Expert Pitches

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” […]

Experts available to discuss Justice Breyer’s retirement from the Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement announcement leaves a vacancy on the nation’s highest court. Recent appointments to the court have been met with political controversy and become the subject of broader cultural and political debates.  Whomever President Joe Biden selects is likely to be met with similar circumstances as lawmakers fill another lifetime […]

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. […]