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Desmond received his doctorate from UW–Madison in 2010. He is an affiliate of the UW's Institute for Research on Poverty.
Go Big Read is opening up nominations to any book that has a contemporary theme that will lend itself to discussion.
As a graduate student, Matthew Desmond spent countless hours in class at the Sewell Social Sciences Building. On Wednesday morning, he was at the front of the class, leading a discussion about his book “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.”
MADISON – Free tickets are available to the public starting Wednesday, Oct. 5 for this year’s Go Big Read Event featuring author Matthew Desmond.
Go Big Read authors are such celebrities on the UW–Madison campus, their keynotes are becoming big-ticket events. To address such high demand, the event will use tickets this year.
Students from the Wisconsin School of Business use silk-screening techniques to create posters as part of a Just Mercy Printmaking Project. The students …
Malala Yousafzai (YOU-chef-zy), author of this year's Go Big Read selection, "I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban," is the winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize. At 17, the Pakistani activist is the youngest-ever Peace Prize winner.
The Chancellor's Convocation, a Wisconsin Welcome event for incoming freshmen and transfer students, was held Friday, Aug. 29, at the Kohl Center. It highlighted a theme fundamental to the university: service.