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FSU Creative Writing joins the year’s best in ‘New Stories From the South’

The literary world has served another round of recognition to Florida State University’s celebrated Creative Writing Program during one of its hottest years ever. A trio of pieces from “Severance”—a book by Pulitzer Prize-winning Francis Eppes Professor Robert Olen Butler—and a yarn called “The Pantyhose Man” penned by graduate student Rebecca Soppe have each earned […]

FSU prof, students dig European prehistory

A Florida State University archaeologist and a team of some of the best anthropology students in the nation hope to uncover clues about the way copper changed the lives of ancient people during the transition from the Neolithic to the Copper Age, a poorly understood period in the prehistory of the Great Hungarian Plain. Florida […]

Eppes Professor Suzanne Farrell wins 54th Annual Capezio Dance Award

Suzanne Farrell, Francis Eppes Professor of Dance at Florida State University, has been selected as the 54th recipient of the Capezio Dance Award by the Capezio Ballet Makers Dance Foundation. Farrell, known as the muse to the great George Balanchine and the embodiment of American ballet, has been a tireless teacher of dance since retiring […]

Two professors in FSU College of Music win Guggenheim Fellowships

Two professors from Florida State University’s College of Music have won 2005-2006 Guggenheim Memorial Fellowships that will enable them to pursue research and complete special projects in their respective fields. FSU holds a prominent place in this year’s distinguished Guggenheim contingent. Out of 186 new U.S. and Canadian Fellows, FSU ethnomusicologist Dale A. Olsen and […]

FSU professor Robert Olen Butler wins 2005 National Magazine Award

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Florida State University professor Robert Olen Butler has won the 2005 National Magazine Award in Fiction for his short story "The One in White," published by The Atlantic Monthly. This year’s top honor is the second National Magazine Award since 2001 and the third nomination for the coveted prize since 1996 […]

FSU Professor wins top berth in O’Henry Prize Stories 2005 Anthology

A Florida State University professor has earned a literary honor widely regarded as one of the nation’s most prestigious achievements in short fiction. Elizabeth Stuckey-French, an associate professor of English and member of faculty in FSU’s Creative Writing Program, has seen her coming-of-age narrative “Mudlavia” chosen as the lead story in “The O. Henry Prize […]

FSU film school professor plays key role in ‘Their eyes were watching God’

Florida State University Filmmaker-in-Residence Valerie Scoon has added another line to the long list of industry accolades for FSU’s School of Motion Picture, Television and Recording Arts, better known as The Film School. Scoon, who teaches story development in The Film School’s graduate program, has earned an associate producer credit for ABC’s television film "Oprah […]

FSU institute receives letters detailing Holocaust experience

Florida State University’s Institute on World War II and the Human Experience has received a collection of 5,000 letters and memoirs detailing the life of Holocaust survivor Giulia Koritschoner Hine and her extended family. The collection is available online and is free for public viewing. "We were astounded that Giulia wanted the collection on the […]