Expert Pitches

FSU public health expert available to comment on extreme heat

Extreme heat is the leading weather-related cause of death in the United States. It can kill through heat exhaustion or heat stroke, as well as by contributing to deaths from heart attacks, stroke, kidney failure and other diseases. Vulnerable populations, such as older adults, infants, outdoor workers and others, are at increased risk. Florida State […]

FSU expert: ‘Japan has not been immune to political violence’

The assassination Friday of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe happened in a country that boasts exceptionally low levels of violent crime.   But Abe’s murder by a gunman in Nara, a city near Osaka and Kyoto, prompted recollection of a time when political violence ran rampant in Japan.   “From a historical standpoint, Japan has not […]

FSU criminology expert available to discuss U.S. mass shootings

Florida State University criminology expert Emma Fridel is available to talk with media organizations in the wake of Monday’s mass shooting in Highland Park, Illinois – which continued a string of high-profile mass shootings in the U.S. Fridel, an assistant professor in FSU’s College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, primarily studies violence and aggression with […]

FSU expert available to discuss new evidence in the lynching of Emmett Till

Davis Houck, the Fannie Lou Hamer Professor of Rhetorical Studies in the Florida State University College of Communication and Information and one of the nation’s leading experts on the lynching of Emmett Till, is available to discuss the new evidence uncovered in the case. The new evidence is a warrant issued 67 years ago for […]

10 years later: FSU physicist explains impact of Higgs boson discovery

A decade ago, physicists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) announced a newly discovered subatomic particle: the Higgs boson. The particle was the last element of the theory of particle physics known as the Standard Model to still be missing experimental evidence. Its discovery filled in a missing keystone of the Standard Model […]

FSU expert on social movements lends insight on public protests over Roe v. Wade

Deana Rohlinger, a Florida State University professor of sociology and an expert on political participation and social movements, said she expects mass protests stemming from Friday’s news that the U.S. Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that gave women a right to choose an abortion before fetal viability.  The […]

FSU economist sees economic slowdown as ‘best-case scenario’

A recession likely looms from the Federal Reserve’s attempts to control inflation through interest-rate increases, according to Florida State University economics professor Randall G. Holcombe. “The best-case scenario would be an economic slowdown,” said Holcombe, the DeVoe Moore Professor of Economics. “Economic growth would slow, with minimal effects on unemployment. Even so, expect the unemployment […]

World Oceans Day: FSU researcher shares insight into importance of the ocean

The United Nations marks June 8 as World Oceans Day, an opportunity to celebrate the ocean and how it supports life on Earth. As director of Florida State University’s Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS), Eric Chassignet leads investigations into the physical processes that govern the ocean and its interactions with the atmosphere. He spoke […]

FSU Expert Pitch: FAMU-FSU College of Engineering center pushes preparation for storm season

With the start of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season, the Resilience Infrastructure and Disaster Response Center at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering is encouraging individuals to take the necessary steps to prepare. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration projects above-average activity for the season, which begins June 1. The RIDER faculty and staff have created […]

FSU experts ready to offer insight on travel this Memorial Day and summer

The traditional kickoff to the summer travel season, Memorial Day weekend, arrives this year amid a host of conflicting economic, global and national trends that heighten uncertainty in the travel and hospitality industries.  A pause in the pandemic has eased the grip of travel restrictions and business closures. Consumers, flush with a couple years’ savings […]

FSU expert investigating impact of prescribed burns

Prescribed burns are an important tool for limiting the harmful effects of wildfires, but they require planning and proper conditions. The U.S. Forest Service recently announced a pause in the use of prescribed fire on National Forest System lands while the agency conducts a review of protocols and practices. The announcement comes as firefighters continue […]

FSU faculty expert discusses Florida’s fragile homeowners-insurance market

A recent news report said about 70,000 Florida policyholders will lose their homeowners insurance just as the Atlantic hurricane season begins. And one financial-news organization asked whether the state’s homeowners insurance market teetered on the brink of collapse. Such headlines come as Florida lawmakers prepare for a special session next week to consider legislation related […]