To our great sorrow, Catharine Nepomnyashchy passed away in March 2015. From the start of East European Studies, Cathy had been a most valuable member of the East European Studies faculty at the Center for Global Politics at Freie Universität Berlin. She designed and co-authored the module on 'Humanities' and taught it to the numerous East European Studies runs. In the process, she revised the module constantly and experimented with challenging tasks. Her on-site teaching was a highlight of our in-house classes. Time and again her enormous knowledge and intellectual mobility impressed all students. It is hard to realize that Cathy will not remain a cherished part of our program. We miss her and remember her fondly.