Thursday, May 16, 2019

In the News:

‘Well intentioned but impossible:’ Why critics say Marsy’s Law will undermine the rights of the accused
Pennsylvania Capital Star
May 13, 2019
Commonwealth Law Professor Michael Dimino is quoted in an article that explores the idea of due process and how it intersects with state government.

In School
Carroll County Times
May 14, 2019
Widener student and field hockey player Madison Radnoff traveled with the team to Bermuda for five days in March for a spring break service trip.

6ABC
May 15, 2019
Coverage of yesterday’s ROTC Commissioning ceremony was featured in the evening news.

Big honors for small business for new guy in town in Chester
Delaware County Daily Times
May 16, 2019
The U.S. Small Business Administration and Widener University Small Business Development Center in the School of Business Administration honored American Wood Design, a small business that it partnered with to provide assistance in relocating and growing its business in Chester. This article quotes Lenin Agudo, director of the Small Business Development Center.

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Nightingale Ceremony; 12 p.m.; Springfield Country Club
  • Graduate and Extended Learning Student Awards; 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.; Lathem Hall
  • Under the Dome Reception; 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.; Old Main Lawn

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • PMBR; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; L202
  • Admin Meeting; 10 – 11 a.m.; DCR

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

In the News:

Skadden Partner Poised To Lead Del. Corporation Law Panel
Law360
May 13, 2019
Article quotes Lawrence Hamermesh, emeritus professor of law at Delaware Law and former council chairman of the Delaware State Bar Association’s Corporation Law Council.

Millennial Money: 3 ways to curb a shopping urge
Associated Press
May 14, 2019
Psychology Professor Ross Steinman provides advice on how to manage the urge to spend. This article is featured in a number of additional outlets including the Washington Post.

Monsanto was Ordered to Pay $2 Billion in a Cancer Lawsuit. There are 13,000 More Plaintiffs.
Pacific Standard
May 14, 2019
This article references a previous interview with Delaware Law Emerita Professor of Law Jean Eggen.

The legislature is again courting changes for Pa. courts
The Philadelphia Inquirer
May 14, 2019
A look at anticipated changes on how state judges are appointed quotes Commonwealth Law Professor Michael Dimino, an expert in constitutional and election law.

Alumni News:

Q&A: Sussex Tech teachers return to the classroom – for their doctorates
Sussex Tech High School
May 13, 2019
A Q&A with Sussex Technical High School teacher Diane LeCates who recently earned her doctor of education in school leadership from Widener as well as the Center for Education’s Outstanding Dissertation Award.

Athletics Updates:

Press Release:

Widener University names President’s Award winner

Events on Main Campus today:

  • ROTC Commissioning; 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Veterans Memorial Old Main Front Lawn

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • PMBR; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; L202

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

In the News:

Upcoming Business, Science and Engineering Summer Camps at Widener University
Chester Matters Blog
May 13, 2019
Widener’s School of Business Administration, College of Arts and Sciences, and School of Engineering will host four fun and educational summer camps for high school students in June and July.

Only Yesterday
The Dallas Post
May 13, 2019
In 1989, Widener sponsored a 10-week stock market game that included 120 schools.

CBS
May 13, 2019
A hearing held at Widener Law Commonwealth was an opportunity for the Pennsylvania Auditor General to hear testimony about the growing impact of climate change on the economy and public health ahead of releasing a special report this summer. NBC 8 and ABC 27 also covered the hearing.

Alumni News:

Appointment to the position of Assoc. Vice Chancellor, Financial Affairs and Campus Controller
UC Santa Cruz
May 13, 2019
UC Santa Cruz appointed Widener graduate Biju Kamaleswaran to the position of associate vice chancellor of financial affairs and campus controller.

Press Release:

Business, Science and Engineering Camps at Widener This Summer

Athletics Update:

Wood of @WidenerBaseball Named ECAC Division III South Player of the Month

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • PMBR; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; L202

Monday, May 13, 2019

In the News:

Game On! Arcadia University Launches Esports Program for Fall 2019
Yahoo! Finance
May 10, 2019
Arcadia will be one of eight colleges and universities in the MAC, including Widener who announced the creation of an esports program in December, to offer an esports varsity athletic program.

I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night
Penn Live
May 10, 2019
Commonwealth Law Emeritus Professor of Law Michael J. Cozzillio co-authored this opinion article.

Confronting climate change: WITF Smart Talk
State Impact
May 11, 2019
Originally featured last week on WITF’s Smart Talk, Commonwealth Law Professor of Environmental Law and Sustainability John Dernbach spoke about how to confront climate change and references his new book “Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States.”

NBC News 10
May 13, 2019
Widener Law Commonwealth will host a panel today led by the Pennsylvania Auditor General on climate change. This event was also promoted on CBS 21.

Alumni News:

Female E-Discovery Practitioners Find Career Tips, Friendship From Growing Trade Group
Texas Lawyer
May 10, 2019
Lana Schell Pellegrino, a Delaware Law alumna, co-founded a nonprofit trade association for women in the electronic discovery industry, called Women in eDiscovery.

Jason A. Ulrich joins Gross McGinley, LLP as senior counsel and other new hire, promotions and awards
The Morning Call
May 12, 2019
Widener Law graduate Jason Ulrich joined Gross McGinley, LLP as senior counsel.

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • PMBR; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; L202
  • Auditor General/Climate Change; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.; A170
  • Property Review with Prof. Dernbach; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.; L204

Friday, May 10, 2019

In the News:

Today in History: May 6, 2019
The Delaware County Daily Times
May 6, 2019
In 2009, Widener doctoral student Woodwyn Koon created a documentary about life in Chester in the early 20th century.

