Tuesday, April 30, 2019

In the News:

A new program supports Latina entrepreneurs on the rise
WHYY
April 29, 2019
Article quotes Lenin Agudo, director of the Small Business Development Center within the School of Business Administration.

Findings in Biomechanical Engineering Reported from Widener University
Engineering Daily News
April 29, 2019
A research paper entitled “Improving Biomedical Engineering Education Through Continuity in Adaptive, Experiential, and Interdisciplinary Learning Environments” authored by Anita Singh, associate professor of engineering, Dawn Ferry, director of the Center for Simulation and Computerized Testing, and the late Susan Mills, associate professor of nursing, was published in the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering.

Happenings: Our May calendar of events
The Burg
April 30, 2019
The “Paintings—Women.Self.Passages.” works by Liz Augustine will be on display at Widener Commonwealth Law through May 31.

Alumni News:

D3 Widener’s Jordan Powell getting NFL shot with Bears
KYW 1060
April 29, 2019
Widener alumnus and former football player Jordan Powell will join the NFL as a defensive back with the Chicago Bears as an undrafted rookie free agent.

Chester Native Wins Pulitzer Prize
Pivot Today
April 30, 2019
Originally appearing in the Philadelphia Inquirer, this article shared that Brent Staples, a Widener graduate, won a 2019 Pulitzer Prize.

Athletics Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Twilight Campus Tour; 5 – 7 p.m.; Muller Hall

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Civil Procedure Review/Prof. S Raeker-Jordan; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.; L204
  • PBA Government Lawyers Committee CLE; 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.; Gallery & Reception Area

Events on Delaware Law Campus Today:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution/Food & Drug Law Association’s Fundraiser for Faithful Friends; All Day, Atrium

Monday, April 29, 2019

In the News:

Bayer Revolt, Boeing Safety, Avengers Triumph: CEO Daily for April 29, 2019
Fortune
April 29, 2019
Delaware Law School Professor Alan E. Garfield was quoted on non-disclosure agreements in this story. He was also quoted in Wired Focus.

Alumni News:

Jones Named Principal of High School
Town Lively
April 26, 2019
Widener alumnus Baron H. Jones has been named principal of Penn Manor High School.

Scouts to honor John Brady as Outstanding Eagle May 21
Cape Gazette
April 28, 2019
Delaware Law Alumnus John Brady will receive the NESA Outstanding Eagle Award.

Athletics Update:

Men’s Outdoor @WidenerXCTF Competes in Delaware Open
Widener Men’s Golf Concludes MAC Commonwealth Tournament Play
Widener Women’s Golf Plays Final Day of Middle Atlantic Conference Championships
Widener Men’s Golf Plays Day One of #MACgolf Championships
Widener Women’s Golf Competes in Middle Atlantic Conference Championships
Baseball: Widener 13, Hood 6
Softball: Widener 11, Hood 2
Women’s Lacrosse: Widener 22, Alvernia 8
Men’s Lacrosse: Widener 24, Alvernia 7

Events on Main Campus Today:
Bryan Dewsbury: The Promise and Practice of Inclusive Pedagogy; 12 – 1 p.m.; Alumni Auditorium
Men’s Lacrosse v. Arcadia University; 7 p.m.; Home

Events on Delaware Law Campus Today:
Alternative Dispute Resolution/Food & Drug Law Association’s Fundraiser for Faithful Friends; All Day, Atrium

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:
Remedies Review Exercise/Professor Meadows; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.; A180, A170, A172, A174, A175
Christian Legal Society/Bible Study; 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.; Conference Room 5

Friday, April 26, 2019

In the News:

Pennsylvania college commencement 2019 speakers include actors, politicians, astronauts
PennLive
April 25, 2019
This list of Pennsylvania college commencements features the Widener ceremony on May 17 and Widener Commonwealth Law ceremony on May 19.

Alumni News:

Meet the 3 candidates competing for York County judge in 2019 primary
York Daily Recorder
April 25, 2019
Widener Law graduate Sandra Thompson is one of three candidates running for a seat on the York County Court of Common Pleas.

Where Are They Now: Joe Fields
NewYorkJets.com
April 25, 2019
A look back at the NFL career of New York Jets center and Widener alumnus Joe Fields.

