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World-renowned violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter to play at FSU’s Opening Nights Performing Arts

Concert is One of an Exclusive Seven-City U.S. Tour  Florida State University’s Opening Nights Performing Arts will present violin virtuoso Anne-Sophie Mutter at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. Mutter’s performance, her first in Tallahassee, will be part of an exclusive seven-city U.S. recital tour.  “We are fortunate to have Anne-Sophie […]

The Ringling featured in New York Times

The Ringling Museum of Art, which runs under the stewardship of Florida State University, was featured in the New York Times’ article, “On College Campuses, a New Role for Students: Museum Curator,” on March 15, 2017. SARASOTA, Fla. — On a recent Wednesday evening, as rock music poured through the manicured gardens of the John […]

Hundreds of military scholars to attend FSU-hosted national conference in Jacksonville

Florida State University’s Institute on World War II and the Human Experience and the Department of History will host the 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for Military History (SMH) from Thursday, March 30, through Sunday, April 2, in Jacksonville, Fla.  The conference, “Global War: Historical Perspectives,” will be held on the eve of the […]

FSU presents symposium on hip hop and education

The Florida State University Department of Sociology will host its second Symposium on Hip Hop and Education, bringing together educators who use innovative and culturally relevant instructional methods to enhance student engagement. The symposium will feature a panel discussion focused on an approach to education that seeks to empower students by relating course content to […]

Oscar nominees: FSU film school is nation’s ‘hidden secret’

Oscar nominees and Florida State University graduates Joi McMillon and Nat Sanders find themselves in unfamiliar territory lately, launched there by the exhilarating ride of their Oscar-nominated film “Moonlight.” For years, McMillon and Sanders — nominated for an Academy Award in film editing — have comfortably worked behind the scenes often in tight editing rooms, […]

‘Lens of time’ magnifies FSU experience for Oscar-nominated cinematographer

Oscar nominee and Florida State University alumnus James Laxton is coming off the best professional experience of his life on the film “Moonlight,” which is nominated for eight Academy Awards — including Best Picture. Laxton earned an Oscar nomination for cinematography on the film and now, days before the 89th Academy Awards on Feb. 26, […]

Oscar nominee Barry Jenkins’ road to success started at Florida State

** FEB. 26 UPDATE: In a very confusing and crazy conclusion to the 89th annual Academy Awards, “La La Land” was initially named Best Picture. But after members of that film came onstage and delivered speeches, they were told the announcement was a mistake and the real winner of the top award at the Oscars […]

2016 Florida Book Awards Winners Announced

With its 11th annual competition now complete, the Florida Book Awards has announced winners for books published in 2016. More than 200 eligible publications were submitted across the ten categories of competition. Coordinated by the Florida State University Libraries, the Florida Book Awards is the nation’s most comprehensive state book awards program. It was established […]

FSU Museum of Fine Arts showcases work of artists with autism

For the third time in the last four years, the “Artists and Autism” exhibition series will bring the remarkable work of differently abled artists to the campus of Florida State University. Presented by the Florida State University Autism Institute and Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) in partnership with the arts education program VSA […]

FSU School of Theatre puts the ‘beauty’ in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Florida State University’s School of Theatre will present a “tale as old as time” with its production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast beginning Thursday, Feb. 16 through Sunday, Feb. 26. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast tells the classic fairy tale of Belle, played by Katerina McCrimmon, a young French maiden who doesn’t feel […]

FSU interior design among nation’s top programs for fifth consecutive year

Florida State University’s Department of Interior Architecture and Design has once again been recognized as one of the top interior design programs in North America by DesignIntelligence.   DesignIntelligence, the respected industry journal of the Design Futures Council, serves as a regular source of information for publications such as Fortune, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune and NPR. The rankings have served […]

19th season of Opening Nights Performing Arts in full swing

The 19th season of Opening Nights Performing Arts at Florida State University is underway, offering numerous world-class performances and events in music, dance, theatre, spoken word, film and visual arts. Series highlights include performances by Lily Tomlin, Smokey Robinson, Chris Botti and concert pianist Lang Lang. “This season is undoubtedly our most diverse and star-filled […]