The cover of Rob Nixon's new book features black smoke, drifting across a dreary cityscape.
Approximately 100 students from Middleton High School took part in group discussions on Oct. 19, 2011, at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. UW–Madison students…
Acclaimed author André Aciman, who will present a Wisconsin Book Festival talk on Thursday, is eagerly awaiting his visit to UW–Madison, where he has strong family ties.
"Enrique's Journey" is the selection for this year's Go Big Read, and discussions and events related to the book will be held all year.
University of Wisconsin–Madison Chancellor Biddy Martin has selected "Enrique's Journey" by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sonia Nazario as the book for the third year of Go Big Read, the university's common reading program.
When chemistry’s preeminent impresario Bassam Shakhashiri mounts the dais, you know the show is about to begin.
Rebecca Skloot, author of the book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” speaks to a large crowd during a Go Big Read lecture at…
In her new book, “Partly Colored: Asian Americans and Racial Anomaly in the Segregated South,” Bow examines what segregation demanded of people who did not fall into the category of black or white — including Asians, American Indians and people of mixed race.
Go Big Read, UW–Madison's common reading program, is off to a vigorous start. Some 5,000 copies of "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," by Rebecca Skloot, were given away in September at the Chancellor's Convocation for New Students.
The campus community has many opportunities to participate in the second year of the Go Big Read common-reading program, which this year will feature “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot.
The authors of a new book about informing policymaking with research have devoted their careers to bridging the gap between the research and public policy communities.
In their new book from the University of Chicago Press titled "Both Hands Tied: Welfare Reform and the Race to the Bottom of the Low-Wage Labor Market," co-authors Jane L. Collins and Victoria Mayer present their analysis of the political and structural forces that shaped the lives of working-poor families by examining the experiences of 33 women living in Milwaukee and Racine, Wis.
UW-Madison Chancellor Biddy Martin has selected "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot as the book for the second year of Go Big Read, the university's common reading program.
The University of Wisconsin Press is urging readers to celebrate Read an E-Book Week and is offering hundreds of titles -- and a free e-book.
After a meteoric rise to the nation’s highest office, a new president working to make major structural changes to government and the economy enjoys majorities in Congress, but faces an unwillingness from opponents to cooperate with him.
As the financial markets melted down last fall, University of Wisconsin–Madison economist Menzie Chinn says he was surprised not only by the depth of the economic downturn that set in, but also by the certainty of Monday-morning quarterbacking from observers of the government's response to the crisis.
The fall book sale, organized by the Friends of the UW–Madison Libraries, takes place today (Oct. 7) through Saturday, Oct. 10. The sale is open to the public and is held in 116 Memorial Library.
The way we learn is changing, but schools are having trouble keeping up. While technology dominates daily life and work, it still plays a limited role in public schools filled with students who are increasingly learning outside the classroom with help from cell phones, computers and video games, says Rich Halverson, a professor of educational leadership and policy analysis and co-author of the new book “Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology.”