Author of ‘Go Big Read’ selection visits campus
Yaa Gyasi, author of the 2021-22 "Go Big Read" novel “Transcendent Kingdom,” spoke to faculty and students from the African Studies Program at Mark H. Ingraham Hall on Thursday, and met with First-Year Interest Group and Honors Program students at the Pyle Center.
40-year map project, History of Cartography, draws to a close
The series brings together cutting-edge research and a colorful collection of stories and histories told through maps. It has drawn international attention to the history of maps and mapping.
Novel ‘Transcendent Kingdom’ chosen as UW–Madison’s 2021-22 Go Big Read book
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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.