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FSU professor honored for lifetime contributions to choral music

A Florida State University music professor has received the highest award conferred by the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). André J. Thomas, Owen F. Sellers Professor of Music in the FSU College of Music, was recognized as the association’s 2017 Robert Shaw Choral Award winner at the ACDA National Conference earlier this month. The Robert […]

College of Music welcomes world-renowned pianist for performance, masterclasses

The Florida State University College of Music will welcome internationally renowned pianist Paul Lewis for a performance and masterclasses as part of its continuing mission of bringing world-class artists and scholars to Tallahassee. Lewis is this year’s Wiley & Lucilla Housewright Eminent Scholar Chair in Music, which plays a vital role in the enrichment of […]

Florida State religion professor earns prestigious fellowship

A Florida State University researcher has been awarded a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies — the preeminent representative organization for American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences.  John Corrigan, the Lucius Moody Bristol Distinguished Professor of Religion and Professor of History, received the award for his exemplary scholarship in the […]

World-renowned violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter to play at FSU’s Opening Nights Performing Arts

Concert is One of an Exclusive Seven-City U.S. Tour  Florida State University’s Opening Nights Performing Arts will present violin virtuoso Anne-Sophie Mutter at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. Mutter’s performance, her first in Tallahassee, will be part of an exclusive seven-city U.S. recital tour.  “We are fortunate to have Anne-Sophie […]

The Ringling featured in New York Times

The Ringling Museum of Art, which runs under the stewardship of Florida State University, was featured in the New York Times’ article, “On College Campuses, a New Role for Students: Museum Curator,” on March 15, 2017. SARASOTA, Fla. — On a recent Wednesday evening, as rock music poured through the manicured gardens of the John […]

Hundreds of military scholars to attend FSU-hosted national conference in Jacksonville

Florida State University’s Institute on World War II and the Human Experience and the Department of History will host the 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for Military History (SMH) from Thursday, March 30, through Sunday, April 2, in Jacksonville, Fla.  The conference, “Global War: Historical Perspectives,” will be held on the eve of the […]

FSU presents symposium on hip hop and education

The Florida State University Department of Sociology will host its second Symposium on Hip Hop and Education, bringing together educators who use innovative and culturally relevant instructional methods to enhance student engagement. The symposium will feature a panel discussion focused on an approach to education that seeks to empower students by relating course content to […]

Oscar nominees: FSU film school is nation’s ‘hidden secret’

Oscar nominees and Florida State University graduates Joi McMillon and Nat Sanders find themselves in unfamiliar territory lately, launched there by the exhilarating ride of their Oscar-nominated film “Moonlight.” For years, McMillon and Sanders — nominated for an Academy Award in film editing — have comfortably worked behind the scenes often in tight editing rooms, […]

‘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

** FEB. 26 UPDATE: In a very confusing and crazy conclusion to the 89th annual Academy Awards, “La La Land” was initially named Best Picture. But after members of that film came onstage and delivered speeches, they were told the announcement was a mistake and the real winner of the top award at the Oscars […]

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 […]