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 2022 Edition

On the Cover

Since 2005, the Legacy Fountain has anchored the verdant expanse of Landis Green as a monument to Florida State University’s evolution from the Florida State College for Women, to which the College of Arts and Sciences traces its roots, into the coeducational, top-tier research university it is today. The fountain’s creator, painter Edward Jonas, received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from FSU in 1971. As seen from above on this issue’s cover, the FSU seal is rendered in Venetian glass tiles hand-set by students working with FSU’s Master Craftsman Studio. Photo by Amy Walden. Production assistance by McKenzie Harris. Photo editing by Tom Morgan. Special thanks to FSU Facilities’ Russ Cooper and Marc Helton, and Master Craftsman Studio’s Carlin “Cee” Hester.

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Modern Languages and Linguistics

Two-time FSU alumna Sheree M. Mitchell uses languages, humanities background to curate authentic cultural experiences abroad

Air Force ROTC, Biological Science

Air Force Lt. Col. Joshua Tyler’s dedication spans military, civilian and alumni roles

Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science

FSU Basketball captain and meteorology grad student Harrison Prieto finds harmony in the clouds and on the court


Anthropology alumnus Jorge Zamanillo leads launch of the Smithsonian’s newest museum


Chemistry and Biochemistry

Ph.D. candidate Brianna Coia uses chemistry to tackle environmental issues

Data Science, Scientific Computing

Luke Van Popering earns the first master’s degree from Florida State’s new interdisciplinary data science program

Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science

Abril Hunter uses her research background to translate environmental science into public policy

History, Classics

Appearance isn’t the only thing identical twins Ethan and Noah DuBroff have in common.


Florida State News, College News, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chemist, entrepreneur and Florida State President Richard McCullough shares his thoughts on science and humanities collaboration and the value of the research enterprise

Neuroscience, Psychology

FSU neuroscientist Wen Li studies processes behind human emotion, cognition and psychopathology

Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science

Junior Arts and Sciences faculty earn prestigious NSF awards to advance leadership, teaching in their fields

Scientific Computing, Computer Science, Biological Science, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Florida State University’s academic excellence translates to corporate success