Arts & Humanities

Rice University professor Elaine Howard Ecklund to speak during FSU Faculty Luncheon Series

Elaine Howard Ecklund, an assistant professor of sociology at Rice University, will be the guest speaker for the next presentation in Florida State University’s Fall Faculty Luncheon Series. Ecklund studies cultural change in the areas of religion, immigration and science and is a scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy. In keeping with the […]

College of Music to celebrate renowned composer Carlisle Floyd

Opera legend Carlisle Floyd is returning to Florida State University for a gala concert to celebrate his work, life and generosity. FSU’s College of Music will present “A Celebration of Carlisle Floyd” on Saturday, Sept. 24, in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. Beginning at 7:30 p.m., the performance will feature College of Music alumni, faculty and […]

2011 Florida Book Awards competition begins with call for entries

The Florida Book Awards has kicked off its sixth annual competition with a call for entries in eight categories. Established in 2006 and now the most comprehensive state book awards program in the nation, the contest recognizes and celebrates the year’s best books penned by full-time residents of the Sunshine State (with the exception of […]

From Peter Rabbit to Curious George, FSU study finds 100 years of gender bias in children’s books

A Florida State University sociologist has led the most comprehensive study of 20th century children’s books ever undertaken in the United States and found a bias toward tales that feature men and boys — even male animals — as lead characters. Janice McCabe, assistant professor of sociology, led the study of nearly 6,000 books published […]

World-renowned choreographer earns highest honor from FSU colleagues

Florida State University Artist-in-Residence Jawole Willa Jo Zollar — acclaimed choreographer and the founding and artistic director of New York dance company Urban Bush Women — has been named Florida State’s 2011-2012 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor. It is the highest honor bestowed by the FSU faculty on one of its own. “Jawole Willa Jo […]

Film students grab nation’s-best four awards at 32nd Annual College Television Awards

With a total haul of four trophies, recent graduates of Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts topped all other film schools in the nation at the 32nd Annual College Television Awards, held recently in Hollywood. The gala event was black tie, with a number of film and television luminaries presenting awards, including actors […]

Film School teams up with top digital media production group in innovative public-private collaboration

An innovative public-private collaboration between one of the world’s top digital effects and computer animation companies, the Digital Domain Media Group, and one of the nation’s finest film schools, Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture Arts, has announced the development of a new digital media enterprise to be located in West Palm Beach, Fla. […]

Recent Florida State music grad wins big at Met

A recent graduate of The Florida State University College of Music has been selected as one of five winners in the 2011 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, held on March 13 at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. Music alumnus Ryan Speedo Green and his fellow winners were selected from a pool of […]

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art names executive director

Steven High has been named executive director of The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, home to the Cà d’Zan mansion, Museum of Art featuring a rare Old Masters collection, Circus Museum and Historic Asolo Theater. "Today is a great day for the state of Florida, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, […]

Geometry marries harmony in prize-winning research by Florida State University composer

Geometry is the force that shapes both the sound of music and the novel research of Florida State University composer-theorist Clifton Callender, whose work explores and maps the mathematics of musical harmony. Now, Callender’s latest article on that mind-bending research has earned him the inaugural David Kraehenbuehl Prize from the Journal of Music Theory (JMT), […]

Students in FSU’s Writing for Stage and Screen program sweep category at Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

All Florida State University Master of Fine Arts students who competed have received recognition in the Region IV Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. “FSU completely swept the playwriting awards, and the entire festival was abuzz about the extraordinary success of our writers,” said Sheri Wilner, visiting assistant professor of playwriting at Florida State. The […]

Italian literature scholar Zanini-Cordi wins top humanities honor

In the world of academia, winning a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is widely recognized as one of the highest honors that exists for scholars in the humanities. This year, a researcher of Italian literature at The Florida State University is among those to lay claim to the prestigious award. Irene […]