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Stetson faculty, alumni in the news

Stetson University faculty and alumni made news this week in notable national and local media outlets, including: L.A. Times, Huffington Post, Money-Freedom, Orlando Sentinel, USA Today, and Space Coast Daily. Top stories for Oct. 25-Oct. 31 include:

  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote the Oct. 30 opinion article, “Shareholders in the dark about ‘dark money,’” exclusively for the L.A. Times. The article also ran in Money-Freedom.
  • In the Huffington Post, Hari Pulapaka, associate professor of mathematics and computer science, is featured in a blog about his second career as a professional chef. In explaining his theory that the global food system is broken, he said he’s convinced there’s “illiteracy about the serious dangers engulfing regional and global food systems.”
  • According to the Oct. 25 Champion Magazine, Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Bruce Jacob has received the Champion of Indigent Defense Award from the NACDL.

Other Stories in the News 

  • News of the Stetson Law Moot Court team winning the 32nd Annual International Moot Court Competition in Information Technology and Privacy Law has run in the Oct. 28 ITBusiness.net. The news ran across the wire in 18 news outlets around the country. 
  • Stetson Law’s advanced academic programs are featured in the Oct. 25 National Jurist article, “LL.M. degrees explode as law gets more specialized.” 
  • According to WUSF News, Stetson Law in Gulfport is hosting a free wills program on Nov. 5 for veterans and their spouses. The news also ran in the Florida Higher Education Spectator and in the Gulfport Gabber calendar.
  • Stetson student Kamron Eiland completed his senior internship at the Realtor Association of Martin County where he delved into his career interest of economics, according to TC Palm.
  • Stetson biology professor (unnamed) comments on the growth of the I. Cocchinea vine in the Orlando Sentinel.

Alumni in the News 

  • Kathy Cobb, online learning expert, received the Thomas E. Gamble Excellence in Education Award for Economic Development for her work in the field of online studies, according to Oct. 28 Federal News Service and Space Coast Daily.
  • According to the Oct. 29 Tampa Bay Business Journal, Law alumna Tracey Jaensch has become FordHarrison LLP regional managing partner.
  • In USA Today, Will Blaze commented on his attempt at starting a company in California, despite the growing surge of entrepreneurs in California.
  • Sydney Smith joined the Naples law firm, Laird A. Lile, according to The Californian.
  • According to Nolesports.com, Jamison Walker continues his education toward a doctorate in vocal performance while pursuing a career in opera.
  • According to Neighbor Newspapers, Clayton Cole is running against Tibby Dejulio for the District 5 Sandy Springs City Council election.
  • Alumnus Donald Barrett is featured in the Oct. 26 Keys Net article, “Judge Jones gets competition from attorney.” Barrett is running for Monroe County Circuit Court judge.