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

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Students in FSU College of Arts and Sciences’ new master’s degree program learn to use Big Data to answer big questions

For the past decade, digital data has experienced exponential growth as technology has changed how information is created, captured and consumed. The amount can easily double from year to year, and Statista projects 181 zetabytes — that’s 181 billion terabytes — will be produced in 2025.

Data Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, Scientific Computing, Statistics | Winter 2022
Climate scientist and assistant professor Allison Wing is a force in the field of atmospheric science

Like superheroes, most meteorologists have an origin story. A lifelong passion for weather often starts with a single moment when Mother Nature’s fury leaps off the television screen and into real life.

Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science | Winter 2022
Donors enhance available opportunities, research conducted in the Florida State University College of Arts and Sciences

For Department of Classics alumna Cheyenne Tempest, conducting research abroad seemed like an impossible dream. Thanks to gifts from generous Florida State University College of Arts and Sciences donors, Tempest has excavated at archaeological sites in Italy as well as designed and mounted museum-level exhibitions in one of the world’s most culturally rich cities.

College News | Winter 2022
Florida State University’s London Study Centre celebrates its golden jubilee

In the heart of London in 1971, the Beatles were just embarking on their new solo careers, bell-bottom jeans were all the rage, and the United Kingdom was still adjusting to the introduction of decimal currency. That year, Florida State University welcomed its first students to its new study abroad program in London.

Florida State News | Winter 2022
As the pandemic passes the one-year mark, FSU continues to lead in the fight against COVID-19

When the sun rose over the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center in Tallahassee April 17, the air crackled with anticipation. For the first time in over a year, Florida State University was hosting in-person commencement ceremonies.

Florida State News | Summer 2021
Arts and Sciences student affairs professionals help FSU students finish strong

Kirstin Soper was instantly captivated by Florida State University’s one-of-a-kind campus and its overwhelming sense of community. Her first impression was one shared by many incoming freshmen: a feeling she had just found her new home.

College News | Summer 2021
Alumnus Clay Ingram returns to campus as FSU’s chief lobbyist

Like many Florida State alumni, Clay Ingram first became a Seminole standing next to his mailbox, reading a letter. The difference, however, was Ingram’s letter arrived when he was a junior in high school. And it came from Bobby Bowden.

Florida State News, College News | Summer 2021
Postdoctoral scholars contribute to Florida State’s research excellence

Roberta Tatti is essential to the research pursuits in Florida State’s interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience, but she’s not a faculty member. Or a staff member. Or a student. Tatti and nearly 250 other researchers at FSU hold a role unlike any other at the university — they are postdoctoral scholars.

Florida State News, College News | Summer 2021