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 2020 Edition

On the Cover

The mosaic images in this cover artwork represent the remote nature of FSU’s spring and summer semesters and the virtual events that took the place of time-honored traditions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Together the images form an iconic piece of the university’s identity and demonstrate that however separate and at whatever distance, we are still FSU.

Photo illustration by Tom Morgan. Original photo courtesy FSU Photography Services/Bill Lax. Mosaic photos courtesy Florida State College of Arts and Sciences and other FSU sources.


Seminoles Forever

Alumni faculty members deliver on FSU’s legacy of excellence

EnCore Performance

History education forms the perfect backdrop for theatrical success

Insta Historian

Dena Sutphin uses social media to reveal history’s misremembered and unknown women

Factual Fiction

Creative writing Ph.D. Feroz Rather grounds his work in real-life experiences


Operation: Space

Math, physics undergrad overcomes brain surgery to pursue dreams of engineering space travel

Beating The Odds

Jessica Dixon advocates for students with disabilities while using her own to become a better researcher

Gold Standard

FSU students collaborate, combat citrus greening on a global stage


Building Knowledge

Florida State unveils new home for Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science

Dynamic Duo

Assistant professors Rachel Yohay and Ted Kolberg are partners in research and life

Unconquered Spirits

In the face of fear and uncertainty, Florida State rises to the challenge

Dedicated Service

Florida State's behavior analysis master's program serves generations coast to coast

Excelling Together

Longstanding collaboration drives duo's diabetes research

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