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Novel ‘Transcendent Kingdom’ chosen as UW–Madison’s 2021-22 Go Big Read book

April 7, 2021

While recent GBR 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.

Steven Wright’s ‘The Coyotes of Carthage’ depicts realities of race, money and politics

February 18, 2021

USA Today ranked the UW law and creative writing professor as one of “100 Black novelists and fiction writers you should read."

UW alumnus Brandon Taylor one of six finalists for prestigious Booker Prize

November 19, 2020

Taylor came to UW–Madison pursuing a Ph.D. in biochemistry but his education, both in and out of the college classroom, inspired him to write “Real Life.”

Brandon Taylor’s acclaimed novel ‘Real Life’ explores his complex experience at UW–Madison

March 4, 2020

“Real Life” follows graduate student Wallace, a queer black biochemist from Alabama, and his circle of friends over the course of a typical-turned-tragic weekend.

Opening the lid on food history

January 3, 2020

History of science alumna Anna Zeide has earned a James Beard Award for her book on the history of the American food industry through the emergence of commercial canned goods.

Pandey, Wendland land American Council of Learned Societies Fellowships

May 2, 2019

Both plan to use their fellowships to work on writing books. Nandini Pandey's will be called "Diversity and Difference in Imperial Rome," and Claire Wendland's is "Partial Stories: Maternal Death in a Changing African World."

Science goes to the comics at Saturday showcase

May 2, 2019

It started with a mispronounced word and the idea of superhero proteins it inspired. A few doodles later and Jaye Gardiner, Kelly Montgomery and Khoa Tran realized they had landed on a fresh way to communicate their work as scientists.

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.