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FSU geologist available to discuss earthquake that hit Mexico’s Pacific coast

Mexico is dealing with the fallout of a powerful 7.6 magnitude earthquake that occurred near the Pacific coast on the anniversary of two previous tremors. Earthquakes occurred on Sept. 19 in both 1985 and 2017 in Mexico, killing thousands of people. Florida State University Professor of Geology James Tull is available to speak with reporters […]

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 […]

FSU expert available to comment on Black Friday and holiday shopping

‘Tis the season for consumer electronics, toys and just about any other consumer product to start flying off shelves and out of digital marketplaces. With that in mind, an expert from the Florida State University College of Business can provide context and perspective on yet another Black Friday and the subsequent holiday buying binge. Maura […]

FSU experts available to comment on topics concerning Alzheimer’s disease

November is nationally recognized as Alzheimer’s Awareness month. President Ronald Reagan made the designation in 1983 and today more than 50 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia worldwide. These Florida State University experts are available to comment on a variety of topics related to Alzheimer’s disease.   Walter R. […]

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 […]

FSU expert available to comment on Cuban presidency, legacy of the Castros

When Fidel Castro stepped down from the Cuban presidency in 2008, he had presided over the communist country as its unchallenged leader and philosophical exemplar for just under five decades. Castro’s successor, his younger brother and close ideological confederate Raúl Castro, has served as president for the 10 years since the elder Castro’s resignation, hewing […]

FSU researcher: Pearl Harbor anniversary a day for reflection, remembrance

On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, a fleet of more than 300 Japanese Imperial aircraft launched a devastating attack against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. As the nation prepares to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Florida State University Associate Professor of History and Director of […]

Guadalcanal anniversary: FSU expert available to discuss significance of historic battle

Aug. 7, 2017, will mark 75 years since the beginning of the battle of Guadalcanal, the first significant Allied offensive against the Empire of Japan and a major strategic turning point in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Florida State University Associate Professor of History and Director of the Institute on World War II […]

D-Day anniversary: FSU expert available to discuss legacy of the Allied invasion of Normandy

As we approach the 73rd anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy, also known as D-Day, historians in Florida State University’s Institute on World War II and the Human Experience continue to work diligently collecting, preserving and archiving artifacts and documents that tell the stories of the thousands of lives that were forever changed on […]

Acclaimed climate scientist named 2017-2018 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor

Jeffrey Chanton, an acclaimed climate scientist who has also done extensive work investigating the effects of the BP oil spill, has been named the 2017-2018 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor, the highest honor given by the Florida State University faculty to one of its own. “Jeff is a tremendous researcher and an asset to the […]

Expert Pitch: FSU researchers work to narrow the gender gap in engineering, computer science

Two Florida State University researchers are determined to chip away at a stubborn problem that has vexed concerned social scientists for decades: why is there such a vast and enduring gender disparity in STEM fields? Lara Perez-Felkner, assistant professor of higher education and sociology, and Roxanne Hughes, director of the Center for Integrating Research and […]

Policy Pub looks at sea level rise and how to deal with it

The effects of climate change will likely impact Florida more than any other state, and faculty researchers at the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy continue to work to address the challenges of a changing climate. The college’s informal, interactive Policy Pub series will discuss one climate change effect — sea […]