Friday, March 29, 2019

In the News:

Widener tourism and hospitality students from New Jersey visit Italy over spring break
Gloucester City News
March 26, 2019
This article highlights the following Widener students who traveled to Italy during spring break for an international study excursion led by the Center for Experience Management in Tourism and Hospitality: Angela DiGaetano, Madison Moroski, Michael Panichelle, Marisa Peragine, and Luca Sambucci.

J&J’s Sudden Talc-Cancer Settlements Aren’t Its Usual Style
Bloomberg
March 27, 2019
Additional coverage of Johnson & Johnson’s settlement involving three claims that its talc-based products caused asbestos-linked cancers. Jean Eggen, a distinguished emerita professor at Delaware Law School, commented on this unusual step. This article is also featured in Yahoo! Finance and Live Mint.

Area students initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Hockessin Community News
March 27, 2019
Carlene Clark VII, Joseph Farris III and Beth Holden were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at Widener.

CBS21
March 29, 2019
Widener Commonwealth Law held an event to honor and recognize local military veterans for Vietnam War Veterans Day.

NBC10
March 29, 2019
Coverage of yesterday’s High School Leadership Awards event at the National Constitution Center. Widener partners with NBC10 for the annual event to recognize high school students who are giving back and making a difference in their communities. The following local news outlets highlighted some of this year’s recipients: Limerick-Royersford-Spring City, Cape May County Herald, and Vineland Daily Journal.

Press Release:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Women’s Outdoor Track & Field vs. Danny Curran Invitational – Day One; 3 p.m.; Home
  • Baseball vs. Stevenson; 3:30 p.m.; Home
  • Lone Brick Theatre presents “Hedda Gabler”; 7 – 9 p.m.; Alumni Auditorium

Events on Main Campus this Weekend:

  • Women’s Outdoor Track & Field vs. Danny Curran Invitational – Day Two; Saturday @ 10 a.m.; Home
  • Men’s Volleyball vs. Stevenson; Saturday @ 12 p.m.; Home
  • Softball vs. Stevenson (DH); 1 p.m.; Home
  • Women’s Lacrosse vs. Lycoming; 1 p.m.; Home
  • Softball vs. Stevenson (DH); 3 p.m.; Home
  • Men’s Volleyball vs. York (N.Y.); 4 p.m.; Home
  • Lone Brick Theatre presents “Hedda Gabler”; Saturday @ 4 – 6 p.m.; Alumni Auditorium
  • Lone Brick Theatre presents “Hedda Gabler”; Sunday @ 2 – 4 p.m.; Alumni Auditorium
  • Lone Brick Theatre presents “Hedda Gabler”; Sunday @ 7 – 9 p.m.; Alumni Auditorium

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • The Cannabis Industry in the Tri-State Area – Widener Law Review Symposium; all day; Vale Courtroom

Events on Delaware Law Campus on Saturday:

  • Barristers’ Ball; 7 p.m. – 12 a.m.; The Waterfall, Claymont, DE

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • National Vietnam War Veterans Day/Rep. Helms; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.; A180
  • Torts Reviews/Professor Lee; 1 – 1:50 p.m.; L203

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus on Saturday:

  • PAD/Spring Induction Ceremony; 2 – 6 p.m.; The Gallery

Thursday, March 28, 2019

In the News:

Opinion: Trump’s campus speech order may actually violate the First Amendment
The News Journal
March 27, 2019
Delaware Law School Dean Rodney Smolla wrote an opinion piece about President Trump’s executive order on campus free speech.

Widener University School of Business Administration Success Lab to Become SAP Next-Gen Lab
Database Trends and Applications
March 27, 2019
Widener’s School of Business Administration and Small Business Development Center’s Success Lab in Quick Center has been designated a SAP Next-Gen Lab for design thinking and analytics.

Student Achievers
Bucks County Courier Times
March 27, 2019
Widener students participated in domestic and international travel during spring break. The list notes that Hannah Kolmetzky, Evan Peters, and Kamryn DeMasi participated in Habitat for Humanity at various sites, and Lauren Geitz traveled to Costa Rica for a spring break cultural immersion experience.

