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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison April 15, 2015

Be in the Know

Administrators: Sexual assault awareness is a year-round effort

Provost Sarah Mangelsdorf, Dean of Students Lori Berquam, Executive Director of UHS Sarah van Orman and UWPD Chief Susan Riseling share their thoughts on the impact of sexual assault, stalking and dating violence - and what we can do.  

Undergrad Symposium showcases student research

From biochemistry to baroque music, Thursday's Undergraduate Symposium offers students a chance to share their research across a wide range of disciplines.

Sticking around for the summer? Sign up now

Got a tough course you need to tackle? Hoping to finish your degree a little faster? Summer Term may be your solution. Choose from more than 1,000 courses - plus another hundred online - but don't wait. The application deadline is April 20.

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Campus Life

Get your football fix and win free stuff at the Spring Game

See what Corey Clement and Dare Ogunbowale have to say about this year's game, April 25 at Camp Randall. Proceeds benefit Undergraduate Advising - because every student deserves a game changer.

Dorm food that’s fresh, fast and flavorful

Sophomore Sarah Clifford, a dorm chef with Slow Food UW, can make quite a meal with a residence hall microwave. She's partnered with the Dane County Farmer's Market on a series of cooking demonstrations.

Apply for the Wisconsin Experience Bus Trip by Friday

Want to visit an urban farm in Milwaukee, ask questions of a Green Bay Packers administrator and meet with leadership of the Lac du Flambeau reservation -- for free? The Wisconsin Experience Bus Trip is your chance.

In the News

A Rice Krispie treat for the record books

That sweet scent wafting over Engineering Mall last weekend was the smell of success:  Project Freshman 15,000 cooked a Rice Krispie treat that weighed in at more than 11,000 pounds. Chunks are being sold on campus to raise funds for charity.

My Favorite Things

Meet the winners of Cool Science Images 2015

Whether captured with a cell phone camera or an MRI, these arresting images illustrate the art within science. This year's contest drew a record number of entries.


Three students named Goldwater Scholars

The award is one of the most prestigious for undergraduate excellence in the sciences. Related: Two UW-Madison students named Truman Scholars for undergraduates planning careers in public service leadership.

Pro Tips

How does your personality type affect your classroom experience?

The best classes evoke lively discussions among professors and students, but achieving that isn't always easy. Researchers Cabell Gathman and Mark Connolly offer some advice on how to recognize your own personality style and find a comfortable place in the debate.