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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison April 20, 2016

Be in the Know

Student-activist receives prestigious Truman Scholarship

The Truman award has become one of the most prestigious national scholarships in the United States. UW-Madison's most recent recipient is a standout on campus -- and in Tokyo, where he's studying this semester.

Police officer’s entry into classroom prompts response

Chancellor Blank and UWPD Chief Susan Riseling have responded to questions and concerns about a UWPD officer's entry into a classroom last week to locate a student. Related: Additional messages from Dean Lori Berquam and Eric Williams of DDEEA.

#uwgrad is getting closer; are you ready?

Photos with Abe will be here before you know it -- like, next week. Related: Check out the schedule of even more upcoming #uwgrad events, including photos with deans, the Camp Randall W and more!

Get Social

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Campus Life

Morgridge Center plans first annual All-Campus Day of Service

For one day, students won't be able to walk anywhere on campus without being exposed to service - broadly defined to include direct volunteering projects, community involvement, community discourse and discussion, social entrepreneurship, philanthropy and political involvement. Sign up now! Above, an employee removes invasive plants at the UW Arboretum, one of seven sites to choose from.  

Undergraduate Symposium showcases new student research

Want to see the next generation of research in action? More than 500 student presenters came together last week to showcase their creativity, achievement, research and service learning.

My Favorite Things

Video: Madeline Horan and WUD make the Wisconsin Union hum

Ever wonder who picks the (awesome) bands that play at the Unions? In this YouW profile, meet Madeline Horan and the Wisconsin Union Directorate Music Committee, who book, promote, and cover shows every weekend at the premier campus venues.


New course focuses on wood, pollen — and contraband

Have you ever thought that pollen could help a coroner solve a mystery, or wondered how to analyze wood found inside a saber-toothed tiger skull? Forensic Botany focuses on science as problem solving, but also fills utterly practical needs.

Pro Tips

Because sometimes it IS rocket science… ask a trainer!

As the semester winds down, assignments start piling up. Need a hand to make your project really shine? Stop by the DesignLab to Ask a Trainer for your presentation, video, report, graphic or other techy projects.


Quiz corner loves to fly the friendly skies… of the Kohl Center

We bet you wish you could pull off sequins as well as this guy right here. Even if you're not in a sparkly mood, you could win free swag. See, that's still pretty exciting!