Stetson University In the News, Aug. 14-20, 2015

Top Stories:

Stetson will be building the Sandra Stetson Aquatic Center at Lake Beresford to research and develop innovative technical, social and political solutions to protect freshwater resources and related environmental concerns, as reported in Bloomberg Business, The Street and over 100 more news media outlets on Aug. 19.

On Aug. 13, The Huffington Post quotes Law Professor Peter Lake in a piece regarding the sexual assaults that occurred at the University of Kansas. The Aug. 19 Chronicle of Higher Education quotes Professor Peter Lake in the article, “Education Dept. Seeks to Clarify Privacy of Students’ Medical Records.”

Research by Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of Psychology, was featured in the ongoing debatewhether or not violent video games create violent tendencies in children who play them featuredon My Fox LA, Philly, and over 100 more news media outlets, Aug. 18.

Professor Ferguson also provided commentary against the APA Video Game Aggression Task Force in Game Informer on Aug. 14.

Professor Ferguson has also conducted an experiment that supports the position that age impacts one’s opinions on video games regarding violence, as reported in Science Daily, EurekAlert and five other news media outlets on Aug. 19.

On Aug. 17, Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy’s op ed piece titled “Presidential Candidates, Each Sold Separately” ran in the Brennan Center for Justice and Common Dreams.

On Aug. 13, The Tampa Bay Times quotes Professor Charles Rose regarding a man accused of impersonating a SEAL Team 6 member to solicit money outside a Wawa.

Other News:

Bay News 9 Aug. 17 features a story about the future of a youth literacy program that was started by Todd Hoover, a part-time student at Stetson Law.

KUSI News San Diego features Stetson’s exchange programs in Ireland and England on Aug. 12.

Leander Seah, Ph.D., assistant professor of History, provided commentary about World War II, on the 70th anniversary of VJ Day, as reported in The Daytona Beach News-Journal on Aug. 14.

Campus Cookies, an organization founded by Stetson ENACTUS students, will be presenting at the next 1 Million Cups entrepreneur forum covered in a story in The Daytona Beach News-Journal on Aug. 17.

Alumni in the News:

Sean Emory, Stetson alumnus, will be featured in the event #PreMarket Prep as an expert in finance in Yahoo! Finance and Benzinga on Aug. 17.

On Aug. 17, The Daily Times News reports that Law alumna Sandra Urban of Ridley Avenue was sworn in by Mayor James Hopely to complete the unexpired term of Steve Copolla.

On Aug. 13, The Poughkeepsie Journal ran Law alumnus Craig A. Burgess’s op ed piece titled “Man became lawyer to fight injustice.”