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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison April 2, 2014

Be in the Know

Sam Dekker dunk

Badgers’ next stop: Dallas

The Badger basketball team is heading to Dallas, preparing their Saturday night Final Four match-up with Kentucky. See them off today at 4 p.m. For all things Badgers, check out UWBadgers.com or our Final Four social media hub. Related: Watch at both Unions, with game time specials.

Lynda Barry helps students unleash their creative minds

Renowned cartoonist and writer Lynda Barry, now associate professor of interdisciplinary creativity, encourages her students to draw self-portraits, use aliases for names: whatever it takes. She teaches her students that using their hands engages their brains — and leads to the creativity within.

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Don’t miss your chance! Improve UW and possibly win $50

Freshmen and Seniors: time is running out to take the National Survey of Student Engagement. The invite is in your email and has details on how to enter a drawing for a $50 gift card. Learn more.

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Campus Life

Photo: students walking up and down Bascom Hill

ICYMI: Bascom Hill Directionality Project

Bascom Hill at class change can be chaotic at best. Find yourself going against the flow, and you're little more than a speed bump to the approaching hordes. As part of an April Fools' gag, university officials announced an obvious but never-tried safety measure in a move to bring more order to pedestrian movement through UW-Madison's most venerable corridor.

Oldest bit of Earth among attractions at Geology Museum open house

On Saturday, April 5, the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Geology Museum will host an open house as part of the weekend's Science Expeditions. The star of the show will be a 4.4 billion-year-old zircon, the oldest known piece of the Earth's crust.

In the News

Photo: Catalina Toma

Q&A: Toma studies how Facebook makes us feel

Checking Facebook can make you feel better, comm arts Professor Catalina Toma tells the Capital Times. It's not so much what's in your newsfeed that cheers you up, though. It's what you've written about yourself in your profile, as you come back to it over and over. In this Q&A, Toma explains why.

Badgers in the World

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Competition seeks solutions to climate change

A new competition to spark climate change solutions begins Friday at UW-Madison. Individuals and groups can participate in a team-based challenge to design practical solutions to mitigate or adapt to climate change.  

Achievements

Accounting Students Lead the Nation in Top Scoring CPA Exams

Six Wisconsin School of Business students have scored among the top CPA test takers in the nation and are the recipients of the prestigious Elijah Watt Sells Award given by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).