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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison December 9, 2015

Be in the Know

Your guide to winter fun — outdoors, indoors and all around town

The long, volatile Wisconsin winter can make even the hardiest locals want to stay inside. But Madison remains a bustling city even in the colder months. Before cabin fever hits, check out this handy guide to getting out and about in the winter.

Marine Corps Commandant’s Trophy goes to UW-Madison student

Michael Donovan, a senior studying electrical engineering and mathematics, beat out 233 people as the top candidate at the Marine Corps Officer Candidates School (OCS). He will be honored at halftime of the men's basketball game vs. UW-Milwaukee.

And next year’s ‘Go Big Read’ theme is…

On the heels of Go Big Read's most successful year yet, the campus common read project seeks nominations around a selected theme for 2016-2017. What did Chancellor Blank choose?

Get Social

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Check out Internet of Things Lab Open House, Friday

Explore virtual reality, control objects with brain waves and see innovative student projects. Fri., Dec. 11, 5-7 p.m. Mechanical Engineering

Campus Life

Video game offers a deeper understanding of discrimination

A new simulation developed at UW-Madison introduces participants to Jamal Davis, a fictional African-American doctoral student, and the biases he encounters in daily life. Its developers hope it will help people broaden their understanding of discrimination by experiencing Jamal's perspective.

Women in Economics empowering students to achieve potential

Economics has long been a male-dominated field, and the UW-Madison Department of Economics — home to one of the largest undergraduate majors at the university — reflects that imbalance. But a number of efforts are working to address the issue.

My Favorite Things

Video: Students on the Street: holiday gift edition

Hot sauce, a pineapple, and some spooky skeleton stockings: What's the strangest holiday gift you've ever received? Student reporter Elise Romas catches up with students on the street about their wildest, wackiest presents.

Off Campus

Curb highlights contemporary perspectives on traditional Wisconsin

This semester, 21 students in the School of Journalism had one task: create a magazine all about Wisconsin. The final product, Curb: Backroads & Boulevards, does just that, exploring unique aspects of the state you might not even know exist.


New journal to publish research by UW–Madison undergraduates

Each year, thousands of undergrads get the chance to work in a research laboratory, some contributing to publications by faculty mentors in high-profile scientific journals. A new journal gives undergrads themselves early opportunities to publish.

Pro Tips

Sleep is the key to success this finals season

It's tempting to pull an all-nighter when work starts piling up, but don't chug that coffee just yet! You'll be more productive — and much happier — if you don't slack off on sleep. These tips from UHS will help you make the most of your ZZZs during finals.

Your Health

UHS launches a new tool for suicide prevention training

In partnership with the Suicide Prevention Council, UHS announces the launch of At-Risk, an interactive online program to help members of the campus community recognize a student in distress, respond to their concerns and refer them to services on campus.


Quiz corner wishes you a warmer-than-Antarctic winter break

We'll miss you while we're on break... but we'll be back soon! Meanwhile, check to see if you've won the last prize of the semester.