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Stetson University in the News, July 14-20

Top News:

  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D.

    K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Will Millennials Be Ready for the Great Wealth Transfer?” Ma stated, “More than 75 million millennials born between 1981 and 1997 are ready to take over estimated $30 trillion in wealth from baby boomers,” posted by U.S. News & World Report and MSN Money US July 18.

  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Stetson University, co-wrote the article, “Are Associations Between ‘Sexist’ Video Games and Decreased Empathy Toward Women Robust? A Reanalysis of Gabbiadini et al. 2016,” posted by Cheryl & Ethnovet July 16.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance and director of the George Investments Institute at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Netflix (NFLX) Soars on Phenomenal Earnings Blowout.” Ma said, “The more noticeable news is that the overall quarterly profits have grown more than twice the rate of revenue,” posted by U.S. News & World Report July 17.
  • Michael Allen, J.D., professor of law and director of the Veterans Law Institute at the Stetson College of Law, was featured in the July 19 Stars and Stripes article, “Senators Call for Quick Confirmation of Six VA Appointees.”
  • Law alumnus James Byrne, nominated as VA counsel, was also featured in the July 19 Stars and Stripes article, “Senators Call for Quick Confirmation of Six VA Appointees.”
  • Peter Lake, J.D., professor of law, was quoted in the July 14 Christian Science Monitor story, “Beyond the Headlines: How All Sides are Working Together on Campus Assault Rules.” Lake stated, “A lot of institutions have internalized Title IX to the point that, even if the federal government pulls a foot off the gas pedal, there’s a feeling that strong intervention is going to be necessary.”
  • The July 17 Election Law Blog featured Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy in the Brennan Center for Justice article, “Can Federalism Cope with Russian Election Meddling?” Professor Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in the Tampa Bay Times article, “Is ‘Collusion’ Illegal? Fox News Host Says No.” The July 13 Election Law Blog also featured Professor Torres-Spelliscy for her Moyers & Company Blog, “Yes. Violating Certain Campaign Finance Laws is a Criminal Offense.”

Other News:

  • Law Professor Charles Rose, J.D. was quoted in the July 14 WUSF story, “Politifact Florida Dissects Claims on Medicaid; ‘Stand Your Ground’ Judge.” Professor Charles Rose was quoted in the July 19 WUSF story, “Death Sentence Overturned for Carlie Brucia Killer.” The news also ran July 19 in WGCU NPR. Rose was also quoted in the July 14 Daily Courier-Observer article and Watertown Daily Times article, “Judge Asked to Bar Drug Dealers.”
  • Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote the July 19 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Webinar on Elder Abuse-Insight into Victims of Crimes Act.” She also wrote the July 19 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Paying for Help at Home.” Professor Morgan wrote the July 18 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Nursing Home Quality of Care An Ongoing Issue for Some Facilities.” She wrote the July 17 Elder Law Prof Blog, “It’s Here Too: The 2017 Medicare Trustees’ Report.” She wrote the July 17 Elder Law Prof Blog, “It’s Here! The 2017 SSA Trustees Report.” She wrote the July 14 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Issue Brief: Medicare Savings Program.”
  • The July 14 Targeted News Service reported on the Stetson Law News article, “Visiting Professor Carla Reyes Joins Harvard Center Focused on Using Digital Technologies for Social Good.”
  • The July 17 Northern Kentucky Tribune reported that Thomas More College President David A. Armstrong is a member of the International advisory council for the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson University College of Law and a national expert in Title IX policy.
  • The July 19 American Association of Law Schools featured the Stetson Law News article about Law Professor Luz Nagle, “Professor Luz Nagle speaks around the world in Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica.”

Alumni News:

  • Bert Reeves, graduate of Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Governor Deal Appoints 17 to State Boards.” According to the article, Reeves represents the 34th District in the Georgia House of Representatives, posted by Middle Georgia CEO and several other outlets July 17.
  • Karen Dee, graduate of Stetson University, was covered in the Tampa Bay Business Journal article, “After a Career in Banking, Karen Dee Finds New Life in Executive Coaching,” posted July 13.
  • Marlene Straughan, Stetson University alumna, was featured in the article, “Lake County Announces New Principals at 3 Schools.” According to the article, Straughan became the principal of Triangle Elementary School in Mount Dora, posted by Daily Commercial Online July 13.
  • The July 14 Jewish Press reported that Law alumnus Allen Robert Samuels has died.
  • The July 15 Florida Bar News reported that Law alumnus Zack Zuroweste is the new Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division president.
  • Law alumnus Bert Reeves was elected to the Juvenile Justice State Advisory Group, according to the July 17 Albany CEO.
  • The July 18 BBC News featured an interview with LL.M. alumnus Jay Wolfson in the report, “Trump to Let Obamacare Collapse After Losing Vote.”
  • Robert Redd, Stetson University alumnus and director of the New Smyrna Museum of History, was featured in the article, “DeBary Hall Hosts Civil War Talk,” posted by Targeted News Service July 18.
  • The profile of Stetson University alumnus and Financial Advisor of Allen & Co Inc. Terry Tolbert was featured on Plus Company Updates (PCU) July 19.
  • The July 19 BizWireExpress announced that Law alumna Kayla Richmond, recipient of the Outstanding Alumni Representative Award from Stetson, was elected to serve on the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida’s Board of Directors.
  • According to the SaintPetersBlog, Law alumna Katie Cole was reappointed to the St. Petersburg College District Board of Trustees. The State Capital News Feed also ran the news.

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