Stetson University In the News

July 22-28

Top stories

  • Mayhill Fowler, Ph.D., assistant professor of history, wrote an article for CNN called “The larger tragedy of Russia's doping,” July 26, about the Russian Olympic teams doping scandal.
  • K. C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance and Roland George chair of applied investments, was quoted in the article “Netflix stock tanks on big subscriber miss,” posted by Gosport Times, July 22, and the article “CMG Stock: Chipotle Misses, But Bought Back $116 Million in Stock,” posted by Yahoo! Finance and several other media outlets on July 21. Ma also was quoted in the article “7 Great Stocks That Cost $10 or Less” on Yahoo! Finance, MSN U.S. News & World Report, and several other media outlets, July 25; and in “Twitter Earnings Reveal Larger Issues for TWTR Stock” posted by U.S. News & World Report, Yahoo! Finance and several other media outlets, July 27.
  • Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of psychology, was quoted in the article “Do video games lead to violence?” posted by CNN, Gant News and several local news sources nationwide, July 25. Ferguson also was quoted in the article “Munich Shooting 2016: Gunman A Fan Of FPS Games; Do Games Really Lead to Violence?” posted by Enstars, July 27; and in “Can a Video Game Make You Depressed in a Good Way?” posted by Ozy, July 28.
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the YES!Magazine article, “Florida Town Proposes a Ban on Super PACs- What Could Happen?” The article also ran in truthout. Professor Torres-Spelliscy did a live interview with WMNF News July 25 about corporate money in politics for the Midpoint talk show.

More news

  • Jesus Alfonzo, D.M.A., associate professor of music, was featured in the article “Durham’s Kidznotes teaching more than music,” posted by The News & Observer and My Informs, July 24.
  • Stetson University was listed as one of seven universities in the Diocese of Orlando currently operating organized campus ministry programs in the Campus Ministry on the website Orlando Diocese.
  • News of “Stetson University Hosts Legal Writing Academy for Lawyers in August” was picked up by 43 media outlets via the July 22 24/7 News Releases.
  • Eighteen-year-old Ahmed Mohamed, seeking both a law degree from Stetson and medical degree from the University of South Florida, was featured in a story that ran in the July 21 Becker’s Hospital Review Online and Infobeck.

Alumni news

  • Anne Crawford had an article written about her called “Get to Know Anne Crawford” posted by Florida Newsline, July 21.
  • Miles Sutton will be the Grace Lutheran Church’s new music director posted in the article “Grace Lutheran Church welcomes new pastor, literacy and music directors” by Muscatine Journal, July 25.
  • Marguerite Willis is featured in the July 27 Post and Courier article, “How three South Carolina delegates wound up on the front page of The New York Times.”
  • The Greenberg Traurig LLP Holly Skolnick Fellowship Foundation has named eight new public interest fellows in partnership with Equal Justice Works, including Cherilyn Hansen, who will be working at Gulfcoast Legal Services to help homeless and low-income veterans in Tampa Bay. The July 21 story ran in 13 media outlets including Daily Mail Times and Times Union.
  • The July 22 story of Assistant State Attorney Kathy Ray’s battle with colon cancer was published in the Tallahassee Democrat.
  • Florida Politics ran a July 22 story, “Speaker-to-be Chris Sprowls leaves state prosecutor’s office for private practice.”
  • The July 21 Osprey Observer covered Miriam Velez Valkenburg’s run for County Court Judge in Group 10 in Hillsborough County.
  • Suzanne Boy of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. will present “Wage and Hour Compliance: What the New Rule Really Means for Florida Employers” at a breakfast meeting at Pelican Preserve Country Club in Fort Myers on Aug. 17 as reported in the July 27 Bizwire Express.
  • Jennifer Wilson has joined Adams and Reese’s Tampa office as a government affairs advisor, the firm said in a press release which ran in the July 26 Florida Politics.
  • Spinnaker ran a July 26 story on Janet Owen, vice president of governmental affairs at UNF being named “Woman of Influence” by the Jacksonville Business Journal.
  • According to the South Florida City Biz List July 27, Double Hatter Lila Jaber has been commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel (the highest title of honor) by Governor Matt Bevin.

