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Stetson University in the News, April 2-9, 2015

Two student groups from Stetson University took first and second place in the 2015 Cairns Foundation Innovation Challenge, as reported in the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Apr. 5, and on KFVE on Apr. 8.

CBS News, SanDiegoJack.com, WHDH in Boston, New Jersey Herald, and countless other print and broadcast news media outlets featured Christopher Ferguson, associate professor and chair of psychology, for his study on violence in video game and quoted him in the article, Violent Video Games don’t affect kids’ behavior—but this might.”

Orlando Sentinel quoted Chris Colwell, chair of the department of education, in the article, Pay heed to the moral of Atlanta test cheating fable, on Apr. 6.

•Roberta Flowers, professor of law, did an interview live on April 8 with HuffPostLive about a case of a former lawmaker accused of having sex with a woman suffering from dementia.

•Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, professor of law, is quoted in the Mar. 31 Slate article, How the Founder of the Fugees Became a Big-Time Political Donor Without Anyone Knowing.

•Peter Lake, professor of law, is quoted in the Apr. 7 HuffPostBlackVoices story, 30 Frats Shut Down In The Past Month As Colleges Respond To Misconduct More Aggressively. He also spoke with the Harvard Crimson for the Apr. 3 article, EdX Settles With Department of Justice.

•Adam Levine, adjunct professor of law, has written the article, The best and worst states for ob/gyn practice: a professional liability perspective, for the Apr. 6 Contemporary OB/GYN.

•Judith Scully, professor of law, spoke with Creative Loafing for the Apr. 2 article, False Confessions: Even with the advent of DNA, police interrogation tactics may lead to wrongful interrogation.

•Dr. David Houston, a visiting lecturer of English and modern languages, will review Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, American Pastoral, at 4 p.m. April 8 at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave., according to the Daytona Beach News Journal on Apr. 4.

•James Mallett, professor of finance, was quoted in the article, Outlook For Economy Remains Positive Despite Weak Wage Growth, on Main St. Apr. 6.

•According to the Apr. 3 Corporate Crime Reporter, Ellen Podgor, professor of law, is participating in a panel at the NYU Law Conference Apr.14 on Drawing the Line Between Civil and Criminal Punishment.

•The Apr. 1 Tampa Bay Business Journal features Stetson Law student and Carlton Fields Jorden Burt summer associate Erin Hoyle in the Lawyers on the Move section.

•The Apr. 1 Tampa Bay Business Journal Lawyers on the Move features Stetson Law student Darnesha Carter, who also joins Carlton Fields Jorden Burt as a summer associate.

•The Mar. 30 Orlando Business Journal has run news of Deborah Duncan joining Stetson Law as Major Gifts Officer.

•News of Stetson’s upcoming Foreman Biodiversity Lecture during the annual International Environmental Moot Court Competition ran via PRWeb Apr. 3 in multiple media outlets.

Stetson was mentioned in an Apr. 5 article in the News-Herald featuring Jim Kluber, whose famous son Corey (a Cy Young Award winner), used to play for the Hatters.

Alumni in the news

Sarah Hughes has been named the new director of advising at the Ohio State University at Newark, according Newark Advocate.

•Jacob deGrom, a ninth-round draft pick out of Stetson University in 2010, was mentioned in the article, Tommy John surgery still is a risky procedure with no guarantees, on Newsday on Apr. 4.

•The Apr. 5 News-Chief and Ledger ran a feature about Circuit Judge Catherine Combee.

•The Apr. 5 South Florida City Biz List reported that Jorge L. Cruz-Bustillo, has taken the role of managing partner of the Miami office of Kelley Kronenberg.

•According to the Apr. 6 Naples News, John Miller of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., has been admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

•The Apr. 3 Tampa Bay Times reports that Harmon Curtis Skipper died March 27.