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FSU experts available for American Heart Month

February is a time to think about matters of the heart. That includes heart health. The American Heart Association sponsors “American Heart Month” every February to promote good cardiovascular health. Understanding the risk factors of heart disease and how to live a heart-healthy lifestyle goes a long way toward improving quality of life. Research from […]

FSU experts ready to field questions, offer commentary on Super Bowl LVII

With the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs victorious in their National Football League conference championship games Sunday, the two teams are now set to face off in the biggest spectacle in American sport — the Super Bowl.  Now in its 57th year, the Super Bowl has evolved from a championship football game into a […]

FSU expert available to comment on Florida’s special legislative session on property insurance

Florida State University College of Business Professor Charles Nyce is available to comment on Florida’s crisis-ridden property-insurance market ahead of the state Legislature’s second special session on the matter. The Dec. 12-16 special session comes after Hurricane Ian threw the state’s insurance industry into deeper trouble, with estimated losses of about $10 billion from the […]

FSU geologist available to comment on Mauna Loa eruption

The Hawaiian volcano Mauna Loa, the largest active volcano on the planet, is erupting for the first time since 1984. Vincent Salters, director of the Geochemistry Program at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University, is available to speak to media about the geology behind this eruption. Vincent Salters, professor in the […]

FSU experts weigh in on potential FDA change to blood donation policy

In the 1980s, amid the AIDS crisis, the Food and Drug Administration prohibited blood donation by men who had sexual relations with other men. In 2015, the agency loosened those restrictions slightly and allowed donation if the male donor had not had sexual contact with other men for the previous year. Now, several national media […]

FSU expert: Business professor available to discuss impact of workforce changes at Twitter

For several weeks, Twitter has been in the news amid billionaire Elon Musk’s takeover. Mass layoffs and resignations have been reported following Musk’s acquisition of the company. The reports prompted many Twitter users to suggest that the social media platform could cease to exist in the future. “It will be interesting to see how this […]

FSU experts available to comment for 2022 World Cup

Amid pageantry and controversy, the 2022 FIFA World Cup begins Sunday in Qatar. News about athletes, cultural exchange and developmental projects has been overshadowed by headlines about bribery allegations, human rights violations and the World Cup’s $220 billion-plus price tag. Florida State University experts are available to speak about economic development and coaching with reporters […]

FSU expert: Lack of crypto regulation leads to FTX-type ‘failure stories’

Florida State University Associate Professor Guangzhi Shang characterized the cryptocurrency industry as the “Wild West of the financial markets.” “And I think it’s going to remain this way for at least three to five years,” he said. Shang, a cryptocurrency expert in Florida State University’s College of Business, made his comments Monday as news about […]

FSU faculty available to speak for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

More than 264,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the United States. Although deaths from breast cancer have declined over time, it remains the second-leading cause of cancer death among women. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an opportunity to focus on the impact of this disease. Florida State University faculty are […]

FSU faculty available to comment on aftermath of Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian left a path of destruction in its wake, and communities in Florida and elsewhere are working to rebuild in the aftermath. Florida State University faculty are available to speak to media covering post-storm recovery efforts. COMMUNITY RESILIENCE Brad Schmidt, professor, Department of Psychology schmidt@psy.fsu.edu Schmidt researches the nature, causes, treatment and prevention of […]

FSU expert: Third consecutive La Niña could bring more hurricanes

Meteorologists predict current La Niña conditions will persist this year through a third consecutive winter, a situation that usually brings a more active late hurricane season, followed by a dry and warm fall and winter across Florida. La Niña is the popular name for a phase of what meteorologists call the “El Niño-Southern Oscillation,” or […]