"Intimate Enemy," a new book by political scientist Scott Straus, deals head-on with one of the most disturbing aspects of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda - that it was carried out, in essence, by everyday people, who quickly transformed from neighbors to killers.
When the glaciers moved across Wisconsin as late as 15,000 years ago, they carved out one of the most notable features of the UW–Madison campus - Bascom Hill.
Wherever we live, pollution lives with us. Whether it's chemical runoff from farms or loud music booming down the street, pollution touches us not just physically, but also mentally and emotionally, according to a new book by Colleen Moore, a psychology professor at UW–Madison.
Ninety-year-old emeritus professor of botany John Thomson, recognized as a world authority on Arctic lichens, has completed a new book, Lichens of Wisconsin.
What is the promise and what are the dangers of genetically modified foods? Like it or not, more than half of all foods produced in the United States now contain genetically modified ingredients. The Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters has just published a book on the subject designed for the general reader.
They do a dance together, they do. It's a dance of paper and ink and type and words, a dance that melds message with form. Out on the floor they whirl and spin until they blur...into books.
A new book by Donald Downs, professor of political science, chronicles the clash of two principles that many universities espouse: academic freedom and racial justice.
What do workers want? University professor Joel Rogers answers that question in a new book based on the most extensive workplace survey of the last 20 years.
In a new book titled Mondays on the Dark Night of the Moon: Himalayan Folktales, cultural anthropologist Kirin Narayan contributes to a growing movement in anthropology to work out more equitable and collaborative relations with the people being studied.
The birth and evolution of academic freedom at UW–Madison forms the focus of a new book edited by economics Professor Emeritus W. Lee Hansen.
Sally Banes, Marian Hannah Winter Professor of Theatre History and Dance Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has found evidence from the dance stage that leads to alternative interpretations.