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Stetson University in the News, Sept. 1-21, 2017

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Jason Evans, Ph.D.

  • Jason Evans, Ph.D., professor of Environmental Science and Studies at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Why Houston Will Never Be Able to Stop Flooding for Good.” Evans said, “The scale of it is absolutely tremendous. I don’t know how many billions it would cost but I feel confident to say it would be billions, multiple billions,” posted by Time Aug. 31 and Yahoo News Sept. 1.
  • Law Professor Peter Lake was quoted in the Sept. 21 New York Times article, “Rochester Launches New Inquiry into Professor’s Harassment Charges.” Lake was quoted in the Sept. 13 The Chronicle of Higher Education article, “What Lies Ahead in the Campus-Speech Wars?” Lake was quoted in the Sept. 11 The Harvard Crimson, “Following Harvard, More Law Schools Accepting GRE.”
  • According to the article, “Stetson University Ranked 6 by U.S. News & World Report,” Stetson was featured on U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 list of Best Regional Universities (South), posted by PRWeb and several other outlets Sept. 12.
  • Law alumna and former state Rep. Mary Lou Baker was featured in the Sept. 3 Tampa Bay Times column, “Why Mary Lou Baker belongs in Florida Women’s Hall of Fame.” The columnist wrote, “I nominated her at least a dozen times, but the governor never selected her until last week, when Gov. Rick Scott chose Baker to be inducted into the 2017 Florida Women’s Hall of Fame.”

Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D.

  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of Psychology at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Digital Addiction.” Ferguson said, “Terms like [Internet addiction and IGD] are probably more a product of moral panic over new technology than they are a product of good science,” posted by The World Weekly Sept. 1.
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote the article, “Can Trump Legally Pardon Himself and His Children?” which was published in several online articles, including AlterNet. Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in the Sept. 21 The International Business Times article, “Did Gov. Susana Martinez Break SEC Rules in New Mexico Pension Deals.”
  • Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the Sept. 1 Tampa Bay Times article, “As UF Maneuvers, White Nationalists Say They’re Coming to Campus.” Professor Lake is also quoted in the Campus Safety Magazine article, “University Clery Act Has Prompted Positive Changes in Campus Public Safety.”
  • Mayhill Fowler, Ph.D.

    Mayhill Fowler, Ph.D., assistant professor of History and director of SPREES (Stetson’s Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies), was featured in a Q&A article with the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University, entitled “Former HURI Fellow Publishes Study of Soviet Ukrainian Theater.” Fowler discussed her new book, “Beau Monde on Empire’s Edge: State and Stage in Soviet Ukraine.”

  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance at Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Market Events, Best Stocks to Watch This Week (AAPL, ADBE, BBBY).” Ma said, “The delay of the iPhone X launch into November will prompt the Street to revise downward the current year estimates as the new iPhone revenue will be pushed into the March quarter of 2018,” posted by U.S. News & World Report Sept. 18.
  • Stetson University President Wendy B. Libby, Ph.D., was mentioned in the article, “Florida Hospital Waterman Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness.” According to the article, Libby will be speaking at this year’s Ladies Legacy Luncheon, posted by Publicnow Sept 18.
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Rajni Shankar-Brown, Ph.D.

  • Rajni Shankar-Brown, Ph.D., associate professor and Jessie Ball Depont Chair of Social Justice Education at Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Surviving the Storm, Emotionally,” posted by The DeLand-Deltona Beacon Online Sept. 21.
  • Chris Colwell, Ph.D., associate professor and Chair of Education at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Harder Test Contributes to Teacher Shortage.” Colwell said, “It would be reasonable for the state to consider the SAT, ACT, and GPA to be a concordant score, and waive the test,” posted by The DeLand-Deltona Beacon Online Sept. 21.
  • Sylvain Daudel, director of Stetson University’s Family Enterprise Center, was mentioned in the article, “Moving Ahead,” posted by Originator Times Sept. 4. Daudel was also featured in the Sept. 21 article, “Daudel Named Director of Stetson’s Family Enterprise Center,” posted by The DeLand-Deltona Beacon Online.
  • Sylvain Daudel

    K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “How to Avoid Making One of the Most Lethal Investing Mistakes Around.” Ma said, “Shareholders can consider that goodwill is the intangible portion of the assets they pay for,” posted by TheStreet Sept. 8.

