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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison December 2, 2015

Be in the Know

Anticipating the unimaginable: managing your response to violent threats

These days, major incidents of violence might seem distressingly inevitable -- especially when thinking too much about these threats begins to disrupt your well-being. Learn tips to address this complex topic on your own terms.

Rhodes Scholar score: one winner, another finalist

Colin Higgins is one of only 32 students nationwide to win a Rhodes Scholarship, funding two to three years of study at England's Oxford University. The prestigious honor is the oldest international study program in the world.

Meet Raider, UW’s other adorable animal mascot

Bucky Badger is not the only fuzzy, friendly mascot on campus. UW-Madison’s Naval ROTC unit has its own furry companion, carrying on a decades-long Marine Corps tradition. Related: Top admiral visits ROTC

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Don’t miss Internet of Things (IoT) Lab Open House, Dec. 11

Hands-on virtual reality, Leap Motion, beacons and more! Innovative student projects. Smart device raffles. RSVP for the UW IoT Lab Open House  5-7 pm, 12/9 @ Mechanical Engineering Lobby.

Campus Life

Recent sightings: Exhibit breaks a gun-shaped coffin

For Ghanaian woodcarver and artist-in-residence Eric Adjetey Anang, wood is a medium to express life, death, opposition to violence and support for a social movement. On Monday night, he invited guests of his exhibit to symbolically break of the barrel of a gun-shaped coffin. 

Video: Where’s your favorite spot to study?

Typing on that top bunk not cutting it anymore? Just in time for the end of the semester, reporter Elise Romas hits the streets -- well, Library Mall -- to find out some of the many places students like to study. (Have you even heard of some of these?)

My Favorite Things

Hip hop pioneer Kurtis Blow coming to campus

The legendary rapper — the first to sign a major-label contract — will perform with UW students and discuss hip hop culture to help wrap up the residency of Cuban music luminary Juan De Marcos González.


Women’s soccer player scores spot on U.S. national team

Fresh off of the U.S. team's championship in the Women's World Cup, junior Rose Lavelle is one of only two college players to take open spots during the Women's National Team's Victory Tour this December.

Your Health

Dressing for winter weather

As winter approaches, don't get caught in the cold without the proper layers and accessories. These tips from UHS will keep you toasty even as the temperatures fall. Get ready to bundle up!


Quiz corner loves anything shiny and red

It's the last quiz question of the semester, Charlie Brown! With one more Weekly issue left, get your answers in to win a lovely prize that is equally great if you keep it or regift it. (We won't tell. Promise.)