REEEC celebrated the end of the academic year with its annual Spring Reception on Friday, May 13. Students, faculty, staff, and guests enjoyed refreshments provided by Pekara Bakery. During the reception, student award winners and graduating students were recognized. Matthew Klopfenstein (Ph.D. student in History) was named the winner of the 2016 Yaro Skalnik Prize for his essay entitled “Modernity and the Task of Ozdorovlenie: Russian Doctors and the Discourse of Social Hygiene.” Summer 2016 FLAS fellows were announced (please see here for the list of fellows). Graduating REEEC M.A. students Bethany Wages and Emily Lipira, and graduating undergraduate students Gabriella Repala (REEEC) and Medina Spiodic (Economics with a REEEC minor) were also recognized for their achievements in REEE studies. The REEEC staff wishes everyone a wonderful summer! We hope to see you all again in the fall!