  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Stetson University, was mentioned in the article, “Teens Are Growing Up More Slowly – And They Seem OK with It.” According to the article, Ferguson criticized Jean M. Twenge’s conclusions on smartphone usage, posted by Orlando Sentinel and San Diego Union-Tribune Online Sept. 19.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, was quoted in the article, “Find Your Balance in Your 50s.” According to Ma, “investors would like to see a bear market soon, so they can get in at a lower cost basis and still have enough time to wait for the recovery,” posted by MSN Money US (en) Sept. 15.
  • Law Adjunct and Overseer Professor Richard Harrison spoke with the Tampa Bay Times for the Aug. 31 story, “Times investigation: Pinellas County construction agency steered work to board member.”
  • Stetson University was mentioned in the Sept. 3 article, “Sales Class Getting Real-Life Training.” According to the article, the University of North Alabama is introducing a discount program for business students inspired by a program at Stetson University, posted by TimesDaily Online, USA Breaking News Online and other outlets.
  • Valrie Chambers, Ph.D., associate professor of accounting at Stetson University, contributed to the Tax Adviser article, “Individual Taxation Report,” posted Sept. 1.
  • Matt Roberts, associate professor of digital arts, Terri Witek, professor of English, and Michael Branton, professor of mathematics and computer science, were featured in the Sept. 1 article, “APSU Art + Design to Unveil Augmented Reality Exhibit,” posted by Clarksville Now.
  • Law Professor Charles Rose is quoted in the Sept. 5 Tampa Bay Times article, “Uncertainty about ‘stand your ground’ law dismays judge in Pasco theater shooting case.”
  • Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote the Sept. 7 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Medicaid 101 Webinar,” Sep. 6 Elder Law Prof Blog article, “Dual Eligibles and Medicare Coordination of Benefits.” She also wrote the Sep. 5 Elder Law Prof Blog article, “Borchard Foundation Opens RFP for Academic Research Grants.” Morgan also wrote the Sept. 4 Elder Law Prof Blog article, “Early Alert from CMS-SNF Abuse.” She also wrote the Sept. 1 Elder Law Prof Blog article, “The Eyes Have It? A New Tool to Detect Alzheimer’s?”
  • Eric Kurlander, Ph.D., professor of history at Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Account of Nazi’s Mystical Interests Muddled,” posted by Winnipeg Free Press Online Sept. 10.

Other News:

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Simone Magee

  • Simone Magee, entrepreneur and Stetson University graduate, was covered in the article, “Back Off, Marilyn: Dress Downs Aim To Keep Skirts From Flying Up,” posted by DNAinfo Chicago Sept. 5.
  • Law Professor Peter Lake was quoted in the Sept. 14 Inside Higher Ed article, “A Total Prohibition.” Lake was quoted in the Sept. 9 Harvard Crimson article, “DeVos Title IX Review Sparks Concern from Activists.” Lake was quoted in the Sept. 15 True Viral News article, “DeVos sets the stage for debate over campus sexual assault guidelines.” Lake was quoted in the Sept. 13 Inside Higher Ed article, “Ohio University’s new free-expression policy bars indoor protests.” Lake was quoted in the Jezebel article, “In the Conversation Around Campus Rape, Who is Held Accountable – and Who Does the Accounting?” Lake was quoted in the Sept. 18 Rewire article, “DeVos to Use ‘Both Sides’ Approach to Campus Rape.” Lake was quoted in the Sept. 18 The Columbia Daily Spectator – Online article, “Majority of the on-campus sexual assaults do not Trigger Public Safety Alerts.”
  • Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote the Sept 15 Elder Law Prof Blog post, “Is Hospice Care Misunderstood?” She also wrote the Sept 14 Elder Law Prof Blog post, “Women Who Are Older—Financial Fears?” Professor Morgan also wrote the Sept. 13 Elder Law Prof Blog post, “Disaster Planning and Services on Our Minds.” She also wrote the Sept. 18 Elder Law Prof Blog post, “Doctors in Older Age: Should They Be Evaluated on Their Fitness?” She also wrote the Sept. 11 Elder Law Prof Blog post, “Hurricane Irma and Florida: How Will Elders Fare?” Professor Morgan also wrote the Sept. 8 Elder Law Prof Blog post, “Jimmo v. Sebelius-is The End in Sight?”
  • Stetson University will be co-hosting the 23rd Southeast Conference on Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Films in 2018, according to the Infos Fabula article, “Southeast Conference on Foreign Languages, Literatures and Films (Floride)” posted Sept. 12.
  • Stetson University was mentioned in the Orlando Weekly article, “‘Native American Dinner’ at Cress Restaurant is Equal Parts Celebration and Commemoration.”
  • A solar energy meeting will be held at Stetson University’s Lynn Business Center Auditorium, according to the article, “Solar Energy Meetings Across Volusia Starting Wednesday,” posted by The Daytona Beach News-Journal Online Sept. 18.

