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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison February 19, 2014

Be in the Know

Whose firehouse? Bucky’s House!

The bond between campus and Fire Station No. 4, just across from Camp Randall Stadium, is a strong and valued one. Meet the firefighters who help keep the campus safe.

Image: architect's rendering of new SERF gym

Yes or No? Get informed about voting options for Rec Sports referendum

From March 3-5, students can vote online in the ASM Spring Elections on the Rec Sports Master Plan. But what does it mean to vote yes or no -- and how much will seg fees increase either way? Learn the details, what it will mean for you and how it will affect future students.

Get Social

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Science as Art

Have you captured an amazing scientific image? Time is running out to enter it in the 2014 Cool Science Image Contest. Learn how to submit your images and help showcase science as art at UW-Madison.

Campus Life

UW Couples Lab studies importance of relationships

What makes relationships work? How do couples communicate? In what ways do our parents’ relationships affect us for a lifetime? Associate professor Lauren Papp aims to find out. Related: Sign up here to participate in two of Papp's studies.

Multicultural Theatre Festival

“Jungle Kings” and “Moonshine” highlight first Multicultural Theatre Festival

The festival “is a response to provide all students, in particular students of color, an opportunity to reflect and express their heritage, culture and tradition through performance, song and dance,” says Interim Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer Patrick J. Sims.

Badgers in the World

Photo: Rebecca Blank

Blank’s Slate: Our commitment to those who manufacture UW products

"The next time you pull on your UW sweatshirt, or lift your coffee mug," says Chancellor Rebecca Blank, "you should know that we pay attention to the people who make our products." Related: Subscribe to Blank's Slate.

Job Hunt

Featured alum: Alexandra Branscombe

"I kneeled over a small blue box covered in dials, hand poised over a detonator button. I yelled 'fire in the hole,' three times (the safety protocol for a test range), then pressed the trigger. The concrete bunker muffled the sound of the explosion as the shape charge fired, but it was still strong enough to rattle my teeth. No, I am not an explosives expert—I am a science writer."

Achievements

Spectrom 2014

The next dimension: 3D color printer wins innovation competition

Spectrom, an attachment for 3D printers that will allow users to incorporate seamless, on-demand color into the 3D printing process, won both the $10,000 Schoofs Prize for Creativity and the $2,500 Tong Prototype Prize at the 2014 Innovation Days competition.