Chester, PA, United States

Widener University
Chester, PA, United States

Widener University is a private, coeducational university located in Chester, Pennsylvania. Its main campus sits on 108 acres , just 14 miles southwest of Philadelphia. The university has three other campuses: two in Pennsylvania and one in Wilmington, Delaware.Founded as The Bullock School for Boys in 1821, the school was established in Wilmington, Delaware. It became the The Alsop School for Boys from 1846–1853, and then Hyatt's Select School for Boys from 1853-1859. Military instruction was introduced in 1858 and in 1859 the school changed its name to Delaware Military Academy. It moved to Pennsylvania in 1862 and became Pennsylvania Military Academy. It was known as Pennsylvania Military College after 1892 and adopted the Widener name in 1972.About 3,300 undergraduates and 3,300 graduate students attend Widener in eight degree-granting schools. The university offers associate's, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in areas ranging from traditional liberal arts to professional programs. The Carnegie Foundation classifies Widener as a Doctoral/Research University and a Community Engagement Institution. Widener was ranked #181 in the National Universities category by US News & World Report for 2012. Wikipedia.

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The following ten nominees were appointed as directors of Pembina to serve until the next annual meeting of shareholders of the Company, or until their successors are elected or appointed: KPMG LLP, Chartered Accountants, were appointed to serve as the auditors of the Company until the close of the next annual meeting, at remuneration to be fixed by the directors on the recommendation of the Audit Committee. 3.       Approve an increase to the number of shares reserved for issuance under the stock option plan An ordinary resolution to reserve an additional 15,000,000 common shares of Pembina for issuance under the stock option plan of Pembina, as set out in the Information Circular, was approved with an approximate 88.57 percent of votes case in favour. On an advisory basis and not to diminish the role and responsibility of the board of directors, the approach to executive compensation disclosed in the Information Circular was approved with an approximate 96.29 percent of votes cast in favour. Additional details in respect the Meeting's voting results can be found on Pembina's profile at and Pembina also announced today that Mr. Grant Billing did not stand for re-election and that Mr. Bruce D. Rubin has been appointed to the Board effective May 5, 2017. "On behalf of Pembina's Board and management, I would like to thank Mr. Billing for his dedication and significant contributions to the Company and the Board," said Randall Findlay, Chair of the Board of Directors. "We have been fortunate to work with someone of Grant's calibre and wish him continued success in his future endeavors." Mr. Findlay added: "I am pleased to welcome Mr. Rubin to the Board of Directors during this period of transformational growth for Pembina. Bruce brings value-added diversity of knowledge, expertise and experience to the Board, particularly with respect to the petrochemical and polypropylene industries. We believe his demonstrated and relevant industry experience and strategic acumen will further support our strategy to deliver long-term, sustainable value to our shareholders through operational excellence, strong governance and continued growth." Mr. Rubin is an independent businessman with over 38 years of experience, including various executive and advisory positions and board memberships in the energy, refining and petrochemical sectors. He served as the CEO of Sunoco Chemicals and was a Senior Vice President of Sunoco Inc., from 2008 until 2010, and held various other executive positions during a 32-year career with that company. Mr. Rubin was Braskem America's first CEO, and he served with Braskem America in an executive capacity from 2010 until 2013. He served on the board of directors of Sylvatex Inc. from 2012 to 2016, and currently serves on the board of DISA Global Solutions. He is also currently an advisor for Sylvatex Inc. Mr. Rubin has a Master of Business Administration Degree from Widener University as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Rubin's appointment includes serving on the Board's Audit Committee and Health, Safety & Environment Committee. Committee charters and Mr. Rubin's full biography can be found at Calgary-based Pembina Pipeline Corporation is a leading transportation and midstream service provider that has been serving North America's energy industry for over 60 years. Pembina owns and operates an integrated system of pipelines that transport various products derived from natural gas and hydrocarbon liquids produced in western Canada and North Dakota. The Company also owns and operates gas gathering and processing facilities and an oil and natural gas liquids infrastructure and logistics business. Pembina's integrated assets and commercial operations along the majority of the hydrocarbon value chain allow it to offer a full spectrum of midstream and marketing services to the energy sector. Pembina is committed to working with its community and aboriginal neighbours, while providing value for investors in a safe, environmentally responsible manner. This balanced approach to operating ensures the trust Pembina builds among all of its stakeholders is sustainable over the long-term. Pembina's common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under PPL and PBA, respectively. For more information, visit

