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Stetson University in the News, Sept. 18-24, 2020

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Stetson Professor Chris Ferguson
Christopher Ferguson, PhD

• Professor of Psychology Chris Ferguson, PhD, was quoted in the Sept. 18 LA Parent article, “Can Kids’ Videogame Play be Healthy?” He said, “Most of our fears come from things we don’t understand, and games can be a wonderful and positive part of many kids’ and adults’ lives.”

• Lou Paris, MBA, an assistant professor of practice and management, and director of the Prince Entrepreneurship Program, was quoted in the West Volusia Beacon on Sept. 23 in the article, “Entrepreneurs discuss challenges and successes at Stetson.”

• Law Professor Louis J. Virelli III was quoted in a Sept. 18 Bay News 9 segment on the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. A recording of the broadcast is available here.  

• Professor of Law Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in the Color Lines article, “Here’s What’s at Stake If Trump Replaces RBG on the U.S. Supreme Court. It’s a lot,” on Sept. 21.

• Law Professor Louis J. Virelli III was featured in WFLA-TV segment on Sept. 20 discussing the qualifications of Judge Barbara Lagoa as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice nominee. A recording of the segment is available here

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Stetson University
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

• Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in a Sept. 24 article on Vox called, “What happens to the law in a world without Ruth Bader Ginsburg?” 

• Law Professor Louis J. Virelli III was featured on WFLA’s Battleground Florida with Evan Donovan on Sept. 19 to discuss the impact of the death of Justice Ginsburg on the fate of the U.S. Supreme Court. A recording of the broadcast is available here.  

Other News:

• Director of the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy and Professor of Law Peter Lake was featured in the “Getting to the Bottom of It: Addressing off-campus parties” segment at the GW Hatchet on Sept. 21.

• Law Professor Anne Mullins was featured in a Sept. 18 interview with WFSU. The online article is called, “‘I Called The President’: A Look At The Differing Processes Of Appointing Federal Vs. State Judges,” and it includes the link to the audio segment. The interview was also picked up by WJCT

• Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted on Government Executive (GovExe.com) in a Sept. 21 article called, “The Incumbent: Bending the Bureaucracy.” 

• Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted on Refinery29 in a Sept. 22 article called, “What Could Go Wrong With The Election? Well, Everything.” This was also picked up by Election Law Blog.  

Arturo Rios, Stetson University
Art Rios

• Law Professor Art Rios was featured in a Bay News 9 segment called Getting Answers on Sept. 23 about the Trump Administration’s sanctions on Cuba. A recording of the segment is available here.  

• Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in The Daily Beast in a Sept. 24 article called, “Why the Trump Campaign Is Returning Donations to These Superfans.” 

• Law Professor Jay Wolfson was featured in an interview on Doctor Radio on Sirius XM on Sept. 18 discussing the coronavirus.  

• Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote a Sept. 21 article for the Brennan Center for Justice called, “A Lie Just for You in 2020” that was also picked up by the Election Law Blog.  

• Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the following blogs for the Elder Law Prof Blog: Sept. 18, “Ombudsman Safety Bags;” Sept. 21, “The Swedish Housing Experiment;” Sept. 22, “A New Movie About Alzheimer’s;” Sept. 23, “Dying from Isolation?;” and Sept. 23, “Voting Guide for Individuals with Cognitive Impairment.”

• Alumnus, Professor and Board of Overseers Member Art Rios was featured on Mom Bloggers Club on Sept. 19 for his new book, “Let’s Talk…About Making Your Life Exciting, Easier and Exceptional.”

Alumni News:

• Alumna Kristina Merritt received the Young Alumni Award from the University of Central Florida.  

• Alumnus Richard Twaits was featured in the Sept. 21 Citybizlist article, “DSI Ramps Up Staff to Meet Demand of Pandemic-Related Business Insolvencies.”

• Law alumna Kaylee Tuck is running for the Florida House District 55 seat in the Nov. 3 general election, according to a Sept. 18 article on TCPalm.com.  

• Law alumnus David Haas was quoted in a Sept. 20 Spectrum News 13 segment about the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

• Law alumna Kristy Zinna was featured in a Sept.20 candidate profile piece in the Bradenton Times for her candidacy in the election for Manatee County Court Judge Group 4 bench.

• Law alumnus Bert Reeves, an attorney and partner with Smith, Dettmering, Collins, Reeves, Hobson & Hobson, LLP, was appointed to the Sexual Offender Registration Review Board by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp on Sept. 18.

• Law alumna Stefanie Morris was appointed to the Leon County Court by Governor Ron DeSantis on Sept. 23, as reported by the FloridaPolitics.com article, “Gov. Ron DeSantis names five judicial appointments.”

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