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Stetson University in the News, Nov. 17-30

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Top News:

  • Wendy B. Libby, Ph.D., president of Stetson University, wrote the guest column, “Stetson President: The Value of Liberal Arts – Discerning Truth,” posted by the Orlando Sentinel Nov. 17.
  • Eugene Huskey, Ph.D., professor of political science at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “In-Depth Profile of Prof. Stephen Cohen – America’s Favorite Putin Apologist,” posted by Russia Insider Nov. 20.
  • News of Stetson University professors Clay Henderson and Lance Long co-authoring the “right to a clean and healthy environment” proposed amendment to the Florida Constitution ran in Capital Soup, Renewable Energy World, Nov. 20 and other media outlets via the newswire.
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    Professors Clay Henderson and Lance Long were quoted in the Politico article, “Industry to fight proposed constitutional amendment to ‘clean, healthful environment.’” The Nov. 22 PublicNow and other media outlets reported on the Stetson professors co-authoring an amendment to the Florida Constitution.

  • Jesse Fox, Ph.D., assistant professor of counselor education at Stetson University, was featured in the article, “An Agnostic Parent’s Guide to Talking About God With Kids.” Fox said, “The real gift of being a parent, and also the responsibility, is that you can educate your kid in however way you want,” posted by Fatherly Nov. 17. Fox was also featured in the Fatherly article, “How Do Praying Children Imagine God?”
  • Deborah Goldring, Ph.D.

    Deborah Goldring, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “New Urbanism in Volusia County.” Goldring said, “It’s called New Urbanism, which is a movement toward neighborhood communities that are walkable and have retail shopping and event spaces,” posted by Ormond Beach Observer Online Nov. 17.

  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Should Parents Spank Their Children? What Do You Think?” posted by OZY Nov. 24. Ferguson was also quoted in the Nov. 24 Smart Parenting article, “Spanking Actually Makes Children’s Behavior Worse, Not Better.”
  • Tony Abbott, Ph.D., professor of environmental science and studies at Stetson University, was mentioned in the article, “Walmart Stores: Community Notes,” posted by 4-traders Nov. 19.
  • Assistant professor Dr. Asal Mohamadi Johnson and Stetson University students Madilyn Amico and La’Cendra Kendrick were mentioned in the West Volusia Beacon Online article, “Planting Seeds in a ‘Food Desert.’ “
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “4 Things Millennial Investors Can Learn From Warren Buffett.” Ma said, “The bottom line is that Millennials do not want to pay a 1% to 2% fee for something they think they can do themselves by simply googling,” posted by TheStreet Nov. 21.
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    Law Professor Peter Lake wrote the Nov. 26 Chronicle of Higher Education article, “From Disciplining Codes to Contractual Respect.”

  • Stetson University Professor of Finance K.C. Ma, Ph.D., was mentioned in the article, “Why Meg Whitman Would Make a Good President.” According to Ma, Whitman “shows strong resiliency crossover between political and corporate worlds,” posted by TheStreet Nov. 26.
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Stetson University, was quoted in an article in Inverse Science, entitled “Controversial Study Claims ‘Smartphone Addiction’ Alters the Brain.” Ferguson said, “My concerns are that it’s a pretty small study, and the findings look pretty marginal to me,” he said, adding the study looked at only 19 participants.
  • Law Professor Luz Nagle was mentioned in an article in InSight Crime regarding her interview with the newspaper La Nación about the trial of the doctors in Costa Rica accused of trafficking people to harvest their organs.
  • Law Professor Charles Rose was quoted in the Winter 2017 preLaw article, “Trial advocacy curricular leaders,” which gives Stetson’s program a grade “A” for trial advocacy curriculum, and Stetson was mentioned in the Winter 2017 preLaw article, “Students at these law schools outperform on the bar exam based on their LSAT scores.”
  • Law Professor Peter Lake was featured in the L.A. Review of Books article, “The Instinct to Protect Each Other” on Nov. 17.
  • The Nov. 23 Tallahassee Democrat reported that Law alumnus Jeffrey S. Richardson was awarded a special “Above and Beyond” recognition for representing low-income veterans at no charge and volunteering at the veterans clinic.

