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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 […]

FSU experts available to comment on healthy aging

September is Healthy Aging month, an annual national observance to focus attention on the positive aspects of growing older. Florida State University faculty are among the global leaders in the study of gerontology, aging and longevity. These experts are available to comment on a variety of topics related to healthy aging and successful longevity. Anne Barrett, professor […]

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 […]