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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison February 20, 2013

Be in the Know

Cars vs. Pedestrians: Who has the right of way?

Students and cars are perpetually at odds during passing periods around campus. But who actually has the right of way? A UWPD student intern looks at it from both perspectives

Protect Yourself: Police seek info on Monday robberies

Madison and UW Police are investigating three Monday, Feb. 18 strong-arm robberies downtown that may be connected. All three incidents occurred near the UW campus and involved stealing electronics from pedestrians.

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1934: A New Deal for Artists

Experience Depression-era America through the eyes of artists in this exhibition of paintings from the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Opens Feb. 16 at the Chazen Museum of Art. Reception Feb. 21.

Campus Life

Grad student graphics editor maps NYT ‘Snow Fall’

When “Snow Fall” went live on The New York Times’ website on Dec. 20, 2012, the online world went wild. Packed with images, raw video and animated graphics, the immersive story about a deadly avalanche in Washington’s Cascade Mountains led some observers to call it “the future of online journalism.” Jeremy White, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Geography played a key role in shaping the story.

Secrets of Wisconsin’s ‘Mifflin’ meteorite revealed

As Russian scientists scramble to collect and analyze the remains of the historic meteorite that injured an estimated 1,200 people in Chelyabinsk on Feb. 15, scientists in Wisconsin are set to publish their analysis of a smaller meteorite that struck southwest Wisconsin on April 14, 2010.


Transforming multiculturalism at the MSC

Since Donte Hilliard arrived on campus in 2009, he has led the Multicultural Student Center’s transformation — moving from a focus on cultural diversity to one of social justice. "The educational access that we get by being here includes a responsibility to help transform our surroundings into more just, equitable places,” he says.

2013 International Student Photo Contest

International Student Services is inviting UW international students and family members to participate in its 2013 Photo Contest. Do you have great photos from life in Madison or from trips through the U.S. or world?

Badgers in the World

Promega scholarship supports scientific internships abroad

A new scholarship created by the Promega Corporation will enable undergraduate science majors to work abroad as interns on projects aimed at improving the quality of life in the world.


Journalism student wins trip with Pulitzer-winning New York Times writer

Journalism graduate student Erin Luhmann is the winner of this year's Win a Trip with Nick Kristof contest, The New York Times announced. The coveted prize will send Luhmann on an overseas trip with the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist later this year to report on and raise awareness of poverty and global health issues.

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