Tuesday, July 23, 2019

In the News:

Notable Achievements By Glastonbury College Students
Glastonbury Patch
July 22, 2019
Widener students who earned dean’s list in the spring semester are mentioned in this local news outlet as well as in the Gettysburg Times.

Alumni News:

DeMatteis sworn in to head Department of Correction
Dover Post
July 16, 2019
Delaware Law graduate Claire DeMatteis has been appointed Commissioner of the Delaware Department of Correction, the first woman to hold the position in the state’s history. This announcement is also shared in Hockessin Community News.

People in the News—July 16, 2019—Klehr Harrison
The Legal Intelligencer
July 16, 2019
Claudia L. Huot, a partner at Wisler Pearlstine and a Delaware Law alumna, presented at Lehigh University’s 47th annual Special Education Law Conference on “Collaboration Between Families and Schools: Are We on the Same Page?”

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Robotics Engineering Camp; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Kirkbride Hall

Monday, July 22, 2019

In the News:

Local students named to Widener University dean’s list
Hockessin Community News
July 18, 2019
This article recognizes more than a dozen Widener students who achieved dean’s list in the spring semester. Similar announcements are shared in the Herald Media Mail, The Dover Post and The Sentinel.

Fired up? Ready To Run Delaware candidate training starts Sept. 16
Technical.ly Delaware
July 18, 2019
Delaware Law School will host Ready to Run Delaware, a six-session course of nonpartisan political training for women offered by by Delaware ERANow in partnership with Mary Ann’s List.

Sports Reveal Team Spirit in Week 4 of #MyTopCollege
Forbes
July 19, 2019
Widener continues to lead the mid-sized school division in the #MyTopCollege competition. The theme for week five asks participants to share connections that they made in college, from friendships to mentorships to relationships.

Alumni News:

Buckley announces new additions to Annapolis City Hall
Baltimore Sun
July 19, 2019
Widener graduate Lyn Farrow has been tapped to serve as assistant city manager in Annapolis, Maryland. This announcement was also featured in The Patch Annapolis.

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Robotics Engineering Camp; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Kirkbride Hall

Thursday, July 18, 2019

In the News:

Finishing Touches: Editing Descriptions of the Law for Persuasion
Appellate Advocacy Blog
July 16, 2019
Amanda Sholtis, professor of law at Widener Commonwealth Law, writes about the importance of not just the application of the law, but the description of it when it comes to effective advocacy.

Reflections on the U.S. space program a half-century after Apollo 11
Space News
July 16, 2019
Harry Augensen, professor of physics and astronomy and director of the Widener Observatory, writes this opinion piece (pages 35-37) on the U.S. space program’s impact on human advances and discoveries across the solar system as well as on his personal education and career.

$900,000 Delaware City refinery settlement includes permit changes
Delaware News Media
July 17, 2019
The Delaware City Refining Company will pay DNREC penalties totaling $950,000 to resolve a series of air quality violations as well as several permit appeals, which Ken Kristl, professor and director of the Environmental Rights Institute at Delaware Law, says will help the refinery gain some operational flexibility.

Academic Achievement July 18
Chadds Ford Live
July 18, 2019
Maggie Thomas earned a doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the May 2019 commencement ceremony. Additional recent graduates are featured in The Abington Journal.

Fish Our of Water: Episode 2
SwimSwam Podcast
July 17, 2019
In this episode of Fish Out of Water, host John Culhane, a professor at Delaware Law, interviews Tina Andrews, co-owner and general manager of the New York Breakers, one of the newest teams in the International Swimming League.

Events on Main Campus today:

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

In the News:

Before You Click Buy, Some Amazon ‘Prime Day’ Tips
New York Times
July 10, 2019
Originally appearing in the Associated Press, this article quotes Ross Steinman, professor of psychology, on the best ways to ensure that consumers won’t overspend during the Amazon Prime Day events.

School District of Lancaster announces new administrators
Lancaster Online
July 16, 2019
Earlier this month, Marian Grill, a doctoral candidate at Widener, became the new principal at Lafayette Elementary School.

Christian Buchler leads Yardley-Morrisville to Lower Bucks title
Bucks County Courier Times
July 17, 2019
Yardley-Morrisville pitcher Christian Buchler will attend Widener in the fall as a member of the baseball team.

Alumni News:

Group Welcomes New Board Members
Town Lively
July 17, 2019
Justin Walzl, who graduated from the Widener CRNP nursing program, will join the American Heart Association’s Lancaster Division board of directors.

Downingtown Area School District welcomes 3 elementary principals
Daily Local News
July 17, 2019
Shawn Wright, who earned a doctoral degree in educational leadership from Widener, is the new principal at Brandywine Wallace Elementary. This announcement is also featured in Town Lively.

Athletics Updates:

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

In the News:

Can a politician block you on social media? Well, that depends
Delaware News Journal
July 15, 2019
Delaware Law Professor Alan Garfield analyzes whether President Trump’s decision to block users from his Twitter account was unconstitutional or not.

WBZ in the Morning
WBZ Boston (CBS)
July 15, 2019
This local CBS affiliate references shopping tips from Widener Professor Ross Steinman on how to make smart purchases during the Amazon Prime Day events.

Alumni News:

Delaware Department of Correction Commissioner Sworn In
WBOC 16
July 15, 2019
Delaware Law graduate Claire DeMatteis was sworn in as the ninth Commissioner of the Delaware Department of Correction earlier this week.

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Widener Preview Day; 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Main Campus

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Nursing Summer Class; 4 – 8 p.m.; A170

Monday, July 15, 2019

In the News:

Amazon Prime Day: Heed these tips before you click
CBS News
July 11, 2019
Continued coverage of an article featuring Psychology Professor Ross Steinman with helpful information on how to make smart purchases during the upcoming Amazon Prime Day. This article also appeared in the Indiana Gazette, The Columbian and more.

