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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 […]

The Ringling appoints new curator of Asian art

A noted scholar and curator has been named the Curator of Asian Art at the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art. Rhiannon Paget will oversee Asian art exhibitions and collections, including publications, collection development and research. She begins her responsibilities at The Ringling on July 31, 2017. Paget comes to The Ringling from the […]

FSU researcher develops art therapy best practices for children with autism

A Florida State University researcher is working with art therapists to find better ways to treat children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Theresa Van Lith, assistant professor of art therapy in FSU’s Department of Art Education, led a study that surveyed art therapists working with children with ASD to develop a clearer understanding of […]

FSU art alumna wins prestigious juried panel prize

A Florida State University College of Fine Arts alumna recently claimed the Juried Panel Prize at ArtFields, an annual art competition and festival held in Lake City, S.C. Brittany Watkins, a 2016 graduate of FSU’s Master of Fine Arts program, was one of 400 Southern artists featured during the nine-day festival in April, which also […]

FSU English professor’s literary archive headed for immortality

The lifetime writings of Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Olen Butler, an acclaimed author and professor at Florida State University, are moving in with the collections of some of history’s greatest writers. Yale University’s prestigious Beinecke Library, which holds one of the largest archives of rare books and manuscripts in the world, has purchased Butler’s literary archive. […]

New film spotlights FSU professor’s pursuit of world peace

When Florida State University music professor Kevin Fenton puts his mind to something, he thinks big and acts bigger. Fenton is pursuing a unique mission to use the international language of music to help spread peace around the world. Now, a powerful new documentary spotlights his work to accomplish that goal. The film, just released […]

Florida Center for Reading Research, Opening Nights Performing Arts promote summer reading

‘Summer Arts Adventure’ Booklet Available Free Throughout Community Florida State University’s Florida Center for Reading Research and Opening Nights Performing Arts have developed the “Summer Arts Adventure” activity booklet to encourage elementary school-age students to read and engage with the arts during the summer break. Students can get their free copy at all Leon County […]

Florentine museum to showcase artifacts from FSU archaeological site

New Discoveries Tell History of Italy’s Chianti Region A new exhibition opening this June at the Florence National Archaeological Museum will feature nearly 300 ancient items excavated from the Florida State University-operated archaeological site Cetamura del Chianti. The exhibition reveals the ancient history of the Chianti region, said Nancy de Grummond, the M. Lynette Thompson […]

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 […]

Shamp to serve as interim dean of FSU’s College of Fine Arts

Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie has appointed Scott Shamp to serve as interim dean of the College of Fine Arts.  Shamp succeeds Peter Weishar, who is stepping down from his role as dean to join the faculty of the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship. The school will […]

FSU to host The 5 Browns for performance featuring rare Steinway piano collection

Limited tickets are available for a special performance at Florida State University’s Ruby Diamond Concert Hall featuring five Steinway Art Case pianos from the collection of Tallahassee entrepreneur and museum owner DeVoe Moore.  The 5 Browns — a classical piano ensemble of five siblings — will perform on Moore’s rare Steinways at the first-of-its-kind, free concert at […]

FSU Symphony Orchestra closes season with world premiere

The final orchestral concert of the Florida State University College of Music’s 2016-2017 concert season will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. The concert promises to be a spectacular musical event highlighting the quality of the college’s orchestral and composition programs and celebrating the contributions of several of […]