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Student Project Day; all day; Main Campus
  • Men’s Lacrosse vs. Alvernia; 7 p.m.; Home

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • ELSC/Conference Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the US; all day; A180
  • Torts Reviews with Professor Lee; 1 – 1:50 p.m.; L203
  • Student Organizations Recognition Banquet; 6 – 9 p.m.; The Premier Best Western

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution/Food & Drug Law Association – Fundraiser for Faithful Friends; all day; Main Street

Events on Main Campus this weekend:

  • Weekend Tour; Saturday @ 10:30 – 12 p.m.; Muller Hall
  • Baseball vs. Hood (DH); Saturday @ 12 p.m.; Home
  • Baseball vs. Hood (DH); Saturday @ 3 p.m.; Home
  • Vocal Studio Recital; Sunday @ 3 – 4 p.m.; Kapelski LC1

Thursday, April 24, 2019

In the News:

Wanted: ‘Legion of lawyers’ to fight climate change
E&E News
April 24, 2019
A Q&A with John Dernbach, Commonwealth Law professor of environmental law and sustainability, and Columbia University’s Michael Gerrard about their new recommendations for fighting climate change.

Immaculata and Widener Universities Expand Partnership to Offer Accelerated Master’s Degrees
ChesCo
April 24, 2019
Immaculata University and Widener expanded their articulation agreement to give Immaculata students the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree from Immaculata and continue into a master’s degree in three popular programs from Widener  during their senior year. The article quotes Kim O’Halloran, associate provost and dean for Graduate Studies and Extended Learning.

6abc’s Best of the Class 2019
6ABC
April 25, 2019
The Best of the Class Event, a free daylong celebration of academic achievement inviting high school valedictorians from Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania, South Jersey and Northern Delaware, will take place on Thursday, May 23 at Widener.

Male Students at Widener Slip on High Heels to ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’
Pivot Today
April 25, 2019
Male students at Widener walked in high heels for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, the international men’s march that highlights the causes, effects, and remediation for men’s sexualized violence against women.

Athletics Updates:

Tune in:

  • Tune in to the Turner Classic Movie channel tonight at 8 p.m. to watch Matthew Myrick, clinical assistant professor of social work, featured on the network as a guest introducing the film “Brief Encounter” in dedication to his mother.

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Bring our child(ren) to work day; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Main Campus
  • Twilight Campus Tour; 5 – 7 p.m.; Muller Hall
  • Policing the Truth; 6 – 8 p.m.; MJ Freed Theater, 515 Avenue of the States, Chester

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • L&G Institute/Immigration Law CJE; all day; A180
  • Moot Court Interest Meeting; 1:30 , 2, 5, and 5:30 p.m.; L206
  • BLSA/Nativity School; 12 – 1 p.m.; L202
  • Christian Legal Society/Bible Study; 12 – 1 p.m.; Conference Room 5
  • Review of Federal Courts Part II; 3 – 4 p.m.; L205

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution/Food & Drug Law Association – Fundraiser for Faithful Friends; all day; Main Street
  • Military Law Society – community service stuffed animal drive; all day; Main Street
  • Faculty Development Event; 12 – 1:30 p.m.; Special Collections

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

In the News:

Late Night Right: Where are the Republicans on Evening TV?
The Daily Caller
April 23, 2019
This article examines whether or not there is room for a conservative late night TV show and quotes Associate Professor Dwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer.

Alumni News:

Prison Reform Advocates Mourn Loss of a Leader
The Spirit
April 23, 2019
Richard “Tut” Carter, a Widener graduate known for his work on prison reform and the empowerment of African-American children, passed away on April 5.

