Stetson University In The News, August 4-10, 2023

graphic says, Stetson University in the News

Top Stories

• The Daytona Beach News-Journal quoted Melinda Hall, PhD, associate professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Philosophy Department, and Asal Mohamadi Johnson, PhD, associate professor of Public Health, in the Aug. 4 story “Volusia educators react to state’s ‘effective banning’ of AP psychology course.”

• The Daytona Beach News-Journal quoted Terry Farrell, PhD, professor of Biology, in the Aug. 4 story “22 ball pythons found in St. Johns neighborhood: Could Burmese pythons make it to Volusia?”

portrait outside
Lou Sabina, PhD

• Public radio station WLRN quoted Lou Sabina, PhD, assistant professor and Associate Co-Chair of Graduate Education Programs, in the June 26 story “With DeSantis’ ‘parental rights’ restrictions, expert worries about social studies scores.”

• WESH 2 News quoted Cade Resnick, PhD, adjunct professor in the Department of Psychology and a Winter Springs commissioner, in the online story “Central Florida school districts respond to AP Psychology guidelines.”

• The College Fix quoted Christopher Ferguson, PhD, professor of Psychology, in the Aug. 7 story “Why are in-app streaks so spellbinding? Psychology professors explain compulsion they create.” The incentive behind streaks “borrows from a concept called gamification,” Ferguson said. “If you can make a game of things, people will be more engaged with them and find them exciting.”

• The NPR news program All Things Considered interviewed Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy for the Aug. 3 broadcast segment and online story “Trump’s legal defense focuses on free speech — will that strategy hold up in court?” The segment was carried by more than 50 NPR stations across the nation. “Trump is being prosecuted for his deeds, not his words,” Torres-Spelliscy said. “And the special counsel even says in the new indictment that the defendant had the right to say what he wanted to say about the election. What he didn’t have a right to do is try to overthrow the results of that election.”

• U.S. News & World Report quoted Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy in the Aug. 7 story “Trump’s Fine Legal Line on Free Speech.” “Candidate Trump can criticize candidate Pence on all manner of policy disputes in the course of their both running for the Republican nomination for president in 2024,” Torres-Spelliscy said. “However, defendant Trump cannot intimidate witness Pence in the special counsel’s prosecution.” Also, public radio station WLRN quoted Torres-Spelliscy in an Aug. 3 broadcast segment on redrawing congressional districts.

• Law360 featured D. Benjamin Barros, JD, dean and professor of Law, in the Aug. 7 story “Stetson Law’s New Dean on Being Open About Mental Health.”

Other Stories

• The Apopka Chief featured Hari Pulapaka, PhD, associate professor of Mathematics and an award-winning chef, in the Aug. 4 story “Pork shoulder is sweetened with pineapple chunks, brown sugar.”

• Louisville Fossils cited Stetson’s Gillespie Museum in the Aug. 10 post “Petroglyphic Art.”

Natalia Marques da Silva, PhD

• The West Volusia Beacon quoted Natália Marques da Silva, PhD, director of the Hand Art Center, in the Aug. 8 story “Hand Art Center announces new community exhibits for summer.”

• HappeningNext cited Stetson in the Aug. 5 post, “3-Day Business Model Canvas Bootcamp.”

• The Journal of Forecasting published the research article “The battle of the factors: Macroeconomic variables or investor sentiment?” which was co-authored by David Mascio, PhD, Roland and Sarah George professor of Investments.

• The West Volusia Beacon cited Stetson in the Aug. 9 story “Volusia joins effort to save more Old Florida land.”

Alumni News

• The Bangkok Post, Sydney News, South Carolina State News and more than 120 other media outlets featured Double Hatter Vacharaesorn Vivacharawongse in the Aug. 8 story “King’s second son back in Thailand after 27 years.” Indonesia Posts cited Stetson in the Aug. 9 story “Why was the second son of the King of Thailand exiled abroad?” The Bangkok Post cited Stetson in the Aug. 10 story “King’s second son makes merit at Bangkok temple.”

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

• Business Observer profiled Double Hatter Christina Unkel in the Aug. 9 story “Sarasota attorney, entrepreneur dives headfirst into next big career challenge.”

• Real Trends and HousingWire profiled Law alumna Branden Lopez in the Aug. 3 story “Branden Lopez promoted to General Counsel at @properties.”

• Tampa Bay Newspapers featured Law alumna Kristen Gnage in the Aug. 3 story “DeSantis appoints five to juvenile board.”

• Derek Maul: Words, Photographs, and Food for the Journey, a blog by alumnus Derek Maul, featured Stetson in the Aug. 5 story “Wisdom Has Built Her House.”

• HappeningNext profiled Law alumna Rhea Law in the Aug. 6 post “Meet the Minds Luncheon with Guest Speaker USF President Rhea Law.”

• The Vancouver Star, Web Newswire and more than 20 other media outlets profiled Law alumna Nicole Bell Cleland in the Aug. 9 story “Legacy Protection Lawyers Promotes Nicole Bell Cleland to Partner.”

• CU Today and CUInsight profiled alumnus Jim Kasch in the Aug. 8 story “Kentucky League Names New President and CEO.”