News Article | May 12, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ, May 12, 2017-- Attorney Scott G. Leonard of Leonard Legal Group has once again been named a New Jersey Super Lawyer. This is Leonard's tenth consecutive year on the list.Leonard began practicing law in 1996. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida and then made his way up north to attend law school at Widener University School of Law in Delaware. Since then, he has served personal injury victims throughout New Jersey, taking a personal interest in providing the best possible outcome for each injured victim and their family.Attorney Leonard is Board Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a civil trial attorney, a designation achieved by less than two percent of all New Jersey attorneys. In addition to consistently appearing on the New Jersey Super Lawyers list, he was also named in The National Trial Lawyers' Top 100 Trial Lawyers from 2013-2017. Leonard previously served as President of the New Jersey Association for Justice, the foremost trial lawyer organization dedicated to protecting the rights of accident victims and preserving the concept of justice for all. In his spare time he serves as a volunteer EMT. Leonard is also a frequent lecturer and moderator on various legal topics and issues and recently co-chaired the Ethics program at the New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar.Super Lawyers is a rating service created to establish a prestigious network of outstanding lawyers in more than 70 practice areas. Selected attorneys have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, and are selected based on independent research by the board, and peer nominations and evaluations. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit About Leonard Legal Group: Prominent New Jersey personal injury attorneys Scott G. Leonard and Sean Connelly handle all types of personal injury matters, including accidents, wrongful death, nursing home negligence, birth injuries and workplace accidents. They are dedicated to recovering the justice and compensation victims deserve. Their reputation for staunch advocacy and compassionate guidance was built over more than two decades. Learn more by calling 973-984-1414 or at

News Article | May 9, 2017

FALLS CHURCH, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ONE Discovery, a leading developer of eDiscovery processing, review, management and trial preparation solutions, is pleased to announce the addition of Lana Schell as the company’s vice president of commercial strategy, a newly created role for the growing company. Schell joins ONE Discovery from Content Analyst Company, acquired by kCura, where she served as director of channel partner programs. In her new role at ONE Discovery, Schell emphasizes and aligns the key functions of strategic planning, business development and process improvement. She works across all business units to establish specific plans, deliverables and measureable objectives to drive progress and achieve results. “At ONE Discovery, we take pride in our team of talented and knowledgeable eDiscovery professionals and adding an industry expert like Lana will continue to enhance our position in the market. Lana comes to ONE Discovery with the experience and a skill set we need to position us for success in the years to come,” said Elie Francis, founder and CEO at ONE Discovery. A seasoned eDiscovery professional with more than 15 years of experience in the legal industry, Schell’s experience ranges from consulting and managing large, complex electronic evidence projects for AmLaw250 law firms and Fortune 500 companies, as well as being an integral part of several eDiscovery software startup companies. Schell is a founder and former executive director for Women in eDiscovery, a non-profit worldwide organization that brings together businesswomen interested in technology related to the legal industry. In 2010, Schell was a finalist for the Anita Borg Institute Women of Vision award. Schell earned her bachelor’s degree from York College and her juris doctorate from Widener University School of Law. ONE Discovery created the only unified eDiscovery processing, review, management and trial preparation solutions built from the ground up for eDiscovery professionals, by eDiscovery professionals. Every piece of ONE Discovery’s platform – from the fair, flexible pricing model and instant scalability to the tiniest elements of the interface – was built with the user and real-world scenarios in mind. By combining best-in-class technology with unique eDiscovery know-how, ONE Discovery can deliver extreme system performance, unparalleled accuracy and defensibility, and the industry’s best overall user experience for service providers, large law firms, corporate counsel and more. For more information, visit the company at or follow ONE Discovery on LinkedIn and Twitter.

