Expert Pitches

FSU experts available to comment on 20-year anniversary of 9/11 attacks

Twenty years ago, the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks shocked the world. The attacks led to profound changes in American society, two decades of war in Afghanistan and ramifications that continue to be felt today. Florida State University’s nationally regarded experts in emergency management, homeland security, grief, trauma and religion are available to speak to media […]

FSU expert available to comment on hurricane evacuations

For many people, choosing whether to evacuate in the face of an incoming hurricane or other natural disaster is not an easy decision. Hurricanes threaten people and property, but evacuation also carries risks and costs, especially if a would-be evacuee has difficulty moving or caring for themselves without help. Engineers with the Resilient Infrastructure and […]

FSU expert available to discuss wildfire modeling

Every summer, communities across the country are threatened by wildfires. To help firefighters and land managers mitigate the destructiveness of fires, one of the tools they use is modeling software that predicts what a fire is likely to do next. Bryan Quaife, an assistant professor in the Florida State University Department of Scientific Computing and […]

FSU professor available to provide comment on infrastructure needs as Congress debates bipartisan package

The federal government is debating billions of dollars of investment in infrastructure that would develop roads, bridges, public transit, high-speed internet and more. Eren Ozguven, an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, researches how infrastructure contributes to communities’ abilities to respond to emergencies in his role as the director of the […]

FSU experts available to comment for 2021 hurricane season

Florida State University faculty are among the world leaders in the study of hurricanes. From forecasting to insurance to ecological aftermath, FSU experts are available to discuss the many ways these storms impact people, property and the environment. These faculty members are available to answer media questions and provide perspective for news stories throughout the […]

FSU expert available to discuss vaccine hesitancy

Rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine is continuing, but some people are hesitant to get vaccinated against the disease. Dr. Christie Alexander, an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health in the Florida State University College of Medicine and a past president of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians, recently participated in […]

FSU expert reflects on US-UK relationship and 80th anniversary of Atlantic Charter

In 1941, the United States and the United Kingdom were already preparing for the aftermath of World War II. In August of that year, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill met in Canada for a series of discussions. Those talks became the basis of the Atlantic Charter, a statement from the […]

FSU experts available to discuss history, preparation and impact of Olympic Games

After a year’s delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tokyo Olympics will commence at the end of July to much fanfare, but with no actual fans in the stands.   The games begin July 23 and run through Aug. 8.   Florida State University researchers are available to assist reporters who are covering the Summer Olympics. Researchers with expertise in sports psychology, […]

FSU experts available to discuss Juneteenth 2021

In the past year, high-profile incidents of police brutality, protests and mass marches have broadened the national dialogue on race and raised the profile of Juneteenth, a holiday which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.  Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, to announce that the Civil War had ended, and all enslaved people were to be freed. The troops came […]

Pride Month: FSU physician sheds light on LGBTQ health disparities

Recent moves by the Biden administration to prohibit health care discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity were widely applauded by civil rights groups. But health officials are still fighting a battle when it comes to making sure all LGBTQ individuals receive adequate health care. Dr. Jonathan Appelbaum, professor and chair of the Department […]

Sea Turtle Week: FSU marine biologist available to comment on importance of these keystone species

Sea turtles have existed on Earth for more than 100 million years. But today, most species of these oceangoing reptiles are threatened or endangered. Scientists and resource managers are working to better understand and manage their populations, and they’re using work like that led by Mariana Fuentes, an associate professor in the Department of Earth, […]

Expert ready to provide insight on global ocean health crisis

For the past two weeks, a cargo ship has been burning off the coast of Sri Lanka filled with several tons of plastic pellets loaded with toxic chemicals. According to Sri Lanka’s Marine Protection Authority, this is “one of the worst beach pollutions in our history.” Ian MacDonald, a professor in the Florida State University Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, is […]