Graduate students Eric Johnson and Sarah Zaides have been named 2016 Fellows for the Joff Hanauer Endowment for Excellence in Western Civilization. Eric Johnson is a PhD Candidate in Russian History, specializing in the urban history of nineteenth-century Kazan. Sarah Zaides is a PhD Candidate in Russian and Jewish History, whose work focuses on nineteenth and twentieth-century Jewish refugees in the Ottoman Empire. Fellows participate in a bi-monthly seminar on issues related broadly to Western Civilization along with students from other disciplines. The aim of the program is to facilitate interdisciplinary work in both research and teaching within the humanities. Congratulations to Eric and Sarah!