News Article | May 10, 2017
Site:, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has determined its ranking of the best colleges in Pennsylvania for 2017. 50 four-year schools were included on the list, with University of Pennsylvania, Lehigh University, Carnegie Mellon University, Duquesne University and University of Scranton ranked as the top five. 25 two-year schools were also ranked, with Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, Harrisburg Area Community College—Harrisburg, University of Pittsburgh—Titusville, Bucks County Community College and Manor College taking the top five spots on the list. A list of all winning schools is included below. “These Pennsylvania colleges and universities offer not only great degree programs but also excellent resources for preparing students for post-college careers,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of “They have demonstrated superior overall value to students by providing an overall positive, high-quality educational experience.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in Pennsylvania” list, institutions must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit schools. Each college is also ranked on metrics like the variety of degree programs offered, the number of employment and academic resources offered, financial aid availability, graduation rates and annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the “Best Colleges in Pennsylvania” list, visit: Best Four-Year Colleges in Pennsylvania for 2017 include: Allegheny College Arcadia University Bryn Mawr College Bucknell University Carnegie Mellon University Cedar Crest College Chatham University DeSales University Dickinson College Drexel University Duquesne University Eastern University Elizabethtown College Franklin and Marshall College Gannon University Gettysburg College Gwynedd Mercy University Haverford College Holy Family University Immaculata University Juniata College King's College La Salle University Lafayette College Lebanon Valley College Lehigh University Marywood University Mercyhurst University Messiah College Misericordia University Moravian College Muhlenberg College Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus Rosemont College Saint Francis University Saint Joseph's University Saint Vincent College Susquehanna University Swarthmore College Temple University University of Pennsylvania University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus University of Scranton University of the Sciences Ursinus College Villanova University Washington & Jefferson College Westminster College Widener University-Main Campus York College Pennsylvania Best Two-Year Colleges in Pennsylvania for 2017 include: Bucks County Community College Butler County Community College Commonwealth Technical Institute Community College of Allegheny County Community College of Beaver County Community College of Philadelphia Delaware County Community College Harcum College Harrisburg Area Community College - Harrisburg Johnson College Lackawanna College Lehigh Carbon Community College Luzerne County Community College Manor College Montgomery County Community College Northampton County Area Community College Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Pennsylvania Institute of Technology Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Reading Area Community College Rosedale Technical Institute Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology University of Pittsburgh - Titusville Valley Forge Military College Westmoreland County Community College ### About Us: was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.

Schatz P.,Saint Joseph's University | Sandel N.,Widener University
American Journal of Sports Medicine | Year: 2013

Background: The utility of postconcussion neurocognitive testing versus symptom data has been debated. The sensitivity of the desktop version of the Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) tool has been documented, but psychometric properties of the recently released online version of ImPACT have yet to be fully established. Purpose: To document the sensitivity of the online ImPACT version in samples of (1) symptomatic concussed (high school and collegiate) athletes, and (2) asymptomatic concussed (high school and collegiate) athletes suspected of hiding their concussions. Study Design: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3. Methods: A total of 81 athletes observed to sustain a concussion by a certified athletic trainer or team physician, a finding that was confirmed with reported postconcussion symptoms, completed the ImPACT test within 3 days of injury. Data were compared with an independent sample of 81 athletes who completed preseason baseline cognitive assessments using ImPACT and who were matched (with concussed athletes) on the basis of sex, age, sport, concussion history, and absence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and learning disability. An independent group of 37 athletes who were also observed to sustain a concussion completed ImPACT within 3 days of injury. These athletes reported no postconcussion symptoms but were noted for suspected invalid response patterns on ImPACT (Impulse Control index >30 and Verbal Memory index <69%). The subscale data from the assessments (excluding those contributing to the aforementioned indices) were compared with a matched sample of 37 athletes who completed preseason baseline cognitive assessments in ImPACT (using the same criteria described above). Results: Data from the ImPACT online version yielded 91.4% sensitivity and 69.1% specificity. For asymptomatic athletes suspected of hiding their concussion, data from ImPACT yielded 94.6% sensitivity and 97.3% specificity. Conclusion: The online version of the ImPACT tool is a valid measure of neurocognitive performance at the acute stages of concussion, with high levels of sensitivity and specificity, even when athletes appear to be denying postconcussion symptoms. © 2012 The Author(s).

Rothman M.S.,Widener University
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America | Year: 2015

The Kura-Araxes cultural tradition existed in the highlands of the South Caucasus from 3500 to 2450 BCE (before the Christian era). This tradition represented an adaptive regime and a symbolically encoded common identity spread over a broad area of patchy mountain environments. By 3000 BCE, groups bearing this identity had migrated southwest across a wide area from the Taurus Mountains down into the southern Levant, southeast along the Zagros Mountains, and north across the Caucasus Mountains. In these new places, they became effectively ethnic groups amid already heterogeneous societies. This paper addresses the place of migrants among local populations as ethnicities and the reasons for their disappearance in the diaspora after 2450 BCE.

