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FSU expert available to discuss German reunification on 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

When the Berlin Wall fell 30 years ago, it marked the opening of a border that had divided the German city for decades and a milestone on the way to the reunification of East Germany and West Germany the following year. “When the wall fell, Germans thought they were the happiest people in the world,” said […]

FSU experts available to discuss elevated risk of Florida wildfire after Hurricane Michael

When Hurricane Michael tore through Florida’s Gulf Coast last October, it raked a devastating path of damaged property, downed power lines, felled trees and strewn vegetation. Months later, the effects of Hurricane Michael — which was recently upgraded from a Category 4 to an exceedingly rare Category 5 — still linger, both for the people […]

FSU professor available to comment on North and South Korean talks

This week, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed to take a series of steps designed to accelerate denuclearization and achieve reconciliation and peace on the peninsula. These steps include a pledge by Kim to shutter one of North Korea’s largest missile testing launch sites and a historic commitment […]

FSU experts available to comment on accelerating rates of sea level rise

Sea levels are rising at record-shattering rates, and coastal communities around the world are beginning to feel the effects. As global atmospheric temperatures continue to climb, land-based ice thawing will accelerate and ocean water will warm and expand. At present, sea levels are estimated to be rising at a rate of one-eighth of an inch […]

FSU experts available to comment on opioid crisis in America

Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States according to a recent report by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. More specifically, the opioid crisis continues to plague families in the United States, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting as many as […]

Expert Pitch: Historic U.S.-North Korea summit

Hours after marking the return of three Americans held captive in North Korea for more than a year, President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore to discuss the nation’s nuclear weapons program. In an agreement signed last month by Kim and South Korean President […]

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 2018 hurricane season, which begins June 1 and […]

Expert Pitch: FSU professor available to discuss Facebook brand crisis

News breaking this week that political data firm Cambridge Analytica accessed private data on Facebook has sent the popular social media company into a spiral with its stock price plunging and the hashtag #DeleteFacebook going viral. As the company grapples with its future, a Florida State University faculty member is available to comment on the […]

Expert Pitch: 2018 Winter Olympic Games

As the world prepares for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, a group of Florida State University faculty experts are available to discuss various aspects of the event. EXPERT PERFORMANCE & DELIBERATE PRACTICE Anders Ericsson, Conradi Eminent Scholar, Department of Psychology (850) 644-9860; ericsson@psy.fsu.edu Ericsson, a professor of cognitive psychology who’s known […]

Expert Pitch: FCC’s decision to repeal net neutrality will change Internet dramatically

The Federal Communications Commission voted on party lines Thursday to repeal the broad framework of Obama-era regulations known as net neutrality. Critics worry that this step could empower Internet service providers to create Internet “fast lanes” that favor certain sites and disadvantage others. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai argues that net neutrality represented heavy-handed government regulation […]

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 […]

Expert Pitch: FSU history professor on the truth behind story of Thanksgiving

When millions of Americans sit down for Thanksgiving dinner this month, they will retell the story of peaceable Pilgrims gathering with their Native American neighbors to enjoy the bounty of a fruitful harvest. There’s only one problem, said Florida State University’s Allen Morris Associate Professor of History Andrew K. Frank. That famous first Thanksgiving feast […]