Thursday, February 28, 2019

In the News:

Monsanto: judge threatens to ‘shut down’ cancer patient’s lawyer
The Guardian
February 25, 2019
Monsanto is facing its first
A federal judge presiding over a trial about allegations that Roundup weed killer causes cancer has blocked attorneys from discussing the corporation’s alleged manipulation of science, a move Jean M Eggen, professor emerita at Delaware Law School, says may benefit the defendant.

Widener University announces winners of high school leadership awards
Delaware County Daily Times
February 27, 2019
In partnership with NBC10 Widener announced the 163 winners of the High School Leadership Awards from high schools in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware who demonstrated courage and leadership within their communities.

Press Release:

Widener University Announces Winners of the Eighth Annual High School Leadership Awards

Athletics Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Recollections of the Civil Rights Movement in Chester; 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.; University Center Room C
  • Men’s Volleyball vs. Cairn; 7 p.m.; Home

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Campus Cruiser Meeting; 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Flex Room
  • 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 Competition Practices; 5 – 8 p.m.; A180
  • BLSA/Minority Alumni Honoree Reception; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.; The Gallery

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

In the News:

Jones named to dean’s list
Times News Online
February 26, 2019
Delaware Law student Kailey Jones was named to the dean’s list. The Intelligencer also lists Delaware Law students on the dean’s list.

News Transcript On Campus, Feb. 27
CentralJersey.com
February 27, 2019
Widener students Lauren Coppola, Allison Kovacs, Amanda Streimer and Briana Yellin made the dean’s list last semester. Additional coverage of dean’s list recipients can be found in Time News Online and CentralJersey.com.

Roundup Trial Kicks off with Controversy
CHEManager International
February 27, 2019
Article quotes Jean M. Eggen, a professor emerita at Delaware Law School.

Athletics Update:

Game Preview: @WUWBB Hosts Wilson in ECAC First Round

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Men’s Volleyball vs. Eastern; 6 p.m.; Home
  • Women’s Basketball vs. Wilson; 8 p.m.; Home

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Business Advising Board Lunch; 12 – 1:30 p.m.; Flex Room
  • Moot Court Competition Practices; 5 – 8 p.m.; A180
  • MidPenn Pardon Project; 5:30 – 9 p.m.; L201
  • Federalist Society/Lecture on Fourth Amendment Jurisprudence w/Judge Carlson; 6:30 – 8 p.m.; L204

Tuesday, February 25, 2019

In the News:

Annual Dean’s Diversity Forum
PCN
February 22, 2019
The Annual Dean’s Diversity Forum was streamed live on the PCN website and mobile app. The forum titled, Race and the Future of America’s Elderly: What Happens to You After You’ve Built the Present, addresses the concerns of an aging diverse population and their access to elder care services. The event will re-air on PCN on Friday, March 1 at 9 a.m.

J&J Left to Fend for Itself in Talc Suits With Imerys Bankruptcy
Bloomberg News (no link available)
February 22, 2019
Delaware Distinguished Professor Emerita of Law Jean Eggen commented on litigation against Johnson & Johnson involving allegations its talcum powder contained asbestos.

Should US libel law be changed?
The Bradford Era
February 23, 2019
Delaware Law Professor John Culhane weighs in on possible changes to US libel law.

Cap-And-Trade Climate Petitioners Add Over 100 Names To Petition In Resubmission To EQB
PA Environmental Digest Blog
February 25, 2019
Individuals and organizations, including the Widener Environmental Law and Sustainability Center, petitioning the Environmental Quality Board to establish a cap-and-trade program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions added over 100 groups and individuals to the original list of 64 petitioners making the request.

Swarthmore Friends of the Arts to present local painter’s work
Delco County News Network
February 25, 2019
The Swarthmore Friends of the Arts will present original paintings by local artist Lora Lavin, who won an award for her work on display at the Widener Art Gallery, in a new exhibit from Feb. 28 to March 31 at Swarthmore Borough Hall.

Austin ISD approves revision to sexual education curriculum
The Daily Texan
February 26, 2019
An article highlighting an Austin school district’s unanimous approval of a revision to sexual education curricula for grades three through eight quotes Christopher White, interim director of Widener’s graduate program in Sexuality Education.

