Tuesday, August 20, 2019

In the News:

What’s new on campus? Here’s a sampling from colleges around the region
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 17, 2019
In this upcoming school year Widener welcomes the first class of students in the occupational therapy doctoral program, a new pro bono community clinic which will serve occupational and physical therapy and mental health care and an e-sports varsity program.

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Freshman Move-In Day; all day; Main Campus
  • Commuter Student Check-in; 3 p.m.; Main Campus
  • Pride Experience 2: Fall Orientation; 4 – 5 p.m.; Main Campus

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • DE Division of Services for Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities – Changes in Memory or Cognition CLE; 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Vale Courtroom

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • CDO/K&L Gates; 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Dean’s Conference Room
  • Faculty Workshop; 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.; L201
  • Free Rita’s Day! Courtesy of SBA; 12 – 5:30 p.m.; Flagpole outside Library Building

Monday, August 19, 2019

In the News:

Why do car insurance rates (and even providers) vary so much from state to state?
WalletHub
April 8, 2019
The results of WalletHub’s 2019 Car Insurance Survey featured car insurance expert Christopher J. Robinette, Widener Commonwealth Law Professor, on why rates vary across the states.

Newton Area Alumni Earn Degrees and Accolades on their College Campus
Tap Into Newton
August 15, 2019
Michael Savarese, a robotics engineering major, earned dean’s list for the spring semester.

Why is Halloween starting in the summer?
Vox
August 16, 2019
A look at why some stores are already preparing for Halloween season, Ross Steinman, psychology professor, explains that the fall holiday is a welcomed symbol of a return to normalcy and routine for many. This article also appeared in Arab Media.

Public Stargazing Sessions to Resume at Widener
Chester Matters Blog
August 17, 2019
The Widener Observatory will resume its public stargazing sessions on Friday, Sept. 6 at 8 p.m. Full stargazing schedule is available in the article.

Delaware County Daily Time
August 18, 2019
PennDOT plans to reopen the ramp from southbound Interstate 95 to Chestnut Street (Exit 6) in Chester from 2 p.m. August 19, to 9 a.m. August 26 to accommodate Widener University student move-in activities.

Events on All Widener Campuses this Week:

  • School Supply Drive to benefit the Widener Partnership Charter School; all day; All Widener campuses
    • All Widener faculty and staff are invited to participate in the School Supply Drive to support students at the Widener Partnership Charter School. Supply collection bins will be available on all three campuses — in The Pit at Commonwealth Law, Main Street at Delaware Law, and in the Wolgram Library, University Center, Old Main and all academic buildings on Main Campus — until Thursday, August 29. Our colleagues at WPCS have requested school supplies for the upcoming year from backpacks and lunch bags, pencils and markers, to winter accessories and coats.

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, August 8, 2019

In the News:

The College Experience: Finding the right destination
The Philly Soccer Page
August 7, 2019
Article author and computer science student DJ Reider writes about his experience at Widener as a varsity soccer athlete and the academic and athletic support offered throughout his college career.

Lancaster County college news
Lancaster Online
August 7, 2019
Jenifer Cole was recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society, at Widener.

Athletics Update:

Events on Commonwealth Law today:

  • PBI CLE; 4 – 6 p.m.; A180

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

In the News:

Congressional Misstep Could Undermine Patient Access, Trust in New Drugs
Inside Sources
July 31, 2019
In this opinion piece, Joseph Fuhr, professor emeritus of economics, explains how certain language in a Congressional bill could put patient safety at risk and undermine manufacturers’ ability to bring competing products to market, which could keep prices high for consumers

Parking (Meter) Wars Businesses, Residents Rail Against Chester Parking Meters
The Chester Spirit
August 6, 2019
This article examines how parking meters in the City of Chester are impacting business owners, residents and local organizations including Widener.

Alumni News:

The Reading Quilt: remembering Marva Collins
The Notebook
August 6, 2019
Rachel Slaughter, who earned her doctoral degree in Cognitive Studies in Reading, reviews the 1990 book “The Marva Collins’ Way” published by the late Marva Collins, an education advocate for African American children.

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Widener Preview Day; 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Main Campus

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • DCBA CLE; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; A180

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Beau Biden Foundation/SOAR/Child Abuse Prevention; all day; Vale/Barristers’ Club

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

In the News:

Decency and courage — they should still count for something
Penn Live
August 5, 2019
Commonwealth Law’s Emeritus Professor Michael J. Cozzillio co-authored this opinion piece that voices his perspective on the current state of political affairs in the U.S.

How an illegal dump in rural Arkansas burned for a year
Southerly Magazine
August 5, 2019
Professor Ronald Mersky, chair of the civil engineering department, is quoted on the importance of state regulations on landfills.

Athletics Update:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Nursing Summer Class; 4 – 8 p.m.; A172

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Beau Biden Foundation/SOAR/Child Abuse Prevention; all day; Vale/Barristers’ Club