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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison December 3, 2014

Be in the Know

Berquam: Campus reflects after Ferguson, Staten Island decisions

Recent grand jury decisions in Ferguson and Staten Island have affected many students here in Madison. No matter what you're feeling, UW-Madison offers resources to help process what's going on. Dean of Students Lori Berquam reflects.

Warm things up with a layered approach to winter

Not used to the Wisconsin winter? From performance fabrics to the best way to layer clothing, UHS has your guide to all things warm and toasty. Related: Is global warming driving crazy winters?

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Don’t miss Internet of Things (IoT) Lab Open House, Dec. 9

Hands-on virtual reality, Google Glass, nanocopter demos. Exciting student projects. Smart watch raffle. RSVP for the UW IoT Lab Open House, 5-7 pm, 12/9 @ the Discovery Building.

Campus Life

Wisconsin and Minnesota battle it out — online and on the turf

Nothing warms up a rivalry like some good, old-fashioned roasting. See how Bucky and Goldy turned up the heat in the days leading up to the Badgers' big win over Minnesota. Related: Axe Day in photos

Buy and sell everything you need for winter at Hoofer Resale

The largest ski and snowboard swap of its kind in the Midwest returns for an amazing 51st year. Make the upcoming winter months active and full of fun with new or new-to-you equipment. Related: Holiday tree and plant sale

In the News

UW uses social media to measure China’s pollution

China has some of the world's worst pollution, but tracking it can be impossible in all but the biggest cities, CBS News reports. So researchers have developed a method for using social media posts to estimate air pollution levels with significant accuracy.

Off Campus

Website allows for dry exploration of state’s shipwrecks

Wisconsin is home to more shipwrecks on the National Register of Historic Places than any other state. Thanks to a new site launched by Wisconsin Sea Grant and the Wisconsin Historical Society, curious divers and citizens can explore while staying dry.

Your Health

You and your mat: The benefits of yoga

Any reason is valid to start a yoga practice. Karla Bock of UW Health's Sports Medicine Fitness Center, a four-time Ironman competitor, found the many miles she logged on her bike and in the pool could not provide the mental serenity yoga does.

Spotlight

‘Wishing on a Runway’ event raises funds, showcases designs

Join students from the Wisconsin School of Business and SoHE for fashion, food and music benefiting Maggie's Angels and Make-A-Wish Wisconsin. See students' own clothing designs alongside national fashions and enjoy four a cappella performances.

Two students finalists for Rhodes, Marshall scholarships

Two University of Wisconsin-Madison seniors recently made the final round of consideration for some of the top awards in education. They have already made an impact on the UW-Madison community.