes; 7 p.m.; Home

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • CDO OCI/PA Office of Consumer Advocate (3L); 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; DCR
  • Moot Court Practice//Dimino; 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; L205
  • ELPS/Environmental Justice Panel; 5 – 7 p.m.; L206
  • Transaction Team Meeting; 5 – 6 p.m.; Flex Room
  • MidPenn Pardon Project; 5L30 – 9 p.m.l L201
  • Moot Court Practice; 6:30 – 8:30 pm.; A170

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

In the News:

Dead Bedrooms: Ten things you should know about your waning sex life
Pittsburgh Current
February 5, 2019
Erika Evans-Weaver, director of the Center for Human Sexuality Studies’ Sex Therapy Clinic, answers questions from couples who have lost the sexual side of their relationship.

Miller, Stombaugh named to Delaware Law School dean’s list
Dover Post
February 8, 2019
Tammy Miller and Alexis Stombaugh were named to the fall 2018 dean’s list at Delaware Law School.

Turmoil (again) for Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court
The Philadelphia Inquirer
February 11, 2019
Commonwealth Law Professor Michael Dimino is quoted in a column discussing a new report that Democratic Justice Kevin Dougherty, brother of Philly labor leader John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty’s, received benefits. This article also appeared in Lancaster Online.

Developments at the PA Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection
The National Review
February 11, 2019
Nicholas Smyth, the newly named Assistant Director of the Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, will give a lecture on March 19 at the Widener Law Commonwealth Law and Government Institute and the Business Advising Program.

Athletics Updates:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Contracts Review with Prof. Meadows; 12 – 1:30 p.m.; L202
  • Lunch & Learn with Lipsitt Inn of Court; 12 – 1 p.m.; L205
  • Moot Court Practice with Dimino; 1 – 3 p.m.; L201
  • Yoga Class Series; 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.; Sidebar Cafe
  • Albany Moot Court Practice; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.; A180
  • Moot Court Practice; 6:30 – 8:30; A170

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Transfer to Nursing Virtual Information Session; 5 – 6 p.m.; Click here

Monday, February 11, 2019

In the News:

Jeff Bezos Can Sue the Pants Off the National Enquirer
Politico Magazine
February 8, 2019
John Culhane, distinguished professor of law and co-director of the Family Health Law and Policy Institute at Delaware Law, writes that the Amazon CEO in the midst of a $140 million divorce should sue The Enquirer and American Media Inc. for violating his privacy by threatening to publish personal photos depicting him and his alleged girlfriend.

Community Briefs: Widener University named “Military Friendly” institution
Delaware County Daily Times
February 10, 2019
Widener was named to the prestigious national 2019-2020 Military Friendly ® Schools list announced by VIQTORY.

Salisbury men’s lacrosse stays undefeated with win over Lynchburg
Delmarva Daily Times
February 10, 2019
The Salisbury Sea Gulls will travel to face-off against Widener on Saturday, February 16.

Athletics Updates:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • CDO OCI/York Co. DA’s Office; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.; DCR
  • Moot Court Practice with Prof. Dimino; 4 – 6 p.m.; L203
  • Open Forum 1L ED Students; 5:15 – 6 p.m.; L201
  • Moot Court Practice; 6 – 7 p.m.; L204
  • Moot Court Practice; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.; A170
  • Christian Legal Society/Bible Study; 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.; Conference Rm 5

Thursday, February 7, 2019

In the News:

CADES sets ‘Putt Putt Palooza’ fundraiser
Delaware County Daily Times
February 5, 2019
Widener students are helping to design and construct this year’s CADES mini-golf event “Once Upon a Tee Time.” The event will be held Sunday, Feb. 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the CADES school building.

Delaware requirement to split party affiliation in judge positions is unconstitutional, federal court rules
WHYY
February 6, 2019
Delaware Law Professor Emeritus Larry Hamermesh is quoted in this article that discusses a new federal ruling citing that Delaware’s requirement to have political balance among judges is unconstitutional.

