Arts & Humanities

FSU School of Dance faculty member awarded prestigious Bogliasco Fellowship

A Florida State University dance professor has been awarded the prestigious Bogliasco Study Center Fellowship. Award-winning dancer and choreographer Gwen Welliver, an assistant professor in the School of Dance, will spend a one-month residency during the spring 2020 semester at the Bogliasco Study Center in Italy. The Bogliasco Foundation supports the arts and humanities by […]

FSU English doctoral student spearheads literacy program for incarcerated individuals

Florida State University doctoral student Dyan Neary is driven by a passion to give a voice to the voiceless, using her writing skills to reach communities and empower them to share their stories. Since coming to Tallahassee to pursue a doctorate in creative writing from Florida State, the New York University graduate has dedicated herself […]

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 […]