Stetson University in the News, Feb. 12-18, 2021

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Top Stories:

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Jason Evans, PhD

• Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Studies Jason Evans, PhD, was quoted Feb. 13 in The Brunswick News article, “Rising seas a problem up and down the coast.” “North Florida shows a very similar sea level rise trend as what has been observed in St. Marys and other areas of coastal Georgia, and localized impacts on stormwater systems and storm surge heights are also very similar,” he said.

• Associate Professor of Finance and Interim Director of the Roland and Sarah George Investments Institute Matthew Hurst, PhD, was interviewed by WOGX Fox 51 for a Feb. 16 story entitled, “Florida professor warns against investments based on social media.”

• Visiting Assistant Professor of Health Sciences Ronette Lategan-Potgieter, PhD, was mentioned in a 103.5 Kissimmee article entitled, “Try One of These Simple Tips to Eat Healthier Today From Nutritionists,” on Feb. 16.

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Ellen Podgor

• Law Professor Andrew Appleby was quoted in a Feb. 16 article on Law360 called, “Internet Tax Freedom Act Could Thwart Md. Digital Ad Tax.” 

• Law Professor Ellen Podgor was mentioned by American University Law Review on Twitter for her article, “The Dichotomy Between Overcriminalization and Underregulation,” featured in their latest publication. 

Other News:

• Law Professor Kirsten K. Davis was mentioned by Women Also Know Law on Twitter for her latest article, “[Classical] Lawyers as [Digital] Public Speakers: Classical Rhetoric and Lawyer Digital Public Commentary,”20 Nev. L.J. 1137 (2020).

• Law Professor Andrew Appleby was quoted in a Feb. 17 article on TaxNotes State called, “Digital Ad Taxes Could Be Changed to Withstand Litigation, Experts Say.” 

• Law Professor Andrew Appleby was quoted in a Feb. 19 article on TaxNotes State called, “First Suit Filed Over Maryland’s Digital Ad Tax.” 

• Law Professor Ellen Podgor was mentioned by the Iowa Law Review on Twitter for her essay, “Cryptocurrencies and Securities Fraud: In Need of Legal Guidance,” 104 Iowa L. Rev. Online 130 (2021). 

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

• Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was mentioned on the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education website for her upcoming appearance as a panelist for the University of Illinois Law Review 2022 Symposium (April 16). 

• Law Professor Ellen Podgor wrote the following blogs for the White Collar Crime Prof Blog: Feb. 1, “Acting AG Reinstates Former AG Holder Policy on Charging and Sentencing;”  Feb. 3, “CEO Sentenced for $150 Million Health Care Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme;” Feb. 4, “Health Care Related Prosecution Settled With Qui Tam;” Feb. 13, “Prosecution of COVID Related Fraud Cases Picking Up;” Feb. 14, “The Dichotomy Between Overcriminalization and Underregulation;” Feb. 17, “From Rob Cary’s Representation of Senator Ted Stevens to the Due Process Protection Act;” and Feb. 18, “Top Attorney Added to Manhattan DA’s Team.”

• Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the following blogs for the Elder Law Prof Blog: Feb. 15, “What Did NY Cause When Transferring COVID Patients From Hospitals to SNFs?;” Feb. 16, “ACTEC Journal Call for Papers;” Feb. 17, “More COVID articles;” Feb. 17, “Vatican: Rethink How Care for Elders;” Feb. 18, “Upcoming Webinars;” and Feb. 19, “SNF Staffers Explain Position on Vaccine.”

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Stetson University in the News is a weekly roundup of media coverage that mentions Stetson, its faculty, students, staff and alumni.

Alumni News:

• Alumna Cindy Lovell, PhD, was featured in the Herald-Wing article, “People and Professions: Reported Feb. 14, 2021.” Lovell co-authored the textbook, “Linguistics for K-12 Classroom Application,” along with Jane Govoni.

• Everett Stern ‘10 was featured in a Berks-Mont News article entitled, “West Goshen resident launches bid for US Senate in Pennsylvania,” on Feb. 16.

• Six of the New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) sections have elevated new chairs this month to oversee efforts to improve laws, address professional development and sponsor continuing legal education courses in a variety of substantive fields. Stetson Law alumnus William S. Friedlander of Ithaca, a partner at Friedlander & Mosher, is the new Trial Lawyers Section chair. 

• Law alumnus Robert Angus Williams, an attorney in the Tallahassee office of Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A., has recently been certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a Circuit Mediator. 

• Law alumna Rebecca White was nominated to fill the judge vacancy for 19th Circuit for Treasure Coast, Okeechobee County, by the 19th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, according to  She is one of six nominees. Gov. Ron DeSantis has 60 days to make the appointment.