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Expert Pitch: FSU professor explains changing attitudes toward embryonic gene editing

A recent 261-page report from the esteemed National Academy of Sciences has provoked widespread concern that scientists are treading hastily into a world where reality is indistinguishable from science fiction. The report, titled “Human Genome Editing: Science, Ethics, and Governance,” has left many unnerved by its raft of policy suggestions — most notably that, if […]

Expert Pitch: Increase of anti-Semitic hate crimes

With the recent surge of bomb threats targeting Jewish Community Centers and the spate of vandalism in predominately Jewish cemeteries, there are many questions as to what has caused a sudden increase in anti-Semitic crimes.  Experts from Florida State University are available to comment on this rash of attacks on the American Jewish community.  John […]

Expert Pitch: 2017 Florida Legislative session topical issues

As the Florida Legislature prepares to convene its annual 60-day session starting Tuesday, March 7, the list of urgent business from environmental and education issues continues to mount. From Medicaid block grants to potential fracking bans, lawmakers will have a slate of important problems to address in the coming months.  Experts from Florida State University […]

First 100 Days: FSU expert explains significance of president’s early days in office

During the first 100 days of any presidential administration, national political coverage is often dominated by pundits sounding off about the ways a president discharges his executive duties. Carol Weissert, the Florida State University LeRoy Collins Eminent Scholar and Chair of Civic Education and Political Science, said that this heightened level of national attention is […]

Super Bowl equals super stress for some players

The Super Bowl is one of the most watched events on the planet. When the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons face off in Super Bowl LI on Sunday, Feb. 5, in Houston, Texas, millions will be watching and rooting for their favorite teams or players. For fans, their pregame ritual may center around […]

Expert Pitch: U.S. Supreme Court nomination

With his nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, President Donald Trump will look to make an immediate mark on the judicial branch of government. Trump announced his pick Tuesday night and said Gorsuch, 49, represents the best judge in the country for the position. The Supreme Court has been operating with […]

Make 2017 your year of success: FSU professor’s research reveals the path to peak performance

So, how are your 2017 resolutions going? If one of your goals is to further develop a skill — maybe something that will help you do your job with more expertise, or perhaps you finally want to run that marathon — then a Florida State University professor has tips that could help you succeed in […]

Expert Pitch: Super Bowl Tourism, Human Trafficking

When the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots battle on the gridiron in Super Bowl LI on Sunday, Feb. 5, at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, football won’t be the sole focus on the day. Florida State University faculty experts are available to discuss various aspects of the event. TOURISM MARKETING Mark Bonn, Professor, Dedman […]

Expert Pitch: The future is now for robot cars

The prospect of self-driving vehicles has tantalized tech aficionados and car lovers for years, especially when there are industry rumblings that automation is on the cusp of a breakthrough. Now, with recent important innovations from companies like Google, Tesla and Ford, driverless car expert Tim Chapin, interim dean of the College of Social Science and […]

Expert Pitch: Presidential Executive Orders

As President Donald Trump begins his first full week in office, he has already made a number of moves signaling an end to Obama-era policies. Trump signed an executive action ordering his agency heads to ease financial burdens associated with the Affordable Care Act. He also signed an executive order that withdraws the United States […]

Expert Pitch: Presidential Inauguration Traditions

As America prepares to inaugurate its 45th commander in chief, many are beginning to wonder whether President-Elect Donald Trump, who has spent his professional career exercising the power of his personal brand, is set to put his own distinctive stamp on one of the nation’s most hallowed political traditions. Inauguration expert Elizabeth Goldsmith, professor emerita […]

Office Holiday Party: Will it help or haunt your career?

FSU Professor Teaches How to Make It Memorable (For All the Right Reasons) It’s been a long year. You’ve worked hard, racked up a lot of hours on the job, sweat the details. Did anyone notice? Maybe there’s still one last chance this year, you wonder, to remind the higher-ups of that effort at the […]