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Carolina López-Ruiz has won a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for 2016-2017. Her project "Phoenician Networks in the Mediterranean from Greece to Iberia, ca. 700-500 BCE", was found to contribute to the goal of the NEH initiative “The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square.” I attach her proposal below, as well as an extract from one of the panelist reviewers.

Marcus Ziemann (Graduate student, Classics) presented a paper at the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting in Atlanta (November 2015), on "Floods and Kings:  Reconciling Herodotus' Babylonian Logos with Near Eastern Accounts of the Fall of Babylon to Cyrus the Great.”

Kelly Taylor (Graduate student, Classics) has been selected to be a Pre-Doctoral Fellow at the 2016 Humanities Without Walls Consortium this summer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaigne. This program is funded by a major grant from the Mellon Foundation, and it brings together scholars from fifteen Midwestern universities with the goal of creating "new avenues for collaborative research, teaching, and the production of scholarship in the humanities, forging and sustaining areas of inquiry that cannot be created or maintained without cross-institutional cooperation." This program will allow Kelly to pursue her goal of combining traditional academic scholarship with humanitarian work and heritage preservation.