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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. […]

Expert Pitch: Back-To-School 2017

As schools across the nation begin a new academic year, there are a variety of education issues students and teachers will face in the coming weeks, including reading and math development, standardized testing and behavioral issues in the K-12 classroom. Experts from Florida State University are available to comment on these topics: READING AND MATH […]

Guadalcanal anniversary: FSU expert available to discuss significance of historic battle

Aug. 7, 2017, will mark 75 years since the beginning of the battle of Guadalcanal, the first significant Allied offensive against the Empire of Japan and a major strategic turning point in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Florida State University Associate Professor of History and Director of the Institute on World War II […]

Expert Pitch: A safe approach to summer exercise

As the heat and humidity of another historically warm summer continue to intensify, outdoor exercise and high-exertion activity become increasingly risky. If basic precautions aren’t taken, strenuous outdoor exercise can prove dangerous, even deadly. Florida State University’s internationally recognized experts are available to comment on the best ways to safely approach outdoor activities in the […]

Expert Pitch: Healthy aging and longevity

Developed nations across the globe are experiencing a common demographic trend: disproportionately graying populations. As the percentage of elderly individuals throughout the developed world continues to increase, issues of healthy aging and longevity are quickly moving to the fore. Florida State University experts are among the global leaders in the study of gerontology, aging and […]

D-Day anniversary: FSU expert available to discuss legacy of the Allied invasion of Normandy

As we approach the 73rd anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy, also known as D-Day, historians in Florida State University’s Institute on World War II and the Human Experience continue to work diligently collecting, preserving and archiving artifacts and documents that tell the stories of the thousands of lives that were forever changed on […]

JFK centennial celebration: FSU expert available to comment on legacy of Kennedy’s presidential rhectoric

The nation is preparing to commemorate the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s birth. Born on May 29, 1917, in Brookline, Mass., Kennedy was the nation’s 35th president and the youngest ever elected to office. Florida State University Professor of Communication Davis Houck, an expert on presidential rhetoric, is available to comment on JFK’s history-making speeches […]

Hurricane experts available to provide analysis throughout the season

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 throughout the 2017 hurricane season, which begins June 1 and […]

Trump tax plan: FSU experts available to talk complexities of White House proposal

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 professor explains changing attitudes toward embryonic gene editing

A recent 261-page report from the esteemed National Academy of Sciences has provoked widespread concern that scientists are treading hastily into a world where reality is indistinguishable from science fiction. The report, titled “Human Genome Editing: Science, Ethics, and Governance,” has left many unnerved by its raft of policy suggestions — most notably that, if […]