Arts & Humanities

Florida Book Awards go to poets Kirby and Giampietro of Florida State

The third annual Florida Book Awards were announced March 3 and among the winning authors selected from across the Sunshine State are a pair of poets from The Florida State University. Professor David Kirby has won the gold medal in Poetry for the second consecutive year, and graduate student Frank Giampietro has earned a bronze. […]

Work by Florida State writers picked for top literary anthologies

The literary world has bestowed yet another round of distinguished honors on writers in The Florida State University Department of English and its top-ranked Creative Writing Program. A poem by writer-in-residence Barbara Hamby and a short story by doctoral student Holly Wilson have each garnered a hard-to-get slot in a renowned anthology. Hamby’s poem, “Ode […]

Florida State research: survival diet tied to human ancestor’s face changes

The facial structure of an ancient relative of modern humans may have evolved to allow them to eat large, hard nuts and seeds as part of a survival strategy, according to a new study by an international team of researchers that includes Florida State University’s Dennis E. Slice. The findings, published in the journal Proceedings […]

Florida State professor publishes ‘Folktales of the Amazon’

As a boy living on a small farm with his grandparents in the Amazon region of Colombia, Juan Carlos Galeano was entranced with the lush, naturalistic and often violent folktales that had been passed down from tribal Amazonians and had evolved through generations of natives and multiethnic newcomers like his relatives. Over the past decade, […]

Top Florida State choreographer Zollar awarded $50,000 Wynn fellowship

Internationally known choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, an esteemed dance professor at The Florida State University and the founder and artistic director of the Brooklyn-based troupe Urban Bush Women, has been named a 2008 USA Wynn Fellow in dance by the philanthropic nonprofit organization United States Artists (USA). The prestigious honor carries with it a […]

Florida State history professor is Florida Professor of the Year

Jonathan A. Grant, a professor in The Florida State University Department of History, can lay claim to an academic honor that truly distinguishes him from his peers: He has been named the 2008 Florida Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Grant, whose teaching areas include the histories of […]

Seven Days of Opening Nights announces 2009 season

Seven Days of Opening Nights, Florida State’s annual festival of the fine and performing arts, will go on the road for its 2009 season, set for February 13 through March 1, with a special add-on performance April 16. Since FSU’s Ruby Diamond Auditorium is undergoing renovation, Seven Days performances have been scheduled at 10 venues […]

On campus this week: Newscaster Roger Mudd, unique dance performance

Roger Mudd, one of the leading figures in broadcast news, will discuss “When The News Was The News,” in a free, public lecture at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at FSU’s Claude Pepper Building. Also on this week’s campus schedule, a one-of-a-kind dance performance, Embodiments of Silence, will be presented at 8 p.m. on Sept. 26 […]

Film School dean named top mentor to Hollywood filmmakers

"The Hollywood Reporter" is calling Frank Patterson one of the nation’s top mentors to a generation of Hollywood filmmakers. A special, Aug. 28 edition of the major trade publication lists Patterson, dean of Florida State University’s renowned Film School, among the 12 most influential film school professors in the United States. The distinguished dozen hail […]

Film School graduate wins Student Academy Award

For the fifth time in four years, a Student Academy Award has gone to a film written and directed by a student from Florida State University’s renowned College of Motion Picture, Television and Recording Arts —best known as The Film School. On June 7 at the 35th Annual Student Academy Awards ceremony, hosted by the […]

FSU student of religion and law wins renowned Newcombe Fellowship

A Florida State University doctoral candidate in Religion has received the renowned Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. Elizabeth Barre, finishing her final year of dissertation writing in law and religion, has been selected a Newcombe Fellow—an honor that recognizes graduate students who have an interest in the study of ethical or religious values. “I’m […]

‘New’ ancient Antarctic sediment reveals climate change history

Recent additions to the premier collection of Southern Ocean sediment cores at Florida State University’s Antarctic Marine Geology Research Facility are giving international scientists a close-up look at fluctuations that occurred in Antarctica’s ice sheet and marine and terrestrial life as the climate cooled considerably between 20 and 14 million years ago. FSU geological sciences […]