July 15-21

Top stories

  • Law Professor Louis Virelli is quoted in the Law360 July 15 article, “Ginsburg’s Trump Attack Breaks New Ground In Court Politicization.” Virelli spoke with the Boston Herald about Justice Ginsburg’s statements and Supreme Court recusal for the July 15 article, “Ginsburg apologizes for ‘ill-advised’ remarks on The Donald.” Professor Virelli spoke with WGNPlus for a newscast on Justice Ginsburg’s comments on Donald Trump. The July 17 Stars and Stripes article, “Ginsburg finally saw error of her ways,” quotes Virelli in a reprint of an article that ran in the Washington Post. Professor Virelli is also quoted in the July 12 Cleveland Plain Dealer article, “Did Ginsburg cross line with Trump remarks?”
  • K. C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance and Roland George chair of applied investments, was quoted in the article “5 Stocks to Watch This Week,” posted by U.S. News & World Report, July 18, and the article “Bank of America Earnings: Solid, But Not Stellar (BAC),” posted by Yahoo! Finance, U.S. News & World Report and several other sources on July 18. Ma also was quoted in the article “Netflix (NFLX) Stock Plunges After Subscriber Whiff” posted by U.S. News & World Report, Yahoo! Finance and its other satellite outlets worldwide July 18, and in the article “Microsoft Crushes Earnings, MSFT Stock Pops” posted by U.S. News & World Report, Yahoo! Finance and its other satellite outlets worldwide July 19.
  • Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of psychology, was quoted in the article “Limit Kids' Exposure to Media Violence, Pediatricians Say,” posted by dozens of sites including Time Inc.’s Health, Utah Daily Herald and Medicine Net, via a HealthDay News distribution July 18. Ferguson also was quoted in the article “Another Day, Another Alarmist Warning Against Violent Games,” posted by All Games, Naked Game Play and Kotaku on July 18, and in the article “Pokemon GO Causing Havoc as Players Trip Over Augmented Reality” by Epoch Times, July 18.

More news

  • Stetson student J.B. Pitts’ article, "Pollywogs Be Gone," about sailing across the equator was featured in Sea Semester’s Sea Currents blog July 15. Pitts is spending the summer doing science and blogging with Sea Education Association’s Sea Semester.
  • In a Huffington Post blog post July 16, Paul Croce, Ph.D., professor of history and director of American studies, offered a satirical take on the use of music in political campaigns.
  • Valrie Chambers, Ph.D., associate professor of accounting, provided insight in the article “CW Associates CPA's Hawaii: Modernizing Fax Filings with the IRS,” posted by Press Box, July 18.
  • Susan Ryan, M.L.S., dean of the library and learning technologies, explains some of Stetson’s innovative learning tools in the article “Academic Librarians On Taking Their Seats at the Table | ALA Annual 2016,” posted by Library Journal, July 20.
  • The July 19 Newschannel 8 WFLA story features incoming Law student Ahmed Mohamed, who plans to enroll in Stetson’s JD/MD program with USF.
  • News of Stetson Law’s Crime Scene to Courtroom training was picked up by dozens of outlets via 24/7 News Releases including Hawaii News Now.

Alumni news

  • Tim Callahan, Stetson alumus, was recently hired at Avison Young Principals and Managing Directors of the firm’s Tampa office, where he will lead the firm's capital markets expansion in Central and North Florida. The news was reported in Yahoo! Finance, Street Insider, Spoke and dozens of other sources on July 14.
  • ACETO Corp. named Stetson alumnus Walter J. Kaczmarek III its chief operating officer, as reported in Stockhouse, Biospace, Street Insider and several other outlets, July 18.
  • News of Law alumna Captain Tanya Mayes’ work to help veterans through a legal aid program continues to be picked up in outlets including Column Diary.
  • Law alumni Mark Bircher and Ed Narain are mentioned in the TBNWeekly July 18 article, “Variety of races on tap in Aug. 30 primary election.”
  • Stetson alumnus Theo Etzel, CEO of Naples-based Conditioned Air, shared his business expertise and insight in a July 20 article in Fort Myers Florida Weekly.

