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FSU experts available to comment on accelerating rates of sea level rise

Sea levels are rising at record-shattering rates, and coastal communities around the world are beginning to feel the effects. As global atmospheric temperatures continue to climb, land-based ice thawing will accelerate and ocean water will warm and expand. At present, sea levels are estimated to be rising at a rate of one-eighth of an inch […]

FSU experts available to comment on opioid crisis in America

Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States according to a recent report by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. More specifically, the opioid crisis continues to plague families in the United States, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting as many as […]

Expert Pitch: Historic U.S.-North Korea summit

Hours after marking the return of three Americans held captive in North Korea for more than a year, President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore to discuss the nation’s nuclear weapons program. In an agreement signed last month by Kim and South Korean President […]

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 2018 hurricane season, which begins June 1 and […]

Expert Pitch: FSU professor available to discuss Facebook brand crisis

News breaking this week that political data firm Cambridge Analytica accessed private data on Facebook has sent the popular social media company into a spiral with its stock price plunging and the hashtag #DeleteFacebook going viral. As the company grapples with its future, a Florida State University faculty member is available to comment on the […]

Expert Pitch: 2018 Winter Olympic Games

As the world prepares for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, a group of Florida State University faculty experts are available to discuss various aspects of the event. EXPERT PERFORMANCE & DELIBERATE PRACTICE Anders Ericsson, Conradi Eminent Scholar, Department of Psychology (850) 644-9860; ericsson@psy.fsu.edu Ericsson, a professor of cognitive psychology who’s known […]

Expert Pitch: FCC’s decision to repeal net neutrality will change Internet dramatically

The Federal Communications Commission voted on party lines Thursday to repeal the broad framework of Obama-era regulations known as net neutrality. Critics worry that this step could empower Internet service providers to create Internet “fast lanes” that favor certain sites and disadvantage others. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai argues that net neutrality represented heavy-handed government regulation […]

FSU researcher: Pearl Harbor anniversary a day for reflection, remembrance

On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, a fleet of more than 300 Japanese Imperial aircraft launched a devastating attack against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. As the nation prepares to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Florida State University Associate Professor of History and Director of […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]