Widener University Recognizes Local High School Students for Leadership, Civic Contributions
Cape May County Herald
March 27, 2019
Widener University, in partnership with NBC10, has recognized the 2019 winners of the Widener University High School Leadership Awards.

J&J’s surprise settling of talc-cancer suit could usher in more litigation
Business Day
March 28, 2019
The article quotes Jean Eggen, a distinguished emerita professor at Delaware Law School.

Widener Law Commonwealth, Harrisburg University To Host Public Lecture, Legal Conference On Deep Decarbonization April 25 & 26 In Harrisburg
PA Environment Digest Blog
March 28, 2019
The Environmental Law and Sustainability Center at Commonwealth Law School will host a public lecture and conference.

Press Release

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • High-Impact Educational Practices Fair; 5:30 – 7 p.m., Lathem Hall

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Christian Legal Society/Bible Study; 12 – 1 p.m.; Conference Room 5
  • Pizza in the Pit/LSSSE Thank You; 12 – 1 p.m. and 5 – 6 p.m.; Pit
  • Moot Court Practice; 4:30 – 6 p.m.; Wireless Lab

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Federalist Society hosts guest lecturer Associate Professor Josh Blackman; 12 – 1 p.m.; Vale Courtroom

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

In the News:

Cozza participates in Widener University Alternative Spring Break program
Hockessin Community News
March 25, 2019
Stefan Cozza, a freshman studying psychology, traveled to the Habitat for Humanity site in Sumter, South Carolina, to participate in Widener’s Alternative Spring Break program. The Bucks County Courier Times also featured a spring break story.

NBC10
March 26, 2019
Ahead of tomorrow’s High School Leadership Awards, NBC10 spoke with Katharyn Mackiewicz, one of this year’s winners, and current Widener apogee scholar Robert Erianne, about the scholarship.

Mueller report summary; holding gun makers accountable
WHYY
March 26, 2019
Delaware Law Professor John Culhane was featured in this radio segment and corresponding web story discussing the Connecticut Supreme Court’s ruling to allow Sandy Hook massacre victims’ families to sue gun manufactures.

Delco medical trailblazer Anna Broomall honored with historical marker
WHYY
March 26, 2019
Coverage of Widener’s historical marker event dedicated to Dr. Anna Broomall, a trailblazing surgeon and obstetrician. The article quotes President Julie E. Wollman, Kathleen Hornberger, associate professor of biology and nursing undergraduate Shelby Barnes. Additional event coverage can be found in the Delaware County Daily TimesCBS3 and 6ABC.

Widener University’s Athletic Department Adds Esports As Varsity Team
CBS3
March 26, 2019
Widener’s Esports team will begin competing in fall 2019 as the university’s 24th varsity sport as well as its first co-ed team.

Polarizing prayers in Pa. government: When do religious words cross the line?
PennLive
March 27, 2019
Alan Garfield, a Delaware Law professor and constitutional law expert, is quoted in this article saying that a legislator’s opening prayer before session infringed upon the Establishment Clause that is designed to separate church and state.

Alumni News:

People in the News—March 25, 2019—Fitzpatrick Lentz
The Legal Intelligencer
March 25, 2019
Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba announced that Commonwealth Law graduate Stephanie A. Koenig joined the firm as an attorney.

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Spring Themed Dinner Series; 5 – 7:30 p.m.; Marriott Dining Room, Academic North Building

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • MidPenn Pardon Project; 5:30 – 9 p.m.; L201
  • Mt Ct Executive Board Interviews; 6 – 11 p.m.; Flex Room

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

BLSA T-shirt table day; all day; Main Street atrium

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

In the News:

110 L-L League lacrosse alums are on college rosters in 2019 [list]
Lancaster Online
March 25, 2019
Katie Hayes, a Lancaster-Lebanon League lacrosse alumna, is on the Widener women’s lacrosse roster.

