Stetson University in the News, June 28-July 5, 2018
- Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of Psychology, was mentioned in four articles this week regarding gaming addiction, including The New York Times, entitled, “Endless Gaming May Be a Bad Habit. That Doesn’t Make It a Mental Illness;” The Washington Post, titled, “World Health Organization says video game addiction is a disease. Why American psychiatrists don’t;” Nerds On Call, titled, “Do Video Games Encourage Violence?” and Spiked, titled, “There is no such thing as ‘gaming disorder’.”
- Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D.,was mentioned in an article in The Atlantic, titled, “Why Is There a ‘Gaming Disorder’ But No ‘Smartphone Disorder?’” Ferguson worried “unhealthy gaming is merely a symptom of more serious underlying conditions, like depression, anxiety, or autism- spectrum disorder.”
- Stetson University President Wendy B. Libby, Ph.D., was mentioned in The Daytona Beach News-Journal in an article entitled, “Stetson prison education program receives grant to grow.” Stetson received a $210,000 grant that will allow “more men incarcerated at Tomoka Correctional Institution to take college courses starting this fall,” according to the article.
- The July 2 Orlando Sentinel ran the news that Law alumnus Wilfred “Wil” Florin has been elected to the Stetson University Board of Trustees. Florin is founder of Florin|Roebig Trial Attorneys.
- News of Stetson Law student Taylor Tyson being crowned Miss Florida has run in Good Day Orlando, the Daytona Beach News-Journal and other media outlets including NBC, FOX, WFLA AM, Fox 29 Morning News, and the Ledger.
Pamela Cappas-Toro, Ph.D., assistant professor of World Languages and Cultures (Spanish) and co-director of the Community Education Project, was interviewed on WMFE 90.7-FM in a segment, titled, “Intersection: Incarceration Doesn’t Mean An End To Education, How Stetson University Is Reaching Inmates.” She stated, “I remember the first meeting that we had with the students that were interested. … There was a lot of excitement. There was a lot of students because there was no educational program before this.”
- K.C. Ma, Ph.D., CFA, director of the Roland George Investments Program in Stetson’s School of Business Administration, was quoted June 26 in U.S. News and World Report in a story, titled, “Battling Big Players Not New for Walmart.” Ma said, “One key strategy Walmart uses to compete with Amazon is through the ‘omnichannel’ retail strategy, which requires the perfect coordination of Walmart’s technology, infrastructure and physical real estate.” Ma also wrote two articles for Seeking Alpha entitled, “Buy U.S. Stocks For The 4th Of July” and “Trade War And Semi Stocks.”
- Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., was mentioned in The Lowdown, A blog by Jonathan Low regarding Ferguson’s article “Why Is There Gaming Disorder But Not Smartphone Disorder?”
- Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, wrote an article on July 1 for the Good Men Project, titled, “School Safety Commission Should Not Worry About Violence in Entertainment Media – The Good Men Project.” Last month, Ferguson testified before U.S. Education Secretary Betsy Devos’s school safety commission on the impact that violence in entertainment media has on violence in society.
- Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., was mentioned in an article from Smart Parenting, titled , “Is Spanking an Effective Discipline Method? Pediatricians Say No.” Ferguson states he doesn’t “believe facts are clear about whether mild spanking is harmful for children in the long run.”
- Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the July 3 Diverse magazine, “Surviving and Thriving: Teresa Sullivan’s UVA Legacy.” He is quoted in the June 29 Inside Higher Ed article, “A ‘Retro’ Title IX Lawsuit.”
- Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote the June 28 Elder Law Prof Blog, “New Infographic on Dementia Trends.”
- The Daytona Beach News Journal published an article entitled, “Unwanted birds find permanent pleasure at Patty’s Parrot Palace.” Students from Stetson University are interning at Patty’s Parrot Palace this summer, according to the article.
- The July 2 Sarasota Herald-Tribune features Law student Kelley Thompson.
- The July 2 4 Traders ran the news that law alumnus Richard Nummi is now director and chairman of the executive compensation committee of INTREORG SYSTEMS Inc.
- Stetson Law alumnus Eric Koenig is new shareholder at Trenam Law, according to the firm’s website.
- Stetson Law alumni Calvin Brown and Joe Collins Jr. are featured in the July 2 TCPalm.
- The June 29 BizWire Express ran the news of Law alumni Suzanne Boy, Traci McKee, John Miller, Shannon Puopolo, Kayla Richmond and G. Donald Thomson being named Florida Super Lawyers.
- Law alumnus David P. Carter had a letter to the editor published in the July 2 Wall Street Journal.
- Law LL.M. alumna Rishma Eckert was invited to speak at Capitol Hill by the Institute of Caribbean Studies in June 2018 as part of Caribbean Legislative Week on the topic of de-risking and the loss of corresponding banking relationships between U.S. and Caribbean banks.