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FSU experts available to discuss elevated risk of Florida wildfire after Hurricane Michael

When Hurricane Michael tore through Florida’s Gulf Coast last October, it raked a devastating path of damaged property, downed power lines, felled trees and strewn vegetation. Months later, the effects of Hurricane Michael — which was recently upgraded from a Category 4 to an exceedingly rare Category 5 — still linger, both for the people […]

FSU expert shares perspective on Japanese emperor’s abdication

On April 30, the 85-year-old Japanese Emperor Akihito will abdicate his throne. It will be the first time in more than 200 years that a Japanese monarch has voluntarily ceded his position as the nominal head of state. While that might suggest that instances of abdication are rare in the annals of Japanese history, Florida […]

FSU expert available to comment on Notre Dame Cathedral fire

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A massive fire scorched the rooftop of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris Monday, razing the famous Gothic structure’s spire and threatening to completely destroy its internal wooden frame. A Florida State University expert is available to discuss the cultural, historical and religious significance of the Notre Dame Cathedral and the centuries […]

American Heart Month: FSU experts available to comment on heart disease topics

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. About 2,300 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day, an average of one death every 38 seconds, and about 92.1 million American adults are living with some form of cardiovascular disease or the after-effects of stroke, according to the American Heart Association’s 2018 […]

FSU experts available to comment on black history topics

In 1926, African-American historian, author and journalist Carter G. Woodson established “Negro History Week.” The observance took place during the second week in February to encompass the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, two men who helped to shape black history in the United States. The week was designed to deepen the study and […]

Expert Pitch: FSU faculty member available to discuss human rights topics

The 70th anniversary of Human Rights Day is observed every year on Dec. 10, and people around the world will pause to celebrate its significance. In 1948, the United Nations General Assembly established the day in conjunction with the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which is one of the most translated documents […]

‘Silent Night’ still making a joyful noise on 200th birthday

“Silent night, holy night. All is calm, all is bright…” The words of “Silent Night,” written by a young Catholic priest in war-ravaged Austria in 1816, and their accompanying melody composed two years later by a schoolteacher, have resonated with people across cultures worldwide ever since they were first sung on Christmas Eve in a […]

FSU professor available to discuss legacy of the Beatles’ ‘White Album’ on its 50th anniversary

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — On Nov. 22, the Beatles’ eponymous double album, arguably one of the best records ever recorded and better known as the “White Album,” will mark the 50th anniversary of its release in Britain. The eclectic and colossal collection of 30 songs, which generated passionate debate in 1968 — and still does among […]

FSU professor available to discuss bullying prevention for National Bullying Prevention Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. In 2006, PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center started the yearly campaign to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention. The Florida Department of Education defines bullying as systematically and chronically inflicting physical hurt or psychological distress on one or more students or employees that is severe or pervasive enough […]

FSU experts available to discuss 2018 midterm election

The 2018 midterm elections are quickly approaching and stakes are high as voters will go to the polls and decide races for 435 House and 35 Senate seats as well as 36 gubernatorial races. Republican control of the House and Senate could be in danger, and some races for governor have already proved historic, with […]

FSU professor available to comment on North and South Korean talks

This week, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed to take a series of steps designed to accelerate denuclearization and achieve reconciliation and peace on the peninsula. These steps include a pledge by Kim to shutter one of North Korea’s largest missile testing launch sites and a historic commitment […]

FSU experts available to discuss research for Suicide Prevention Day

Suicide claims the lives of 45,000 Americans every year, and the rates are rising — up about 25 percent since 2000. As World Suicide Prevention Day is observed Sept. 10, experts from Florida State University are available to discuss the growing problem. Suicide researchers Jessica Ribeiro and Joseph Franklin are developing promising machine-learning technology that […]