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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 […]

Expert Pitch: Back-To-School 2019

As schools across the nation begin a new academic year, there are a variety of education issues students and teachers will face in the coming weeks, including reading and math development, standardized testing and behavioral issues in the K-12 classroom. Experts from Florida State University are available to comment on these topics: READING AND MATH […]

FSU experts available to discuss 50th anniversary of moon landing

On July 20, 1969, four days after lifting off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, the American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edward “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. landed Apollo 11’s lunar module, Eagle, on the Moon’s Sea of Tranquility, becoming the first humans to touch down on the lunar surface. Fifty years later, the Apollo 11 mission is […]

Expert discusses El Niño effects, prediction strategies

In the past few months, extreme weather events have caused significant damage to communities throughout the United States. From flooding in the Mississippi River region to the tornadoes tearing through the Midwest to a delay of the North American monsoon, it seems that aberrant and often dangerous weather is on the rise. The disquieting torrent […]

FSU historian discusses D-Day celebrations on 75th anniversary

June 6 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the famous 1944 World War II military operation wherein more than 160,000 Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy and made first headway in the liberation of German-occupied France. Across the globe, celebrations, memorials and remembrances are planned for the anniversary of the invasion, which is widely […]

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 […]