Arts & Humanities

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 […]

Recent FSU graduate’s novel being turned into SYFY pilot

Before she applied for college, Mikaela Bender was already writing a novel. Now, just weeks after graduating from Florida State University, a digital pilot of the Orlando native’s first book is getting ready to debut on Syfy, a cable network featuring science fiction programming. Bender, who graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in Editing, […]

FSU’s Opening Nights announces 2019-20 season lineup

Mark your calendars! Fans of great entertainment can look ahead to a fun and exciting 2019-20 season of diverse performances from Opening Nights at Florida State University. Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie announced the season will be dedicated to President and Dean Emeritus Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte, who died May 20. […]

Marching Chiefs to perform at special D-Day ceremonies in France

Florida State University’s world-renowned Marching Chiefs will be the only collegiate band to participate in France’s official D-Day Normandy Parade, marking the 75th anniversary of the bold mission and honoring the brave soldiers who helped win World War II. The weeklong trip to Paris and the beaches of Normandy from June 3-10 will mark the […]

Opening Nights at Florida State University announces first headliner for the upcoming season

Good vibrations are on the way to Tallahassee as Opening Nights at Florida State University presents The Beach Boys during the 2019-2020 season. “We’re thrilled to present one of America’s iconic bands,” said Michael Blachly, director for Opening Nights at Florida State. “This is just one of the many headliners scheduled for the upcoming season, […]

FSU art and engineering students collaborate on kid-friendly project for local nonprofit

Engineering and art students might have more in common than people think. This spring, Florida State University brought students from the two disciplines together for a Mechatronic Art class, where they collaborated to design interactive stations for a creative play lab at The Sharing Tree, a local nonprofit. Mechatronics is an engineering field that brings […]

FSU students invited to screen their films at Cannes Film Festival

Two Florida State University students are getting the opportunity of a lifetime after being invited to screen their films at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival alongside some of the most famous filmmakers in the world. Alex McFry and William Stead, students at FSU’s College of Motion Picture Arts, are in Cannes this week preparing to […]

Modern economic theory explains prehistoric Mediterranean societies

A Florida State University professor’s research suggests a theory by famed economist Thomas Piketty on present-day wealth inequality actually explains a lot about how smaller-scale societies in the prehistoric Mediterranean developed. Piketty’s theory says that high-growth economic conditions can slow the rate of wealth inequality and low-growth can accelerate it. In a new study, FSU […]

Opening Nights at Florida State University honors former educator with inaugural Arts Advocate Award

Opening Nights at Florida State University presented its first-ever Arts Advocate Award to Iris Wilson, a former principal in the Leon County Schools system. Wilson received the award for her exemplary support of arts education for creating partnerships with local arts organizations to enhance the overall learning experience for K-12 students. “As a society, we […]

FSU English Department honors renowned poet’s 50 years of teaching

David Kirby began teaching at Florida State University in 1969. Fast forward 50 years, and the renowned poet and professor of English is still making a profound impact on Florida State students. In recognition of Kirby’s dedication to poetry, teaching and FSU, the English department announced the creation of the David Kirby Graduate Fellowship during […]

Esteemed retired professors present major gift to Florida State

For much of the past half century, former professors Charles and Persis Rockwood have worked in perfect harmony on a shared goal to elevate Florida State University through their teaching and financial gifts. Their latest donation to FSU will be music to the ears of future students, faculty and music lovers everywhere. The Rockwoods are […]