Community Briefs
Delaware County Daily Times
March 25, 2019
Ciao Delo will hold an Italian cabaret evening 7-11 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 at the Delaware County Bar Association to benefit the advancement of Italian Studies at Widener, Neumann University and Wilmington University.

Three Widener University students from Montgomery County take part in ‘Alternative Spring Break’
Montco Today
March 26. 2019
Nearly 60 Widener students traveled with the Alternative Spring Break program, organized through Office of Student Affairs to on work on Habitat for Humanity sites in Tucker, Georgia, Franklin, Tennessee, Sumter, South Carolina, Pensacola, Florida and Houston, Texas where they helped build more than 50 houses. Additional coverage of spring break trips is included in CNB News.

Athletics Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Historical Marker Dedication of Dr. Anna Broomall; 12 – 12:30 p.m.; 13th and Chestnut Streets
  • Baseball vs. The College of New Jersey; 3:30 p.m.; Home
  • Softball vs. Immaculata (DH); 4 p.m.; Home
  • Graduate Studies Open House; 4 – 7 p.m.; UC Atrium
  • Softball vs. Immaculata (DH); 6 p.m.; Home

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Environmental Gentrification discussion – hosted by BLSA; 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.; Main Law Building, L237
  • Distinguished Jurist Moot Court Competition – Final Round; 6 – 8 p.m.; Vale Courtroom

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Pad Thai Food with Phi Alpha Delta and Crafts; 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Sidebar
  • Moot Court Internal Competition Meeting; 3:30 – 4 p.m.; L205
  • Understanding the Bail Process; 6:30 – 8 p.m.; A180

Monday, March 25, 2019

In the News:

Textured Ball Hits Market
U.S. Lacrosse Magazine
February 22, 2019
Jamie Lockard, the Widener men’s lacrosse coach, reviewed the new textured lacrosse ball created by Guardian Innovations, the maker of the first greaseless lacrosse ball.

Widener Law Student Named Distinguished Law Student for the Third Circuit
Delaware Law Weekly
March 22, 2019
Delaware Law School announced that law student Joseph D. Farris III was selected as the 2019 Distinguished Law Student for the Third Circuit.

Thomas Jefferson University to Present 2019-2020 Philadelphia Speakers Series: Celebrated Lineup Includes John Kerry, Jason Alexander, Susan Rice and Bob Woodward
American Towns
March 22, 2019
After 15 years, Widener will no longer present the Philadelphia Speakers Series. The series will now be led by Thomas Jefferson University.

Fed continues focus on revitalizing Chester
Delaware County Daily Times
March 25, 2019
The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Widener and the Riverfront Alliance presented a five-hour symposium on Friday to discuss existing capital in the city, economic opportunities and how the Community Reinvestment Act can apply to new private investment. Widener Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Chief of Staff Katie Herschede was one of the event speakers.

Tune-In Tomorrow:

Delaware Law Professor John Culhane will be on air with Radio Times at 10 a.m. to discuss his article in Politico outlining the recent ruling in the Connecticut Supreme Court that could have a significant impact on the gun industry.

Press Release:

Athletics Updates:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Staff Commencement Meeting; 10 – a.m.; A172
  • Christian Legal Society/Bible Study; 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.; Conference Room 5

Events on Main Campus today:

  • President’s Lecture: Enhancing Biomedical Engineering and Nursing Education: Adaptive and Experiential Learning in an Interdisciplinary Setting; 12 – 1 p.m.; Kapelski LC1

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

Thursday, March 21, 2019

In the News:

NBC10
March 14, 2019
Coverage of the opening of 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. Additional coverage is also is featured in the Delaware County Daily Times. (Those unable to access the story due to the paywall may email eabarrett@widener.edu for more information.)

Nevada lawmakers to consider fee shifting in shareholder litigation
Reuters
March 16, 2019
An article discussing the potential impact of “fee-shifting” legislation for corporations in Nevada quotes Lawrence Hamermesh, emeritus professor of law at Delaware Law School.

