Stetson University in the News, June 22-28, 2018
June 28, 2018
- Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology, wrote an article for The Hill entitled, “World Health Organization fuels moral panic with ‘gaming disorder’ diagnosis.” Ferguson wrote, “This marks the first time a hobby has been classified as a disease. … Unfortunately, with ‘gaming disorder’ the WHO has made a serious mistake, pathologizing normal behavior despite a weak scientific basis for their decision.”
- Christopher Ferguson, professor of psychology, was also mentioned in three other articles this week about gaming addiction disorder and depression, including Alabama Public Radio’s “Gaming addiction disorder; White House pitches big changes for Education Department,” Redmond Pie’s “WHO officially classifies excessive gaming as a mental health disorder,” and A Dinner Guest’s “Is social media contributing to depression?”
- Stetson’s Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience, and Executive Director Clay Henderson were mentioned in a June 24 article in The Daytona Beach News-Journal, entitled “Concerns raised about state’s springs action plans.” Environmentalists say the state’s action plans to improve water quality in Florida “outstanding” springs are inadequate. In a letter to the state, Henderson said “the state’s proposal doesn’t identify a financially feasible plan for reducing nitrogen, failed to identify specific projects to replace septic tanks, and ‘significantly exaggerated’ the benefits of the projects proposed to reduce nitrogen,” according to the article.
- K.C. Ma, Ph.D., CFA, director of the Roland George Investments Program in Stetson’s School of Business Administration, wrote two articles for Seeking Alpha entitled “Tesla’s Borrowing Market Improves” and “Micron’s Post-Earning Drifts.” For more of his articles, view his page.
- Law Professor Paul Boudreaux is quoted in the June 24 The Hill, “Five things to know about efforts to repeal Obama’s water rule.”
- Law Professor Louis Virelli spoke with Bay News 9 and News 13 via Skype on June 28 to discuss Justice Kennedy’s announcement to retire from the U.S. Supreme Court.
- Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote the June 26 Brennan Center article, “It’s Time for Florida to Join the Rest of the Union on Voting Rights.”
- Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the June 27 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Free Webinar-Financial Exploitation & Medicare Fraud.” She wrote the June 26 Elder Law Prof Blog, “More on End of Life.” Law She also wrote the June 25 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Age Discrimination Investigation.”
- PR.com and Gulfshore Business report that law alumnus Forrest J. Bass has been appointed to Florida Bar’s Wills, Trusts and Estates Certification Committee.
- Prlog.com reports that law alumni Suzanne M. Boy, Traci T. McKee, John M. Miller, Kayla E. Richmond, and G. Donald Thomson have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists appearing in Florida Super Lawyers magazine.
- The Tampa Bay Times interviewed law alumnus Lee Elam, Brandon’s longest-serving attorney.
- Florida Politics reports that law alumnus Trey Lytal became the Florida Justice Association president.
- Space Coast Daily reports that law alumnus Bryan Lober filed to run for Brevard County District 2 Commission Seat.