Stetson University In the News

April 22-28, 2016

Top stories

  • On April 21, Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., associate professor and co-chair of Psychology, was quoted in the article, “Power of Positive Thinking Skews Mindfulness Studies,” in Nature, Inc., and Scientific American.
  • On April 22, Jason Evans, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Studies, was quoted in the article, “South Florida to see 380 Floods a year by 2045: A Study,” published in MSN News, Environment Guru, and three other news outlets.
  • On April 18, Webwire.com featured Alan Green, Ph.D., assistant professor and chair of Economics and director of Africana Studies at Stetson, in the article, “Nearpod announces the recipients of its Inaugural Virtual Reality Grant Program, Bringing VR Technology to 50 Schools Across the World.”
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the Intercept article, “Leading Advocates of ‘Dark Money’ Previously Supported Disclosure.”
  • Clay Henderson, executive director of the Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience at Stetson University, wrote a piece in “Community Voices,” on April 24 in the Daytona Beach News-Journal on the declining health of the Indian River Lagoon.
  • Law Professor Charles Rose is quoted in the April 23 Tampa Bay Times article, “Dooley gets a new trial.”

Other news

  • Stetson ranks No. 20 among the nation’s most diverse law schools in the spring 2016 issue of preLaw.
  • The April 24 Bar & Bench reports that “NLU, Jodhpur reach semi-finals of Stetson International Environmental Moot.”
  • According to the April 26 Targeted News Service, the National Veterans Legal Services Program and the Veterans Law Institute at Stetson University College of Law submitted a statement to the House Veterans Affairs Committee that supports changes to the veterans’ appeals process at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Alumni in the news

  • Stetson graduate Louis DeJoy, C.P.A., former chairman and chief executive officer of New Breed Logistics, and current member of the board of trustees of Elon University and the PGA Wyndham Championship, was featured in an article, “Louis DeJoy presents strategic journey in building a leading logistics business from the ground up,” published by Elon University on April 22.
  • The April 26 PRWeb reports that LL.M. in Elder Law alumna Donna J. Jackson recently presented a seminar at the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys annual conference in Denver.
  • According to WUPV Richmond and other outlets, Law student Ray Gonzalez takes home the Victor O. Wehle award, Harrington Law Group reports.
  • According to the Business Observer, Law alumna Michelle Lajoie Hermey has received the prestigious AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating from the attorney rating site Martindale-Hubbell.
  • Cory Petcoff, Stetson alumnus, was featured in an article on The Ledger and NewsChief on April 27.

April 15-21, 2016

Top stories

  • On April 17, Stetson University was included in an article titled “Top colleges put thousands of applicants in wait-list limbo, and some won't admit any” published in Washington Post, Edmond Sun Online, Commercial-News, and over 60 other news outlets.
  • Law Professor Peter Lake discusses how honor codes should factor into Title IX cases for the April 18 Chronicle of Higher Education article, “A Sex-Assault Case at Brigham Young Puts Honor Codes in the Spotlight.”
  • Cynthia Bennington, Ph.D., professor of biology, was reported as one of the presenters in the article, “Pioneer Showcase to Kick Off with Ecology Presentations – Today,” posted by Glimmer Free Press on April 19.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., director, Roland George Chair of Applied Investments and professor of finance, was quoted in the article, “Bank of America: The Balancing Act for BAC Stock,” as reported in Yahoo! News, Yahoo! New Zealand, Yahoo! News (AU), and Yahoo! Finance Canada on April 18.
  • Jason Evans, Ph.D., assistant professor of environmental science and studies, was quoted in the article “Study: Miami can expect 380 instances of flooding a year by 2045 thanks to climate change,” posted in Fusion on April 18.
  • Evans was also in the article, “Fate of World’s Coastlines Rests on Melting Antarctic Ice,” in ClimateCentral.org, April 21. He took the main photo of Tybee Island’s king tide flooding, and was given credit/Stetson University.
  • On April 15, Evans was also quoted in an article titled “Tybee Island acts against rising seas and a warming climate,” as reported by AJC.
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., associate professor and co-chair of psychology, wrote an article in the Huffington Post on April 14, “Media Violence and Desensitization Part 2: A Case Study in How News Media Can Get It Wrong.”
  • Ferguson also wrote an opinion piece, "Our struggle between science and pseudoscience," published in the May 2016 issue of The Psychololgist, part of The British Psychological Society.
  • Stetson University’s Education Professors Bette Heins, Ph.D., and Kathy Piechura-Couture, Ph.D., were quoted in an article discussing the popularity of Hillsborough's single-gender classes, as reported by The Tampa Tribune on April 17.
  • Law Professor Paul Boudreaux is quoted in the April 14 Daytona Beach News-Journal article, “Retiring Volusia Circuit Judge Joseph Will says judges should be appointed, not elected.”

Other news

  • According to the April 14 PRWeb story, April 16 Legal Monitor Worldwide and other outlets, “Stetson Hosts the 16th International Wildlife Law Conference on April 13-14.”
  • On April 20, Benzinga and multiple other outlets, reported that “Students from the Philippines win International Environmental Moot Court Competition at Stetson Law.”
  • The April 19 Before It’s News reported on the Stetson Law Review Symposium.

Alumni in the news

  • According to the April 19 BizWire Express and others, “Stetson Alumni to Lead Nation’s Top Elder Law Associations.”
  • The April 18 BlogTalkRadio Money for Lunch featured an interview with Law alumna Mary King.
  • According to the April 15 Tampa Bay Times and April 16 4Traders, Stetson alumna Allison Maughn has been appointed chief financial officer at Gulfside Hospice in Pasco County and Law alumna Suzette M. Marteny has been named a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.
  • According to the Business Observer, Law alumnus Donald Thomson was recognized by Naples Daily News as one of the “25 over 50” honorees recently at the Hilton Naples.
  • Stetson alumna Donalyn Knight wrote a book, The Spirited Aviator, which was reviewed in “New Xulon Book Combines A Passion for Air Travel with a Passion for Christ in one inspiring Read that “Soars” with Encouragement,” published in Benzinga and other media outlets on April 18.
  • On April 20, SeedWorld reported that Stetson alumnus Shaun Yule will be working as Territory Sales Manager at Arysta LifeScience.