Athletics Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Transfer to Nursing Virtual Information Session; 5 – 6 p.m.; Click here
  • Career Connections Fair: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.; Freedom Hall 2nd Floor
  • Happy Birthday, Periodic Table!; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.; Kirkbride Hall 2nd Floor Science Division Lobby
    • RSVP to Theresa Sminkey at tasminkey@widener.edu

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Prof. Sholtis/Combine Legal Methods Class; 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.; A180
  • Tenure Committee Meeting; 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Flex Room
  • Yoga Class Series; 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.l Sidebar Cafe
  • Moot Court Competition Practices; 5 – 8 p.m.; A180
  • Albany Moot Court Practice; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.; A170
  • Lipsitt Inn of Court Meeting; 5:30 – 7 p.m.; Flex Room

Monday, February 25, 2019

In the News:

Gov. Mifflin students win award at robotics competition
Reading Eagle
February 22, 2019
A team from the Gov. Mifflin Elementary School won the Excellence Award at the VEX Robotics Competition at Widener on Feb. 16. Target News Service featured additional coverage of the event and award winners.

Recital Series: Widener Invites Public to John Vanore and Abstract Truth’s March 17 Performance
Target News Service
February 22, 2019
Promotion of the upcoming Widener Recital Series featuring world-renowned musician John Vanore and his band, Abstract Truth, scheduled for Sunday, March 17 at 3 p.m.

Singer R. Kelly Faces New Sex Abuse Charges in #MeToo Era
U.S. News and World Report
February 23, 2019
Delaware Law Dean Rod Smolla comments that new sexual abuse allegations against R. Kelly can be attributed to the greater sensitivity around sexual assault as a result of the #MeToo movement. This article appeared in Yahoo!News, The Huffington Global, and Reuters.

Letter to the Editor: Sun Hill resident describes parking woes
Delaware County Daily Times
February 24, 2019
A Sun Hill resident writes this Letter to the Editor describing their experience with local parking and references Widener and the City of Chester’s dispute over the city’s outlined parking plan.

Letters: Constitutionality of Trump’s border wall emergency not clear-cut
The News Journal
February 24, 2019
A Letter to the Editor published by a Wilmington resident responds to Dean Rod Smolla’s constitutional analysis of President Trump’s national emergency declaration.

Community Briefs
Delaware County Daily Times
February 24, 2019
Professor Kevin Marshall will present a lecture on the basic understanding of black holes, the evidence for them at the centers of galaxies, and what people hope to discover in the future regarding these enigmas at The Delaware County Institute of Science at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 11.

Dean’s Lists 2/24/19
Citizens’ Voice
February 24, 2019
Widener students Kaylin Augustine of Wyoming; Christopher Dautrich of Dallas; John Luksic of Drums; John Macey of Dallas, and Emily Nice of Plymouth were recognized for earning dean’s list status last semester.

Press Releases:

Athletics Updates:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • CDO OCI/Dauphin County; 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.; DCR
  • LEXIS Civil Law Clinic Training; 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Library Wireless
  • Moot Court Competition Practices; 5 – 8 p.m.; A180
  • Christian Legal Society/Bible Study; 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.; Conference Rm 5

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Cannabis Law Symposium Preview – Hosted by Widener Law Review; 12 – 1:30 p.m.; Vale Courtroom

Friday, February 22, 2019

In the News:

Do dignity and equality matter as Americans go gray?
Patriot-News
February 16, 2019
Commonwealth Law Dean Christian Johnson and Professor Randy Lee co-authored an op-ed addressing the difficulties faced by some members of minority groups as they age. The op-ed ties into the topic of the Annual Dean’s Diversity Forum which will be held on the Widener Law Commonwealth campus today. The title of the forum is, Race and the Future of America’s Elderly: What Happens to You After You’ve Built the Present.

Sharing without judgment: Why mental health support can flourish online
Generocity
February 19, 2019
Jourdan Porter, a student in the graduate clinical psychology program, harnessed the power of the internet to start an Facebook community called “Philly Queer Mental Health Support Group” to connect with other like-minded people.

The Steve Gruber Show
WJIM (no link available)
February 20, 2019
Dean Rod Smolla was a guest on this talk radio program to discuss “Will President Trump’s emergency declaration stand up in court?”