Alumni News:

  • Law alumnus Nathan Bruemmer was featured in the Sept. 1 Tampa Business News article, “Nathan Bruemmer switched genders, graduated from law school, and now faces big obstacles to becoming a lawyer.”
  • W.D. Crowder, author and graduate of Stetson University, was featured in the article, “New Financial Book Series – Reference Guide for Home & Business Use,” posted by KFVS-TV Online and several other outlets Sept. 1.
  • On Sept. 18, Law Professor Marco Jimenez’s Florida State University Law Review article was talked about in the Legal Theory Blog post, “Jimenez on Distributive Justice & Contract Law.”
  • Law alumna Ashleigh Brooks was mentioned in the Sept. 1 Jacksonville Daily Record post, “4th Circuit State Attorney’s Office adds 16 prosecutors” for being recently hired as an Assistant State Attorney for the 4th Circuit.
  • Law alumna Traci McKee was featured in multiple online newswire articles, one being the Sept. 1 BizWire Express article, “Fort Myers Attonery Traci McKee Honored as One of Southwest Florida’s Top 40 under 40.”
  • Law alumna Alison Yurko was featured in the Sept. 1 Orlando Style Mag, “Alison Yurko.”
  • Rosalie Carpenter, Stetson University alumna and former dean of students, was featured in the article, “Professionals New to Pittsburgh.” Carpenter is Vice President for student affairs at Seton Hill University, posted by Pittsburgh Quarterly Sept. 3.
  • Law alumnus David Bryant was mentioned in Sept. 3 The News-Press article, “David Bryant.”
  • Jason Paulk, former student at Stetson University, was covered in the article, “Jason Paulk: Distinguished Honor,” posted by Education News Sept. 4.
  • Law alumnus Brett M. Henson has was mentioned in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune Online in the Sept. 4 article, “Business People” for joining the Sarasota office of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP as an associate attorney.
  • Law alumnus Michael Millett was mentioned in the Sept. 5 Saint Petersblog post, “Sunburn for 9.5.17 – Hurricane Irma, President’s DACA decision threaten Florida politics” for being appointed to the board of the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority (TBARTA).
  • Law alumnus Burton Ginsberg died Aug. 15, according to the Sept. 6 South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
  • Law alumna Shannon Finucane was highlighted in the Sept. 8 Ball Park Digest article, “Minor League Baseball Adds Six New Staff Members” for being named Associate Counsel in the Minor League’s legal department.
  • Law alumnus Jeremy Bailie was mentioned in the Sept. 9 Florida Politics article, “Third Republican files for House District 69” for entering the political race for the GOP primary seat.
  • Law alumnus Steven Schwartz was mentioned in the Sept. 13 UtahJazz.com article, “Jazz Announce Basketball Staff Additions and Promotion” for being promoted to the director of basketball operations for the Utah Jazz NBA Basketball team.
  • Law alumnus Eddie Stephens was mentioned in the Sept 16 Stephens’ Squibs article, “Eddie Stephens, William Foman, & Cory Strolla Tapped to Chair Leadership Grow.”
  • Law alumna Amy Brooke Swan has died, according to an Aug. 25 obituary.

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