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