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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 […]

2016: An extraordinary year for Florida State

It’s been another outstanding year for Florida State University with accomplishments in 2016 that have set the university on a path to greater national prominence. Florida State rose five places in the U.S. News & World Report rankings, published groundbreaking research, continued to be a national leader in the arts world and reiterated its commitment […]

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, […]