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Expert available to speak about legal response to fraudulent COVID-19 cures and treatments

As the number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. continues to increase, one Florida State University researcher said the number of people looking to profit from the misfortune by offering false, unproven cures is also on the rise.  There is no known cure for COVID-19 but Chad Marzen, associate professor of law in the FSU College […]

FSU 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 2020 hurricane season, which runs from June 1 […]

FSU Experts ready to comment on the ramifications of reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic

As social distancing and lockdown policies enter their second month, some states and cities are considering reopening and attempting to return to life as normal. Recommendations from the medical community call for a continuation of distancing policies and come with warnings that reopening too soon could wipe out whatever progress has been made in limiting the spread […]

FSU professor offers suggestions for families spending more time together during COVID-19

Sometimes, too much time with the same people can make you long for a little social isolation. Families around the world are spending much more time together during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lots of time together in close quarters can leave people without a release valve for energy and stress. Other people’s habits that were easy […]

FSU Expert: Why empathy is the wrong way to deal with office politics during COVID-19

The novel coronavirus pandemic has assaulted the way people live and work and the impact will be felt for years, according to Wayne Hochwarter, the Jim Moran Professor of Management at Florida State University’s College of Business. One particular area of impact, Hochwarter said, involves the way people deal with others at work — both civilly and in ways that bring out the “dark side” in others. Office […]

FSU experts available to discuss 10-year anniversary of Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Ten years ago, an estimated 200 million gallons of oil flowed into the Gulf of Mexico from a damaged well below the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig. Scientists and first responders scrambled to predict where the released oil would go and how it would affect the circulation, ecology and biogeochemistry of the Gulf. Florida State […]

FSU expert available to comment on sociological aspect of ‘Tiger King’

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, viewers worldwide have become captivated by the hit Netflix mini docuseries “Tiger King.” To help understand the sociological aspect of the series, an FSU professor of sociology is available to comment on the allure of the show and why a public interest fosters community during this time. Deana Rohlinger, professor of sociology, College […]

FSU expert ready to provide perspective on impact of coronavirus-related IRS changes

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has granted broad relief for tax filing and payment deadlines that fall between April 1 and July 15, 2020. This move comes amidst a host of measures included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was signed into law last month.  Tax credits, refunds […]

FSU Experts ready to provide perspective on unprecedented unemployment

As the impact of the COVID-19 grows, the U.S. labor market has been especially hard hit. With an estimated 15 million Americans filing for unemployment benefits in the past three weeks, the rate of job loss in the nation is unprecedented.    Unemployment claims are expected to surge as the pandemic continues and millions of laid-off Americans are wondering if their jobs are ever coming back. With the broader implications […]

FSU expert available to comment on coronavirus impact on UK government

As COVID-19 continues to sweep across the globe, the virus has infected Boris Johnson, prime minister of the United Kingdom. Johnson has delegated authority to other members of his administration while he is receiving care. Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth II addressed the nation in a rare public broadcast calling for optimism and resolve in the face […]

FSU researcher available to comment on unintended environmental impacts of COVID-19

As people around the world isolate in their homes to prevent the spread of COVID-19, research indicates there may be some positive environmental outcomes. Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor Jeff Chanton from the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science (EOAS) said data show significant decreases in air pollution since January 2020. Chanton explained how the change in people’s patterns because of […]

FSU experts explain how chemical and biomedical engineers help the fight against coronavirus

From the cleaning solutions disinfecting kitchen counters to the ventilators helping keep patients alive, chemical and biomedical engineers have a big role to play in humanity’s efforts to fight COVID-19. The opportunity to help society is what engineering is all about, said Bruce Locke, a distinguished research professor of chemical and biomedical engineering at the […]