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Stetson University In The News, April 12-19, 2019

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Terence Farrell, Ph.D.

• Stetson Professor of Biology Terence Farrell, Ph.D., was quoted in USA Today on April 12 in the story, “Bloodsucking worms in pythons are killing Florida snakes, study says.” Parasitic worms spread by invasive Burmese pythons are killing native Florida pygmy snakes, according to a new study, led by Stetson researchers. The parasite is traveling north, hitching rides in reptiles and other host critters that Florida snakes eat. “At this point, they are moving very rapidly. They are certainly in Brevard County,” said Farrell, lead author on the study. “It’s conceivable they will spread throughout the whole United States.”

• Stetson University was featured in Orlando Medical News because “AdventHealth University and Stetson University announce[d] [their] partnership and MHA/MBA Dual-Degree.” This degree combines “the best of business and healthcare administration skillsets, giving graduates an advantage over their peers in both sectors.”

• Biology professor Terence Farrell, Ph.D., was mentioned in an article from BroBible in relation to the “parasitic worms from Asia [that are] killing [the] Florida Rattlesnake.”

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K.C. Ma, Ph.D.

• K.C. Ma, Ph.D., C.F.A., the Roland and Sarah George Chair of Applied Investments, was quoted in the article, “Adding Alternative Investments to Your Portfolio,” in US News & World Report on April 15. Ma said, “Alternative asset classes should be mainly considered in a long-term strategic basis. Typically, alternative assets underperform in a bull market, but outperform in a bear market.”

• The April 12 Inside Higher Ed article quotes Law Professor Peter Lake in the article, “Repeat Rapists on Campus.” Professor Lake is quoted in the April 11 Columbia Spectator article, “Up against the invincible: A professor was convicted of sexual misconduct. Why is he still on campus?”

• News of Stetson University, among others, adopting a free speech document is running in the April 16 Tampa Bay Times.

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• Law Professor Susan Rozelle is quoted in the April 16 Bay News 9 report about the Jonchuck case.

• The April 16 Crim Prof Blog is running news of Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Bruce Jacob’s Supreme Court case, Kaufman v. U.S.

• Sara Williams, a 2018 Edward Ohlbaum Award recipient, is a 2019 Woman of Impact, according to Yellow Hammer News

• According to the April 17 SCC Online, the NUALS team finished as semi-finalists in the 23rd Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition held at Stetson University College of Law.

• Former Professor and U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Judge Bob Davis has written the article, “Speech-the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims: The Newest Federal Court Experiment, Past, Present, and Future,” for the April 11 Harvard National Security Journal.

Alumni News:    

• Alumnus Clint Lake was profiled in a story April 12, entitled “Sinking the unsinkable: Florida Navy vet tells of making history in WWII,” in the Daytona Beach News-Journal and The Palm Beach Post. After the war, “Lake attended Stetson University, performing as a cheerleader and majoring in teaching. He wound up in banking and worked in DeLand before moving to Ormond Beach.”

• The April 15 Military.com is running news that Law alumnus James Byrne has been nominated deputy secretary at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

• Law alumnus Dale Workman has been named a member of one of the top 20 criminal defense law firms, according to the April 18 PRNews Online.

• Law alumnus Sheriff Bob Gaultieri has been named “Sheriff of the Year,” according to the April 17 10News. The news also ran in the April 16 Tampa Bay Times and April 17 Tampa Bay Reporter.

• Law alumna Elise Bennett has won a major victory for the sunfish on behalf of the Center for Biological Diversity, according to AL.com.

• Law alumni Thomas S. Edwards Jr. and Eric Ragatz are featured in the April 16 Jacksonville Magazine and Edwards & Ragatz P.A. 

• According to Roetzel & Andress, Double Hatter Christopher D. Donovan has been recertified in Appellate Practice by the Florida Bar. The April 12 White House also posted the news.

• LL.M. alumnus H. Amos Goodall was recently selected to Super Lawyers for 2019, according to the April 17 Express.