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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison December 10, 2014

Be in the Know

Early adoption benefits texbook buyers and sellers

In the endless quest to save money on textbooks, sophomore Calla Born and ASM have gotten closer to a solution that could earn more money for students and provide a larger supply of desirable used books.

Top UWPD tips for securing your stuff over break

Whether you live on campus or in an apartment, some simple tips can help you keep things safe when you leave town. UWPD hopes you'll "Lock Up Before Heading Out" for winter break.

New MyUW Beta site launches

You could be a DoIT pioneer! Testing out the new MyUW Beta site and giving feedback will help to provide a more user-friendly resource for students, faculty and staff. The more navigable, mobile-friendly site includes a new display for apps.

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Graduating this semester?

Make your DoIT Tech Store purchases before commencement on Sunday, December 21 – purchasing eligibility ends with graduation. Shop now.

Campus Life

Video: Happy holidays from UW-Madison!

Chancellor Rebecca Blank — and a few guest stars — offer warm thoughts for the holidays and best wishes for a very happy new year.

Photo: UW Mad Gaffers Holiday Glass Sale

Mad Gaffers let you watch, learn glass ornament-making

Go festive with the Mad Gaffers glass artists. Participants in their holiday events at the UW Glass Lab can create a glass ornament of their own and shop for gifts at the club’s annual Holiday Sale.

My Favorite Things

Photo: Fox on UW campus

Fox news: What’s up with the campus canids

Last spring there were as many as 17 foxes on campus — including the highly visible (and adorable) Van Hise foxes as well as a second litter of kits in the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. So what's happened to these canny critters?


New lab focuses on tech-savvy inventions

A campus Bike Recovery Network could tell when a protected bike is left at or taken from a "smart bike rack." It's one of 17 innovations by entrepreneurial, tech-savvy students that have come from the new Internet of Things Lab.

Pro Tips

Photo: Career Fair

‘Career Kickstart’ kicking off next year at Ogg Residence Hall

Graduation is years away for many students, but it’s never too early to think about what comes next. Starting fall 2015, Career Kickstart will offer a head start for thinking beyond the diploma. Available to students who have completed their first year, Ogg Residence Hall will provide tools for those eager to work on career preparation.


Curb takes multimedia approach to nature in Wisconsin communities

This fall, 21 journalism students broke out of the classroom to get into communities across the state and tell stories about the impact of nature on Wisconsin. Check out the sights, sounds and stories they found in this issue of Curb.

Inspiring students to change the world

The School of Social Work created Social Work 275 — "Making a Difference: Professions That Change the World" — for first-year students who arrive on campus wanting to improve the world but unsure of a specific career trajectory.