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Stetson University In the News, Sept. 11-17, 2015

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T. Wayne Bailey, Ph.D., professor of Political Science and director of International Studies, provided his insights regarding potential violation of local and state ethics laws on Sept. 14 in the WTSP-TV article “Questions of Influence: Tampa’s political kingmaker, How a Local Political Consultant is Calling the Shots… and Getting Your Tax Dollars.”

Law Professor Ellen Podgor spoke with Marketplace for a Sept. 10 interview on white-collar crime. Professor Podgor spoke with Reuters Sept. 10 for the story, “New U.S. prosecution policy is recipe for corporate conflict: lawyers.” The news ran internationally in Reuters India and Reuters U.K.

Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the Sept. 10 Harvard Crimson article, “When It Rescinds Admission, Harvard Weighs Several Factors.”

On Sept. 11, Truth Out quoted Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy in an article titled “Clinton Proposes Campaign Finance Reform While Raking in Millions From Wall Street Since 2008.”

On Sept. 12, research by Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of Psychology, was referenced in the Record Streetlight article titled “Nerd Chick Adventures: Are video games helpful or harmful?”

Other News

The Daytona Beach News-Journal announced on Sept. 13 that adjunct English professor Ron Destro will be directing Shakespeare performances at the annual DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts.

Professor Louis Virelli did an interview with Bay News 9 that aired Sept. 15 about the Clerk of Court in Kentucky who refuses to sign same-sex marriage certificates.

Adjunct Professor and Law alumnus Jeff Brown did an interview that aired Sept. 10 on Bay News 9 about “Economic Crimes Sentencing.”

The Sept. 11 Times-Union and other outlets ran the news that Stetson dedicated the Dolly and Homer Hand Law Library seminar room to Dean Emeritus and Distinguished University Professor Lizabeth Moody.

The Sept. 10 Targeted News Service ran the article, “Stetson Community Remembers 9/11.”

Stetson graduate student Patty Klocko gave her thoughts on using crowdfunding as an effective way to cover the rising cost of college, as reported by Spinnaker Media on Sept. 15.

Alumni in the News

On Sept. 10, The Chattanoogan reports Stetson graduate Susan Webb-Curtis’s appointment as dean of Business and Technology at Cleveland State Community College.

Recent graduate Diane Lott was mentioned in the Sept. 11 Jewish Press of Pinellas County article “Ex-general: Gaza war shines light on U.S. threat.”

Stetson alumnus and Grammy Award-winning pianist George Winston will be performing as part of the Masters of Music series on Nov. 20, as reported by TCPalm on Sept. 16.

The Sept. 10 Bronx Chronicle announced the appointment of Law alumna Phylicia Pearson as a new assistant district attorney.

On Sept. 11, Bizwireexpress reported the Law alumnus Forrest J. Bass was accepted into an inaugural ACTEC Educational Program.

The Sept. 15 Tampa Bay Newswire reported that Law alumna Michele Leo Hintson was appointed to the Pace Center for Girls in Pasco.

According to the News-Press, Law alumna Virginia Cabai was hired as a Private Wealth Advisor at FineMark National Bank & Trust.

According to AvatarJason, Law alumna C.P. Patrick has written “The Truth about Awiti,” an anthology of short stories.

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