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Stetson In the News, Nov. 11-17

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K.C. Ma, Ph.D., chair of applied investments at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “5 Reasons Donald Trump’s Presidency Will Include a Recession,” noting that forcing manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. through protectionism will, although temporarily bring more jobs, also raise the production cost, posted by Yahoo Finance on Nov. 11.

Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., chair of the psychology department, was quoted in the article, “Gun Violence in PG-13 Movies Tripled Since 1985, Study Finds,” noting that there is little to no evidence to suggest that media violence leads to violent behaviors in reality, and that youth violence is the lowest it has been in 40 years, posted by Medicine Net Nov. 13.

Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Health Services was awarded $10,000 from Stetson University’s Greenfeather grant. The program will use that funding for improvements, including a new fitness trail, at SMA’s Deland Men’s Residential Treatment Program, posted by Press Release Distribution on Nov. 10.

Melinda Hall, Ph.D., assistant professor of philosophy at Stetson University, presented ideas from her forthcoming book, “The Bioethics of Enhancement: Transhumanism, Disability and Biopolitics” on Tuesday, Nov. 15, as part of the Leon S. Peters Ethics Lecture Series. She discussed the implications of transhumanism and biotechnological enhancement for disabled people and for bioethics, posted by Fresno State News Nov. 14.

Professor Jason Bent is quoted in the Nov. 14 Fox 13 news story, “Is Mike Evans Protected by the First Amendment?”

Professor Charles Rose was quoted on Nov. 9 in 24/7 PressRelease about Stetson’s advocacy teams winning big at weekend competitions. WLTZ ran the story Nov. 12.

The Tampa Bay Times ran news Nov. 15 of Stetson University College of Law being rated as “military friendly.”

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Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., chair of the psychology department, was quoted in the article, “More Moms Are Choosing Not to Spank Their Kids–or So They Say,” noting the possibility that parents may exhibit survey bias, reporting that they do not spank their kids when they do in actuality, posted by The Stir Nov 14.

Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics, was featured in the podcast “Restaurant Unstoppable.” Born and raised in Mumbai, India, Hari balanced his passion for food and mathematics, becoming a full-time professor at Stetson University and co-owning the Cress Restaurant where he is also the executive chef, posted by Restaurant Unstoppable on Nov. 14.

Adjunct Professor Scott Bassett is quoted in the Nov. 14 iPhone J.D. article, “Lawyer iPad stories: Scott Bassett uses an iPad for appellate arguments.”

Stetson University College of Law was mentioned in Nov. 11 Business Wire release, “The National Law School Veterans Clinic Consortium Unveiled; Provides Best Practices to Legal Clinics, Students on the Front Line for Veterans.” The story ran in about 54 other media outlets.

Law alumna Michelle T. Morley is one of the latest applicants for the seat on the Florida Supreme Court. She was highlighted in the Nov.9 St. Peters Blog article, “Six Applications now in for State Supreme Court Vacancy.”

Law alumna Nicole R. Brunswick recently joined Simmons Law Firm. News ran via the Nov. 12 News-Press.

Law alumnus Matt Hitchcock was mentioned in the Nov. 11 Business Observer article, “Go Young” as a Next Generation attorney for the Lakewood Ranch-based insurance firm FCCI Insurance Group.

Law alumnus Chris Delp’s new position as solar industry and real estate attorney for Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP ran in the Nov. 9 New Tampa Patch.

Town- Crier ran a Nov. 4 story on law alumnus Joe Negron seeking re-election in Senate District 25.

Law alumnus Richard W. Pearce was inducted into the Hendersonville High School Hall of Fame. The Nov. 11 story ran in Hendersonville Lightning.