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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 […]

Florida State ranks among top universities with the most doctorate recipients in the humanities and arts

Florida State University is ranked among the top universities in the nation with the most recipients of doctoral degrees in the humanities and arts for the 2014-2015 academic year. FSU ranked No. 14 in a survey of 237 public and private institutions nationwide. Florida State granted 85 doctorates in the humanities and arts in the […]

Best of the Best: FSU film professor wins Guggenheim Fellowship

Florida State University’s Antonio Méndez Esparza, an acclaimed film director who teaches in the College of Motion Picture Arts, has been awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. Esparza, an assistant teaching professor at FSU’s film school, is one of 173 Guggenheim Fellows selected for the class of 2017. They were among a group of about 3,000 […]

FSU art exhibit to feature extraordinary ancient pottery

Art history students at Florida State University will present a remarkable collection of ancient pottery in the exhibit, “Visions of the Nazca: Painted Images of an Andean Ancient Society.” The exhibit features 29 ceramic objects created by the Nazca civilization, which flourished between the 1st and 7th centuries A.D. on the southern coast of Peru. […]

FSU rolls out the red carpet for Oscar-winning alumnus Barry Jenkins

Florida State University rolled out the red carpet for Barry Jenkins’ triumphant return to his alma mater capped off with a sold-out crowd at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall March 31. Tickets to Friday’s screening of Jenkins’ Oscar-winning film “Moonlight” had sold out in less than two hours. The event was hosted by the Florida State […]

Forever a teacher: World-renowned composer, music professor returns to FSU for historic opera

One of America’s greatest opera composers is looking forward to a very sweet homecoming at Florida State University. The return of world-renowned, former FSU Professor Carlisle Floyd, 90, has been a long time coming. Sixty-two years ago, Floyd’s opera “Susannah” premiered at Florida State’s Ruby Diamond Auditorium, as it was known then. The show was […]

FSU professor honored for lifetime contributions to choral music

A Florida State University music professor has received the highest award conferred by the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). André J. Thomas, Owen F. Sellers Professor of Music in the FSU College of Music, was recognized as the association’s 2017 Robert Shaw Choral Award winner at the ACDA National Conference earlier this month. The Robert […]