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Stevenson's keynote speech is one of the highlights of a semester-long campus and community discussion of his book "Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption."
Bryan Stevenson is one of the leading voices in America for reforming a justice system that produces strikingly different results depending on a defendant’s race and economic means. Readers across the UW–Madison campus and around the Madison community, including law enforcement, will join that discussion this fall as they confront the contradictions between that system and our nation’s founding principles of equality, freedom and justice.
For thousands of students new to the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the Wisconsin Experience officially begins when they meet Chancellor Rebecca Blank at the Kohl Center.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu calls Bryan Stevenson “America’s Mandela.” Stevenson has spent his career fighting for racial justice and wants his fellow Americans to realize that something is inherently wrong with the land of the free and the home of the brave having the highest incarceration rate in the world.
For the 2015-16 year, the selection committee for Go Big Read, UW–Madison's common-reading program, is seeking a book that addresses this theme of inequality in America. Both fiction and nonfiction titles are encouraged for submission by students, faculty, staff and members of the community.
Shiza Shahid believes girls are the most powerful force of change in the world. That is what drives the work she does alongside Malala Yousafzai — her friend and this year’s Go Big Read author — to help millions of girls around the world get access to an education. The UW–Madison community will hear from Shahid on Monday, Oct. 27, when she visits campus to meet with students and give a public talk as the centerpiece of Go Big Read, the university’s common-reading program.
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.
Malala Yousafzai became a household name for defying the Taliban and campaigning for girls in Pakistan to have the right to an education. Now readers across the UW–Madison campus, including students in dozens of courses in multiple disciplines, will discover the inspiration behind her mission and the rich and complicated history of her home country.
The Chancellor's Convocation, a Wisconsin Welcome event for incoming freshmen and transfer students, was held Friday, Aug. 29, at the Kohl Center. It highlighted a theme fundamental to the university: service.
UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank will mark the beginning of a new academic year with the Chancellor's Convocation, an annual welcome to incoming freshmen and transfer students.
Shiza Shahid was a college sophomore when she first met Malala Yousafzai.
The Taliban thought bullets would silence Malala Yousafzai. But instead they made her voice stronger. Her book, “I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban,” is the latest selection for Go Big Read, UW–Madison’s common-reading program.
Here at home and around the world, people are called to serve their countries, their communities and other missions. Some volunteer, some are drafted, and others find themselves pressed into service by their circumstances.
A group of inquisitive UW–Madison journalism students got an inside look at the process of writing this year’s Go Big Read selection Tuesday as they interviewed author Ruth Ozeki about her book, “A Tale For the Time Being.”
Ruth Ozeki sees her work as a collaborative effort. She writes novels, but she says it’s her readers who finish the job.
Profound questions about possible futures - precipitated by a changing climate, shifting energy resources, and the movement and displacement of people across the globe - will be explored during the Tales from Planet Earth film festival in Madison Nov. 1-3.
“A Tale for the Time Being,” a new novel from critically acclaimed and best-selling author Ruth Ozeki, is the selection for the fifth year of Go Big Read, UW–Madison’s common-reading program.
Even if you don't recall fallout shelters and duck-and-cover drills from the 1950s, a book discussion and exhibit will provide a window into that era and this year's Go Big Read selection.
For the 2013-2014 year of Go Big Read, the selection committee for UW–Madison’s common-reading program is seeking a book that fits this theme of global connections. Fiction titles are strongly encouraged.
Lauren Redniss, author of the book "Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout," speaks to a large crowd during a lecture in Varsity Hall inside Union South at the University of Wisconsin–Madison on Monday, Oct. 15.