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.
Winter 2021 Edition
On the Cover
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every facet of life and forced adjustment in the ways we work and live. As a university known for its strong sense of community, this period of isolation has challenged us to maintain those bonds despite our distance. This edition’s cover reminds us of the traditions that bind us to FSU and to each other and the Tallahassee campus that feels like home.
Photo illustration by Tom Morgan. Original photo by FSU Photography Services.
FSU alumnus brings decades of experience to new role at alma mater
Florida State University alumnus Kerry Gilmore finds his calling with chemistry
Jim Jones taught three generations of FSU students to love American history and became a legend in the process
Florida State University reacts to tensions of race, diversity in America
FSU-led team earns NSF grant to study effects of heat waves on sea urchins
There’s an old joke that goes something like this: A tourist asks a musician, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” The musician answers, “Practice, practice, practice!”