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High-school students find new meaning in 1962 science-literature classic at UW program

Nine hundred students from 26 high schools in Wisconsin gathered on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus to complete an intensive study of Rachel Carson's book, Silent Spring.

History Ph.D. candidate tells how immigrants from Mexico helped shape Wisconsin’s story

Ph.D. candidate Sergio González, who grew up in a tightly knit Latino community in Milwaukee, traces the diverse history of Mexicans in Wisconsin in his new book.

UW Press book inspires national framework for teaching about slavery

A new report found a broad failure of textbooks, state standards and pedagogy to adequately address the role slavery played in the development of the United States — or how its legacies still influence us today.

Writers’ Institute gives aspiring authors a ‘Pathway to Publication’

The 2018 conference will help writers make sense of today’s confusing publishing landscape and find their own route to success.

Professor wins award for ‘improving world order’ for research on genocide

In his book, political science professor Scott Straus — who specializes in the study of genocide, political violence, human rights and African politics — explains how ideas and political messages can become tipping points for genocide.

‘Driftless’ reading echoes Wisconsin’s past, present, future

The geography and culture of Wisconsin’s Driftless area were celebrated through the words of writers known and unknown, in a theater named for a writer who dedicated his life to encouraging homegrown artistic and literary talent.

UW Press staff turn to teamwork in a time of need

Six employees sprung into action after a van crossed several lanes of traffic, plowed through two cement barriers, jumped a curb, struck an apartment building and then came to rest on top of a moped after hitting a tree.

‘Hillbilly Elegy’ Go Big Read event will be Oct. 9 at UW–Madison

A UW–Madison panel will discuss J.D. Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy” at a Go Big Read Keynote Event at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at Memorial Union’s Shannon Hall.

Series offers new insight into Jane Austen on 200th anniversary of her death

Jane Austen: Remembered and Revisited invites community members to explore her work and her world, drawing on UW–Madison expertise in literature, dance, music, film and visual arts.

Course explores new field at intersection of genomics and society

Jason Fletcher is researching how public policy intersects with genetic data, what our genes can predict about how society functions, and how we should use this data responsibly — an area of study dubbed "social genomics."

Father-son team brings philosophers to graphic life in ‘Heretics!’

Philosophy professor Steven Nadler is known for serious scholarship. For his latest book, he has chosen a very different format: full of bright illustrations and characters speaking in word bubbles.

New book gives personal account of pioneering Yellowstone research

In a new book, “A Scientist in Yellowstone National Park”, UW–Madison Emeritus Professor of Bacteriology Tom Brock has written a personal account of life as a field researcher.

Warrior Book Club, led by UW–Madison student, strengthens connections between veterans and civilians

The Warrior Book Club brings together veterans and non-veterans for discussions about literature dealing with combat and its aftermath.

UW-Madison joins the Digital Public Library of America

Wisconsin’s libraries, archives and museums are joining their peers around the country in providing free online access to their digital collections through the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).

UW-Madison professor offers ‘Big Picture’ advice for new graduates

Graduation is a time for celebration, but it can also be filled with questions about the future. Christine B. Whelan remembers those days well.

Read On Wisconsin sponsors school visits by author Jacqueline Briggs Martin

The statewide, online literacy program is aimed at pre-K through high school students, promoting high-quality books throughout the year.