Taso G. Lagos will launch his book, 86 Days in Greece: A Time of Crisis during a reception at the University Bookstore April 3 at 7 p.m. Lagos is Foreign Studies Director for Hellenic Studies in the Jackson School of International Studies. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 2004 and founded the Athens study abroad program the following year. His family emigrated to the United States from a tiny village on the Greek island of Euboea. Lagos specializes in Greek Cinema, Greek Diaspora, Digital Studies and International Communication. He is currently working on a biography of Alexander Pantages, a Greek-American immigrant and pioneer of early motion picture theater history. His published works have appeared in the Journal of Modern Greek Studies,New Media & Society, Political Communication and in the book series, Culture & Civilization. His blog on all things Greek is Journal of the Abroad.