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Expert Pitch: FSU history professor on the truth behind story of Thanksgiving

When millions of Americans sit down for Thanksgiving dinner this month, they will retell the story of peaceable Pilgrims gathering with their Native American neighbors to enjoy the bounty of a fruitful harvest. There’s only one problem, said Florida State University’s Allen Morris Associate Professor of History Andrew K. Frank. That famous first Thanksgiving feast […]

Expert Pitch: Trends and Truths about Black Friday

Stores and consumers are gearing up for Black Friday on Nov. 24, but the truth is bargains will start days before then and last through the end of the year. Experts from Florida State University are available to talk about Black Friday and holiday shopping trends: Mike Brady, Carl DeSantis Professor, chair of Department of […]

FSU professor serves up expert pitch on business of baseball

Florida State University Professor Mike Brady is watching the World Series between the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers with keen interest. Brady, FSU’s Carl DeSantis Professor and chair of the Department of Marketing, played in the Dodgers’ minor league system in the early 1990s after graduating from FSU and wrapping up a successful four-year […]

Expert Pitch: Complexities of tax reform

President Donald Trump’s proposed revisions to the tax code, which include dramatically reducing the corporate tax rate and expanding the standard deduction available to individuals on their tax returns, represent significant and politically contentious shifts in the ways that The United States government taxes its citizens and businesses. As additional details about Trump’s tax plan […]

Expert Pitch: FSU researchers provide insight for breast cancer awareness month

October marks breast cancer awareness month. Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women. For 2017, the American Cancer Society estimated there will be 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer diagnosed in women and 40,610 women will die from the disease. Florida State’s nationally recognized experts are available to offer commentary […]

FSU employment expert reveals predictions for tomorrow’s workforce

For generations, parents have been determined and willing to make deep sacrifices to help their children enjoy a better life than their own. That goal was once taken for granted in America, but now many workers are not sure it’s possible, according to Florida State University business professor Wayne Hochwarter. “What I have heard time […]

Expert Pitch: FSU expert available to discuss Iran nuclear deal decertification

On Friday, President Donald Trump announced his intention to adopt a more hardline approach to the Obama-era Iran nuclear deal. In declining to certify Iran’s compliance with the agreement, Trump has effectively shifted responsibility to Congress, which will have 60 days to determine the future of the accord. Florida State University Professor and Director of […]

Expert Pitch: FSU expert available to discuss Trump administration’s decision to end Affordable Care Act subsidies

President Donald Trump announced Thursday plans to end the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing reduction payments designed to help make healthcare more affordable for low-income Americans. Repealing these subsidies is the latest in a raft of recent policy changes from the Trump administration in an effort to dismantle the ACA. Dr. Leslie M. Beitsch, Florida State […]

Expert Pitch: FSU expert available to discuss Thaler’s Nobel Prize win, behavioral economics

The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences was awarded Monday to Richard Thaler for his foundational work in the field of behavioral economics. Throughout his career, Thaler has complicated conventional notions of rational economic thinking by demonstrating an irrational variability in human economic behavior. Florida State University Professor and Brim Eminent Scholar in Economics David […]

Expert Pitch: FSU Geologist available to discuss Mexico earthquake

Mexico is grappling with a devastating 7.1-magnitude earthquake that struck Tuesday killing more than 200 people in Mexico City and the surrounding states. Florida State University Professor of Geology James Tull is available to speak with reporters about the effects of the earthquake and the geology behind this catastrophic event. James Tull, chair of the […]

Expert Pitch: FSU storm, risk experts available to discuss Irma

From prediction to insurance consideration to ecological aftermath, Florida State University experts are among the world leaders in the study of hurricanes and their impact on people, property and the environment. These experts are available to answer media questions and provide perspective for news stories regarding the impact of Harvey, Irma and other named storms […]

25 years later: FSU experts available to discuss legacy of Hurricane Andrew

In August 1992, Hurricane Andrew tore a ruinous path through South Florida, wreaking broad structural devastation and leaving a trail of rubble, wreckage and debris in its wake. With lashing winds that exceeded 175 mph, the Category 5 storm leveled more than 60,000 homes, left 44 people dead and caused billions of dollars in damages. […]