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 2022 Edition

On the Cover

The sun rises over the “Unconquered” statue on Langford Green outside Doak Campbell Stadium. The bronze sculpture, completed in 2003 by Fritz White, reaches three stories in height and celebrates the indomitable human spirit. The decade-long campaign to bring the project to life was spearheaded by FSU alumnus Stephen Reilly. Photo by FSU English alumna Stephanie Vivirito. Photo editing by Tom Morgan.

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Alumna Elise Chávez conducts high-energy experimental physics using the world’s most powerful collider

Biological Science

Alumnus and researcher John Wilcox works to improve lives of diabetes patients

Anthropology, Army ROTC

As the state’s top military leader, alumna Tracy Norris guides the Texas Guard to meet today’s missions

Philosophy, History, Modern Languages and Linguistics

Alumna Angel Purganan highlights how humanistic skills support data analysis, tech success


Alumna Sarah Patterson uses research expertise to help identify missing World War II personnel


Psychology, Neuroscience

Doctoral candidates Ashley and Caitlyn Edwards share a passion for psychology and neuroscience

Computer Science

FSU computer science doctoral candidate Daniel Bis is teaching computers to interpret human language

Biological Science

Senior Alexis Cox combines science and volunteerism to improve the lives of others


Data Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, Scientific Computing, Statistics

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

Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science

Climate scientist and assistant professor Allison Wing is a force in the field of atmospheric science

College News

Donors enhance available opportunities, research conducted in the Florida State University College of Arts and Sciences

Florida State News

Florida State University’s London Study Centre celebrates its golden jubilee