July 8-14

Top stories

  • Law Professor Louis Virelli is quoted in the Washington Post article, “In her remarks on the presumptive GOP nominee, Ruth Bader Ginsburg may have trumped her usual outspokenness.” Virelli also is quoted in the July 14 Washington Post article, “Ruth Bader Ginsburg just showed why justices don’t--and probably shouldn’t--play politics .” His comments in the Washington Post on Justice Ginsburg’s statements regarding GOP presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump have been picked up by the ABA Journal, the National Law Journal/ Law.com, and multiple outlets including the Tampa Bay Times, the Washington Times, Sydney Morning Herald, Brisbane Times and Pittsburg Post-Gazette Online.
  • Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of psychology, was quoted in the article “Can gaming at work make you more productive?” posted on BBC, July 8.
  • K. C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance and Roland George chair of applied investments, was quoted in the article “Stock Market Showdown: Lenovo vs. AsusTek,” posted by U.S. News and Yahoo! Finance along with several of their satellite websites around the world, July 7.
  • Law Professor Charles Rose is quoted in the Tampa Bay Times for a story on Blue Lives Matter in the wake of a national debate over police shootings and Black Lives Matter. The article, “Florida Lawmaker Wants Blue Lives Matter Law,” ran in the weekend Times and was picked up by the Atlanta Black Star.
  • Valrie Chambers, Ph.D., associate professor of accounting, was quoted in the article “IRS Warns College Students About ‘Federal Student Tax’ Scam” posted by Good Call on July 12.
  • The article “The News-Journal wants your questions for candidates in five coming debates” states that Stetson will be hosting and co-sponsoring upcoming political debates, written by the Daytona Beach News-Journal, July 8.

More news

  • Law Professor Kirsten Davis was quoted in 210 outlets in the newswire article, “Recipes for Legal Writing: Stetson University Launches a New Educational Service Project at Legal Writing Institute Conference.”
  • Eugene Huskey, Ph.D., professor of political science and Russian, East European and Eurasian studies, had work quoted from his book, Authoritarian Leadership in the Post-Communist World, in the article “New Dædalus Issue on Political Leadership” posted by nearly 100 media outlets, including BioSpace, Daily Herald and The Street, July 12.
  • News of Stetson law school’s upcoming part-time information sessions ran in more than 160 media outlets via the news wire including NBCRightNow, PR Education News and the Bradenton Herald.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance and Roland George chair of applied investments, wrote the article “When Interest Rates Become Negative” for the Huffington Post, July 7.
  • Stetson faculty will join UF in providing commentary and answering audience questions after each film presentation at the environmental film festival “Living on the Edge: Striking a Balance between the Economy and the Environment” posted by Alligator, July 13.
  • Patch’s article “ICYMI: Top Colleges in Florida, According to Forbes’ Latest Rankings” recaps Stetson’s ranking in Forbes’ list of best colleges in America, July 9.
  • For the past couple of weeks, Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of psychology, has had his work quoted in several articles about the media and teen sex. This week, he has been quoted in “Who’s to blame for teenagers having sex? Parents and peers—and NOT the media, study claims” by Daily Mail, Capitol Bay and The Daily News, July 8.
  • Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics and owner of DeLand’s Cress restaurant, was featured in the article “Caribbean Dream Cuisine” on Food Management, July 11.
  • Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics and owner of DeLand’s Cress restaurant, wrote the article “Orlando chef Hari Pulapaka talks about difference between gnocchi and gnudi” featured on My Dayton Daily News and My Statesman, July 13.
  • More than 100 Stetson Grads Listed Among Florida’s Legal Elite according to a July 7 article released via the newswire that continues to be picked up in multiple news pages including Education Drive, Streetinsider and others.
  • Visiting Law Professor Carla Reyes is quoted in the CryptoCoinNews article, “North Carolina Governor Signs Bitcoin-Friendly ‘Virtual Currency Law’.”
  • Law Professor Ellen Podgor’s comments in Politico on FBI director Comey’s statements on Hillary Clinton’s emails were cited in the Angry Bear blog.

