Stetson in the News: Feb. 2-8, 2024

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Katya Kudryavtseva, PhD

• The Daytona Beach News-Journal featured Luca Molnar, MFA, assistant professor of Studio Art, and her Hand Art Center co-exhibition “The Beauty of Politics” with renowned modernist painter Oscar Bluemner, in the Feb. 1 story “Stetson University art exhibit displays labor strife from the past and the present.” The story also quoted Katya Kudryavtseva, PhD, assistant professor of Art History. “What interests me the most about history in general is the ways that we tend to learn about it and think about these sort of discrete things that happened long ago, but the patterns themselves repeat seemingly endlessly,” Molnar said.

The West Volusia Beacon featured Molnar in the Feb. 1 story “Stetson art exhibit explores ‘The Beauty of Politics.’ ” The story also quoted Kudryavtseva and Stetson junior art major Natalie Thomas. “Her works are incredibly complex and incredibly layered,” Kudryavtseva said of Molnar. “That is interesting to me as an art historian, that layered approach to painting. Her paintings do have a narrative, but this narrative is far from coherent and prepackaged.”

WFTV 9 interviewed Molnar for the Feb. 2 extended video segment “Stetson University debuts art exhibit, shows political themes still relevant a century later.” WFTV 9 also featured the exhibit in the online photo essay Photos: Stetson University debuts new art exhibit that shows economic struggles in the 20th century. Yahoo! News reposted the photo essay.

• Newsweek, the Miami Herald, Beastwatch News and DNyuz quoted Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, professor of Law, in the Feb. 3 story “What Donald Trump Fears More Than Jail, According to His Biographer.”

Catherine Cameron, professor of Law

• Television stations Fox 13 Tampa Bay, Yahoo! News, Fox 35 Orlando, Fox 29 Philadelphia, Fox 10 Phoenix and others around the country featured an interview with Catherine Cameron, professor of Law, for the Feb. 6 broadcast segments and online stories “Taylor Swift wants Florida college student to stop tracking her jet – Does she have the legal ground?”  and “Taylor Swift Demands Florida Student Stop Tracking Her Jet.”

Fox 35 and Yahoo! News also quoted Cameron in the Feb. 7 follow-up story “UCF student tracking Taylor Swift’s private jet claps back after receiving cease and desist.” UK Snack Attack cited Cameron in the Feb. 8 story “UCF Student Tracking Taylor Swift’s Private Jet Responds to Cease and Desist.”

BNN Breaking cited Cameron in the Feb. 7 story “Taylor Swift’s Legal Battle Over Private Jet Tracking Ignites Debate on Privacy Laws.”

• Reuters interviewed Kristine Dye, PhD, assistant professor of Health Sciences and Biology, for the Feb. 5 story “Fact Check: No evidence for vaccine DNA risk raised by Florida Surgeon General.”

• Texas Public Radio quoted Stacey-Rae Simcox, professor of Law and director of the Veterans Law Institute and director of the Veterans Advocacy Clinic, in the Feb. 7 broadcast segment and online story “Veterans can lose their gun rights if they can’t manage their finances. Is it time for a rethink?”

Randall Croom, PhD

• Public radio station WMFE interviewed Randall Croom, PhD, associate professor of Management, in the Feb. 6 broadcast and online story “Black Homeownership continues to lag in Florida, and that’s a big problem, says Stetson economist.” Public radio stations WUSF and WUWF also featured the story.

• The Daytona Beach News-Journal quoted Wendy Anderson, PhD, professor of Environmental Science and Studies, in the Feb. 6 story “How David beat Goliath: Spruce Creek conservationists block I-95 interchange — for now.” Also, Hometown News cited Anderson and her lecture “One Health Framework: Humans and the Planet” in the Feb. 6 post “Community Calendar.”

• Nursing Process featured Stetson in the Feb. 3 story “24 Best MHA/MBA Dual Degree Programs For 2024.”

