Stetson University In the News, Oct. 2-8, 2015

Top Stories:

K.C. Ma, Ph.D., director of the Roland George Investments Institute (RGIP), was quoted in the article about “up-and-coming stocks,” in “10 Investing Tips for the Rest of 2015,” in U.S. News & World Report, Yahoo Finance, and six other news outlets on Oct. 1, 2015.

Jason Evans, Ph.D, assistant professor of Environmental Science and Studies, is featured in a WMFE story on Oct. 2 about the use of a new phone app called Sea Level Rising, that tracks tidal flooding and other major weather events on the state’s sea level.

Additionally, Professor Evans was quoted in an Oct. 7 article from WLRN regarding frequent flooding in the Florida Keys.

Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., associate professor and co-chair of Psychology, gave his thoughts on the reasoning behind mass shootings in an article featured on Yahoo! News and Christian Science Monitor Online, on Oct. 2.

President Wendy Libby was quoted in the article “Meet the financial-aid program that requires colleges to supplement, if not supplant, federal aid,” in The Hechinger Report on Oct. 7.

Law Professor Charles Rose was invited to write the opinion editorial, “’Trial of the (20th) century’ changed the legal backdrop” for the Oct. 1 Orlando Sentinel Front Burner. Professor Rose also did an interview with 10News that aired Oct. 7 about Florida’s proposed open carry law.

On Oct. 4, Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy’s op ed entitled “US Presidents: Get yours today. Collect the whole set. Each sold separately” ran in the Axis of Logic.

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune Online quoted Law Professor Judith Scully in the investigative news article, “A Stick Up. A Man Hunt. A Mistake?”

On Oct. 2, Laura Crysel, Ph.D., assistant professor of Psychology, provided her analysis of a popular Harry Potter personality test on Inside Higher Ed.

Assistant Vice President of Marketing and Media Relations Janie Graziani was interviewed in the Oct. 2 WESH 2 News report regarding gun safety at Stetson, as a result of recent shootings in the past year.

Other News:

On Oct. 6, the Houston Chronicle and multiple national news outlets reported that Law professor and Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy director Royal Gardner has been reappointed chair of the Scientific and Technical Review Panel of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands for 2016-2018.

The Tampa Bay Times, Bay News 9 and national news outlets all reported that the U.S. Attorney General has awarded a $400,000 grant to Stetson University College of Law for the college’s National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law to develop a forensic evidence training program for lawyers who work on death penalty cases.

Law Professor Lance Long did a live radio interview with WMNF News on Oct. 5 about sea level rise and his participation in a sea level rise conference. News of Stetson Law students, faculty and staff participating in the sea level rise conference at St. Petersburg College ran in the Targeted News Service.

The Oct. 6 Ole Miss reported that the University of Mississippi alumni association has awarded its highest honors to Mary Ann Strong Connell, who reportedly received the Thomas S. Biggs Jr. Award from Stetson Law.

Alumni in the News:

On Oct. 5, The Kendall Gazette reported that Law alumnus Gary Simon won the coveted Allan Stolman Ultimate Networker Award for 2015.

The Oct. 5. Penn Energy reported that NEOgás, a provider of natural gas logistics services to energy consumers without access to a natural gas pipeline, has appointed Law alumnus R. Paul Grady as the company’s new CEO.

On Oct. 5, the Herald-Tribune reported that Law alumnus Forrest Bass, an associate at the Farr Law Firm, has been selected by the Florida Fellows of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel to join the inaugural class of the Florida Fellows Institute.

The Oct. 5 Stuart News reports that Law alumnus Joshua D. Ferraro is a candidate for Martin County School Board District 5; the Sept. 30 Stuart News reports that Law alumnus Jonathan Chane is a candidate for U.S. House District 18.

On Oct. 2, WAFF and other national news outlets reported that Law alumnus Benjamin P. Butterfield joined the International law firm Greenberg Traurig, Orlando Office.

Stetson alumnus Spc. Damien Fraser gave his account on why he joined the military in The Mountaineer Online’s Oct. 1 article “Inspired to serve: Soldier pursues Army career, music to honor twin sister’s memory.”

Casey B. Weade wrote an article titled “How Hidden Expenses Can Affect Your Retirement Goals” at Third Age on Oct. 5.

Thakurdeo Rampersaud was featured in an Oct. 6 News Wire article titled “First Generation Immigrant, Thakurdeo Rampersaud, Wants to Use His Experiences to Help Others.”

Stetson alumna Pamela Epting was appointed deputy commissioner of the Florida Office of Financial Regulation, as reported by Florida Politics on Oct. 7.

The Sept. 30 Tampa Bay Newswire reported that Law alumna Michele Leo Hinston was appointed Vice-Chair of Pasco EDC’s Growth Task Force.