Arts & Humanities

FSU film faculty produces PBS documentary featuring pioneering generation of women doctors

Becoming a doctor during the 19th century was difficult for anyone to accomplish. For women, the feat was nearly impossible. Now, that rare accomplishment will be featured in a new documentary from Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts filmmaker in residence Valerie Scoon. The film, “Daring Women Doctors: Physicians in the 19th Century,” […]

FSU Libraries becomes a virtual hub for remote learning

Florida State University Libraries provides a space where the university community gathers to study, access research materials and collaborate. Now, with classes being taught remotely through the end of the summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that central hub has become a virtual focal point and resource. While its physical locations are currently closed, FSU […]

FSU Art Therapy research team awarded NEA grant to study mental health

A research team from Florida State University’s Art Therapy Program has received a $99,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to study using the arts as a proactive mental health strategy for Generation Z, individuals who were born between 1995 and 2015. The team, led by Theresa Van Lith, an associate professor in art therapy, will build on their previous research to identify […]

The Ringling receives grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Florida State University’s The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art has been awarded a $30,000 grant by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for programming pertaining to Women and the Circus. This is one of 1015 grants nationwide that the agency has approved in this category. “These awards demonstrate the resilience of the […]

FSU School of Theatre professor directs worldwide virtual experience 

The performing arts have debatably been one of the hardest hit industries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Faced with many more questions than answers, now is the time for creative exploration and collaboration.  Chari Arespacochaga, an assistant professor of performance at Florida State University’s School of Theatre, is part of a group that recently brought live-immersive theatre to a global audience online through a series of short Zoom-based experiences.   Arespacochaga is one of six directors who worked with PopUP Theatrics and the Juggerknot Theatre Company to create a one-of-a-kind interactive and […]

FSU doctoral student receives prestigious American art history fellowship  

A Florida State University doctoral candidate is the recipient of the Luce/ACLS Ellen Holtzman Dissertation Fellowship in American Art for the 2020–2021 academic year.  Mallory Nanny, a graduate student from Charlotte, N.C. in the College of Fine Arts’ Department of Art History has received the fellowship in support of her dissertation project, “Framing Absence: Photographic Narratives of the Vietnam War.”   She is one of eight scholars to receive 2020 Luce/ACLS […]

Florida State University dance professor recognized by the Ford Foundation 

A Florida State University dance professor has been recognized by the Ford Foundation as part of the series, “The Future is Hers,” which recognizes women challenging how art is defined.   Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor and Nancy Smith Fichter Professor of Dance, is one of 14 women featured in the series, which celebrates the power of women and girls around the world.  “Being […]

FSU’s Museum of Fine Arts hosts virtual activities during COVID-19

Nearly 60,000 people visit Florida State University’s Museum of Fine Arts (MoFA) annually, but the COVID-19 pandemic has temporarily closed one of the largest academic art museums in the Big Bend. That’s prompted MoFA staff to reschedule exhibitions and programs and develop remote internships and educational opportunities for students, as well as generate new activities that would attract visitors to make virtual trips to the museum through a new “MoFA at Home” initiative. Museum Director Preston McLane, Assistant Curator and Director […]

Leon County Schools principal receives Opening Nights At Florida State University Arts Advocate Award

Opening Nights at Florida State University has selected Christopher Small, principal at Augusta Raa Middle School, as its 2020 Arts Advocate Award recipient. Opening Nights announced Small as the winner of the Arts Advocate Award on May 7 to align with National Teacher Appreciation Week, recognizing the outstanding partnership he has fostered with Opening Nights […]

FSU Art Therapy partners with Florida Department of Corrections to launch prison program

The Florida State University Art Therapy program and the Florida Department of Corrections are partnering up with the goal of providing young adult inmates alternate paths to receiving their General Education Degrees (GED) while addressing their various mental health, emotional and behavioral challenges.  Launched earlier this year, the first–of–its–kind Art Therapy in Prisons Program is a collaborative […]

College of Music hits all the high notes under Flowers’ leadership 

Florida State University changes people’s lives for the better, and the College of Music’s Dean, Patricia Flowers, is a classic example.  Flowers, who graduated with a doctorate from the FSU College of Music in 1981, has served as dean since 2013. She will step down from that position in June after helping build upon the college’s outstanding reputation for the past seven years.  “FSU reaches people from all walks of life, […]

FSU researcher awarded prominent classical studies fellowship

A Florida State University faculty member has been awarded a fellowship from the Loeb Classical Library Foundation.  Jessica Clark, associate professor in FSU’s Department of Classics in the College of Arts and Sciences, will receive the fellowship for the 2020-21 academic year. Clark, a Princeton graduate and faculty member at Florida State University since 2013, specializes […]