WDEL Radio (no link available)
February 21, 2019
Distinguished Professor John Culhane spoke with Allan Loudell on WDEL radio about Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas calling for reconsideration of NYT vs. Sullivan ruling.

Scanlon holds first town hall meeting in packed Widener hall
Delaware County Daily Times
February 22, 2019
U.S. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, D-5, held a town hall meeting moderated by Professor Jim Vike on Thursday night in Lathem Hall at Widener. The congresswoman fielded questions from constituents ranging from gun violence to climate change.

Eight Experts to Lead 2nd Annual Healthcare Compliance Symposium on April 4
PR Newswire
February 22, 2019
The Healthcare Compliance Symposium is a joint effort of Delaware Law School and First Healthcare Compliance to provide resources and learning opportunities for those entering the healthcare compliance field and experienced professionals.

Homepage Feature Story:

Lifelong Care: Ready for Any Nursing Role

Press Release:

Widener biology professor named Cynthia H. Sarnoski Science Faculty Fellow

Athletics Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Academic Workshop for Young Women in Business; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Quick Center Atrium
  • TransferWidener Workshop for prospective engineering students; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Kirkbride Hall 2nd Floor Science Division Lobby

Events on Main Campus this weekend:

  • Weekend Tour; Saturday @ 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Muller Hall
  • Studio Recital; Sunday @ 3 – 4 p.m.; Kapelski LC1

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Transactional Competition; all day; Flex Room
  • Dean’s Diversity Forum; 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; A180 and Lunch at Sidebar
  • Torts Reviews with Professor Lee; 1 – 1:50 p.m.; L203

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus this weekend:

  • Admissions/Recruiting Event “HS to LS”; Saturday @ 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; A180

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • NITA Deposition Course; all day; Vale and various classrooms in the Main Law Building

Events on Delaware Law Campus this weekend:

  • NITA Deposition Course; Saturday and Sunday; all day; Vale and various classrooms in the Main Law Building

Thursday, February 21, 2019

In the News:

Law school dean calls President’s emergency declaration unconstitutional
Delaware 105.9 News Talk
February 19, 2019
Rod Smolla, dean of Delaware Law School, expresses his view as to why he believes the President’s emergency declaration will eventually be overturned.

Opinion: Does a cross memorializing soldiers violate the separation of church and state?
The News Journal
February 20, 2019
Delaware Law Professor Alan Garfield writes about whether or not a Peace Cross displayed in Maryland violates the constitutional principle of separation of church and state.

Widener University Delaware Law School Meets Demand for Paralegals; Open House on March 9
Pivot Today
February 20, 2019
Delaware Law School is helping to prepare paralegals for future positions by hosting a Paralegal Program Open House at the Polishook Hall Atrium On Saturday, March 9 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Republicans created their Trumpenstein monster. It’s up to them to do something about it
Pennsylvania Capital Star
February 21, 2019
This opinion piece is written by Commonwealth Law Distinguished and Emeritus Professor of Law Michael J. Cozzillio.

Alumni News:

Sandra Thompson, another member of ‘Grandview Five,’ again running for judge
York Dispatch
February 19, 2019
Sandra Thompson, a Commonwealth Law graduate, is once again running for judge on the York County Court of Common Pleas.

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Widener Community Reading Group: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson; 2 – 3 p.m.; Wolfgram Memorial Library, Drost Room, Second Floor
  • Statewide Redistricting Town Hall; 6 – 7:30 p.m.; Quick Center, Room 207
  • Town Hall with Congresswomen Mary Gay Scanlon (PA 5th district) moderated by Professor Jim Vike; 7 – 8 p.m.; Lathem Hall

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Admin Meeting; 10 – 11 a.m.; DCR
  • CDO/Interviews; 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.; A109
  • Christian Legal Society/Bible Study; 12 – 1 p.m.; Conference Room 5
  • CDO on Campus Interviews OCI/Cunningham Chernicoff; 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.; Dean’s Conference Room
  • Meditation Class Series; 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.; Sidebar Cafe
  • Advocacy Certificate Interest Meeting; 5 – 6 p.m.; L203
  • Moot Court Competition Practices; 5 – 8 p.m.; A180
  • Albany Moot Court Practice; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.; A170

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