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.
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
Alumnus Ryan Benk helps create one of America’s most popular morning news programs
The students of “FSU Weather” are ready for their close-up
Sam McLoughlin explores demographic and political elements shaping America’s modern religious landscape
Unconquered Scholars Program supports formerly at-risk students in pursuit of an FSU degree
Hamidreza Rahmani’s biophysics research may pave the way for new heart treatments
Arts and Sciences student affairs professionals help FSU students finish strong
As the pandemic passes the one-year mark, FSU continues to lead in the fight against COVID-19