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Stetson University in the News: Oct. 20-26, 2017

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    A team from Stetson’s College of Law in Gulfport won the Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition.

    News of Stetson University College of Law’s Moot Court team winning the 11th Annual Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition ran across the U.S. via the newswire. Stetson Law students Jordan Koziol, Logan Manderscheid and Tyler Troyer were highlighted in the Oct. 25 Sweetwater Reporter – Online article, “Stetson Wins 11th Annual Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition.”

  • Stetson University’s Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience was featured in the article, “Water Symposium Set for Friday in DeLand,” posted by The Daytona Beach News-Journal Online Oct. 24.
  • Rajni Shankar-Brown, Ph.D., associate professor and the Jessie Ball DuPont Chair of Social Justice Education at Stetson University, was chosen to be the keynote speaker for the seventh annual Children & Youth Mental Health Conference according to the article, “FGCU College of Education Hosts Children’s Mental Health Conference,” posted by Florida Weekly – Naples Oct. 19.
  • Stetson University was mentioned in the article, “Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida Announces Several Colleges Providing Aid to Students.” According to the article, Stetson is waiving room charges for the Spring 2018 semester for new students forced to leave Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands after Hurricane Maria, reaching out to students who may be affected, and offering counseling and academic support, posted by WTXL-TV Online Oct. 20.
  • Stetson University was included in OnlineCollegePlan.com’s list of “Top Online Colleges Near Jacksonville,” posted by PRNewswire and several other outlets Oct. 23.
  • Four students in Stetson University Associate Professor Jason Evans’ landscape ecology class have been investigating the impact of rising seas by visiting several towns in coastal Georgia, according to the article, “It’s Academic: Climate Change, Sea Level Rise,” posted by The Advocate Online, Associated Press, Beaumont Enterprise and several other outlets Oct. 22.
  • K.C. Ma

    K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Trump’s Tax Plan Could Boost Billionaire Warren Buffett’s Net Worth $10 Billion.” Ma said, “Personally, Buffett will benefit from, say, a 15% tax savings on his personal taxable income of $487,881 in 2016,” posted by TheStreet Oct. 24.

  • Jesse Fox, Ph.D., assistant professor of counselor education, was interviewed in the article, “How Do Praying Children Imagine God?” Fox said, “Kids are very concrete; it’s hard for a kid to understand that God is with you, but you can’t actually point to God in the room,” posted by Fatherly.
  • Eric Kurlander, Ph.D., professor of history at Stetson University, was featured in the article, “The Supernatural Pseudoscience of Nazi Germany,” posted by Religion & Politics Oct. 24.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Clinc Partners with Enacomm to Connect Financial Institutions with its AI Controversial Banking Platform.” According to Ma, millennials “born between 1981 and 1997 are ready to take over an estimated $30 trillion in wealth from baby boomers,” posted by Arizona Republic Online and several other outlets Oct. 23.
  • Law Professor Rebecca Morgan was featured in the Oct. 21 Bloomberg Law Legal News article, “Tax & Accounting Authors.” Professor Morgan wrote the Oct. 23 Elder Law Prof Blog post, “Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Conference Proposals.” She wrote the Oct. 26 Elder Law Prof Blog, “The stuff we leave behind.”
  • Law Professor Jason Bent was quoted in the Oct. 24 Bay News 9 article, “St. Petersburg police officer secretly records supervisors, gets job back, files lawsuit.” Professor Bent also appeared on the Oct. 23 Bay News 9 Evening News regarding this topic.
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote an article for the Brennan Center, “The Only Institution in the United States That Can Solve This Problem,” that was picked up by the Wednesday Roundup on Oct. 25 in SCOTUSblog. Professor Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in the Oct. 24 Biddle Law Library article, “Corporate Citizen?: An Argument for the Separation of Corporation and State.”
  • Law Professor Louis Virelli was featured on Bay News 9 InDepth on Oct. 25. He was featured in the Oct. 24 US Official News article, “21st Annual HCBA Bench Bar Conference: Perception is Reality.”
  • Law Professor Peter Lake was quoted in the Oct. 26 Liberation article, “Le bizutage, rituel parfois mortel des campus americains.” The article ran around the world, also appearing in Luxenbourg in L’Essentiel. Professor Lake was also quoted in the Oct. 22 The Filipino Express Online article, “Hazing nightmares: Abuse pervasive at US colleges.” Lake was mentioned in the Oct. 23 University of South Florida Crow’s Nest article, “Forum seeks to clarify role of First Amendment at university.” Lake was also quoted in the Columbia Daily Spectator in the Oct. 26 article, “Columbia faces five federal sexual assault investigations, new records show.”

Other News:

  • Stetson University College of Law was mentioned in the Oct. 21 Legal Writing Prof Blog post, “Is Your Law School an Institutional Member of Scribes?”
  • The Oct. 24 Targeted News Service picked up the news, “Stetson Hosts the COALA Blockchain Workshops on Oct. 30-31.”
  • Stetson University College of Law was mentioned in the Oct. 25 Forbes article, “How to Open a Hotel in Belize.”

Alumni News:

  • Law alumna Rachel Griffin was featured in the Oct. 24 Osprey Observe article, “Eye on Business: October 2017 Brandon/Winthrop.”
  • Stetson University alumnus Peter Urscheler was featured in the article, “11 Candidates Seek 5 Seats on Phoenixville Council,” posted by The Mercury News Oct. 25.
  • Law alumnus Alexander Howell was featured in the Oct. 25 PR.com article, “Henderson Franklin Welcomes Alexander Howell to Business Litigation Team.”
  • Law alumnus Gregory DeMeuse was featured in the Oct. 25 SRQ Magazine article, “Blalock Walters Welcomes DeMeuse.”
  • Law alumna Natalia C. Reyna Forero presented her law review paper on “Condemnation Blight and Eminent Domain” at the Young Property Lawyers Forum at the University of Monterrey in Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

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