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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison April 5, 2017

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Who wears the new graduation gown better? Bucky, of course

He’s confident. He’s focused. He’s ready to take on the world. Bucky demands attention in this swoon-worthy ensemble from UW-Madison’s new spring commencement line. Click here to see a GIF of Bucky, as well as the advanced-degree gowns.

Transcend Madison: A shark tank for Badgers

More than 30 teams of students competed in the Transcend Madison Innovation Competition for money to fund their inventions. The winners included an advanced 3D printer and a Middle Eastern/Mediterranean beverage company. Related: More Innovation Days events

An ice cream that will make Badger athletes stronger and healthier

How do you make ice cream healthier? More hibiscus and cherries, less cookie dough and chocolate chips. More protein, less sugar. Watch how UW's Babcock Hall Dairy Plant helps make a sweet treat for UW athletes.

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Campus Life

If you look hard enough, science is beautiful

Do you know what a tongue muscle looks like under extreme magnification? A thermal image of a cow? A close-up of a spider poised to jump? Check out the winners in the Cool Science Image contest.

In the News

Your parents were right: Hard work and brainpower do pay off

Two undergraduates were among 18 UW-Madison students receiving National Science Foundation fellowships. In addition, 15 undergrads were part of seven projects receiving Wisconsin Idea Fellowships.


Tombstones tell tales of the Roman empire

History major Tristan Krause is finding clues to the history of ancient Rome in an unusual place: tombstone inscriptions. Krause is researching a Roman legionary cemetery in Apamea, Syria, that contains more than 100 tombstones dating from roughly 195 to 250.

Pro Tips

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Are you ready for graduation?

There are fewer than 40 days until commencement. And whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, everyone who intends to graduate in May needs to follow the steps to prepare for the ceremony. Check out this timeline.

11 things to check off your Bucky List before graduation

Graduation is approaching quickly. Where has the time gone? You've spent time in the dorms and library, met new friends, maybe even studied abroad. But what haven’t you done? Make sure to check these items off your Bucky List before graduation day!