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Brendan McGovern, a double major in History and Music (Jazz Studies) has been awarded a 2017 Bonderman Travel Fellowship. Bonderman Fellowships offer a unique opportunity for University of Washington graduate, professional, and undergraduate students to engage in independent exploration and travel abroad.

Faculty Book Corner

Touted as the "Jerusalem of the Balkans," the Mediterranean port city of Salonica (Thessaloniki) was once home to the largest Sephardic Jewish community in the world. The collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the city's incorporation into Greece in 1912 provoked a major upheaval that compelled Salonica's Jews to reimagine their community and status as citizens of a nation-state. Jewish Salonica is the first book to tell the story of this tumultuous transition through the voices and perspectives of Salonican Jews as they forged a new place for themselves in Greek society.