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Professor of French awarded two preeminent fellowships

A Florida State University professor who specializes in medieval and early modern French literature has earned back-to-back honors after receiving two of the most prestigious fellowships in the humanities. Lori J. Walters, the Harry F. Williams Professor of French in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics, has been awarded a National Endowment for the […]

FSU WWII collection captures attention of Tokyo tastemakers

Tokyo tastemakers are delving into a Florida State University collection of images detailing the postwar U.S. occupation of a defeated Japan. The Oliver L. Austin Photographic Collection housed in FSU’s Institute on World War II and the Human Experience and curated by FSU Associate Professor of East Asian History Annika A. Culver features more than […]

Religion student named 2016 Humanity in Action fellow

Florida State University student Micah Friedman has been named a 2016 fellow by Humanity in Action, an educational organization that brings together international groups of university students and recent graduates to explore past and present examples of resistance to intolerance. The fellowship program’s goal is to encourage future leaders to be engaged citizens and responsible […]

Professor to teach choral conducting in Kenya as Fulbright Specialist

A Florida State University professor will introduce American-style choral conducting to music students in Kenya through the Fulbright Specialist Program. Kevin Fenton, professor of choral conducting and ensembles at the FSU College of Music, will introduce a choral conducting curriculum at the Kenya Conservatoire of Music in September thanks to a Fulbright Specialist grant. The […]

Doctoral student recognized by Hispanic honor society

A Florida State University doctoral candidate has been recognized by Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society. Elena Vogel, a native of Columbus, Ohio, is one of 11 students nationally to receive the prestigious Gabriela Mistral Award, which is presented annually to outstanding graduate or undergraduate students of Spanish who are active members […]

Five MANCC artists receive Doris Duke Performing Artist Awards

Five outstanding Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography artists were recently presented with the Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, a major award for artists working in the performing arts in the United States. Categories included contemporary dance, theatre, jazz and related interdisciplinary work. MANCC artists, as part of Florida State University and the School of […]

Florida State celebrates graduate student achievements

Florida State University recognized talented and high-achieving graduate students at its annual Celebration of Graduate Student Excellence held April 13 at the FSU Alumni Center. The event, sponsored by the Congress of Graduate Students and the Office of Research, celebrated graduate students’ accomplishments in service, teaching, research, creativity and leadership, and acknowledged graduate faculty for […]

Digital Media Production students win College AP Awards

Florida State University students faired well at the College Associated Press Awards ceremony held earlier this month in Orlando, Fla. Journalism and communication students from throughout the state competed. FSU students from the College of Communication and Information’s Digital Media Production program placed first and second in the Sports category and took second place in […]

Late 19th century Italian newspaper digitized by FSU Libraries

Florida State University Libraries has been working for the past two years to digitize the Italian newspaper Il secolo, a political daily published by the Milanese firm Stabilimento Sonzogno between 1866 and 1927. An initial sample, now available for viewing, consists of a nine-month run of the paper, from January to September of 1885. “Il […]

Creative writing doctoral student receives dissertation fellowship

A Florida State University graduate student has been honored by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation with a Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies, the only national program to support doctoral work on women’s and gender issues. Misha Rai, one of 10 fellows for 2016, is a doctoral candidate in creative writing in the Department of […]

Seminole Trombone Quartet to make Carnegie Hall debut

The Seminole Trombone Quartet is about to take a bite out of the Big Apple. Florida State University College of Music doctoral students Dunwoody Mirvil, David Ellis, Stephen Ivany and Christopher Brown — also known as the Seminole Trombone Quartet — have been selected to perform at the prestigious Carnegie Hall as a part of […]

Museum students to host exhibition on print culture

A museum object class in Florida State University’s Department of Art History will host its grand opening of the exhibition “Inked: An Evolution of Print Culture” at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 18, at the William Johnston Building Gallery. Twelve students from the class taught by doctoral candidate Alison Reilly created the exhibition, which runs through […]