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Stetson University In the News, May 6-12, 2016

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“Poor blacks less likely to get lung-cancer surgery,“ featuring the research of Stetson’s own Asal Mohamadi Johnson, Ph.D. assistant professor of Integrative Health Science, was picked up in The Washington Post, May 10, and Oncology Times, May 9. Also, “Neighborhood demographics linked with NSCLC treatment and survival,” covered May 5, in pm360online.com, FoxNews.com, Oncologypractice.com and many other news media outlets.

“Stetson University School of Business Administration, Accounting Awarded Five-Year AACSB Reaccreditation,” was picked up May 9, in many news media outlets, including globeadvisor.com,  ReutersOnline,  YahooNews, investor.biospace.com, abc40.com and many more.

The Business of Television Broadcasting & Cable.com, May 9, ran the article, “Academics to FCC: Ratings Revamp Must be Balanced – Say jury still out on causal link between media and violence,” which features video game/violence expert Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., associate professor and co-chair of Psychology.

“Target transgender bathroom policy ignites protests, debates,” Orlando Sentinel, May 7 – Stetson’s Deborah Goldring, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, and Law Professor Louis Virelli, were both quoted in the article. This story was also picked up in Bloomberg.com, May 7.

Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the May 9 Politico article, “Feds sue North Carolina over transgender law.” Professor Lake spoke with the Harvard Crimson for the May 11 article, “Clubs weigh legal options.”

Dr. T. Wayne Bailey’s retirement was picked up May 5, in CapitalSoup.com, Orlando Business Journal, BeaconOnlineNews, May 6.

Stetson’s own Margaret Venzke, Ph.D., associate professor of history, who teaches courses on the Modern Middle East, was quoted in the cover article, “PERILOUS JOURNEY: NBS couple helps Iraqi Christian families flee ISIS, find new home,” in the Daytona Beach News-Journal, May 9.

Stetson’s Commencement was covered in advance in Daytona Times, May 5, and immediately following the ceremony in the Daytona Beach News-Journal, May 7.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal ran an opinions piece, May 8, “Our View: Support water compact,” referencing Stetson’s water summit, held in April.

Clay Henderson was quoted in the article, “New Funding for Removing Septic Tanks near Indian River Lagoon,” reported in MyInforms.com and WUSF-TV, WUCF-TV, May 11. Henderson is executive director of Stetson’s Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience.

The article, “Deal clears way for transfers from Daytona State to Stetson,” ran in the Daytona Beach News-Journal, May 10.

Law Associate Dean Susan Rozelle spoke with WUSF for the May 9 story, “Miami Judge Says Florida’s New Death Penalty Guidelines Are Unlawful.” Dean Rozelle also spoke with WUSF for a May 5 story about commuting sentences of Florida’s death row inmates.

Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the May 10 SCOTUSblog Tuesday Roundup.

Law Professor Stacey-Rae Simcox is quoted in the May 9 Florida Record story, “New VA policy would confirm a veteran’s death before stopping benefits.”

The Tampa Bay Times and Bay News 9 report on Stetson/USF’s first J.D./M.D. student, Ahmed Mohamed.

Other News:

“Can We Take a Joke At Stetson,” a blog by Young Americans for Liberty, about students participating in the fight for free speech, was in YALiberty.org, May 6.

The Benefit concert for Hunger Free Alexandria, Va., promoted the Friday, May 13, free concert by Stetson University Concert Choir’s directed by Timothy Peter,” in The Washington Post Community Calendar, May 12. Also picked up in ConnectionNewspapers.com, Mount Vernon Gazette, Alexandria Gazette Packet.

Stetson’s Concert Choir will also perform in Seneca, during their Spring Tour as reported in The Journal, May 7; it was also picked up in patch.com.

The May 5 BizWire and multiple media outlets reported that Stetson’s LL.M. is the best for career opportunities.