Benjamin Barros, JD

• Florida Record featured Stetson Law and quoted Stetson Law Dean Benjamin Barros in the Feb. 5 story “Enlightening Experience: A Campus to Career ’24 Recap.”

• Bounding Into Comics quoted Christopher Ferguson, PhD, professor of Psychology, in the Feb. 5 story “‘Yakuza’ Franchise Producer Masayoshi Yokoyama Says He’s Worried About Violence in Video Games: ‘It Is Imperative to Think About the Effects That This Can Have on Players.’”

• The Gabber featured Stetson Law’s Center for Excellence in Elder Law and quoted Law student Victoria Benson in the Feb. 6 story “Giving Back to Veterans: Wills for Warriors at Stetson Law.”

Other Stories

• HappeningNext cited Stetson in the Feb. 3 post “Walking Tours in DeLand’s National Historic Districts.”

• The Daytona Beach News-Journal cited Stetson in the Feb. 6 story “‘Keepers of the Dream’ envisions meeting of literary titans for Black History Month.” HappeningNext cited Stetson in the Feb. 4 post “Keepers of the Dream – Stetson Room, Carlton Union, Stetson University.” From the Fourth Row cited Stetson in the Feb. 4 post “Ace Ventura Pet Detective 30th Anniversary Review — One of the Funniest Films I’ve Ever Seen & Launched Jim Carrey’s Career.”

• ExBulletin featured Kirsten Davis, professor of Law and faculty director of Online Legal Education Strategies, in the Feb. 5 story “AALS Technology Division Honors Dr. Davis for Innovation in Technology and Legal Education.”

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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.

• The Daytona Beach News-Journal cited Stetson in the Feb. 6 story “Costume canines: Mardi Gras Dog Parade & Festival on tap this weekend in downtown DeLand.” The West Volusia Beacon cited Stetson and the dog parade in the Feb. 6 story “Class Notes.”

• Belmont Vision cited Stetson in the Feb. 6 story “Belmont Professor Dies in Car Accident.”

• TaxProf Blog cited Law professor Adam Appleby in the Jan. 30 story “The 50 Most Downloaded U.S. Tax Law Professors Of 2023.”

• China Global Network America featured Law alumnus and adjunct Law professor Jay Wolfson in the Feb. 7 broadcast segment “The Heat: Social Media Controversy.”


• Southeastern University profiled alumna Amy Bernard in the Feb. 1 story “Serving Others Through Hospitality.”

• F&I, Agent Entrepreneur, Auto Dealer Today and other media outlets featured alumnus Vernon Krause in the Feb. 2 story “Krause Auto Group Grows With Fla. Buys.” Car Biz Today featured Krause in the Feb. 6 story “Krause Auto makes ‘landmark deal’ with $110 million acquisition.”

• The blog Derek Maul: Words & Photographs for the Journey, written by alumnus Derek Maul, featured him and his wife and alumna, Rebekah, and cited Stetson in the Feb. 3 post “Landing on my feet – celebrating 47 years of dating Rebekah” and the Feb. 6 post “Good food and great memories – celebrating this good life together.”

• Yahoo! News and the Tampa Bay Times featured Law alumnus Elizabeth Martinez Strauss in the Feb. 6 story “Democrat files to challenge Suzy Lopez for Hillsborough state attorney.”

• Trenum Law featured Law alumna Savannah Carpenter in the Feb. 6 post “Trenam Law Welcomes Four Associates Across Practice Groups.”

• The West Volusia Beacon featured double-Hatter James Clayton in the Feb. 6 story “Judge James Clayton to retire.”

• Taylor English featured Law alumna E. Miller Williams Jr. in the Feb. 7 story “Taylor English Continues Expansion with Addition of Transfer Pricing Tax Partner in Atlanta.”

• Authority Magazine and Medium profiled alumna Amanda Carmean in the Feb. 7 story “Mental Health Champions: Why & How Amanda Carmean of Delaware Counseling Is Helping to Champion Mental Wellness.”