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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Winter 2023 Edition

On the Cover

A crisp winter day dawns over the Westcott Building plaza, and sun rays frame the moment of calm before students, faculty, and staff converge from all directions and the flurry of another day begins. Photo by Bruce Palmer, FSU Photography Services, 2019.

NASA’s Space Launch System rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard sits atop the mobile launcher at Launch Pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, in preparation for NASA’s Artemis I flight test. NASA photo by Joel Kowsky
Alumni Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science

FSU meteorology alumnus Jason King leads weather team supporting launch operations

Keanan Joyner
Alumni Psychology

Two-time clinical psychology alumnus Keanan Joyner looks to the brain for answers in understanding, preventing substance addiction

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Alumni English

Alumna Jessica Washington focuses on the human aspect of monetary transactions at the Federal Reserve

Guidry-Grimes and partner Jamie Watson. Courtesy photo.
Alumni Religion

Religion, philosophy alumna Laura Guidry-Grimes brings context, ethics to medical settings

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Students Biological Science

Doctoral candidate Courtney Whitcher is illuminating a new field of biological research

Research using conductivity-temperature-depth sensors in progress aboard ship.
Students Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science

Junior Andrea Emmanuelli is making the most of her Florida State experience on campus, underwater, and on top of the world

Rawan Abhari
Students Modern Languages and Linguistics

Middle Eastern studies, economics undergrad Rawan Abhari is planning for a career that will change the world

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Institution Classics

Celebrating 50 years of archaeological excavations by FSU students in Cetamura del Chianti

Igor Alabugin
Faculty Chemistry and Biochemistry

Florida State University professor Igor Alabugin’s enthusiasm for chemistry is rivaled only by his enthusiasm for his students’ success

Leah Singh.
Faculty Psychology

FSU’s Children’s Learning Clinic conducts groundbreaking research alongside compassionate, no-cost treatment

Vandana Tripathi
Faculty Physics

Vandana Tripathi brings Florida State’s nuclear physics prowess to the international stage