Arts & Humanities

FSU music and theater instructors adapt to teaching during time of social distancing 

Florida State University music and theater students are finding even though their classroom setting is a tad different this semester, the advent of modern technologies has created a tight sense of community and flexible learning environment during the COVID-19 crisis.  Instructors Holly Riley from the College of Music and Jason Paul Tate from the College of Fine Arts’ School of Theatre, are working with students to ensure they receive a […]

FSU modern languages professor wins fellowship to pursue book on Caribbean history

A Florida State University faculty member from the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics has won a coveted fellowship from the National Humanities Center.  Martin Munro, Eminent Scholar and the Winthrop-King Professor of French and Francophone Studies, will spend the 2020-2021 academic year completing his residential fellowship at the NHC’s campus in Research Triangle Park, […]

FSU Interior Architecture and Design instructor redesigns local homeless shelter amid COVID-19 crisis 

UPDATE: The Kearney Center has now moved all of its clients from their Municipal Way facility on Tallahassee’s west side to “non-congregate” housing like hotels and apartments to prevent the spread of coronavirus among them.  How can interior design support human health? The connections between human well-being and the buildings and rooms people occupy are […]

FSU arts faculty get creative to overcome challenges of remote learning

Whether they’re teaching studio art, dance, music or interior architecture and design, Florida State University faculty in the creative disciplines are facing some unique challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.   When FSU moved to remote learning on March 23, it made most faculty across campus completely rethink their lesson plans. That’s especially true for the arts, where many faculty are reimagining how they normally communicate and teach the best practices of the creative process.   But despite these changes, both faculty and […]

FSU’s first female Rhodes Scholar returns for Classics Week

In 1977, 24 women arrived at the world-renowned University of Oxford as the first female Rhodes Scholars. One of those pioneering women was from Florida State University, and she returned to Tallahassee this week for a series of events hosted by her former department. Caroline Alexander, a British-American author, classicist and filmmaker, returned to her […]

FSU jazz professor to world premiere Duke Ellington works at Carnegie Hall

A Florida State University jazz professor will world premiere his new arrangements of Duke Ellington’s later orchestral works alongside the American Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Marcus Roberts, associate professor of jazz piano, will perform Ellington’s “New World A-Comin’” and “Three Black Kings” for Jazz Trio and Large Orchestra. The performance […]

2019 Florida Book Awards winners announced

With its 14th annual competition now complete, the Florida Book Awards has announced winners for books published in 2019. More than 175 eligible publications were submitted across the 11 categories of competition. The Florida Book Awards, coordinated by the Florida State University Libraries, is the nation’s most comprehensive state book awards program. It was established […]

FSU researcher helps Louisiana students explore disappearing coastline

With rising sea levels eroding the Louisiana coastline, valuable archaeological sites that shed light on life in the United States thousands of years ago are disappearing into murky waters. The Mississippi River Delta is losing land at an alarming rate — since the mid-1930s, Louisiana has lost about 2,000 square miles. Now, a Florida State […]

FSU professor awarded international fellowship for work in French cultural studies

A Florida State University researcher has received a prestigious fellowship from the Collegium de Lyon in France. Aimée Boutin, a professor of French in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics in the College of Arts and Sciences, was selected for her innovative research on the impact of the railway on women’s artistic expression in […]

FSU researchers develop new online, mindfulness-based art therapy intervention

It’s been said that art heals. Now, Florida State University researchers have developed an online intervention that combines mindfulness practices, art therapy and the simple act of manipulating clay to reduce stress and anxiety in college students. In a study published in SAGE Journals, the researchers described the results of what may be the first […]

FSU modern languages professor co-organizes Oxford colloquium to discuss environmental and political issues in the Amazon region

A Florida State University scholar co-hosted a colloquium that brought together indigenous leaders, politicians, NGOs, academics and other stakeholders to discuss solutions for major environmental and political problems in the Amazon region. The colloquium, “Amazon: Rising Violence and Disturbing Trends,” took place Jan. 30-Feb. 2 at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. Marcos Colón, a […]

Profile in Leadership: James Frazier comes ‘home’ in new role as dean of FSU’s College of Fine Arts

More than 30 years ago, an undergraduate at Florida State University named James Frazier was running errands to and from the dean’s office of the College of Fine Arts, then the School of Visual Arts and Dance, as a work-study student. Today, Frazier occupies that same office, but as dean of the College of Fine […]