Expert Pitches

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 […]

FSU psychology professor available to comment on health consequences of social media

Recent news reports and a whistleblower’s testimony on Capitol Hill have put a spotlight on the harmful effects social media is having on the health of its users. Reporting in the Wall Street Journal relayed internal studies from Facebook that showed the company was aware its subsidiary photo-sharing platform Instagram, is harmful for teenage girls. […]

FSU experts available to comment on science behind 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics

The 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to three scientists for their work to understand complex physical systems and applying that knowledge to model the Earth’s climate. Syukuro Manabe of Princeton University, Klaus Hasselmann of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology and Giorgio Parisi of Sapienza University of Rome shared the prestigious award. Meteorologists […]

FSU experts available to discuss National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off September 15 and will bring with it a celebration of the culture, history and contributions of those citizens whose ancestors came from Mexico, South and Central America, the Caribbean and Spain.  September 15 is a significant date in Hispanic culture as it is the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, Guatemala, […]

FSU expert available to comment for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Suicide is a complex public health issue with far-reaching impacts. The National Alliance on Mental Illness recognizes September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, a time to focus on the causes and treatments of this disease. Florida State University expert Dr. F. Andrew Kozel is available to comment to media about suicide and the latest medical […]