Expert Pitches

Expert available to discuss Supreme Court nominee confirmation process

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson is moving through the confirmation process to potentially replace Justice Stephen Breyer on the nation’s highest court. Jackson, currently a judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, would be the first Black woman to serve on the court. FSU College of Law […]

Integrity of the sport: FSU expert available to discuss Olympic figure skating scandal

With 15-year-old Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva under the world’s microscope for her alleged use of a banned substance, the outcomes of the team competition and potentially the women’s competition may be in doubt. Florida State University’s renowned experts are available to discuss the use of banned substances in athletic competitions with the news media. […]

How to keep a healthy ticker: FSU experts available to comment on heart health

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Someone has a heart attack every 39 seconds, and cardiovascular disease claims more lives each year than all forms of cancer combined, according to the American Heart Association’s 2021 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Update. The American Heart Association sponsors “American Heart Month” […]

Experts available to discuss Justice Breyer’s retirement from the Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement announcement leaves a vacancy on the nation’s highest court. Recent appointments to the court have been met with political controversy and become the subject of broader cultural and political debates.  Whomever President Joe Biden selects is likely to be met with similar circumstances as lawmakers fill another lifetime […]

Ditching cigarettes in the new year? FSU psychologist weighs in on popular resolution

With a new year comes New Year’s resolutions. New Year’s resolutions provide a way to begin the year with a fresh start and individual goals to improve life in a variety of ways — from health and wellness to finances to education. One popular resolution is the goal of quitting smoking. A Florida State University psychology […]

FSU expert available to comment for 80th anniversary of attack on Pearl Harbor

The attack on Pearl Harbor 80 years ago spurred U.S. involvement in World War II, sending the country into a conflict that would change American society in profound ways. Among the many changes was making the country more tolerant of religious pluralism, said Florida State University Associate Professor of History Kurt Piehler, director of the […]

Expert pitch: Death of the office holiday party? FSU management professor says not so fast

With the glow of the holiday season upon us, bosses across the country are grappling with a big question — is it time to bring back the holiday office party? With COVID-19 still keeping some employees remote or on a hybrid schedule, the answer is not so clear cut for many businesses and their employees. […]

FSU experts available to comment for holiday shopping season

Amid ongoing COVID-19 concerns and global supply chain issues, the holiday shopping season is approaching. Black Friday marks the traditional start of big holiday deals, but shoppers are already looking for bargains. Florida State University College of Business experts are available to comment on this year’s holiday shopping trends. Larry C. Giunipero, Professor of Supply […]

FSU experts available to comment on Thanksgiving traditions

As millions of people across the United States prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, Florida State University experts are available to talk with reporters working on articles about gratitude, the myth and reality of the holiday and the role turkeys have played for Indigenous peoples long before Europeans settled the U.S. Eastern Seaboard. Randolph Clarke, professor, Department […]

FSU expert available to provide cultural and historical expertise on Halloween and Day of the Dead

With the CDC giving the go ahead for trick-or-treating and small outdoor crowds, this year’s Halloween and Day of the Dead Celebrations figure to be busier than last year’s.  As revelers reacquaint themselves with these annual traditions, Florida State University Professor of Art Carrie Anne Baade is ready to provide historical and cultural context of […]

FSU experts available to comment for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to focus on the causes of and treatments for the second most common cancer among American women. About one in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer sometime in her life, according to the American Cancer Society. Florida State University experts are available to […]

FSU expert available to comment on science behind 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to two scientists for their development of a new and environmentally friendly process to make molecules, known as asymmetric organocatalysis. Benjamin List of the Max Planck Institute for Coal Research and David MacMillan of Princeton University shared the prize for their groundbreaking work. For journalists looking for […]