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Tour of L&S, engineering facilities highlights need for new buildings

April 12, 2021

“The two projects that are in the budget for this year are cornerstones for growth and success at UW–Madison,” Chancellor Rebecca Blank said.

UW–Madison Day in Wisconsin helps drum up support for higher education investment

April 12, 2021

The Wisconsin Alumni Association is bringing alumni and friends of UW–Madison together on Wednesday, April 14, to advocate for the university with their lawmakers.

Four faculty receive 2021 Hilldale Awards

April 12, 2021

The Hilldale Awards go to one faculty member each from the arts and humanities, social sciences, physical sciences and biological sciences, selected from nominations by department chairs.

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We’re excited to announce our 2021-22 selection for the @uw_gobigread common reading program — ‘Transcendent Kingdom’ by Yaa Gyasi. While recent Go Big Read books have been nonfiction, this year’s selection uses a fictional story to explore the very real issues of race, immigration, science, faith and family. Yaa Gyasi’s novel tells the story of Gifty, a graduate student in neuroscience and the only member of her Ghanaian family born in the United States, as she examines her family’s experience of immigrating and her own place in the world. “Fiction has a unique ability to connect with us in a very personal way,” says Chancellor Rebecca Blank. “Gifty’s story is all about her struggle to establish her own identity. In this particular story, we can all identify with how we work to integrate our past experiences, family history and future dreams into a coherent sense of who we are. This past year has shown us all the importance of listening to people’s stories and finding ways to reach out to them.” (Portrait courtesy of Peter Hurley/Vilcek Foundation)

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