On March 17, four Russian students, Jacob Lassin, Maggie Burke, Sophie Kosar, and Alex McGrath, took a trip to the University of Virginia for the Third Annual Slavic Forum.
The Slavic Forum is an academic conference for graduate students hosted and organized by the Society of Slavic Graduate Students at UVa.
William and Mary students presented their research along with students from UVa and Duke University. Jacob Lassin (’12) presented a part of his thesis ("Iremember.ru, Oral Histories, and Myth of World War II in Russian Cyberspace"), Maggie Burke (’12) presented her paper "Winnie the Pooh and the Soviets, Too: Animated Adaptations of A. A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh Stories in America and the Soviet Union," and Alex McGrath (’13) and Sophie Kosar (’14) presented the films they've made during William and Mary’s 2011 summer program in Saint Petersburg.