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Stetson University in the News, Dec. 1-7, 2018

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Christopher Ferguson

Professor of Psychology Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D, was quoted in an article in Vox titled, “Video game addiction is real, rare, and poorly understood.” The article discusses the World Health Organization’s recent classification of “gaming disorder.” Ferguson stated, “Often times, there are these kinds of visceral, negative reactions to new technologies that in some cases lead to pretty extreme claims. It’s not hard to see that in the video game addiction realm, where you see headlines that video games are ‘digital heroin.’ ”

  • Megen Bicknell Stair ‘00 was named the Florida School Counselor of the Year, according to an article on the School District of Palm Beach County news site. Stair, who works at Park Vista Community High School, was honored by the Florida School Counselors Association for outstanding service in preparing students in their academic, social and emotional development.
  • Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Stetson University

    Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

    Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in the Dec. 3 Vox article, “Did Trump commit witness tampering by tweet? I asked 9 legal experts.” Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote the Dec. 5 Brennan Center for Justice. article, “18 Things We Learned About Money in Politics in 2018.”

  • Law Professor Charles Rose spoke with the Dec. 1 Christian Science Monitor for the story, “Is it safe for a black man to be the ‘good guy with a gun’?” Professor Rose spoke with the Dec. 4 Tampa Bay Times for the story, “Will prosecutors lose a key witness in the John Jonchuck case? Defense attorneys say they should.” Professor Rose is quoted in the Dec. 1 Yahoo! News article, “Is it safe for a black man to be the ‘good guy with a gun’?”

Other News:

  • Law Professor Luz Nagle is featured in the Nov. 29 La Hora during her visit to Ecuador. Professor Nagle is featured in the Nov. 28 Ecuador En Vivo during her visit and talk.
  • The Dec. 4 Pennsylvania Real-Time News reports that Law alumna Kailyn Marie Perez was crowned Miss Pennsylvania USA.
  • Law Professor Louis Virelli was quoted in the Dec. 4 Florida Record article, “Florida Supreme Court will lean conservative ‘for a very long time’ with DeSantis appointees.”
  • Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the Nov. 30 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Senate Special Committee on Aging-Guardianship Hearing.” Professor Morgan wrote the Dec. 3 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Decline in U.S. Life Expectancy.” Professor Morgan wrote the Dec. 4 Elder Law Prof Blog, “SNF Silver Tsunami Hitting Texas?” Professor Morgan wrote the Dec. 5 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Several Items Relating to Nursing Homes & Quality of Care.” Professor Morgan wrote the Dec. 5 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Advance Directives: Counseling Guide for Lawyers.”

Alumni News:  

  • The Dec. 5 Lowndes Law reports that Law alumna Melody B. Lynch has been nominated to serve as Chair of the Ninth Circuit Pro Bono Committee.