Athletics Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Sustainability Showcase; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.; University Center Atrium
  • Spring Themed Dinner Series; 5 – 7:30 p.m.; Marriott Dining Room Academic Center North
  • Extended Learning Open House; 5 – 7 p.m.; University Center Atrium
  • Men’s Lacrosse vs. Lebanon Valley; 7 p.m.; Home

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Oral Arguments with Randi Teplitz; 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; A170
  • Veterans Association BBQ; 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; The Pit
  • L&G Grad Lunch; 12 – 1:30 p.m.; TBD
  • ELSC Speaker Series with Keith Welks; 4 – 5 p.m.; A180
  • Oral Arguments with DeMartino & Rob Teplitz; 6 – 8 p.m.; A170

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution/Food & Drug Law Association – Fundraiser for Faithful Friends; all day; Main Street
  • Military Law Society – community service stuffed animal drive; all day; Main Street
  • BLSA’s annual macaroni and cheese “Bake-Off”; 5 – 7 p.m.; Main Law Bldg., Room 237

April 23, 2019

In the News:

A Burst Pipe Brings a Flood of Insights for a University President
The Chronicle of Higher Education
April 23, 2019
In this opinion piece, President Julie E. Wollman writes about how a temporary office relocation due to the Old Main flood has turned into a great learning experience.

Climate ethicist says climate change will challenge civilization as we know it
Lancaster Online
April 5, 2019
Donald Brown, scholar in residence at Widener Commonwealth Law, will present “6 Essential Climate Facts We All Need Now” at Community Mennonite Church on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Chester’s Light Up the Night – Light Up the Bridge
Chester Matters Blog
April 19, 2019
Chester Made, MJ Freed Theater, Pennsylvania Humanities Council and Widener hosted Light Up The Night, a public tactical urbanism event on the Walnut Street bridge designed for the Widener and Chester community to enjoy paintings, photography, song and poetry.

Brent Staples talks about his path from Chester to a Pulitzer Prize
The Philadelphia Inquirer
April 22, 2019
Brent Staples, the Widener alumnus and New York Times editorial writer who won a 2019 Pulitzer Prize last week, reflects on his life and career including meeting Widener Professor Eugene Sparrow and enrolling at the university.

Community’s Foundation recognizes students with scholarships and awards
Delaware County Daily Times
April 23, 2019
The Community’s Foundation will award more than $100,000 in college scholarships to 15 local high school seniors from the Class of 2019, including three students who plan to attend Widener: Annalee Doyle, Morgan Ferriola and Ryan Schreiber.

Alumni News:

Cancer survivor and sexuality educator Ericka Hart to speak at Hampshire College commencement
Mass Live
April 22, 2019
Widener graduate Ericka Hart, breast cancer survivor and sexuality educator, will serve as the keynote speaker for commencement at Hampshire College.

People on the Move
Medical Dealer
April 22, 2019
Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. of Boca Raton, Florida has named Widener Law graduate Stephen A. Saville its EVP of operations.

Athletics Update:

Lynch of @WidenerWLax Earns Fourth #MAClax Offensive Player of the Week Honor

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Graduate Student Research Symposium; 4 – 6:30 p.m.; University Center
  • Softball vs. Neumann (DH); 4 p.m.; Home
  • Virtual Information Session: Accelerated Nursing Harrisburg Program; 5 – 6 p.m.; Online – RSVP here
  • Softball vs. Neumann (DH); 6 p.m.; Home

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Oral Arguments with Randi Teplitz; 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; A170
  • Veterans Association BBQ; 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; The Pit
  • L&G Grad Lunch; 12 – 1:30 p.m.; TBD
  • ELSC Speaker Series with Keith Welks; 4 – 5 p.m.; A180
  • Oral Arguments with DeMartino & Rob Teplitz; 6 – 8 p.m.; A170

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution/Food & Drug Law Association – Fundraiser for Faithful Friends; all day; Main Street
  • Military Law Society – community service stuffed animal drive; all day; Main Street
  • American Constitution Society presents Delaware Attorney General
  • Kathleen Jennings; 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.; Main Law Bldg., Room 126
  • Intellectual Property Society presents alumnus Martin Belesario; 6:30 – 8 p.m.; Grub Burger Bar, 4737 Concord Pike Wilmington, DE

Monday, April 22, 2019

In the News:

Delaware’s Most Welcoming Bankruptcy Judge to Bid Farewell
Bloomberg Law News
April 19, 2019
Article quotes Bruce Grohsgal, the Helen S. Balick Professor in Business Bankruptcy Law at Delaware Law School.

Earth Day Road Trip to Char’s focuses on climate change
WITF
April 21, 2019
WITF’s Smart Talk takes a road trip today for Earth Day to talk with experts including Donald Brown, Scholar in Residence for Sustainability Ethics and Law in Widener Commonwealth Law’s Environmental Law and Sustainability Center.