A California Jury Found Roundup Caused One Man’s Cancer in a ‘Bellwether’ Case
Pacific Standard
March 20, 2019
Jean Eggen, distinguished emerita professor at Delaware Law School, explains why this decision doesn’t bode well for Bayer, which is facing thousands of pending cases over Roundup. Article is also featured in US Politics.

CCPS board honors students for exemplary accomplishments
Maryland Independent
March 20, 2019
Lashauna Barbour is one of 13 students honored by the Board of Education for exemplary academic accomplishments. Barbour was recently accepted to Widener on an academic scholarship and plans to study biomedical engineering. She is also a finalist in the Widener Leadership Program.

How to solve climate change? There are a thousand answers
The Hill
March 21, 2019
This article is co-authored by John C. Dernbach, professor and director of the Environmental Law and Sustainability Center at Commonwealth Law School.

Valuable Learning Credits Draw Professionals to 2nd Annual Healthcare Compliance Symposium on April 4th
Gateway News Source
March 21, 2019
Delaware Law School and First Healthcare Compliance will host the second annual Healthcare Compliance Symposium on April 4 to provide resources for professionals facing the challenges of the fast-growing and highly regulated healthcare industry.

Alumni News:

Jomar Valve announces new promotion and hires
Supply House Times
March 19, 2019
Jomar Valve announced their new national specifications manager is Lauren Berenato, a Widener Law graduate.

Nicolas Jenner joins Landis Rath & Cobb
Hockessin Community News
March 19, 2019
Landis Rath & Cobb announced that Nicolas E. Jenner, a Delaware Law graduate, joined the firm as an associate.

Bajan attorney invests in East Flatbush
Caribbean Life News
March 20, 2019
Article profiles Widener Law graduate Terry Hinds, a former chairman of Community Board 17 in East Flatbush who now practices law in his community.

Homepage Feature Story:

Endless possibilities: Rise of Robotics

Athletics Updates:

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Faculty Meeting; 12 – 2 p.m.; Barristers’ Club
  • BLSA Trailblazers Social; 6 – 8 p.m.; Barristers’ Club

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Moot Court Practice; 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Wireless Lab
  • Christian Legal Society/Bible Study; 12 – 1 p.m.; Conference Room 5
  • L&G Institute/Immigration Speaker; 12 – 1 p.m.; L206

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Faculty Recital; 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.; Kapelski LC1
  • State Street Reading Series; 7 – 9 p.m.; Media Arts Council Gallery at 609 W. State Street in Media

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

In the News:

Maya Angelou and the mother-daughter relationship
The Notebook
March 19, 2019
This article is written by Rachel Slaughter, a doctoral candidate at Widener who is completing a dissertation on multicultural literacy.

Higher Education
Delaware State News
March 19, 2019
Tammy Miller and Alexis Stombaugh were named to the fall 2018 dean’s list at Delaware Law School.

New Book Arms Policymakers, Lawyers, Private Sector With Tools to Combat Climate Change in the United States
Environmental Law Institute
March 2019
John Dernbach, professor and director of the Environmental Law and Sustainability Center at Commonwealth Law, is one of the editors for a newly released book “Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States,” which details more than 1,000 recommendations covering a range of policy areas to reduce GHG emissions by at least 80% from 1990 levels by 2050.

WDEL (no link available)
March 20, 2019
Distinguished Professor John G. Culhane spoke to WDEL’s Allan Loudell today about an article on gun litigation that he wrote for Politico.

