Arts & Humanities

Opening Nights to pre-sell VIP tickets for ‘Disney Princess – The Concert’

Opening Nights at Florida State University will present Disney Princess – The Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall as part of its 2021-2022 Season. The magical evening stars Tony®-nominee Susan Egan (“Belle” from Broadway’s Beauty and the Beast, “Meg” from the animated feature film Hercules), two-time Tony-nominee Laura Osnes […]

Documentary highlights FSU center’s work to improve state child-welfare system

Florida State University’s Center for Prevention and Early Intervention Policy staff, in partnership with faculty and alumni from the College of Motion Picture Arts, has created a documentary to highlight the struggles and hopes of five families and court team staff in the child-welfare system.  “Florida’s Early Childhood Courts: Hope and Healing,” part of a larger project to develop training resources […]

FSU-created, dyslexia-focused comic book to be available nationwide as graphic novel

“The Uncanny Chronicles,” a comic book focused on the realities of dyslexia will soon be available nationwide as a graphic novel thanks to an agreement between Florida State University and Ventris Learning. “The Uncanny Chronicles” is an eight-issue comic book series created by faculty from the Florida Center for Reading Research and the FSU College of Social Work. The story follows Kayla, a […]

Opening Nights presents nationally acclaimed muralist Michael Rosato

Opening Nights at Florida State University will present Michael Rosato, the 2021 Chain of Parks Art Festival Presenting Artist, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15, at The Moon. The event will be held in person and virtually. Rosato will discuss the transformative power of public art and how murals and the arts are incredibly powerful […]

Internationally recognized FSU art professor wins Guggenheim Fellowship

Florida State University’s Lilian Garcia-Roig, an internationally recognized visual artist specializing in painting from the College of Fine Arts, has been awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. Garcia-Roig, chair and professor in the Department of Art, is one of 184 Guggenheim Fellows selected to the class of 2021. They were among a group of about 3,000 artists, writers, scholars and scientists who participated in the John Simon […]

Opening Nights provides 16,600 students virtual programming to build self-confidence

A global pandemic has not hampered Opening Nights at Florida State University’s ability to provide students impactful educational programs. The university-based performing arts presenter adjusted by offering its Opening Nights in Class programming virtually rather than in person. “The pandemic has required us to make adjustments to our in-class educational offerings,” said Michael Blachly, Opening […]

FSU’s virtual ‘Art in STEM’ exhibition brings the beauty of science to a worldwide audience

Florida State University’s Graduate Women in STEM organization will present the seventh annual “Art in STEM” exhibit April 9, again using a virtual platform to invite viewers from across Florida, the U.S., and the world to experience the intersection of art and science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This exhibit provides a creative outlet for the Florida State community to explore the beauty […]

FSU scholar’s photography exhibition documents previously unseen threat along Amazon

When Marcos Colón, a Florida State University Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics postdoctoral scholar and documentary filmmaker, set off on a research trip to the Amazon at the beginning of March 2020, his plan was to finish a documentary in progress about environmental issues in the world’s most biodiverse location. What he experienced instead forced him into […]

FSU Classics professor awarded Shelby White-Leon Levy grant to publish research

Florida State University Associate Professor of Classics Andrea De Giorgi has been awarded a $20,000 Shelby White-Leon Levy grant for his publication on the archaeology of Daphne by Archaeological Publications at Harvard University. “This is one of the most prestigious and competitive awards available to archaeologists of the eastern Mediterranean,” said Christopher Nappa, chair of […]

FSU performing arts programs persevere through COVID-19 to train next generation of performers

With heavy hearts and a near-empty stage, the world’s live-performance pause has brought more questions than answers. At Florida State University, home to some of the best performing arts programs in the country, one thing is for certain — the show must go on. Now, a year after the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered in-person performances and […]

FSU Office of Research Development to fund research of microaggressions and bystander intervention

A Florida State University program to promote interdisciplinary research will fund a trio of College of Education researchers investigating subtle racial insults and bystander intervention. The researchers will investigate brief, commonplace behavior that communicates negative racial slights — called racial microaggressions — and how bystanders can step in to disarm the situation. Assistant Professor Laura […]