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Book about Great Lakes chosen for Go Big Read

“The Death and Life of the Great Lakes” tells the epic story of the lakes with an examination of the perils they face and the ways we can restore and preserve them for generations to come.

‘Hillbilly Elegy’ Go Big Read event will be Oct. 9 at UW–Madison

A UW–Madison panel will discuss J.D. Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy” at a Go Big Read Keynote Event at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at Memorial Union’s Shannon Hall.

Alumnus Matthew Desmond wins Pulitzer Prize for ‘Evicted’

Desmond received his doctorate from UW–Madison in 2010. He is an affiliate of the UW's Institute for Research on Poverty.

‘Go Big Read’ seeking book submissions featuring contemporary issues

Go Big Read is opening up nominations to any book that has a contemporary theme that will lend itself to discussion.

UW-Madison alumnus, Go Big Read author at head of class

As a graduate student, Matthew Desmond spent countless hours in class at the Sewell Social Sciences Building. On Wednesday morning, he was at the front of the class, leading a discussion about his book “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.”

Tickets available for ‘Go Big Read’ Wednesday

MADISON – Free tickets are available to the public starting Wednesday, Oct. 5 for this year’s Go Big Read Event featuring author Matthew Desmond.

Tickets available for ‘Go Big Read’ author event

Go Big Read authors are such celebrities on the UW–Madison campus, their keynotes are becoming big-ticket events. To address such high demand, the event will use tickets this year.

From page to poster: Business students create art inspired by ‘Go Big Read’ selection

Students from the Wisconsin School of Business use silk-screening techniques to create posters as part of a Just Mercy Printmaking Project. The students…

Peace prize winner is Go Big Read author

Malala Yousafzai (YOU-chef-zy), author of this year's Go Big Read selection, "I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban," is the winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize. At 17, the Pakistani activist is the youngest-ever Peace Prize winner.