Athletics Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Honors Week: Student Presentations; 12 – 1 p.m.; Webb Room, UC
  • Softball vs. Cabrini (DH); 4 p.m.; Home
  • Women’s History Month Speaker; 4 – 5 p.m.; Kapelski LC1
  • Spring Themed Dinner Series; 5 – 7:30 p.m.; Marriott Dining Room
  • Softball vs. Cabrini (DH); 6 p.m.; Home
  • Men’s Volleyball vs. Immaculata; 7 p.m.; Home

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Distinguished Jurist Moot Court Competition – Semi-Final Round; 6 – 8 p.m.; Location TBD

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • LCL/Meet w/Students; 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; A109
  • Admissions/On Line Information Session; 2 – 6 p.m.; L201
  • ELC Speaker Series; 4 – 5:30 p.m.; A180
  • MidPenn Pardon Project; 5:30 – 9 p.m.; L201

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

In the News:

Walker “Baby” Carter film was a touching tribute to his life
Chester Matters Blog
March 14, 2019
The Illuminate Chester series presented “Remembering Walker ‘Baby’ Carter,” a short documentary film highlighting the life of Carter Walker, a Chester resident who, among many accomplishments, earned a degree at Widener and played and coached football and track & field at the university.

Knowledge@Wharton
March 14, 2019
James May, distinguished professor of law and co-founder and co-director of the Dignity Rights Project and the Environmental Rights Institute at Delaware Law, is featured on this episode. The episode can be downloaded through the link above.

Look inside Widener’s new robotics laboratory (Gallery)
Philadelphia Business Journal
March 15, 2019
Article features photos and details about the School of Engineering’s new Alan J. Criswell Robotics lab that opened last week in Kirkbride Hall.

EPA Awards Grants to 21 Student Teams for Innovative Technology Projects
Filtration News
March 19, 2019
Xiaochao Tang, a professor of engineering, is the principal investigator for one of the 21 teams of undergraduate and graduate students that were awarded more than $300,000 in funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced through its People, Prosperity, and the Planet (P3) grants program.

Alumni News:

Mallinckrodt (MNK) Names Bryan Reasons as CFO
Street Insider
March 18, 2019
Mallinckrodt, a leading global specialty pharmaceutical company, announced that Bryan Reasons, who earned an MBA at Widener, has been appointed Chief Financial Officer.

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus today:

    • Honors Week: Student Presentations; 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.; Webb Room, UC
    • Virtual Information Session: Accelerated Nursing Harrisburg Program; 5 – 6 p.m.; Online
    • Honors Week: Open Mic; 6 – 7 p.m.; Freedom Hall 122 (Amphitheater)
    • Voices of Leadership with Leanne Caret, 7 p.m.; Lathem Hall

     

  • Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:
    • Lunch & Learn/Office of Attorney General (Business Advising); 12 – 1 p.m.; L201
    • Prof. Meadows/Contracts Review; 12:30 – 1:50 p.m.; L202
    • L&G PreProgram; 3 – 5 p.m.; L201
    • Business Advising/L&G CLE; 5 – 6 p.m.; A180
    • Moot Court Competition Practice; 6 – 8 p.m.; A180

     

  • Events on Delaware Law Campus today:
    • First Generation Law Students Association; 6- 8 p.m.; Green Turtle, Concord Pike, Wilmington

 

Monday, March 18, 2019

In the News:

Universities already protect and promote free speech
Philadelphia Inquirer
March 15, 2019
In this opinion piece, President Julie Wollman outlines how college and university campuses are leading the way for our society in supporting free speech.

Historical Marker to Honor Upper Chichester Native, Pioneer in Women’s Medicine
Pivot Today
March 18, 2019
Widener will honor Dr. Anna Broomall’s contributions to medicine and the region, along with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission at a historical marker dedication on March 26.

This Lawsuit Could Change How We Prosecute Mass Shootings
Politico Magazine
March 18, 2019
An article written by John Culhane, distinguished professor of law at Delaware Law, explains how a recent court ruling could make gun manufacturers accountable.

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Villanova’s Law School Among Nation’s Top 100
Pivot Today
March 18, 2019
Delaware Law School ranked 41st and 86th in Environmental Law and Health Care Law in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual law school rankings.

In the Colleges, March 17
New Jersey Herald
March 18, 2019
Emily Garofalo and Michael Savarese were named to the Widener dean’s list in the fall 2018 semester.

Athletics Updates:

Events on Main Campus today: 

  • Honors Week Presentations; 12 – 12:50 p.m.; Webb Room, University Center