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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison February 6, 2013

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Happy Founders’ Day! 164 years later, we’re still awesome

Did you know? UW's first class was held 164 years ago yesterday. See some of the things we love the best about February on campus. Related: Get involved with Founders' Day through the Wisconsin Alumni Association.

Weather the winter without getting sick

Flu, cold, norovirus...seems like it's hard to go anywhere without hearing about someone being sick with something. This is typical in winter because we spend more time indoors with people and their germs. You can significantly improve your odds of staying healthy by following simple tips, according to University Health Services (UHS).

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Urban Slice Now Open in Memorial Union

The same, gigantic pizza slices everyone loves eating in Union South are now available on the other side of campus! Learn how you can join the celebration at both locations by entering to win FREE pizza!

Campus Life

Photo: sea urchin tooth

Physics professor’s extreme closeup wins prize

What is it? It's the winner of the National Science Foundation and Science magazine International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge. In other words, it's a really cool science pic. Find out what you are looking at in physics Professor Pupa Gilbert's arresting image.  

Image: RecyleMania logo

RecycleMania hits campus

For the first time, UW-Madison will participate in the nationwide RecycleMania competition against more than 300 colleges and universities. The eight-week tournament began Feb. 3.

Campus bulletin boards, circa 1961

Ever wonder what students from the 1960s and 1970s cared about? Check out a Pinterest collection of bulletin board material from Tripp and Adams halls from the UW Archives.

Badgers in the World

UW again among top producers of Peace Corps volunteers

Wow: UW currently has 103 graduates serving overseas in 47 countries as Peace Corps volunteers, ranking third for the second consecutive year on the list of the top volunteer-producers among large U.S. universities. Related: Apply by Feb. 28!

Job Hunt

I missed the career fair, now what?

You missed the Spring Career and Internship Fair, but it's cool. Today, from 1-4 p.m., walk-in to 116 Ag Hall for additional help, events and a list of companies that attended the career fair.

The Weekend

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