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This Year’s Go Big Read SelectionThe Death and Life of the Great Lakes

A portrait of an ecological catastrophe happening right before our eyes, blending 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.

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Author Dan Egan

An Evening With the AuthorDan Egan

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
7:00 P.M.
Memorial Union Theater – Shannon Hall
No tickets required

Archived Video

Sign language interpreting and real-time CART captioning will be provided.

Dan Egan is a reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, a senior water policy fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Freshwater Sciences, and the author of 2017 New York Times Notable Book The Death and Life of the Great Lakes. He has twice been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and he has won the Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Award, John B. Oakes Award, AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award, and J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award. A graduate of the Columbia Journalism School, he lives in Milwaukee with his wife and children.

A Note from the ChancellorRebecca Blank

Chancellor Rebecca Blank has selected Dan Egan’s The Death and Life of the Great Lakes as the 2018-19 Go Big Read book.

To learn more, see the official press release.

Chancellor Rebecca Blank