University of Wisconsin - Madison

An invitation: Virtual book launch for "A history of the UW System"

April 21, 2020 6:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Virtual Book Launch for A History of the University of Wisconsin System

Wednesday, April 29

12 – 1 pm

Webex Event (virtual)

Join WISCAPE for a virtual conversation with Patricia A. Brady, author of the soon-to-be-released A History of the University of Wisconsin System ​from UW Press

From the book description:   

A tumultuous 1971 merger that combined all of the state’s public colleges and universities into a single entity led to the creation of the University of Wisconsin System. Drawing on decades of previously unpublished sources, Patricia A. Brady details the System’s full history from its origin to the present, illuminating complex networks among and within the campuses and an evolving relationship with the state.

The UW System serves as a powerful case study for how broad, national trends in higher education take shape on the ground. Brady illustrates the ways culture wars have played out on campuses and the pressures that have mounted as universities have shifted to a student-as-consumer approach. This is the essential, unvarnished story of the unique collection of institutions that serve Wisconsin and the world—and a convincing argument for why recognizing and reinvesting in the System is critically important for the economic and civic future of the state and its citizens.

Brady will discuss key moments in the UW System's history that have implications for the future success of the system's campuses, and UW-Madison in particular. There will also be ample time for attendees to ask questions, and participants will receive information on how to order the book at a special, promotional price. 

This event is free and open to the public​! However, please ​RSVP to receive information on how to join virtually using Web​ex. 


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