Arts & Humanities

70 years later: FSU professor reflects on legacy of the Marshall Plan

On June 5, 1947, as Europe sat smoldering in the wake of World War II, U.S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall rose to address a Harvard University convocation. During his remarks, Marshall outlined the need for an international cooperative plan for European recovery, drafted by participating European nations and buttressed by “friendly advice” and […]

English professor earns top award in field of composition studies

A professor in Florida State University’s Department of English has received a top honor in her field as the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Exemplar Award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication. The CCCC is the world’s largest professional organization for researching and teaching composition, from writing to new media. The Exemplar Award […]

FSU film professor wins prestigious Independent Spirit Award

Something very unexpected happened when Florida State University’s Antonio Méndez Esparza, a gifted and impassioned faculty filmmaker and teacher at the College of Motion Picture Arts, heard his film “Life and Nothing More” announced as a winner at the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards. His mind went blank. Esparza didn’t expect that. He’d practiced a […]

Art alumnus donates hundreds of hand-painted backdrops to College of Fine Arts

A Florida State University alumnus has donated hundreds of hand-painted backdrops to the College of Fine Arts for use in photo shoots and filming. Chuck Whited, who graduated from FSU in 1976 with a degree in studio art, donated the inventory of backdrops from his Atlanta-based company, C&M Backdrops. He recently closed the business after […]

The Ringling announces $100M campaign to secure future vitality of landmark arts campus

The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the State Art Museum of Florida administered by Florida State University (FSU), announces a $100 million comprehensive campaign to preserve and expand its legacy for the 21st century and beyond. The Ringling Inspires: Honoring the Legacy and Building for the Future campaign has raised $92 million to […]

The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art set to announce largest comprehensive campaign in its history

On March 2, 2018, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art (The Ringling), the State Art Museum of Florida administered by Florida State University, will host their first black-tie event in more than a decade. The evening will recognize and honor the donors who have contributed to The Ringling’s transformative comprehensive campaign to preserve […]

FSU professor offers students unique course on North Korea

Professor Available to Discuss North Korean Politics, History When Florida State University Associate Professor of History Annika A. Culver surveyed the state of Florida for examples of college courses on the history and culture of North Korea, she was surprised to come up empty. “I couldn’t find many opportunities for students to learn about North […]

FSU dance students to present MFA concert

Florida State University’s School of Dance will present a captivating dance experience aiming to showcase a collage of choreographers’ perspectives on the “where,” the “who,” the “what” and the “how often.” Jasmine A. Booker, Ryan P. McMullen and Gianna Mercandetti will stage “…they go back the way they came” in partial fulfillment of the Master […]

FSU’s Museum of Fine Arts to host exhibition featuring renowned Haitian-American artist

A new exhibition at Florida State University’s Museum of Fine Arts will explore historical themes such as regional plantation agriculture and slavery, while highlighting the work of renowned Haitian-born artist Edouard Duval-Carrié. The exhibition, “Decolonizing Refinement: Contemporary Pursuits in the Art of Edouard Duval-Carrié,” curated in collaboration with the FSU Department of Art History, will […]

FSU researcher: Pearl Harbor anniversary a day for reflection, remembrance

On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, a fleet of more than 300 Japanese Imperial aircraft launched a devastating attack against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. As the nation prepares to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Florida State University Associate Professor of History and Director of […]

FSU Shakespeare scholar directs theatre students in young version of Hamlet

“To be or not to be, that is the question” is one of the most iconic theatrical lines in history, yet there is a different version of this soliloquy. And Shakespeare’s name is on it — printed clearly on the title page of the first printed edition of the play, now called the First Quarto […]

FSU researchers: Dancers need more calories, protein

Dancers are known for their svelte figures, but they often aren’t making the right dietary choices to fuel their bodies for long, intense performances, Florida State University researchers found in a new study. “It is fairly well recognized that dancers often have peculiar eating habits, and they do this in an effort to have the […]