Arts & Humanities

FSU religion doctoral candidate wins fellowship to study abroad in India

Rebecca Peters, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Religion at Florida State University, has won a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship for 2020. Peters will travel to Mumbai, India, in January to research how the culture of Hinduism informs content Bollywood produces, specifically the portrayal of gender roles, for its worldwide audience of […]

FSU professor becomes member of the International Academy of Ceramics

A Florida State University professor of art has been invited by international colleagues to become a member of the International Academy of Ceramics. Holly Hanessian, who joined the Department of Art faculty in 2005, has accepted a prestigious nomination to become a member of the International Academy of Ceramics, the principal organization representing the interests […]

FSU School of Dance presents striking works at annual ‘An Evening of Dance’

The Florida State University School of Dance presents “An Evening of Dance,” an annual event that highlights the creative choreography and performance skills of the school’s students and faculty. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, and Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Nancy Smith Fichter Dance Theatre in Montgomery Hall, located on […]

FSU College of Motion Picture Arts ranks among nation’s best film schools

The Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts continued its ascent in the rankings of yet another entertainment industry publication. The Wrap News revealed last week that FSU placed No. 13 in its list of the nation’s top 50 film schools. FSU was ranked No. 14 by The Wrap last year. The Wrap touted […]

Film student wins prestigious award from American Society of Cinematographers

Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts student Jazleana Jones recently won one of The American Society of Cinematographers’ (ASC) prestigious Student Heritage Awards for her work on the documentary “King, Charles.” Jones, a junior from Clermont, Florida, received the Haskell Wexler Student Documentary Award, one of three Student Heritage Awards presented this year, during a ceremony […]

FSU Master Craftsman Studio celebrates 20 years 

With its Gothic architecture, live oaks, fountains and greens, Florida State University is one of the most beautiful campuses in the country.  For the past 20 years, the FSU Master Craftsman Studio has been adding to the campus’ natural and architectural splendor with hand-crafted artistic pieces. The university marked the studio’s 20-year anniversary with a celebration Oct. 9 […]

Opening Nights presents artist Michael Rosato to launch LeMoyne’s Chain of Parks Art Festival

Opening Nights at Florida State University is partnering with LeMoyne’s Chain of Parks Art Festival to present a cultural arts program to launch the 20th annual art festival in downtown Tallahassee. The program will feature large-scale muralist Michael Rosato who will deliver a lecture April 16, 2020, as part of the university’s performing arts series. […]

FSU art history professor first American to hold prestigious Italian art research residency

A Florida State University art history professor recently accepted an invitation to be the 2019–2020 Scholar in Residence at the Magazzino Italian Art Foundation, a museum and research center located just north of New York City. Tenley Bick, an assistant professor of global contemporary art at FSU, is the first American to hold the residency. […]

FSU Wind Orchestra recognizes unprecedented CBDNA presidencies held by FSU faculty

The Florida State University College of Music celebrated its faculty members who have served as president of the College Band Director’s National Association with the world premiere of a brand-new work performed by the FSU Wind Orchestra during a Sept. 27 concert at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. The new work, “Pi’ilani and Ko’olau,” was commissioned […]

Archaeologist unearths history in Mississippi River Valley

In the farmlands of the Mississippi River Valley, earth is continuously cleared and leveled — a result of the region’s booming agriculture industry. But beneath the soil lies an important piece of American history, one a Florida State University anthropology professor is working to piece together. In 2007, a planned farming operation at what’s known […]

FSU professor’s research spurs educational curriculum

A Florida State University professor’s research has inspired a new K-12 school curriculum about 1960s Mississippi civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer.  Davis Houck, FSU’s Fannie Lou Hamer Professor of Rhetorical Studies in the College of Communication and Information, helped develop the educational program about Hamer’s life with assistance from Mississippi schoolteachers, historians and Maegan Parker Brooks, assistant professor at Willamette University in Salem, […]

FSU film school ranks as one of the best in nation

The Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts has jumped six spots to No. 13 in national rankings compiled by one of the entertainment industry’s top publications. Among public universities, FSU ranked No. 4. In its annual list of Top 25 American film schools, The Hollywood Reporter highlighted the FSU film school’s emphasis on […]