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Stetson University in the News, June 7-14, 2019

Roslyn Crowder, Ph.D.

• Work by Roslyn Crowder, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, was part of research efforts highlighted in “Research Explores New Potential Health Benefits of Yaupon Holly Tea,” published on Specialtyfood.com. At Stetson, Crowder is working with biology students who conduct lab research, using plant extracts, in a quest to find cures for cancer. According to the article, “ongoing research at Stetson University in Florida has shown evidence that Yaupon Holly extract may cause human Leukemia cells to die off while leaving healthy cells unharmed.”

• Education Professor Patrick Coggins, Ph.D., was recognized online as part of the June 7 article titled, “New program features local African-American professionals sharing life lessons.” Coggins, serving as a guest in a speaker series, was among “African-American professionals who persevered to achieve, serve and lead in the legal, military and academic fields.”

Patrick Coggins, Ph.D.

• Law Professor Peter Lake, director of Stetson’s Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy, is quoted in the June 10 Yahoo! News article, “As universities push for names, assault survivors fight for anonymity.” The story also was published in Yahoo! UK and IrelandChristian Science Monitor and Campus Safety Magazine. And, Lake was quoted in this June 12 Seattle Times article.

• Stetson was mentioned in the article, “More Universities Shut Down Traditional M.B.A. Programs as Popularity Wanes,” published on multiple websites in early June. According to the article, “In May, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Stetson University in Florida said they would stop admitting new students to their full-time, on-campus M.B.A. programs, funneling resources instead to more popular online equivalents. … Applications to traditional M.B.A. programs have languished in a strong U.S. job market, declining last year even at Harvard Business School, Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and other elite schools.”

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K.C. Ma, Ph.D.

• Professor K.C. Ma, Ph.D., director of Stetson’s Roland George investments program, was part of the article, “7 Pitfalls to Avoid in Leveraged ETFs,” published online June 10 by U.S. News & World Report. Ma commented about “tracking errors,” noting that the tracking error of a leveraged ETF is not the same as the traditional tracking error. His words: “It includes an extra compounding effect which is more pronounced with high leverage ratios and volatility.” 

• Professor of Psychology Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., was among the featured respondents in “Ask the experts: Should an addiction to video games be classified as an official disorder?” published online June 8 in The National. Part of his response: “There are lots of things that people overdo. From a research perspective, there’s no evidence that games are unique in this respect.”

Donald Parham catches a high throw
Former Hatters star Donald Parham 

“Redskins Sign Stetson Tight End Donald Parham” was the headline of multiple published reports, including by hogshaven.com on June 7, as the NFL’s Washington Redskins announced the signing of the former Stetson record-setter.

• In the June 10 article Gainesville Sun article, “Solving septic tank dilemma complex, costly,” Clay Henderson, director of Stetson’s Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience, was quoted: “The tanks were a cheap way to develop without regard to the long-term costs. That’s the same way we always deal with water as an abundant resource: ‘We’ll deal with the problems down the road.’ Now we’re down the road, and it’s time to deal with it.”

• Law Professor Jason Bent, associate dean for Academic Affairs, appeared in the June 12 New Jersey Law Journal’s “When Machines Do the Hiring, Some See a Need to Revamp Job Bias Law.” The article also was posted on Law.com’s Corporate Counsel.

Other News:

• Law Professor Mark Bauer was quoted in the June 12 San Diego Union Tribune article titled, “Retirement: New rules battle financial abuse.”

• A recent article written for the Brennan Center by Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy,  “The Supreme Court Nixes Corporate Contributions for the 2020 Campaign,” was republished on June 10 in Truthout and on June 11 in Nation of Change. The article also was mentioned on the June 6 SCOTUSblog post.

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Jeff Taylor

• Jeff Taylor, Stetson’s director of broadcasting, was included in the article, “SVG College Summit: College Content Creators Share Solutions to Unique Production Challenges,” as professionals from the Pac-12 Networks, Big Ten Network, Syracuse, Murray State and Stetson told “tales from the trenches.” The article appeared June 7 on International Broadcast News. 

“Getting Paid to Start Fires: How a Park Manager Landed His Dream Job,” published June 10 by The Penny Hoarder, included comments from John Sheehy, Career Development coordinator at Stetson. Sheehy said: “First think about the things you absolutely don’t want to do for a career and work from there,” advising to “start with a wide view.”

Alumni News:

• A book written by alumnus Sam Slaughter was featured in Sam Slaughter, Food and Drink Editor of The Manual, Brings Us a Cocktail Recipe Book With a Splash of ’90s Nostalgia, an online article published June 4 in The Manual. The book is titled “Are You Afraid of the Dark Rum? and Other Cocktails for the ’90s Kids.”

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• As published by The Sand Mountain Reporter, Stetson Law alumnae Kimberly (Nedeau) Driscoll joined the Marshall County Sports Hall of Fame during a June 1 induction banquet at Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge in Alabama. Driscoll was one of eight inductees in the MCSHOF’s class of 2019.

• Law alumna Heather Doyle is one of six candidates running for the Manatee County judge seat, according to the June 7 Southwest Florida Herald article, “Frontrunners chosen for open Manatee County judge seat.”

• The appointment of Stetson Law alumnus R. Anthony Salem to Duval County Court was reported in the June 13 Jacksonville Daily Record article, “The Marbut Report: Salem appointed Duval County judge; A new year for YLS.”