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Lauded FSU poet receives national creative writing fellowship

Florida State University English Professor James “Jimmy” Kimbrell has been chosen as one of 37 writers to receive a highly selective fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts for 2017.  Kimbrell, who specializes in poetry, was selected from more than 1,800 eligible applicants for his second NEA individual creative writing fellowship. His first was […]

FSU English professor wins prized fellowship

Florida State University English Professor Meegan Kennedy has been selected as a recipient of a highly coveted grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The $50,400 grant will allow Kennedy, an associate professor who teaches 19th-century British literature and the history of science and medicine, to focus on her research about how evolving technology […]

75 years later, Pearl Harbor still teaching lessons of war

On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy leveled a crushing attack on the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. As the nation prepares to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack that precipitated the United States’ entry into World War II, Pearl Harbor still endures as a monument to the […]

FSU faculty, students connect with prison choir through power of music

When Judy Bowers was first asked if Florida State University’s choral education program would work with the choir at the Gadsden Correctional Facility, the longtime professor hesitated. She was uncomfortable with prison culture, and there was no chance she was going to send her students into that environment. Instead, Bowers made a solo visit to […]

National spotlight shines on FSU School of Theatre

Turn on your television, head to the cinema or buy tickets for the newest Broadway show, and chances are you’ll see a Seminole. That’s because Florida State University’s School of Theatre has earned a reputation as an acting hotbed — and it has the accolades to prove it. The school recently earned a top five ranking […]

Shaking up Shakespeare: FSU professor’s research revelations get worldwide attention

It’s been a crazy few weeks for Gary Taylor, a Distinguished Research Professor at Florida State University, after his hand-picked team of New Oxford Shakespeare researchers decided 16th-century playwright Christopher Marlowe should get credit for co-writing William Shakespeare’s “Henry VI” plays. The decision is historic. It’s the first time Marlowe has been officially recognized as […]

FSU exhibition referenced by New York Times as impacting the art market

An original exhibition developed by the Florida State University College of Fine Arts is affecting the art market according to a recent New York Times article. “Cuban Art in the Twentieth Century,” the exhibition referenced by the newspaper, was first shown at the FSU Museum of Fine Arts (MoFA) in February 2016, where it drew the museum’s largest […]

FSU reschedules special performance featuring rare Steinway Art Case pianos for June 1

Florida State University has rescheduled a special performance of The 5 Browns featuring 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 8 p.m. Thursday, […]

FSU to host symposium on Invisible Work in the Digital Humanities

Florida State University will host a two-day symposium on Invisible Work in the Digital Humanities (IWDH) on Nov. 17-18 at the Bradley Reading Room in Strozier Library.  The event will feature three keynote speakers, each a leading voice in digital humanities research, who will address several important issues facing the digital humanities as it matures, […]

FSU students break new ground in film about cold case

Florida State University senior Kyle Jones lives by the mantra: If it’s worth doing, it’s worth overdoing. Jones found himself living that mantra earlier this year while working on a film project for his Digital Media Production class that he hoped would shed new light on a vexing 50-year-old unsolved murder case in Tallahassee. Jones, […]

WWII Institute to host lecture on struggles of disabled veterans in America

  Florida State University’s Institute on World War II and the Human Experience will address the issue of disabled veterans in America at its sixth annual fall lecture. John Kinder, a distinguished scholar at Oklahoma State University, will discuss “Open Wounds: Disabled Veterans and the American Century.” Kinder focuses his research on the history of […]

FSU creative writing grad accepts Pulitzer Prize

Florida State University alumnus and Tampa Bay Times reporter Anthony Cormier accepted a Pulitzer Prize at a ceremony in New York City last week for his investigative reporting on Florida’s broken mental health system. Cormier learned that he won the award last April, but receiving the prize offered a moment to reflect on his journey […]