News in Brief

Pulitzer Prize – Winning Author to Speak at UCI
As part of the Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellow Series, Pultizer Prize – winning author David Remnick will discuss writing and foreign reporting on May 14.
Remnick began his career at the New Yorker where he was appointed editor in 1998. He joined the New Yorker as a staff writer in 1992, after 10 years at the Washington Post.
He has authored numerous books, including the 1994 Pulitzer Prize-winning ‘Lenin’s Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire,’ which he wrote during his four years as the Washington Posts’ Moscow correspondent.

Plaintiffs in Willed Body Lawsuit Win First Round
The problems facing the UCLA Willed Body Program are nothing new for the 30 clients who filed a class action lawsuit against the Regents in light of the UCI Willed Body Program scandal that happened in 1999.
Fred Sayer, the lawyer representing the clients, was successful in their first round of court hearings when a judge tentatively granted to certify the class action lawsuit.
The plaintiffs were then allowed to present an oral argument last week.
A Jan. 24, 2005 trial date is set for the plaintiffs who are looking to receive the ashes of their loved ones.