Arts & Humanities

2010 Seven Days of Opening Nights lineup set

The 12th season of Florida State University’s annual festival of the fine and performing arts has been announced. Running from Feb. 12-22, Tallahassee’s premier arts event will offer a unique combination of performances and exhibits ranging from the Vienna Boys Choir to hip-hop dance, and from the Company of Angels to Margaret Atwood’s dystopic vision […]

Florida State’s Ringling Museum partners with Baryshnikov Arts Center for October festival

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, operated by The Florida State University in Sarasota, Florida, and New York’s Baryshnikov Arts Center have partnered for the launch of the Ringling International Arts Festival, October 7-11, 2009. The festival will take place throughout the Ringling Museum of Art’s 66-acre waterfront cultural estate on Sarasota Bay. […]

History professor wins major grant for research on Arctic science

A Florida State University historian who leads an international team working to produce a comprehensive modern history of the Earth’s northernmost region has won the largest individual research grant ever received by a member of his department. Ronald E. Doel, an associate professor in the Department of History, is the recipient of a $489,000 grant […]

Florida State ranked no. 3 in nation for contributions to arts research

The Florida State University is one of the nation’s most prolific research institutions in the arts, according to rankings recently released by Science Watch that place Florida State third among the universities with the most published papers in the field of performing arts between 2003 and 2007. Science Watch conferred that No. 3 rank on […]

Florida State saxophone quartet makes history

A quartet of student saxophonists from The Florida State University College of Music has won the grand prize at the 2009 Coleman International Chamber Ensemble Competition. The annual contest is one of the world’s most rigorous and respected for ensembles of young, non-professional performers from the nation’s top music schools. Collectively known as the Mana […]

Choreographer Zollar wins Guggenheim

A 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship has been awarded to internationally renowned choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, the founder and artistic director of the Brooklyn-based, all-female dance troupe Urban Bush Women, and the distinguished Nancy Smith Fichter Professor of Dance at The Florida State University. Guggenheim fellowships are bestowed annually on a select cadre of mid-career professionals […]

World’s top teaching award in Medieval Studies goes to Florida State professor

Professor Richard K. Emmerson, the chairman of the Department of Art History at The Florida State University and an internationally renowned scholar on the Middle Ages, has garnered the 2009 Excellence in Teaching Medieval Studies award from the Medieval Academy of America. Worldwide, only one recipient of the distinguished honor is named each year by […]

Florida State professors win top honor for book on American music

The Irving Lowens Memorial Book Award is the most distinguished honor bestowed by the Society for American Music, and this year it goes to a scholarly tour de force coauthored by noted musicologists Denise Von Glahn and Michael Broyles of The Florida State University College of Music. “In the field of American music, it doesn’t […]

Florida State professor is National Art Museum Educator of the Year

The National Art Education Association (NAEA) has bestowed the distinguished title of National Art Museum Educator of the Year on Associate Professor Pat Villeneuve of The Florida State University. The prize will be formally presented in Minneapolis next month at the association’s annual conference. While Florida State art educators and studio art instructors are no […]

Brokaw honors World War II veterans with endowed fund

The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience at The Florida State University is serious about the importance of its vast collection of World War II materials. Yet, there was no shortage of smiles at a March 12 ceremony when NBC News special correspondent and author Tom Brokaw honored World War II veterans […]

Maritime archaeologist at helm of modern journey to ancient Egyptian land

Ancient Egyptians may be best known for building pyramids, but internationally renowned maritime archaeologist Cheryl Ward wants the world to know that they were pretty good sailors, too. She ought to know. Ward, an associate professor of anthropology at The Florida State University, and an international team of archaeologists, shipwrights and sailors recently built a […]

Florida Book Awards go to poets Kirby and Giampietro of Florida State

The third annual Florida Book Awards were announced March 3 and among the winning authors selected from across the Sunshine State are a pair of poets from The Florida State University. Professor David Kirby has won the gold medal in Poetry for the second consecutive year, and graduate student Frank Giampietro has earned a bronze. […]