Ex-armed robber becomes one of the top students in the US
USA Today
April 22, 2019
After serving more than five years in prison, James Elliot is turning his life around including plans to apply to Delaware Law School in the future. The article names President Julie E. Wollman and Vice President for Strategic Advancement and Chief of Staff Katie Herschede.

Alumni News:

Caught in the Draft
NFL
April 21, 2019
This NFL Network program features Widener alumnus and former football player Billy Johnson.

Press Release:

Widener University receives $1 million gift in the name of former professor, ethics leader

Athletics Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Widener Preview Days; 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Muller Hall
  • Math Speaker Series: Applications in Electrical Engineering; 12 – 1 p.m.; Kirkbride Hall 231

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Oral Arguments with Randi Teplitz; 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.; 12:30 – 2 p.m.; 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.; A170
  • Earth Day/ELPS; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; The Pit
  • Torts Make Up Class/Prof. Lee; 1:15 – 2:45 p.m.; L203
  • Oral Arguments with DeMartino & Rob Teplitz; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.; A170
  • Christian Legal Society/Bible Study; 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.; Conference Rm 5

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution/Food & Drug Law Association – Fundraiser for Faithful Friends; all day; Main Street
  • Military Law Society – community service stuffed animal drive; all day; Main Street
  • Civil Procedure study hall with Professor Johnston; 5 – 6:30 p.m.; Main Law Bldg., Room 248

Friday, April 19, 2019

In the News:

RWU interim president takes provost job at Pa. university
Providence Business News
April 18, 2019
Widener University announced the appointment of Dr. Andrew A. Workman as the next provost of the university. Workman, who is currently the interim president of Roger Williams University in Rhode Island, will begin his new position in July.

KYW-PHI (CBS)
April 18, 2019
Multiple news outlets, including KYW-PHI (CBS), WTXF-PHI (FOX) and WPVI-PHI (ABC), covered the Widener Child Development Center’s annual springtime egg hunt, held Thursday in front of Old Main.

WESA-FM (Radio)
April 18, 2019
John Dernbach, a professor of environmental law and sustainability at Commonwealth Law, was interviewed about Pennsylvania’s duty to address climate change under its environmental rights amendment.

Press Release:

Widener University announces 2019 President for a Day

Athletics Updates:
Baseball: Widener 11, Messiah 7
Softball: Messiah 7, Widener 5

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Women’s Outdoor Track & Field (Widener Invitational); 3 p.m.; Home

Events on Main Campus Saturday:

  • Women’s Outdoor Track & Field (Widener Invitational); 10 a.m.; Home
  • Baseball vs. Messiah; 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.; Home

Thursday, April 18, 2019

In the News:

Ex-Black Panther gets new hearing in 1981 police death
Associated Press
April 17, 2019
Delaware Law Professor Judith Ritter is a lead lawyer for Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Delaware Ruling Raises Doubts About Appraisal Arbitrage in Courts
Bloomberg Law
April 17, 2019
Delaware Law Professor Emeritus Larry Hamermesh is quoted.

Boys Lacrosse: College commitments for the Class of 2019
NJ.com
April 17, 2019
New Jersey residents Chris Rotola and Jeffrey Vitale are committed to playing lacrosse at Widener.

Good Day Philadelphia
Fox 29
April 18, 2019
Fox 29 News ran an updated story on the parking meters being installed around the City of Chester and referenced Widener’s action to prevent meters from going up on campus.

WESA-FM Radio
April 18, 2019
After the state board voted to allow further study of a citizen led climate change petition, John Dernbach, Commonwealth Professor of Environmental Law and Sustainability, reinforces the importance of the petition and the state’s responsibility to act. Dernbach, along with Columbia Law Professor Michael Gerrard, outline more than 1,000 solutions to climate change in their new book “Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States,” according to Energy News Network.

Alumni News:

Green Woods Charter School in Roxborough welcomes new CEO
Montgomery News
April 17, 2018
Green Woods Charter School’s board of directors has announced that Widener graduate Debi Durso will lead the K-8 public charter school as CEO.

