Expert Pitches

FSU faculty available to comment for 2022 hurricane season

Florida State University faculty are leaders in the study of hurricanes and the effects of these destructive storms. Their scholarship has led to research on infrastructure challenges, evacuation routes, sustainable tools and mental health challenges for those affected by hurricanes. Other researchers are considering the effects on coastal wildlife and building better tools to improve […]

Run for the roses: FSU professor reflects on history of the Kentucky Derby

All eyes are on Churchill Downs this week as the horse racing industry prepares for the 148th Kentucky Derby. Associate Professor of History Katherine Mooney is available to provide expert commentary to reporters covering the event. Mooney is the author of “Race Horse Men,” which examines the generations of Black men who built the racing […]

FSU expert available to comment on antisemitic violence

Reported antisemitic incidents in the United States reached their highest level ever in 2021, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) reported. ADL noted 2,717 incidents last year, a 34% increase from 2020. It is the highest number since the organization began tracking incidents in 1979. Florida State University Assistant Professor Brendan Lantz, an expert on hate crime, […]

FSU expert available to comment on environmental messaging ahead of Earth Day

On April 22, people around the globe observe Earth Day, an opportunity to practice gratitude for the life-giving bounty of the planet and to recognize efforts to protect the environment. Since its origins in 1970, the day has marked an occasion for people and groups to urge individual and collective action to end pollution, reduce […]

FSU expert available for context on early climate change research

Earth Day marks a time to consider the environmental challenges facing humanity, including our changing climate. Through the efforts of scientists around the planet, the understanding of those changes is constantly being refined. A wealth of our knowledge about how the climate works is due to the interest of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), […]

FSU finance expert: Fed had to respond to high inflation

Soaring inflation and its threat to the U.S. economy gave the Federal Reserve no choice but to raise interest rates this week and to signal further increases in the coming months, said William Christiansen, longtime chair of the finance department in Florida State University’s College of Business. “There’s pretty much unanimous agreement that they have […]

Two years of COVID-19: Experts available to comment on drug development, hospitality

The first COVID cases in the United States were confirmed in early 2020. Since then, the pandemic has raised questions about health care, education, civil rights and responsibilities and more. Florida State University experts are available to talk about the effort to develop vaccines and treatments for COVID-19 and the effects of the pandemic on […]

A slam dunk: FSU researchers take on the science of basketball

With Selection Sunday nearly upon us, the sports world is primed for March Madness. Who will be this year’s Cinderella story? Who will go home early? And which teams will make it to the Final Four? Florida State University Associate Professor of Physics Hanwei Gao and Assistant Professor of Sport Management David Pifer break down […]

Expert available to comment on age and gender for Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month in the United States has grown from its origins in the 1970s into a month-long celebration of women’s accomplishments. Florida State University Professor Anne Barrett can speak to reporters covering Women’s History Month about how gender and age intersect in different ways for men and women. Anne Barrett, professor, Department of Sociology […]

Expert available to discuss Supreme Court nominee confirmation process

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson is moving through the confirmation process to potentially replace Justice Stephen Breyer on the nation’s highest court. Jackson, currently a judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, would be the first Black woman to serve on the court. FSU College of Law […]

Integrity of the sport: FSU expert available to discuss Olympic figure skating scandal

With 15-year-old Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva under the world’s microscope for her alleged use of a banned substance, the outcomes of the team competition and potentially the women’s competition may be in doubt. Florida State University’s renowned experts are available to discuss the use of banned substances in athletic competitions with the news media. […]

How to keep a healthy ticker: FSU experts available to comment on heart health

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Someone has a heart attack every 39 seconds, and cardiovascular disease claims more lives each year than all forms of cancer combined, according to the American Heart Association’s 2021 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Update. The American Heart Association sponsors “American Heart Month” […]