April 8-14, 2016

Top stories

  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., director of Roland George Investments Program and professor of finance, was quoted in the article, “Stock Market Showdown,” published in U.S. News & World Report, Yahoo! Finance and four other news outlets on April 8.
  • On April 11, Bloomberg.com and the Orlando Sentinel quoted Law professor Jason Bent in an article titled “Equal Pay Day shines light on pay disparity between men and women.”
  • On April 8, Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., associate professor and co-chair of Psychology Department, wrote ‘The Blog,’ titled “Why Fictional Violence Doesn’t Desensitize Us to Real-Life Violence,” in The Huffington Post.
  • The article, “Stetson graduate shares story of historic wave research,” about alumna Sarah Caudill ‘06, was featured in the Daytona Beach News-Journal on April 5, and last modified online on April 8.
  • As reported in the April 11 Daytona Beach News-Journal, Stetson University is one of the universities to benefit from an additional $1.4 million grant awarded schools in Volusia County to help Volusia teachers. Because Stetson was already part of the New Teacher Center with Bethune-Cookman University, “Volusia Schools received the latest offering without having to apply for it.”
  • Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics, was quoted in the article, “At Tampa Bay farm-to-table restaurants, you’re being fed fiction,” published in the Tampa Bay Times on April 13.

Other news

  • On April 11, American University Washington College of Law reported that Liz Lippy, assistant director of the Stephen S. Weinstein Trial Advocacy Program, has been named the recipient of this year's Edward D. Ohlbaum Award from Stetson University College of Law for her achievements in teaching advocacy.
  • On April 10, the Daytona Beach New Journal reported that Stetson University College of Law students came out on top for the 2016 Law Student Professionalism YouTube Contest for a training and educational video demonstrating professional conduct for lawyers.
  • Former law professor Charles Elson is mentioned in the April 13 article, “Awards Corner: Who’s judging the Corporate Governance Awards?”

Alumni in the news

  • On April 11, Patch.com mentioned Law alumna Sarah M. Glaser in an article titled “Dozens of restaurants and breweries join forces for Best of Tampa Bay fundraiser.”
  • Stetson alumnus Everett Stern, who received an M.B.A. at Stetson, was featured in the April 11 article, “HSBC Whistleblower Everett Stern Vows to Campaign as Independent After Republican Machine Blocks Him from Pennsylvania Ballot,” on CNBC, Money News, Yahoo! News and 16 other news media outlets.

April 1-7, 2016

Top stories

  • Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the April 7 Chronicle of Higher Education article, “Tenure Rights and the Rise of Title IX: a Looming Culture Clash.” On April 4, The Harvard Crimson quoted Professor Lake in an article titled “Title IX Interpretations Could Threaten Academic Freedom, Report Says.”
  • The Daytona Beach News-Journal published the article on April 2, “Stetson rows forward on Aquatic Center.”
  • Sarah Caudill ‘06, was featured in the Daytona Beach News-Journal, April 5, in the article, “Stetson graduate shares story of historic wave research.”
  • Stetson University was mentioned in the article, “Native American tribe gets US federal funds to flee rising seas,” posted on EnvironmentGuru on April 5.
  • T. Wayne Bailey, Ph.D., professor of political science, was quoted in the article, “Some Donors ‘Tapped Out’ from Presidential Race,” published in the Daytona Beach News-Journal, on April 3.
  • Clay Henderson, executive director of Stetson’s Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience, was quoted in the Daytona Beach News-Journal published on March 31, and updated on April 1, “Marvels of St. Johns River come alive during tour aimed at protecting it.”
  • On March 30, Creative Loafing quoted Adjunct Law Professor Jennifer Dietz in an article titled “The abandoned: South Florida’s population of forlorn dogs vexes Tampa Bay rescue.”
  • Law Professor Charles Rose spoke with Bay News 9 for a news story that aired on April 4 about the Apple iPhone hack.

Other news

  • On April 4, PressKontakt and several other media outlets reported that Stetson Law students won the Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Moot Court Competition, Best Brief and Best Oralist in New York.
  • On April 4, American Progress Action reported that Stetson Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy will be among the featured panelists at an April 12 event in Washington, D.C. titled “Our Democracy at Risk: How we can reclaim it.”
  • On March 31, The Daytona Times reported that Tammy L. Briant, director of student life at Stetson Law, will speak on the changing nature of Title IX policies and procedures on college and university campuses to the Flagler County branch of the American Association of University Women on April 9.
  • On March 31, Cincinnati.com reported that Thomas More College President David Armstrong has been named to the advisory board for Stetson’s Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy.

Alumni in the news

  • On Apr. 5, Hometown Headlines reports that Stetson graduate Joe Montgomery has been named assistant head of school for strategic initiatives for Darlington School.
  • On March 31, Tampa Bay Newswire reported that Law alumna Michelle Lajoie Hermey earned the Martindale-Hubbell AV preeminent rating.
  • On March 30, Newswire featured Law alumnus Michael Babboni in an article titled “St. Petersburg Injury Attorney Michael Babboni Comments on Laminate Flooring Formaldehyde Emissions.”
  • On April 7, WALB and several other media outlets reported that Law LL.M. alumna Donna J. Jackson was named Chairman of SHINE Foundation.

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