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Stetson University in the News, Sept. 20-26, 2019

Top News:

Chris Ferguson sits on a bench outside
Christopher Ferguson, PhD

• Professor of Psychology Christopher Ferguson, PhD, published an opinion piece on Sept. 20 in the New York Daily News titled, “Is the United States unusually violent? The answer may surprise you.” Ferguson discusses the common perception that the United States stands alone from other developed nations in its level of domestic violence. “But the presence of guns may have a role in making crime and violence that does occur more deadly than it would otherwise be,” said Ferguson. “Progress will only come with meaningful dialogue between supporters of gun rights and those for gun control.”

• Law Professor Ellen Podgor was quoted in a Sept. 26 Washington Post article called, “Repeat offenders: Corporate misdeeds often settled with deferred prosecution agreements.”

• Stetson undergraduate Juan O’Neal was featured in a Fox 35 News segment after a picture of him praying over a deputy sheriff went viral on social media.

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

• Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in a Sept. 25 article on CBC called, “Why Democrats bet the Ukraine call can succeed where the Mueller report failed in taking down Trump.”

• Law Professor Ellen Podgor was mentioned in a July 24 article (recently updated with new information) in The Washington Post called, “The Mueller report: An educational tool for teachers — and a surprising hit with book clubs.”

Other News:

Stetson Law Professor Royal Gardner
Royal Gardner

• Law Professor Royal Gardner was mentioned in a Sept. 23 article in Inside EPA called, “Lawyers Expect EPA’s New CWA 401 Plan To Spur Lengthy Litigation ‘Mess.’” 

• Law Professor Judith Scully was quoted and alumna Theresa Jean-Pierre Coy was featured in a Sept. 26 article in the Tampa Bay Times called, “For black lawyer in Michael Drejka case, career and identity clash.”

• Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote a Sept. 24 piece for Talking Points Memo (TPM) called, “The FEC Is Paralyzed. It Couldn’t Come At A Worse Time.”

• Law Professor Catherine Cameron was mentioned in an article in The Minaret, the student newspaper for The University of Tampa, in a Sept. 26 article called, “Free speech & social media panel discussion hosted by UT.”

• Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the following blog posts for Elder Law Prof Blog: Sept. 23, “GAO Report on Elder Abuse & Oversight;” Sept. 24, “Elder Justice Policy Highlights;” Sept. 25, “Special Needs Trust Failing?”; and Sept. 26, “Jimmy Carter Jokes About How Old Is Too Old To Be President.” 

• Law Professor Ellen Podgor wrote a Sept. 25 blog post for SCOTUSblog called, “Symposium: Corruption is not a crime.”

Alumni News:


• Hillsdale College featured Stetson alumna Kate Nadolny in its teacher spotlight article for her work in music education at Pineapple Cove Classical Academy.

• Alumnus Robbert Kappelmann published a guest column for The Florida Times-Union titled, “Straight, balanced talk about climate change,” on Sept. 22. 

• Alumna Kimberly Manning published an online memoir on Lovewhatmatters.com.

• Law alumna Anne D. Boyle has joined Trenam Law as an associate in the firm’s Private Client Services Group at the Tampa office, according to a release from the firm.

• Law alumnus Matthew A. Ceriale has joined the Litigation practice group of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP as an associate in the Tampa office, according to a Sept. 25 announcement from the firm.

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