Counts awarded prestigious scholarship
The Southwest Times
May 6, 2019
Bridgewater College senior Madeline S. Carlson will pursue a juris doctor at Delaware Law School after graduation.

Campus Notes
Pocono Record
May 7, 2019
Two local students, Arianna McRae and Connor Pandolfo, participated in the Widener team at the Collegiate Leadership Competition.

Souder: Archbishop Wood senior duo linked beyond high school
The Intelligencer
May 9, 2019
Hatboro-Horsham Senior High School senior Mikayla Fedele will continue her softball career at Widener.

Alumni News:

Widener University basketball great Dennis James inducted into MAC Hall of Fame
The Philadelphia Tribune
May 8, 2019
Widener alumnus Dennis James has been selected to the Middle Atlantic Conferences Hall of Fame Class of 2019. James played basketball for Widener from 1974-78.

Athletics Updates:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • PMBR; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; L202

Thursday, May 9, 2019

In the News:

Ryan Goodman wins Upper Dublin Medal for Outstanding Student
Montogomery News
May 7, 2019
Feature on Ryan Goodman, a 2018 recipient the Widener University High School Leadership Award.

Observational study of long-term persistent elevation of neurodegeneration markers after cardiac surgery
Nature
May 9, 2019
Jihane Hajj, assistant professor of nursing, is a co-author of this research that published in the journal Nature.

Alumni News:

Eagle Island Camp opens with day sessions

Sun Community News
May 7, 2019
Eagle Island hired summer camp Director Katrina Dearden, a Widener graduate.

Chesco lawyer to lead state Bar Association House of Delegates
The Mercury
May 9, 2019
Widener Law graduate Kim Denise “Deni” Morton will begin a two-year term as chairwoman of the Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates on May 17.

Athletics Update:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • PMBR; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; L202

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

In the News:

Widener Student Takes University’s Reins, Becomes President for a Day
Pivot Today
May 8, 2019
This article is re-purposed from the Delaware County Daily Times about this year’s President for a Day featuring Gabrielle Gehron and President Julie E. Wollman.

Smart Talk
WITF
May 8, 2019
John Dernbach, Widener Commonwealth Law professor of environmental law and sustainability, is a featured guest on an episode centered on climate change.

Widener program celebrates collaboration with community partners
The Spirit
May 8, 2019
Widener’s Academic Service-Learning program held a Celebration of Collaboration last week in Chester to discuss its achievements and upcoming ventures for the program. The event featured President Julie E. Wollman, Associate Professor of Nursing Normajean Colby and Professor of Education Nadine McHenry.

Press Release:

Athletics Update:

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Alumni News:

Blank Rome Associate Presents Award at Widener University Delaware Law School
Delaware Law Weekly
May 1, 2019
The fifth annual Peter I. Tsoflias Most Outstanding Member Award was presented to Widener Delaware Law School student Colleen Degnan.

Siegfried Welcomes New Professionals
Bezinga
May 3, 2019
Widener and Delaware Law graduate Leigh-Anne Raport is one of the newest additions to The Siegfried Group, LLP.

Press Release:

Widener student Ricki Boateng honored as Newman Civic Fellow

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Faculty Meeting; 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 a.m.; L205

Monday, May 6, 2019

In the News:

New provost named at Widener University
Delaware County Daily Times
May 2, 2019
Widener announced the appointment of Andrew A. Workman, Ph.D., the current interim president of Roger Williams University in Rhode Island, as the next provost of the university.

Turnabout is fair play as Widener student runs campus as president for a day
Delaware County Daily Times
May 3, 2019
Coverage of this year’s President for a Day which allowed biomedical engineering student Gabrielle Gehron to trade places with President Julie E. Wollman.

ELI Publishes Book On Legal Pathways To Deep Decarbonization
JD Surpa
May 3, 2019
Commonwealth Professor of Environmental Law and Sustainability John Dernbach participated in a panel at the Environmental Law Institute on his latest book “Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States.”

Athletics Updates:

Friday, May 3, 2019

In the News:

Transitions: Reed College Selects New Chief, Vice President for Academic Affairs Named at Pitzer College
The Chronicle of Higher Education
May 2, 2019
This news item includes an announcement that Dr. Andrew Workman has been named the next provost of Widener University.

Reactions to Senator Maureen Walsh’s Remarks
Minority Nurse
April 30, 2019
Assistant Professor of Nursing Tiffany Montgomery shares her thoughts on the vast roles nurses play in our health care system.

Puerto Rico gubernatorial candidate Cruz, hostile to FOMB, could throw wrench into restructuring if elected
Debtwire (no link available)
May 1, 2019
Story quotes Commonwealth Law School Professor Juliet M. Moringiello on municipal bankruptcy practices.

ACI Eastern Pennsylvania & Delaware Chapter 2019 Student Beam Contest
Concrete.org
May 2, 2019
Coverage of the American Concrete Institute Eastern Pennsylvania & Delaware chapter’s annual student beam contest, which Widener hosted and in which Widener teams won the “Lowest Cost Beam to Support 3,000 pounds” and “Ultimate Load Closest To 4,800 pounds” categories.

Auditor General DePasquale to Hold May 13 Climate Hearing at Widener University, Harrisburg
PA Environment Daily
May 3, 2019
Auditor General DePasquale will hold another in his series of hearings on climate change May 13 at Commonwealth Law School.

Alumni News:

Six candidates up for three seats on Cape school board
Cape Gazette
May 3, 2019
Alumnus Charles “Chuck” Mowll is running for the Cape Henlopen School Board.

 Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Transfer Instant Decision Day; 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Muller Hall

 Events on Main Campus this weekend:

  • Widener Chorale; Saturday @ 7:30 – 8:30 p.m., Lathem Hall