Picture of Byzantine courtEvan Axel Andersson graduated with honors in the history major after completing his thesis, "Ghazw and the Themata: Frontier Strategy in Byzantium and the Caliphate in the Seventh Century." Evan compared Byzantine Greek and Muslim strategy in their early conflicts, bringing together sources and scholarship on both Greece and Arabia into an ambitious and thorough thesis. Evan plans to pursue graduate study in Byzantine history, and his thesis work puts him on the path to his future research career.