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Food safety subject of Go Big Read book

April 17, 2019

Deborah Blum’s “The Poison Squad: One Chemist's Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century,” pays tribute to Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley and his work to ensure our food is safe.

Madison Reads Leopold returns to UW Arboretum March 1–3

February 26, 2019

Public figures and community readers will give voice to Aldo Leopold’s keen observations and eloquent philosophy as written in "A Sand County Almanac" and other works of the noted conservationist, a former UW–Madison faculty member.

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

April 11, 2018

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

March 2, 2018

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

February 20, 2018

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’

December 7, 2017

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

November 29, 2017

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

November 1, 2017

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

October 10, 2017

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

October 4, 2017

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

August 29, 2017

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

August 18, 2017

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!’

June 21, 2017

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

April 28, 2017

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.