John C. Hartsock, Communication Studies Department, gave lectures in early October at St. Petersburg State University in St. Petersburg, Russia on American and international literary journalism. He was invited by Russia’s oldest university as part of the Russia Program sponsored by Stony Brook University. In addition, he participated in a roundtable discussion on journalism ethics at the university, and gave a lecture to the general public on literary journalism at the bookstore Word Order in St. Petersburg. This was his first return to Russia in 24 years. From 1989 to 1993 he reported on the collapse of the Soviet Union for several publications.