Stetson University in the News, Aug. 11-16, 2023

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Top Stories

• World quoted Christopher Ferguson, PhD, professor of Psychology, in the Aug. 10 story “All fun and games?”

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Ellen Podgor, JD

• The National Public Radio program Here & Now featured an interview with Ellen S. Podgor, Gary R. Trombley Family White-Collar Crime Research professor of Law, for an Aug. 10 broadcast segment about Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s suspension of State Attorney Monique Worrell. The segment ran on WNPR, WFYI, WABE and more than 50 other stations nationwide. “Prosecutors have discretion to pick and choose what they’re going to charge, who they’re going to charge, when they’re going to charge,” Podgor said. “And yes, they do have to follow the law, and so does Gov. DeSantis – and that’s not the case here.”

Judith Scully, JD

• Public radio stations WJCT, WMFE, WUSF and others featured an interview with Law Professor Judith Scully in an Aug. 11 broadcast of the program The Florida Roundup, titled “DeSantis removes another state attorney, and Immigration Divide, WMFE’s new multimedia series.”

• The Tampa Bay Times quoted Peter Lake, professor of Law, Charles A. Dana Chair and director, Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy, in the Aug. 10 story “What FSU football can learn from an online education lightning rod.”

Other Stories

Chaz Underriner, PhD

• Orlando at Play profiled Chaz Underriner, PhD, assistant professor of Digital Arts, in the Aug. 13 story “Chaz Underriner Quintet.”

• The West Volusia Beacon featured Hari Pulapaka, PhD, associate professor of Mathematics, in the Aug. 15 story “Class Notes: Plan early for college with Florida Prepaid Plan.” The article also featured Stetson’s selection as “one of the best and most-interesting four-year colleges in the country by Fiske Guide to Colleges.”

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Kirsten Work, PhD

• Frontiers in Environmental Science cited Kirsten Work, PhD, professor of Biology, in the Aug. 11 article “Editorial: Threatened Aquatic Gems: Freshwater Springs and Groundwater-dependent Ecosystems.”

• featured Law student Jack Whelan in the Aug. 10 story “My Summer Associate Experience: Jack Whelan.”

• Sustainable Business cited Stetson in the Aug. 10 post “Climate Action Leader (Full-time AmeriCorps Member) – Florida, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts.”

• Tampa Bay Newswire cited Stetson in the Aug. 12 post “The Straz Center holds Fourth Annual Performing Arts College and Career Fair.”

• HappeningNext cited Stetson in the Aug. 13 post “Paranormal Museum Tours at the Haunted Antique Shop.”

• Capital Soup and EIN Presswire cited Stetson in the Aug. 14 story “FloridaCommerce Awards $1.2 Million for Community Planning Projects Through Community Planning Technical Assistance Grant Program.”

• HappeningNext featured Stetson in the Aug. 14 post “Open House.”

• Missouri Lawyers Media profiled JR Swanegan, former assistant dean of International and Graduate Programs at Stetson University College of Law, in the Aug. 9 story “Diversity & Inclusion 2023: JR Swanegan.” The story also cited Becky Morgan, professor of Law, Boston Asset Management Chair in Elder Law and Director, M.J. in Healthcare Compliance.

Alumni Stories

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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.

• Thai Examiner featured Law alumnus Vacharaesorn Vivacharawongse in the Aug. 10 story “King’s son from America spreads cheer in surprise and some would say significant visit home.”

• Broadway World Orlando profiled alumna Glorivy Arroyo in the Aug. 11 story “Opera Orlando Reveals New Development Manager, Glorivy Arroyo.”

• The American Institute for Economic Research and Citizens Journal on Aug. 11 published the story “The Economics of Data Privacy” by alumnus Spence Purnell.

• UCF Today and News NNK profiled alumna Laurette Koellner in the Aug. 11 story “3 Distinguished UCF Alumni, Business Leaders Join UCF Foundation Board.”

• Paradise Post profiled alumnus Austin Fuller in the Aug. 11 post “Journalist Austin Fuller.”

• PR Log profiled alumna Jacqueline Yantis in the Aug. 12 post “Intracoastal Bank Adds Two New Additions to Its Team.”

• Mann Report profiled Law alumnus Lorenzi Lora in the Aug. 10 story “Ball Janik LLP Expands Orlando Office with Lora.”