Thursday, May 23, 2019

In the News:

How Lawyers Can Help Save The Planet
Law 360
May 21, 2019
John Dernbach, professor of environmental law and sustainability at Widener Law Commonwealth, co-authors this article sharing a legal toolkit with more than 1,000 specific recommendations for actions at the federal, state, and local levels and in the private sector to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Wednesday’s Southeastern Pa. roundup: La Salle baseball tops Father Judge in 13 innings in Catholic League semis
The Philadelphia Inquirer
May 23, 2019
Widener will host the Catholic League title game on Saturday.

Alumni News:

Heddings Earns Region Coaching Honor
Eastern University Eagles
May 22, 2019
The United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association selected Fallon Heddings, a Widener physical therapy alumna, as the Mideast Region Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year for her work with Eastern’s jumpers and sprinters.

Delco School Administrator Appearing On ‘Jeopardy!’ Friday
Springfield Patch
May 22, 2019
Widener alumna Susan Waller, a Chester resident, will compete on Jeopardy tomorrow, Friday, May 24 at 7 p.m.

The White House official who stood up to Trump
CNN
May 22, 2019
This article discusses former White House counsel Don McGahn, a Widener Law Commonwealth graduate.

Athletics Updates:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • TAP/Contracts & Torts; 6 – 9 p.m.; L203

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

In the News:

Spellbound: Chester Upland crowns top spellers in bee
Delaware County Daily Times
May 21, 2019
Coverage of yesterday’s spelling bee hosted by the Chester Upland School District in partnership with Widener University. CBS3 and 6ABC also covered the event.

Alumni News:

LETTER: What’s going on in Kennett Township?
Southern Chester County Weeklies
May 18, 2019
Kennett Township Supervisor candidate Hunter Tower, a Widener alumnus, authored this letter to editor ahead of yesterday’s election.

Anthony Leal: engaging with the best of both worlds
Lancaster Online
May 21, 2019
Feature story about Widener alumnus Anthony Leal, who graduated with a dual degree in political science and international relations.

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • TAP/Legal Methods; 6 – 9 p.m.; L203

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

In the News:

Auditor General DePasquale Calls For PA To Act On Climate Change To Save Lives, Prepare For Higher Costs, Particularly For Water Infrastructure
PA Environment Digest Blog
May 17, 2019
Widener Law Commonwealth hosted a hearing led by Pennsylvania Auditor General DePasquale as he develops a special report on state government’s response to climate change and steps that can better prepare the state for the future.

Sohonage for Cumberland County judge
PennLive
May 17, 2019
A Letter to the Editor written by Matthew Bugli, a second-year law student at Widener Law Commonwealth, supports Kirk Sohonage for Cumberland County judge.

Widener offers salute to Class of 2019
Delaware County Daily Times
May 18, 2019
A recap of Widener’s 2019 commencement ceremony on Friday at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts. Article quotes commencement speaker Patrick Murphy, a Widener alumnus and current trustee, and student speaker Iman Elkhashab, the 2019 recipient of the university President’s Award.
*Please contact Emily Barrett at eabarrett@widener.edu if you are unable to access this story.

Alumni News:

Delco woman appears on Jeopardy May 24; will she get chance to tangle with champion Holzhauer?
Delaware County Daily Times
May 20, 2019
Widener alumna and Chester resident Dr. Susan Waller will appear on’Jeopardy!’ on Friday, May 24 at 7 p.m.

Mark Musella Sworn In As Bergen County Prosecutor
Daily Voice
May 20, 2019
Delaware Law graduate Mark Musella was sworn in Monday as Bergen County’s new prosecutor.

Homepage Feature Story:

Press Release:

Athletics Updates:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • TAP/Contracts & Torts; 6 – 9 p.m.; L203

Monday, May 20, 2019

In the News:

Know Your Rights with Ellen Firestone
May 13, 2019
Delaware Law Professor Erin Daly and Distinguished Professor of Law Jim May, both co-founders of the Dignity Rights Project, are featured guests on this podcast.

Local Triplets Graduate On The Same Day
CBS 3
May 17, 2019
One of the Widener graduates at Friday’s commencement was Molly Foglia, a triplet whose sisters graduated the same day from Arcadia University.

Biden pitches himself as a uniter even as he tears into Trump
Market Watch
May 18, 2019
After former Vice President Joe Biden spoke in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art this weekend, J. Wesley Leckrone, an associate professor of political science, provided commentary on Biden’s chance to win Pennsylvania in the general election if he is the Democrats’ nominee.

‘We believe in serving others’
Lowell Sun
May 19, 2019
Kari Rosado, one of the newest UMass Lowell graduates, plans to go on to graduate school at Widener.

Alumni News:

Six on primary ballot for Chester County trial judge
The Mercury
May 17, 2019
Delaware Law alumnus Daniel J. Maisano is running for a seat as a Chester County Common Pleas Court judgeship.

Athletics Update:

Three Members of @WidenerXCTF Selected to Compete at NCAA Championships

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • US Attorney’s Health Care Fraud Conference; 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; A180

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • E. John Wherry, Jr. Distinguished Lecture in Trial Advocacy and Professionalism; 4 – 6:30 p.m.; Vale Courtroom

Friday, May 17, 2019

In the News:

Bayer Bets on Appeals, More Trials Following $2B Roundup Verdict
Law.com
May 15, 2019
Article quotes Jean Eggen, professor emerita at Delaware Law School.

Community Briefs
Delaware County Daily Times
May 16, 2019
Promotion of the upcoming summer camp hosted by the School of Arts and Sciences.

Alumni News:

Cumberland County District Attorney candidates
The Shippensburg News Chronicle
May 16, 2019
Widener Law graduate Sean Patrick Quinlan is running unopposed for the Democratic nomination for Cumberland County District Attorney.

Events for Main Campus today:

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement; 4 p.m.; The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

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