Spectrum Magazine
The Alumni Magazine of Florida State University's College of Arts and Sciences

Welcome to Spectrum magazine, the official alumni publication of the Florida State University College of Arts and Sciences. In each edition, you’ll see articles highlighting the college’s heritage strengths in the humanities and sciences, and explore the personal perspectives of current students, esteemed alumni and distinguished faculty.

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Summer 2021 Edition

On the Cover

As seen from the Longmire Building’s south entrance, the historic and peaceful Mina Jo Powell Alumni Green beckons students, faculty, and alumni alike to emerge from the isolation of the pandemic and rejoin the thriving Florida State community. In 1950, this lawn hosted the last of nearly 50 years of commencement ceremonies. Today, it remains a gathering place and serene setting for special occasions. Photo by McKenzie Harris. Photo editing by Tom Morgan.



Alumna Jasmin Graham is a shark-saving superhero bringing new perspectives to marine science

News Maker

Alumnus Ryan Benk helps create one of America’s most popular morning news programs

Advocacy in Action

Attorney and Grad Made Good Neil St. John Rambana guides immigrants on the path to citizenship

Head in the Game

FSU alumna Jessica Hensley uses statistical skills to help Olympic athletes excel


Future Forecasters

The students of “FSU Weather” are ready for their close-up

Intersectional analysis

Sam McLoughlin explores demographic and political elements shaping America’s modern religious landscape

Forever Family

Unconquered Scholars Program supports formerly at-risk students in pursuit of an FSU degree

Scientific Curiosity

Hamidreza Rahmani’s biophysics research may pave the way for new heart treatments


Ready. Set. Graduate!

Arts and Sciences student affairs professionals help FSU students finish strong

365 days in

As the pandemic passes the one-year mark, FSU continues to lead in the fight against COVID-19

Legislative Champion

Alumnus Clay Ingram returns to campus as FSU’s chief lobbyist

Doctoral Dynamos

Postdoctoral scholars contribute to Florida State’s research excellence

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