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Stetson University in the News, June 15-21, 2018

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  • Stetson Professor Chris Ferguson

    Christopher Ferguson

    Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of Psychology, was mentioned this past week in the Sydney Morning Herald’s article for “Moral panic over Fortnite is misplaced,” and an Island Packet article by the L.A. Times, entitled “World health organization says video game addiction is a disease. Why American psychiatrists don’t.”  Ferguson and a co-author wrote in a commentary accompanying one study that, “Video game addiction might be a real thing. But it is not the epidemic that some have made it out to be.”

  • Clay Henderson, executive director of the Stetson Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience, was quoted the Politico article, Questions loom over state environmental spending after surprise court ruling.” A state circuit judge sided with an environmental group and found Florida’s Amendment 1 requires money to be spent on land purchases. “Everybody knows this is going to be appealed,” said Henderson, a lawyer who defended the proposed amendment before a panel of state analysts in 2014. “The only question is whether the District Court of Appeals punts it downtown to the supremes [Florida Supreme Court] or they take it on first.”

    Stetson Law Professor Royal Gardner

    Royal Gardner

  • Law Professor Royal Gardner was quoted in the June 15 Associated Press article, “Trump’s move to redefine water rule threatens wetlands banks.” The article ran across the U.S. in more than 80 news outlets including The New York Times and U.S. News.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., CFA, director of the Roland George Investments Program in Stetson’s School of Business Administration, wrote three articles for Seeking Alpha this week: “What will a $10 billion buyback do for Micron’s shareholders?,” “Is Tesla Losing its Mojo?,” and “Micron Q3 ER: Will this time be different?
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote the June 15 Common Dreams article, “The Curious Campaign Role of Donald Trump’s Foundation.”
  • The June 13 West Volusia Beacon reports that Stetson plans nearly $12 million in improvements at the DeLand campus and at the College of Law in Gulfport.

Other News:

  • LAW-Spelliscy

    Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

    Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote the June 19 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Interpreting a Living Will in the ER setting.” Professor Morgan wrote the June 20 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Register Now-Webinar-Elder Homicides.” She wrote the June 21 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Boomerang Hospital Admissions and Medicare.”  

  • The June 15 Poynter reports that chairman of the board of the St. Petersburg Times and Evening Independent, Nelson Poynter, received an honorary doctorate from Stetson University College of Law in 1962.
  • The Herald-Tribune reports that Stetson Law student Rinaldi White was awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the Sarasota County Bar Association’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
  • Attorney at Law Magazine reports that four attorneys with Bryant Miller Olive are published in Stetson Law Review’s Latest Issue.

Alumni News:

  • The June 14 Sarasota Magazine reports that law alumna Sarah Campbell was recently hired by Dunlap & Morgan, P.A.
  • The June 14 Connecticut Law Tribune interviews law alumna Susan Hartfield, Republican attorney general candidate.
  • The June 15 BizWire ExpressGulfshore Buisiness and PR.com report that law alumna Suzanne Boy has become Florida Bar Certified in Labor and Employment Law.
  • The June 16 PR.com reports that law alumna and attorney Kayla Richmond was selected to the 2018 Class of Leaders in the Law by the Florida Association of Women Lawyers’ Lee County Chapter.
  • The June 18 Stars and Stripes reports that law alumna Sharon Freshwater White Cook will attend the interment of Air Force Capt. James White’s remains at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
  • The June 20 Florida Politics reports that law alumna Jennifer Wilson has moved to Shumaker Advisors Florida, LLC, to help boost its Florida practice.
  • The June 20 Creative Loafing Tampa Bay reports that law alumnus Bob Pope has been named a Grand Marshal of the St. Pete Pride Parade.
  • The June 21 Orlando Sentinel announced that law alumnus Circuit Judge Mark Nacke, advocate for Lake County’s Veteran Treatment Court, is stepping down July 13.