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Stetson University in the News, Feb. 3-9, 2017

Top News:

  • Clay Henderson, J.D., executive director of Stetson University’s Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience, was quoted in the article, “Mosquito Lagoon a little more clear, improvement plan in works.” According to Henderson, more field research needs to be done before what is actually happening in the lagoon can be determined, posted by The Daytona Beach News-Journal on Feb. 1.
  • Gerard Marino, former Stetson University student and Interactive Academy Award winner, will be returning to Stetson to debut new music. Marino’s performance will be for the Stetson School of Music’s Sounds New concert series, which showcases new music and artists. The event is Friday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m., in Lee Chapel (located in Elizabeth Hall), posted by Capital Soup on Feb. 3 and Publicnow on Feb. 6.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, was quoted in the article, “Amazon.com Earnings: Record Revenue Can’t Lift AMZN Stock, Shares Plunge.” Ma commented that the recent return on Amazon shareholders’ investments has been long awaited and highly necessary to ensure further growth in market share, posted by Yahoo Finance and other outlets Feb. 3.
  • Stephen Robinson, professor of music at Stetson University, will give a classical guitar performance at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Ozark on Friday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m., posted by Dothan (Ala.) Eagle Online on Feb. 3.
  • Nicholas Pearson, former Stetson University student, had a meet-and-greet/book signing on Tuesday, Feb. 7. Pearson discussed his latest projects and the spirituality of mineral studies, posted by Publicnow on Feb. 6.
  • “Ain’t I A Woman!” came to Stetson University on Tuesday, Feb. 7, and focused on the struggle of African American women throughout history. It was part of the Stetson’s Black History Month celebration, posted by Publicnow on Feb. 6.
  • Tonya Curran, director of Stetson University’s Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center, was featured in the article “A Woman’s Work: Balancing Printmaking And Homemaking On Feb. 9.” Throughout the piece, she provides her opinion on “Prints by Women,” posted by Publicnow on Feb. 6.
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., psychology professor at Stetson University, was featured in the article, “More screen time for kids isn’t all that bad.” According to Dr. Ferguson, increased television viewing is not inherently bad for children. Furthermore, he argues that strict attention to limited screen time by policy makers is uncalled for, posted by Health Medici Net and other outlets Feb. 7.
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., Stetson University psychology professor, was featured in the article, “Study finds negligible link between excessive screen time and depression, delinquency among teenagers.” Ferguson argues that increased hours of media viewing does not have any noteworthy adverse effects on children, posted by Health Medici Net Feb. 8.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, was quoted in the article, “Analysts And Skeptics: Why Tesla Model 3 Deliveries Won’t Be On Schedule.” Ma remarked that the alleged delay of the Tesla Model 3 release was designed to build marketing suspense, posted by Inside Evs Feb. 8.
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., psychology professor at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Up to six hours of screen time doesn’t harm kids after all.” According to Dr. Ferguson, “Data from the current study suggests that children are resilient to screen consumption for up to six hours daily,” posted by The Newsletter and other outlets Feb. 9.

Other News:

  • The Feb. 2 Tampa Bay Times profiles the work of Stetson’s Clemency Project class.
  • ABC Action News Feb. 1 features an interview with Law Adjunct Professor and Overseer Arturo Rios, who discussed the impact of the immigration ban.
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the Feb. 7 SCOTUSblog regarding her article for the Brennan Center on Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch’s campaign finance jurisprudence.
  • Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the Feb. 8 Chronicle of Higher Education article, “Betsy DeVos Survived a Historic Confirmation Fight. What’s Next for Higher Ed?” Professor Lake is also quoted in the Feb. 8 Chronicle article, “How a 20-Page Letter Changed the Way Higher Education Handles Sexual Assault.”
  • The Florida Bar reports that Pamela Wiener Dubrule, who oversees Stetson law students in the clinic program, received the 2016 Jane Shaeffer Outstanding Homeless Advocate Award from The Florida Bar’s Public Interest Law Section at the Bar’s Winter Meeting in Orlando.
  • The Feb. 2 24-7 Press Release newswire reports that Stetson has won the Chester Bedell competition in news that appeared in multiple media outlets.
  • Stetson is mentioned in a Feb. 7 Tampa Bay Newswire article about a USF student who plans to attend the law school.
  • Stetson is mentioned in a Feb. 8 St. Petersburg College Blog article about Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, collaborating with Bay Area Legal Services, Gulfcoast Legal Services, and Stetson University College of Law’s Veterans Law Institute to form their new program, Medical-Legal Partnership, to offer legal representation/consultation for Veterans at no cost.

Alumni News:

  • Mike Haridopolos, Stetson alum, was covered in the piece, “Mike Haridopolos Q&A: Citizens Want To See Real Changes In DC That Positively Impact Their Lives.” The story covered Haridopolos political career since graduating from Stetson in 1992, posted by Space Coast Daily.com Feb. 9.
  • According to the Feb. 6 Florida Politics and State Capital News Feed, Former Pinellas County Assistant State Attorney Berny Jacques is seriously considering a run for the state House District 66 seat.