Press Release:

Widener University named a “Military Friendly” institution

Athletics Update:

Men’s Volleyball: Arcadia 3, Widener 0

Events on Main Campus Today:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Moot Court Practice; 10 a.m.; L201
  • Christian Legal Society/Bible Study; 12 – 1 p.m.; Conference Room 5
  • Meditation Class Series; 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.; SideBar Cafe
  • Moot Court Practice; 5 p.m.; L201
  • Albany Moot Court Practice; 5:30 p.m.; A170
  • Transaction Team Meeting; 5:30 p.m.; Flex Room

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

In the News:

William Van Alstyne, 84, Often-Cited Constitutional Scholar, Dies
VIP Portal
February 5, 2019
An article paying tribute to the late William Van Alstyne references a statement made by Delaware Law Dean Rod Smolla in 2015 commenting on Van Alystye’s character and intelligence.

Widener to host three-part recital series starting Feb. 17
Chester Matters Blog
February 5, 2019
Promotion of the upcoming 2019 Recital Series. The first performance kicks off on Sunday, Feb. 17 with cellist Patrick Jee of the New York Philharmonic.

Tough Sell On Cancer Link Awaits At 1st Philly Talc Trial
Law360
February 5, 2019
Jean Eggen, distinguished professor emerita of law at Delaware Law, is quoted explaining why causation is crucial to this case.

Alumni News:

Chris Condran: Advocating for Inclusive Clinical Environments and Eliminating Health Disparities in LGBTQIA+ Populationsn
UNC Greensboro
January 31, 2019
Chris Condran earned a master’s of business administration and doctor of physical therapy degrees at Widener and served as an IPTE lab instructor. His research and advocacy interests are centered in providing inclusive clinical environments for all patients, transgender health issues, and the intersections of PT clinical practice.

Athletics Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Tamale Sale hosted by the Widener Anthro Club; all day; Kapelski 333 Student Lounge and mobile tamale cart
  • Men’s Volleyball vs. Arcadia; 7 p.m.; Home

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Moot Court Practice with Dimino; 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; L205
  • Admissions/Student Ambassador Program; 3 – 5:30 p.m.; Side Bar Cafe
  • MidPenn Pardon Project; 5:30 – 9 p.m.; L201
  • Board of Advisors; 6 – 8 p.m.; DCR
  • Moot Court Practice; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.; A170
  • Transaction Team Meeting; 8 – 10 p.m.; Flex Room

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

In the News:

Delaware Expands Digital Frontier On Books, Records Suits
Law360
February 1, 2019
This article quotes Lawrence A. Hamermesh, professor emeritus at Delaware Law School.

Stuart Names Christen Conaway Jones as New Director of Institutional Advancement
Central Jersey
February 3, 2019
Christen Conaway Jones previously served as the director of the Widener Fund.

Widener University Delaware Law School and First Healthcare Compliance to co-host 2nd Annual Healthcare Compliance Symposium on April 4, 2019
Benzinga
February 4, 2019
Delaware Law will host the 2nd Annual Healthcare Compliance Symposium on April 4. The event will bring professionals from the healthcare and legal communities together for a day of discussion.

6ABC
February 4, 2019
Students at the Widener Partnership Charter School and Stetser Elementary School were among the schools that participated in the annual Heritage Bowl, a jeopardy style game, hosted by the Chester Department of Parks and Recreation. The Delaware County Daily Times also covered the Monday event.

Alumni News:

Design a Potential Non STEM Career Path for Generation Z
Shiksha
February 5, 2019
This article is written by Widener graduate Sandeep Munjal.

Why Grammar Snobbery Has No Place in Social Justice Movements
Good Men Project
February
Article author Melissa A. Fabello, editor of Everyday Feminism and a graduate of the human sexuality program, writes that in social justice movements there is a difference between understanding grammar and demanding it.

Homepage Feature Story:

Athletics Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Online chat for prospective undergraduate students; 7 – 8 p.m.; Online

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • PA Innocence Program Extern Training; 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.; L205
  • CDO Lunch & Learn with SBA: Practicing Law in Dauphin Co.; 12 – 1 p.m.; The Pit
  • Moot Court Practice with Dimino; 1 – 3 p.m.; L201
  • Yoga Class Series; 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.; Sidebar Cafe