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FSU researcher: Pearl Harbor anniversary a day for reflection, remembrance

On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, a fleet of more than 300 Japanese Imperial aircraft launched a devastating attack against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. As the nation prepares to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Florida State University Associate Professor of History and Director of […]

FSU Shakespeare scholar directs theatre students in young version of Hamlet

“To be or not to be, that is the question” is one of the most iconic theatrical lines in history, yet there is a different version of this soliloquy. And Shakespeare’s name is on it — printed clearly on the title page of the first printed edition of the play, now called the First Quarto […]

FSU researchers: Dancers need more calories, protein

Dancers are known for their svelte figures, but they often aren’t making the right dietary choices to fuel their bodies for long, intense performances, Florida State University researchers found in a new study. “It is fairly well recognized that dancers often have peculiar eating habits, and they do this in an effort to have the […]

Classics professor Nancy de Grummond honored for research into ancient Etruscans

Florida State University classics Professor Nancy de Grummond, one of the world’s leading authorities on the ancient Etruscan civilization, was recently recognized for her decades of archaeological work and research during a ceremony held at the Palazzo Vecchio, the majestic town hall of Florence, Italy. De Grummond, the M. Lynette Thompson Professor of Classics and […]

Suzanne Farrell Ballet to host benefit concert for FSU School of Dance

Suzanne Farrell and the Suzanne Farrell Ballet will conclude a residency at Florida State University with a farewell performance and concert to benefit the FSU School of Dance. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, at the Nancy Smith Fichter Dance Theatre in Montgomery Hall. Farrell, the Francis Eppes Professor of […]

Expert Pitch: FSU history professor on the truth behind story of Thanksgiving

When millions of Americans sit down for Thanksgiving dinner this month, they will retell the story of peaceable Pilgrims gathering with their Native American neighbors to enjoy the bounty of a fruitful harvest. There’s only one problem, said Florida State University’s Allen Morris Associate Professor of History Andrew K. Frank. That famous first Thanksgiving feast […]

FSU French history professor awarded prestigious national book prize

A Florida State University professor has received the prestigious J. Russell Major Prize from the American Historical Association for the year’s best book in English on French history. Rafe Blaufarb, professor in the Department of History and director of the Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution, was recognized by the AHA for his book […]

FSU welcomes Second Lady Karen Pence for announcement of art therapy initiative

Florida State University welcomed Second Lady Karen Pence to campus Wednesday for the announcement of her new art therapy initiative, Art Therapy: Healing with the HeART. Pence chose Florida State as the venue for the announcement because of its nationally acclaimed art therapy graduate education program. “I chose only one initiative to champion, and it […]

FSU’s Opening Nights, Leon County Schools and Centennial Bank announce Local Lessons School Tour

Florida State University’s Opening Nights and Leon County Schools are hosting the Local Lessons School Tour for students Oct. 16, 17 and 18. The Local Lessons School Tour featuring the Tallahassee acoustic folk trio The New 76ers is made possible through a sponsorship by Centennial Bank. The New 76ers will share the rich history of […]

FSU dance professor honored with lifetime achievement award

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar has used the power of dance to tell heartfelt, transformational stories throughout her entire career. The Florida State University professor’s own story was honored by The Bessies —the Tony Awards of the dance world — as she received the 2017 NY Dance and Performance Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance during a […]

FSU’s Department of Interior Architecture & Design presents exhibit of Soviet cultural goods

Nearing the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the Florida State University Department of Interior Architecture + Design will present “Kul’ttovary: Bringing Culture into the Soviet Home,” a collection of Soviet ‘kul’ttovary’ or cultural goods dating back to 1917. The exhibition explores the period immediately following the Bolshevik government’s recognition of the importance of sports, […]

Guadalcanal anniversary: FSU expert available to discuss significance of historic battle

Aug. 7, 2017, will mark 75 years since the beginning of the battle of Guadalcanal, the first significant Allied offensive against the Empire of Japan and a major strategic turning point in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Florida State University Associate Professor of History and Director of the Institute on World War II […]