Press Release:

Widener University announces new provost

Athletics Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Spring Egg Hunt; 11 a.m.; Old Main Lawn
  • Widener Preview Day; 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Lathem Hall
  • History of Mathematics Speakers Series; 4 – 5 p.m.; University Center, Webb Room
  • Take Back the Night Special Guest Speaker; 7 – 9 p.m.; Alumni Auditorium

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Oral Arguments with Randi Teplitz; 8:30 – 10 a.m. and 3 – 5:30 p.m.; A170
  • Bunnies in the Pit: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; The Pit
  • Make-Up Exit Counseling; 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; A180
  • Oral Arguments with Sholtis; 12 – 1 p.m. A172 and 1 – 3 p.m. A170
  • Christian Legal Society/Bible Study; 12 – 1 p.m.; Conference Room 5
  • CANCELLED: Meditation Series; 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.; Sidebar Cafe
  • Zumba Class; 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.; Progress Gym

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution/Food & Drug Law Association – Fundraiser for Faithful Friends; all day; Main Street
  • Military Law Society – community service stuffed animal drive; all day; Main Street
  • Independence Advisors, LLC Retirement Planning Meeting; 6 – 9:30 a.m.; L237

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

In the News:

It’s Poetry Month, and ‘The Undefeated’ celebrates African Americans who persevered
The Notebook
April 16, 2019
Rachel Slaughter, a doctoral candidate at Widener, reviews the poem “The Undefeated” in the QUILT book review.

Pa. to review sweeping carbon-cutting proposal, despite opposition
Pittsburgh-Post Gazette
April 16, 2019
The Environmental Quality Board voted to accept a rule-making petition, supported by the Widener Commonwealth Environmental Law and Sustainability Center, to create a Cap-And-Trade Program for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Pennsylvania for evaluation. Commonwealth Professor of Environmental Law and Sustainability John Dernbach, one of the petitioners, is quoted. A similar story appeared in PA Environment Digest Blog and WITF.

6ABC
April 16, 2019
6ABC sportscaster Ducis Rodgers, a member of the Communication Studies Advisory Board, was on campus yesterday working with Widener communications students in the studio playing the part of game show host for “Widener Brain Games” and offering industry advice and insight.

Alumni News:

CROSS COUNTRY HEALTHCARE INC : Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits (form 8-K)
Market Screener
April 15, 2019
Widener Law graduate Stephen A. Saville was named the Executive Vice President of Operations of Cross Country Healthcare, Inc.

Press Release:

Widener Alumnus Brent Staples, ’73, Receives Pulitzer Prize

Athletics Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Decision Time – Widener Call In / Walk In hours available; 3 – 5 p.m.; Muller Hall
  • Baseball vs. Scranton; 4 p.m.; Home
  • Softball vs. Arcadia (DH); 4 p.m.; Home
  • Spring Themed Dinner Series; 5 – 7:30 p.m.; Marriott Dining Room
  • Softball vs. Arcadia (DH); 6 p.m.; Home
  • Light Up The Night Pop-Up Art Gallery & Spoken Word Event; 6 – 8 p.m.; Walnut Street Pedestrian Bridge
  • Women’s Lacrosse vs. Arcadia; 7 p.m.; Home
  • Self Defense with Jared Bennett; 7 – 8 p.m.; University Center, Room A

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • HANNAH Outside Group (2nd); 7 – 10 a.m.; A180
  • Oral Arguments/Teplitz; 8:30 – 10 a.m. and 12:30 – 2 p.m.; A170
  • Oral Arguments/Sholtis; 9 – 10 a.m. A172; 10 – 11 a.m. A170; 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. A172; 3:45 – 5:30 p.m. A170
  • Moot Court/1L Practice Oral Arguments; 1 – 8 p.m.; L204
  • Student Awards Ceremony & Reception; 4 – 6 p.m.; A180/Reception to Follow in Gallery
  • MidPenn Pardon Project; 5:30 – 9 p.m.; L201
  • Oral Arguments/DeMartino & Rob Teplitz; 6 – 8 p.m.; A170

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution/Food & Drug Law Association – Fundraiser for Faithful Friends; all day; Main Street
  • Military Law Society – community service stuffed animal drive; all day; Main Street
  • Student Awards Ceremony; 5 – 6 p.m.; Vale Courtroom
  • Graduates Stole Ceremony; 7 – 8 p.m.; L119, Main Law Building