Alumni news

  • Fred Ridley has been recognized by the 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a Florida leading lawyer in real estate according to a news release. Ridley is a member of the Florida State Golf Association prestigious Hall of Fame (2014).
  • Stephen Tilbrook has been appointment to Nova Southeastern University’s Ambassador’s Board according to a news release.
  • According to the Bay City Times, David Edward O’Neill died July 6. He served as a special agent with the FBI, Department of Justice; Assistant Regional Attorney, Office of General Council, Department of Health, Education and Welfare; and as an attorney in the Enforcement Division, Environmental Protection Agency and was appointed as a U.S. Administrative Law Judge in 1974 for the Social Security Administration, retiring after serving 23 years on the bench in 1997.

July 1-7

Top stories

  • Stetson was featured on Forbes’ annual list of the top colleges in the country for 2016 and Forbes’ annual ranking of financial aid services, July 6.
  • K. C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance and Roland George chair of applied investments, was quoted in the article “The Perfect 10 Shares,” posted by Yahoo! Finance and five other satellite websites in Singapore, Australia and more, July 1.
  • Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, professor of law, is quoted in the July 1 article, “Getting Illegal Foreign Money Into US Campaigns? It’s Easy, Experts Say,” for Bill Moyers. Torres-Spelliscy also wrote an opinion editorial for the June 30 Huffington Post, “The Supreme Court Throws Kryptonite At Democracy’s Supermen,” which was cited in the July 1 Friday Roundup SCOTUSblog.
  • Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of psychology, was quoted in the article “Media not the scapegoat when it comes to teen sex” posted on Science Newsline, EurekAlert and 44 other media outlets on June 30 and July 6.

More news

  • Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, professor of law, wrote the June 30 opinion article, “Cutting corners in a federal campaign is criminal,” for the Hill.
  • Miles Zaremski, adjunct professor of law, wrote a column for the Miami section of the Huffington Post on challenges to the new amendments to Florida’s abortion law and the decision on the Texas law before the Supreme Court. The article was also picked up by Women’s Health Policy Report.
  • Roberta Flowers, professor of law, spoke with the July 6 Riverfront Times in St. Louis about how the courts handle elder offenders in homicides. Professor Roberta Flowers is quoted in the July 2 Florida Times-Union Jacksonville, “Power of attorney: Advocate facing prison for helping a prisoner.”
  • Ellen Podgor, professor of law, is quoted in the July 5 Politico article, “Comey takes heat for ‘unprecedented’ rebuke.”
  • Louis Virelli’s, professor of law, new book, Disqualifying the High Court, is mentioned in the June 29 Faculty Lounge.
  • Stetson will offer a new Adult Degree Completion Program to help people complete their bachelor’s degree. The article, “Stetson to roll out flexible degree program for working students” was posted by The Daytona Beach News-Journal, July 3.
  • Paul Croce, Ph.D., professor of history and director of American studies, wrote the article “Trump: In the Tall Shadow of Andrew Jackson” for the Huffington Post, July 1.
  • Stetson’s “American Painting & Florida School of Art” exhibit in the Hand Art Center was listed by Orlando Sentinel as a place to visit in their article “Freebie Friday,” July 1.
  • An anonymous senior at Stetson shared relationship advice in the article “7 Things You Should Never Have to Settle For” posted by Her Campus, July 7.

Alumni news

  • News of Stetson University graduates selected for this year’s Florida Trend Legal Elite ran in more than 200 news outlets including Business News Articles.
  • According to the June 30 Tampa Bay Newswire, Michele Leo Hintson was appointed to the Florida Bar Professional Ethics Committee.
  • According to a July 5 email, John F. Schutz of Schutz & White, LLP has been selected as a member of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, and was named one of the Nation's Top Attorneys consisting of less than 1 percent of the United States' practicing attorneys.
  • The July Florida Bar News profiles Katherine Hurst Miller, new president of the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division.
  • The July 6 Bradenton Herald reports that adjunct and former bar preparation services director Michael Pierce has joined New College as general counsel.
  • The July 6 Daytona Beach News-Journal mentions A. “Kathleen” McNeilly in an article about her run for a seat in the Volusia County judicial election.

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