Tuesday, February 25, 2019

In the News:

Annual Dean’s Diversity Forum
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