Arts & Humanities

FSU Film School thriller wins gold in Student Academy Awards

For the fourth time in three years, a Student Academy Award has gone to a film written and directed by a graduate student from Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture, Television and Recording Arts — best known as The Film School. At the 34th Annual Student Academy Awards ceremony on June 9 at the […]

FSU historian explores life of an early American original, John Ledyard

He was America’s first explorer; an associate of such historical figures as Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine, John Paul Jones and the Marquis de Lafayette; and the writer of the first U.S. book ever protected by copyright. But for more than 150 years, the exploits of John Ledyard have been lost to history. Now, […]

Preserving Library of Congress treasures is goal of FSU researcher

With more than 134 million items in its collection, the Library of Congress has no shortage of reading materials. This summer, a Florida State University chemist will use his knowledge of cellulose, a key component of paper, to help the world’s largest library find ways to preserve its vast treasure trove of books, manuscripts, maps, […]

Recent study calls FSU College of Music ‘most influential’

Good news about the distinguished Florida State University College of Music hit a particularly high note this spring. When it comes to research published in the Journal of Research in Music Education (JRME)—the premier publication for scholarly inquiry in the music education profession—a recent study calls FSU the single most influential institution since 1990. That […]

FSU Film School wins another one: 2007 College Television Award

With a recent top-three finish at the 28th Annual College Television Awards in Hollywood, Calif., the Emmy-winning tradition continues at Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture, Television and Recording Arts—best known as The Film School. Its latest win makes 22 times in 16 years that works written, produced and directed by FSU film students […]

FSU professor wins top national award for study of children’s literature

A Florida State University professor who has devoted her career to literacy and children has been named the winner of one of the American Library Association’s most prestigious awards. Eliza Dresang, the Eliza Atkins Gleason Professor in the College of Information, will receive the 2007 Scholastic Library Publishing Award June 26 during the ALA Annual […]

Top-ranked medieval scholar wins prestigious grant for humanities research

Florida State University Associate Professor of English Nancy Bradley Warren has won a prestigious fellowship to support research at the renowned National Humanities Center for the 2007-2008 academic year. A recognized expert on women and religion in medieval and early modern culture, Warren is one of just 35 fellows chosen from a distinguished international pool […]

Two FSU Film School instructors honored for contributions to Florida filmmaking

Two faculty members in Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture, Television & Recording Arts, better known as the Film School, have been selected to receive awards for their contributions to the art of filmmaking in Florida. Film School filmmaker in residence and Academy Award winner Stuart Robertson was honored by Film Florida, a not-for-profit […]

FSU authors are big winners in first-ever Florida Book Awards

Members of the Florida State community have won top prizes in the First Annual Florida Book Awards. Creative Writing professors James Kimbrell and Julianna Baggott, along with former writer-in-residence Elizabeth Dewberry, former FSU President Stanley Marshall and alumnus Martin Dyckman shot to the top of the award list in the contest, which John Cole, director […]

FSU professor is nation’s ‘Art Educator of the Year’

Florida State University Professor Tom Anderson has been named higher education’s Art Educator of the Year by the National Art Education Association. That’s no surprise to his FSU art education department colleagues, who call the popular mentor to legions of doctoral students "a champion of the arts in all our lives." A widely published expert […]

FSU film students stand out in high-profile national competition

In one of the most watched and prestigious short film competitions in the country, Florida State University film students have beat out hundreds of other filmmakers to garner three of the 10 national finalist spots for the 2007 Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker’s Award. For the winning film and student, the coveted prize is worth $10,000 and […]

FSU philosopher wins grant to study how brain initiates action

Since the beginning of time, philosophers and scientists have tried to figure out exactly how the human brain propels people into mental or physical action—whether it’s scratching our heads, building a house, calculating the gratuity on a restaurant check or deciding today to put something off until tomorrow. Alfred Mele, the William H. and Lucyle […]