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Campaign finance, study abroad lead news

Campaign financing, seafood sustainability, studying abroad, and violence in movies topped the news for Stetson University this week. Notable national and local media placements include Huffington Post, Al Jazeera America, My Fox, Bay News 9, and The Tampa Tribune. Top stories for Dec. 6-12 include:

  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy spoke with Al Jazeera America about the SEC and corporate campaign money for the Dec. 6 story, “SEC pushes corporate campaign contributions off agenda.” Professor Torres-Spelliscy is also quoted in The Daily Beast for the Dec. 5 story, “Political Corporate Contributions Won’t Be Aired in Daylight.
  • Stetson University president Wendy Libby features a blog in the Huffington Post about expanding and improving studying abroad and how that will affect local campuses.
  • Professor and chair of psychology Christopher J. Ferguson is quoted in Statesman.com on the effects that female peers have on each other, resulting in stress for women. That article originally ran in the New York Times. Also, in My Fox and the State Journal, Ferguson comments on a study about children who watch violence in movies.
  • Hari Pulapaka, chair and professor of computer science and mathematics, features a blog in the Huffington Post on what he learned in regards to the the sustainability of seafood.

Other News

  • According to the Dec. 4 FCPA Blog, the NACDL Stetson White Collar Criminal Defense College at Stetson is scheduled for March 19-22 on the Gulfport campus.
  •  In WFSU, Professor of religious studies Greg Sapp comments on the expression of religious views in public after a nativity scene was privately funded and placed on the Florida Capitol.
  • Former Law adjunct Greg Marks is quoted in the Dec. 3 New Tampa Patch article, “Sarasota Attorney Leaves His Mark on Florida Business Law.”
  • News of Stetson Law’s new fire alarm system has run in the Dec. 11 Security & Life Safety.

Alumni in the News

  • Traci Roethel was appointed principal of Woodhull Intermediate School, according to Hungtington Patch.
  • Andy Gardiner was chosen as the Republican designate for the Senate President, according to The Tampa Tribune and Bay News 9.
  • According to Sandspur, Thomas Moore was named the Florida winner of the 2013 U.S. Professors of the Year award, sponsored by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
  • Law alumnus Robert J. Sniffen was recently named Tallahassee Employment Lawyer of the Year, in The Best Lawyers in America 2014. He was also listed among Florida Trend’s Legal Elite 2013 and in the U.S. News Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” for 2013.
  • Law alumnus Mark Bircher is vying to replace Bill Young, according to the Dec. 5 Sunshine State News.
  • Law alumna and WWE VP of Talent Relations Geddes is mentioned in the Dec. 11 Miami Herald article, “Women’s wrestling: The next big thing?”
  • The Dec. 8 Denver Post profiles playwright and Law alumnus Mike Boryla’s career in the NFL. While playing football in high school, Boryla won the Denver Post’s Gold Helmet in 1968.
  • The Dec. 10 Briefing Wire mentions Law alumnus and adjunct professor Joseph Bodiford in the story, “Criminal Law, White Collar Defense, Criminal Defense, Litigation, Appeals.”
  • The Dec. 6 Mixergy features an interview with Law alumnus JV Crum III in the article, “Broke at 23, Millionaire By 25.”
  • Law alumna M.D. Saperstein, co-author of “Hey They, Delilah,” is mentioned in the Dec. 7 Stories & Swag Blogspot.