Zhu T.-L.,Widener University
Computational Mechanics | Year: 2011

A modeling method for flapwise and chordwise bending vibration analysis of rotating pre-twisted Timoshenko beams is introduced. In the present modeling method, the shear and the rotary inertia effects on the modal characteristics are correctly included based on the Timoshenko beam theory. The kinetic and potential energy expressions of this model are derived from the Rayleigh-Ritz method, using a set of hybrid deformation variables. The equations of motion of the rotating beam are derived from the kinetic and potential energy expressions introduced in the present study. The equations thus derived are transmitted into dimensionless forms in which main dimensionless parameters are identified. The effects of dimensionless parameters such as the hub radius ratio, slenderness ration, etc. on the natural frequencies and modal characteristics of rotating pre-twisted beams are successfully examined through numerical studies. Finally the resonance frequency of the rotating beam is evaluated. © 2010 Springer-Verlag.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: MAJOR RESEARCH INSTRUMENTATION | Award Amount: 91.50K | Year: 2016

This Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) grant supports the acquisition of a neural recording system that integrates electroencephalography (EEG) and near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRs) together to provide bimodal data collection and analysis. The acquisition of this system enables faculty researchers across Biomedical & Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Neuropsychology fields to work together and develop multidisciplinary research and educational activities. Multiple research projects are proposed to investigate fundamental challenges in EEG-NIRs bimodal signal acquisition and its widespread applications in healthcare, medical instrument, and brain computer interface. Graduate and undergraduate students, including minorities, will participate in the proposed research projects. Widener University is located in Chester, Pennsylvania, which has a large population from underrepresented groups and undergoing significant economic depression in the last decades. The researchers will work with two local educational programs to involve a group of middle/high school students over 95% of whom are from underrepresented groups, inspiring them to pursue college education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

The goal of this grant is to acquire a BrainVision EEG-NIRs bimodal neural recording system that integrates a 32-channel BrainVision active channel amplifier EEG and a 32-channel NIRScout NIRs together. EEG is widely used to measure neural activity with a high temporal resolution but poor spatial specificity. NIRs is a noninvasive optical imaging technique that measures concentration changes of deoxygenated hemoglobin and oxygenated hemoglobin during brain activity in superficial layers of the human cortex. NIRs can measure metabolic changes associated with the neural activity with a higher spatial resolution than EEG, and this has prompted the effort to combine NIRs and EEG together to explore complementary information to each other. The bimodal system will be use for the development of a bimodal brain computer interface, computer-aided diagnosis and treatment of symptom recurrence after Chiari malformation surgery, and early diagnosis of sports-related concussion. The NIRs device will also be used to quantitatively evaluate a novel cooling device for targeted brain hypothermia, and to develop novel techniques to measure the flow distribution of a new hemodialysis machine. The system and associated research will advance our understanding of potential benefits from the combination of EEG and NIRs on different application fields. The study of data characteristics under the individual and combined modalities will generate new findings of data complexity, feature stationarity, and inter-modality interference. Novel data processing methods will be developed to perform artifacts removal, information fusion, adaptive learning and classification, and functional network mapping and dynamic modeling. The research projects will generate quantitative results to justify the expected improvement, and provide an extensible platform for future development of multimodal neuroimaging systems.

Abi-Salloum T.Y.,Widener University
Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics | Year: 2010

Electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) and Autler-Townes (AT) splitting are two phenomena that could be featured in a variety of three-level atomic systems. The considered phenomena, EIT and AT, are similar "looking" in the sense that they are both characterized by a reduction in absorption of a weak field in the presence of a stronger field. In this paper, we explicitly set the threshold of separation between EIT and AT splitting in a unified study of four different three-level atomic systems. Two resonances are studied and compared in each case. A comparison of the magnitudes of the resonances reveals two coupling-field regimes and two categories of three-level system. © 2010 The American Physical Society.

Widener University | Date: 2014-08-13

In one aspect, there are provided methods for producing porous metallic structures, wherein the methods involve the use of collagen fibrils on the nanometer scale as a sacrificial scaffold upon which metal particles are deposited. Also disclosed are structures comprising a porous metallic matrix having favorable strength, porosity, and density characteristics. Structures produced in accordance with the present disclosure are useful for, inter alia, the fabrication of devices such as filters, heat exchangers, sound absorbers, electrochemical cathodes, fuel cells, catalyst supports, fluid treatment units, lightweight structures and biomaterials.

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