Traditions Trump Rivalries in Week 3 of #MyTopCollege
Forbes
July 12, 2019
Widener is still the division leader after week 3 of the #MyTopCollege competition. The competition continues this week with a theme focused on game day, including the most competitive rivalries, the liveliest student sections and the catchiest cheers.

Faculty Awarded Tenure… at Kalamazoo, Widener, Winthrop
Inside Higher Ed
July 12, 2019
This article lists the Widener faculty who were awarded tenure.

Foundation Celebrates 2019 Scholarship Recipients
Calvert Beacon
July 13, 2019
Widener nursing student Natalie Cloak was among the 32 students to receive a scholarship from the CalvertHealth Foundation.

Far Out: Widener professor remembers being inspired by man walking on the moon
Delaware County Daily Times
July 14, 2019
Harry J. Augensen, professor of physics and astronomy, was interviewed about the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon and the impact that moment had on his life, career and the future of space exploration.
*Please contact Emily Barrett at eabarrett@widener.edu if you have trouble accessing the story.

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus today:

Thursday, July 11, 2019

In the News:

Before you click buy, some Amazon ‘Prime Day’ tips
ABC News
July 10, 2019
In an interview with the Associated Press ahead of Amazon Prime Day, Psychology Professor Ross Steinman advises that shoppers develop a shopping list and budget in order to stay on track. This article appeared in numerous outlets including Yahoo! Finance, the San Antonio Express News, The Boston Globe, the Houston Chronicle, The Chicago Tribune and more.

Community Briefs: Widener University announces faculty promotions, tenure awards
Delaware County Daily News
July 10, 2019
Widener announced the members of its faculty who have been awarded promotions or tenure effective fall 2019.

Who’s News
Vineland Daily Journal
July 9, 2019
Francesco Gaetano III earned a civil engineering degree from Widener at the May 17 commencement ceremony.

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Pride Experience I; 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.; University Center

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

In the News:

Wharton is closing its small business development center, the first in the state
Technical.ly Philly
July 9, 2019
The article mentions that Widener is one of the two closest small business development centers to the Wharton School of Business’ Small Business Development Center, which is closing at the end of July. Similar coverage also appeared in the Philadelphia Business Journal.

Widener University and ACS Athens Institute offer Groundbreaking Hybrid Undergraduate, Graduate & Doctorate Courses
World New EIN
July 10, 2019
Widener and ACS Athens signed an agreement to develop course offerings on the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels that will benefit students at both institutions.

Alumni News:

Attorney Amy Furness is defending the opioid manufacturer of Percocet
Florida Trend
June 24, 2019
Delaware Law alumna Amy Furness is defending the opioid manufacturer Endo in a lawsuit filed by the Florida Attorney General’s Office.

Athletics Update:

Gillespie Announces 2019 Schedule for @WidenerFHockey

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Pride Experience I; 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.; University Center

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Barbri – MBE Simulated Writing Test; all day; A180

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

In the News:

The Audience in the Mind’s Eye: How Journalists Imagine Their Readers
Tow Center for Digital Journalism
June 26, 2018
This research paper investigates whether new digital tools have influenced the way journalists think about their audiences and references a 1990 study of Chicago news organizations led by Dwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer, professor of communications studies.

A travel trunk’s link to Delco’s military college past
Delaware County Daily Times
July 4, 2019
A look inside a travel trunk at Delaware County Historical Society that once belonged to Pennsylvania Military College student John Gunning McKay Jr. gives a peek into the life of a PMC student in the 20th century.
*Please contact Emily Barrett at eabarrett@widener.edu if you are having troubling accessing this article.

Education Shoutouts
Salisbury Post
July 4, 2019
Local Salisbury residents Amelia Hasty-Rhodes and Mark Wilson were among the 1,100 graduates at Widener’s 2019 commencement ceremony.

New trouble for U.S. gun manufacturers
Global News Canada
July 6, 2019
Delaware Law Professor John Culhane is featured in this news video that examines the legal argument of whether liability following a crime with a firearm should fall to the manufacturer or the perpetrator.

Challenging medical malpractice on Guam
Guam Daily Post
July 8, 2019
Article references a medical malpractice article written by Delaware Law’s Distinguished Professor Emerita of Law Jean Eggen.

 

Athletics Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Pride Experience I; 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.; University Center

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Supreme Court Review & CLE/L&G; 12 – 2 p.m.; A180
  • Nursing Summer Class; 4 – 8 p.m.; A172

Monday, July 8, 2019

In the News:

Brief Writing: Where Do I Even Begin?
Appellate Advocacy Blog
July 2, 2019
This blog post is written by Amanda L. Sholtis, professor of legal methods and director of academic success at Commonwealth Law.

UPDATE: Woman says she was partially blinded by a retractable dog leash purchased on Amazon — and wants the tech giant to be held liable
Market Watch
July 8, 2019
Christopher J. Robinette, professor of law at Commonwealth Law, is quoted in an article examining a product liability lawsuit against Amazon that may make large tech companies responsible for the third party products that they sell. This article also appeared in Morningstar.

Alumni News:

Victoria Paone and Peter Rosa
The Two Rivers Times
July 3, 2019
Wedding announcement for Delaware Law alumni Victoria Paone and Peter Rosa.

Alfreda Love Podcast
July 5, 2019
Widener alumna Cheris Fisher, a community nurse, ordained minister, and motivational speaker, is a guest on the podcast discussing her latest book.

Athletics Updates: