Great Books reading group to discuss The Universe in a Nutshell Virginia Lyons June 28, 2010 The St. Thomas Great Books reading group will discuss The Universe in a Nutshell, by Stephen Hawking, on Wednesday, July 21. Participants will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. in Room 388, Owens Science Hall. Discussion of Hawking’s work will help prepare the group for its September reading of Brian Greene’s The Elegant Universe.The Great Books reading group tentative schedule:Aug. 18 – poems of T.S. EliotSept. 15 – The Elegant Universe, by Brian GreeneOct. 20 – The Shack, by William P. YoungEveryone is welcome; refreshments will be served. The books are available in the University of St. Thomas Bookstore. Look for the Great Books poster near the customer service desk.For information or to make requests or comments, e-mail Dr. Thomas Tommet.