According to a news article that ran May 11 in multiple outlets, Stetson and the University of Tennessee are offering a Crime Lab Essentials webinar on May 25.

In the article, “5 Signs Your Love Is Being Taken for Granted,” in HerCampus.com, May 11, a Stetson junior Stephanie, is quoted.

“New generation of teachers gets help from retirees,” in Charlotte Sun, May 6, mentioned Joan Stancil, 85 years old, and the recipient of the scholarship named after her—Jackie Guerin, who just graduated from Stetson.

“First Annual American Chemical Society (ACS) Florida Chemistry Conclave,” reported in CosNews, May 10, reported Stetson’s student participation in it.

The May 8 Everything Lubbock reports on Texas Tech’s top national moot court ranking and Stetson’s second-place ranking.

According to the States News Service, William Thro, recipient of Stetson University’s Kaplin Award in 2014 and general counsel at the University of Kentucky, was elected as a member-at-large of the National Association of College and University Attorneys board of directors.

“Stetson graduate student Vendy Strakova and Sara Putt named AVCA Beach Volleyball All-Americans,” reported in the Daytona Beach News-Journal, May 11.

Winter Springs High School student Adriana Ellis has committed to enter college early to play basketball at Stetson, reported in SwishAppeal.com, May 10.

Junior softball star Jessie TenBroeck was named First-Team All-Conference in the A-Sun college softball, as reported in Suwannee Democrat, May 11.

On May 9, the Orlando Sentinel and Daytona Beach News-Journal ran the notice of the upcoming FPRA meeting to be held at Stetson, and will feature Stetson’s own Andy Dehnart, visiting assistant professor of journalism, as guest speaker.

Alumni in the News:

“Senate Candidate Everett Stern (I-PA), <Stetson MBA graduate,> Urges Americans to Push Back Against Rising Tide of Apathy,” reported May 5, in CNBC.com, Reuters.com, StreetInsider.com and many other news media outlets.

The May 8 Tampa Bay Times reports that Law alumna Victoria Cruz-Garcia has been named a 2016 “Leader in the Law” by the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. Law alumna Lynn E. Hanshaw has received the Sixth Judicial Circuit Outstanding Pro Bono Service by a Lawyer Award.

Alumna “Beverly Patrick O’Brien <class of 1975> Recognized as a Professional of the Year by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Publication” in the field of library science, as reported in Finance.dailyherald.com, stocknod.com, Biz Wire Express, Minyanville and several other news media outlets, May 11.

Alumnus Ron Crews, executive director for Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty, will be guest speaker for Memorial Day United Churches memorial service, as reported in PublicOpinionOnline.com, May 11.

Alumnus John Alexander Jr. is an Investment Tiger, featured in InstitutionalInvestor.com, May 10. 

According to the May 9 Ledger, Law alumnus C. Richard Nail, a lawyer with GrayRobinson, was recently named to the Alpha Eta Greats list by University of Florida’s Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.

According to the May 11 Tampa Bay Newswire, Law alumna Michele Leo Hintson presented “What is Covered:  Potential Avenues of Recovery By the Surety Against the CGL Policy” at a continuing education seminar hosted by U.S. Specialty Insurance Company on April 28 in New Orleans.

According to the May 10 Produce News, Law alumna Merriann Metz has been promoted to assistant general counsel and assistant secretary of Publix.

According to the Marietta Day Journal, Law alumna Leah Zammit is running for judge, State Court of Cobb County.

The May 8 Miami Herald reports that Law alumnus Aydin Bonabi has started the benefit corporation, Jurbid, to bridge the litigation gap.

Mile High Sports, May 12, featured “A Mother’s Sacrifices,” about Ben Paulsen and his mother, Stetson alumna Leslie.

Ret Turner, Emmy Award-winning costume designer, and one of Stetson’s most famous alumni, died at the age of 87, as reported in the New York Times, May 8, and TheGlobeandMail.com, May 11.