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Food safety subject of Go Big Read book

April 17, 2019

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.

Go Big Read seeking book suggestions

November 14, 2018

Once again, the theme for Go Big Read is “contemporary issues” — topics such as technology, climate change, health care, or any other issue that’s spurring conversation. Books can be fiction or nonfiction.

Book about Great Lakes chosen for Go Big Read

April 18, 2018

“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

October 4, 2017

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’

April 10, 2017

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

December 14, 2016

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

November 2, 2016

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

October 4, 2016

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

September 13, 2016

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

October 20, 2015

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