Other News:

  • Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote the Nov. 28 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Identity Theft and the IRS.” She wrote the Nov. 27 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Reframing Aging Video.” She also wrote the Nov. 26 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Canadian Centre for Elder Law Report on Vulnerable Investors.” Professor Morgan wrote the Nov. 30 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Housing Options-Information for Caregivers.”
  • Law Professor Charles Rose was quoted in the Nov. 29 Tampa Bay Times article, “What comes next for the man accused in four Seminole Heights murders?” Professor Rose did an interview on this case for the Nov. 30 WFLA-AM radio. Professor Rose was also featured on In Focus with Allison Walker Torres on Bay News 9. The Nov. 22 Orlando Sentinel mentions Professor Rose in the article, “Thanksgiving dinner, diabetes, death penalty: Talk topics.”
  • Stetson University was mentioned in the article, “Pilgrim’s Pride Settles Water Pollution Lawsuit,” posted by The Moultrie Observer Online and Meat & Poultry Online Nov. 16.
  • Alumni Michael Jaeckie and Sarah McAskill were listed in the West Volusia Beacon Online article, “Meet the People Who Make The Beacon Happen,” posted Nov. 29.
  • The Nov. 17  Targeted News Service ran the news, “Stetson’s National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law Awarded Grant to Train Criminal Lawyers to Avoid Wrongful Convictions.”
  • Stetson University was mentioned in the West Volusia Beacon Online article, “More on the Food-Access Front: Artisan Alley Market Now Accepts Food Stamps,” posted Nov. 20.
  • Adjunct Professor James Dickson was mentioned in the Nov. 24 Tampa Bay Newswire article, “Dickson Assists in Jackpot For Justice To Benefit St. Petersburg Community Law Program.”
  • Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in the Nov. 26 Election Law Blog, “Republicans Are Candid About the True Price of the Tax Bill.”
  • The Nov. 28 Islander mentioned the case of alumnus, adjunct and overseer Richard Harrison in the article, “HB to high court on treehouse: Deny precedent.”
  • News of Stetson’s upcoming National Conference on Law and Higher Education has run in multiple news outlets across the national wire Nov. 29 including the Digital Journal.
  • According to Ballinger Publishing, attorney Mike Papantonio’s daughter is attending Stetson Law, which he describes as the premier trial school in the country.

Alumni News:

  • According to the Nov. 17 Banker Lopez Gassler, Law alumnus Keith Appleby has become a member of the U.S. Supreme Court Bar.
  • The Nov. 19 Roanoke Times reported that Law alumnus Roger Lee Ashby died on Nov. 16.
  • Law alumnus Matthew Burns was profiled in the Nov. 20 Plus Company Updates article, “Profile of Matthew Burns Co-Founder of INgrooves.”
  • According to the Nov. 20 Gunster, Law alumnus Drew W. Barsalou joined the firm’s private wealth services practice in the West Palm Beach office.
  • Davina Leu, graduate of Stetson University, was mentioned in the article, “CFO Strategic Partners Adds Two New Members,” posted by PressReleasePoint Nov. 20.
  • Stetson University alumnus Charles J. Scriven wrote the Tallahassee Democrat article, “Governors Should Not Have Granted FAMU Waiver in Presidential Search,” posted Nov. 26.
  • According to the Nov. 27 Tampa Bay Times, Gov. Rick Scott appointed Law alumna Cynthia Sullivan Oster, a senior assistant county attorney in Hillsborough, to become a county judge. The Florida Politics Blog also ran the news.
  • Law alumnus Jamie Grant was mentioned in the Nov. 27 Florida Politics Blog article, “Terry Power will challenge Jamie Grant in HD 64 primary.”
  • The Nov. 27 Herald Tribune mentioned Law alumna Elizabeth Barber in the article, “Business People.” Barber has become a shareholder of Dunlap & Moran PA.