Pulitzer Prize-winning author Herman Wouk will visit UCSD June 10 to give a public reading entitled “”A Short Ramble Through a Long Literary Life.””

The reading will take place at 4 p.m. in the Price Center Ballroom and comes on the heels of the announcement of the Herman Wouk Chair of Modern Jewish Studies at UCSD.

Wouk is best known for his 1952 war novel “”The Caine Mutiny,”” for which he won a Pulitzer Prize. Wouk has also penned many other war novels, including “”The Winds of War”” and “”Remembrance,”” both of which were made into television miniseries.

During the reading, Wouk will read from humorous writings and his books as well as from the books of Marjorie Morningstar and Youngblood Hawke.

UC Receives Kellogg Grant to Encourage Latino Education

The University of California announced Thursday that it would participate in an initiative sponsored by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation that would attempt to increase high school and college graduation rates among Latinos.

Under the $28 million initiative, UC Santa Barbara has a received $1.5 million grant, and UC Irvine, in partnership with Santa Ana College, has received a $1.6 million grant.

The University of California’s participation in the program reiterates its commitment to serving all populations in California.

The funds will go to support 13 community partnerships formed by colleges, universities, students, parents and others in seven states that have high Latino populations.

The grant is intended to improve programs that focus on increased academic support and attention to specific Latino issues for college students over a four-year period.

CUNY Professor to Speak at UCSD About Globalization

David Harvey, a professor at the City University of New York Graduate Center, will give the annual Robert C. Elliott Memorial Lecture on May 17. He will speak about globalization.

The talk will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Garren Auditorium of the Basic Sciences Building. The topic of the discussion will be “”The Art of Rent: Globalization and the Commodification of Culture.””

Harvey’s research specialties include historical geography and methodology and philosophy of geography, political economy and the process of urbanization and cultural, literary and artistic transformation in history.

The Elliott Memorial Lecture is given annually by the UCSD Department of Literature with support from the Robert C. Elliott Memorial Fund, which was established after Elliott’s death in 1981. Elliott was the founding member of UCSD’s literature department.

Library Lounge Open Overnight Now Through Finals Week

Beginning the fourth week of every quarter through finals week, the Library Lounge will remain open overnight in addition to during the day from Friday morning at 8 a.m. to Saturday at 11 p.m.

The lounge will be closed from Friday at 11 p.m. to Saturday at 8 a.m. and from Saturday at 11 p.m. to Sunday at 8 a.m.

UCSD identification is required for entrance.

For more information, call Senior Marketing Assistant Kristi Shibata at (858) 822-2068 or e-mail the marketing department at [email protected].

UCSD Alumni to Release Third ‘Myst’ Computer Game

UCSD alumni and computer game creators Michel Kripalani and Greg Uhler will release “”Myst III: Exile”” on May 8.

The game has already sold over 500,000 pre-release copies and currently ranks fifth on’s Top Selling Software list.

Both Kripalani and Uhler graduated from UCSD’s visual arts department.

Together, they established Presto Studios in 1991 and released their first CD-based game in 1993.

They were commissioned by the Learning Channel to create the third installment of the “”Myst”” game series. Currently, they are working on developing games for Microsoft’s Xbox platform.

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