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‘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

It’s a rare rainy, gray day in Los Angeles, home of film director Barry Jenkins, who finds himself in the middle of another kind of storm — an unexpected but sweet storm of cinematic praise showering over his personal labor of love, “Moonlight.” Jenkins, a 2003 alumnus of the Florida State University College of Motion […]

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 […]

FSU’s Opening Nights Performing Arts announces new development council chair

The Florida State University’s Opening Nights Performing Arts (ONPA) Development Council has selected Agustin G. “Gus” Corbella as its chair.  Corbella is senior director of the Government Law & Policy Practice for international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, and has served on ONPA’s Development Council since 2004. He will serve a two-year term.  “Gus is […]

FSU alumni make history with 8 Oscar nominations for ‘Moonlight’

The acclaimed film, “Moonlight,” from Florida State University graduate Barry Jenkins and his crew of FSU Film School alumni, has been nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Five FSU graduates earned Oscar nominations for the project — a first for the Film School. Nominations for the 89th Annual Academy Awards were announced Tuesday […]

FSU Fulbright Scholar to teach universal language of music at Russian conservatory

Florida State University Professor Iain Quinn will teach organ lessons, give lectures and play concerts this semester at the distinguished Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory in St. Petersburg, Russia, through a U.S. Fulbright Scholar Award. The conservatory is one of the largest and most prestigious music schools in Eurasia and the world. “I’m thrilled at this opportunity,” […]

FSU film school alums earn awards, acclaim with ‘Moonlight’

UPDATE: Florida State graduates Barry Jenkins, Adele Romanski, James Laxton, Andrew Hevia, Nat Sanders and Joi McMillon won the Golden Globe Award for best motion picture (drama) with their film “Moonlight” on Sunday night, Jan 8. Congratulations!   Barry Jenkins was a junior at Florida State University in 2000 when he walked by Doak Campbell […]

The Ringling receives $400,000 from two major philanthropists for Kotler-Coville Glass Pavilion

The Ringling announced two major gifts to the Kotler-Coville Glass Pavilion from Charlotte and Charles Perret and Willis Smith Construction. Opening in the fall of 2017, the Kotler-Coville Glass Pavilion will not only house The Ringling’s growing collection of studio glass but also serve as the formal entrance to the Historic Asolo Theater and provide […]