Arts & Humanities

Florida State history professor is Florida Professor of the Year

Jonathan A. Grant, a professor in The Florida State University Department of History, can lay claim to an academic honor that truly distinguishes him from his peers: He has been named the 2008 Florida Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Grant, whose teaching areas include the histories of […]

Seven Days of Opening Nights announces 2009 season

Seven Days of Opening Nights, Florida State’s annual festival of the fine and performing arts, will go on the road for its 2009 season, set for February 13 through March 1, with a special add-on performance April 16. Since FSU’s Ruby Diamond Auditorium is undergoing renovation, Seven Days performances have been scheduled at 10 venues […]

On campus this week: Newscaster Roger Mudd, unique dance performance

Roger Mudd, one of the leading figures in broadcast news, will discuss “When The News Was The News,” in a free, public lecture at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at FSU’s Claude Pepper Building. Also on this week’s campus schedule, a one-of-a-kind dance performance, Embodiments of Silence, will be presented at 8 p.m. on Sept. 26 […]

Film School dean named top mentor to Hollywood filmmakers

"The Hollywood Reporter" is calling Frank Patterson one of the nation’s top mentors to a generation of Hollywood filmmakers. A special, Aug. 28 edition of the major trade publication lists Patterson, dean of Florida State University’s renowned Film School, among the 12 most influential film school professors in the United States. The distinguished dozen hail […]

Film School graduate wins Student Academy Award

For the fifth time in four years, a Student Academy Award has gone to a film written and directed by a student from Florida State University’s renowned College of Motion Picture, Television and Recording Arts —best known as The Film School. On June 7 at the 35th Annual Student Academy Awards ceremony, hosted by the […]

FSU student of religion and law wins renowned Newcombe Fellowship

A Florida State University doctoral candidate in Religion has received the renowned Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. Elizabeth Barre, finishing her final year of dissertation writing in law and religion, has been selected a Newcombe Fellow—an honor that recognizes graduate students who have an interest in the study of ethical or religious values. “I’m […]

‘New’ ancient Antarctic sediment reveals climate change history

Recent additions to the premier collection of Southern Ocean sediment cores at Florida State University’s Antarctic Marine Geology Research Facility are giving international scientists a close-up look at fluctuations that occurred in Antarctica’s ice sheet and marine and terrestrial life as the climate cooled considerably between 20 and 14 million years ago. FSU geological sciences […]

Renowned literary scholar named FSU’s 2008 Lawton Distinguished Professor

Florida State University Professor of English Stanley E. Gontarski, an internationally acclaimed scholar and critic, influential editor, innovative dramatist and inspiring teacher and colleague, has been named the 2008-2009 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor. It is the highest honor bestowed by the FSU faculty on one of its own. Stanley E. Gontarski “We have an […]

FSU performing arts students, faculty, Film School head to Big Apple for ‘Sight, Sound & Motion’

A contingent of some of the best student and faculty ambassadors of the celebrated performing arts programs at Florida State University will take to the stages of New York City April 27-30 for “Sight, Sound & Motion”—FSU’s fifth annual arts talent showcase in the Big Apple. In addition to an evening of vocal music on […]

FSU Film School students take top College Television Awards

With a pair of prestigious wins at this year’s College Television Awards, the Emmy-winning tradition continues at the Florida State University College of Motion Picture, Television and Recording Arts—best known as The Film School. A short film written, directed and produced by FSU film students finished first in its category, while another “short” earned a […]

FSU authors win honors in Florida Book Awards competition

Three FSU faculty members are among the winning authors recognized in the second annual Florida Book Awards competition. The Florida Book Awards recognize, honor and celebrate the best Florida literature penned by new and established authors alike and published during the previous year. John Cole, director of the Center for the Book at the U.S. […]

Professor awarded grant to study history of American public library

A Florida State University professor has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship to write a book exploring the history of public libraries in the United States. Wayne A. Wiegand, the F. William Summers Professor of Library and Information Studies, received a $50,000 fellowship to write his proposed book, “A People’s History of […]