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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison February 10, 2016

Be in the Know

Watch: University Theatre asks ‘Why talk about race?’

The current production of Lydia Diamond's "Smart People" asks whether or not our beliefs and prejudices are hard-wired. UT asked UW-Madison students why it's important to have conversations about race on our campus. This is what they had to say.

Can texting make the heart grow fonder — even if you’re near your sweetie?

Research by Catalina Toma, assistant professor of communication arts, shows that even couples who live close to one another rely heavily on mobile media to manage their dating relationships. And that can be a good thing, she says.

And the video contest winner is…

Chancellor Blank challenged students to create a 90-second video showing how they're living the Wisconsin Idea. The prize: tickets to a men's basketball game. You can hear our winners loud and clear.

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Undergraduate Symposium – Apply Now

Undergraduates: showcase your research, achievement and creativity at the Undergraduate Symposium.  Applications due March 1. More.

Campus Life

Black Greek Letter Organizations have a robust presence on UW-Madison campus

It's not about having a house; it's not about the size of the chapter. For the small but active Black Greek Letter Organizations (BGLOs) at UW-Madison, brotherhood and sisterhood means continuing a rich legacy of historical achievement and social justice.

My Favorite Things

Cool Science Image contest

Cool Science Images Contest seeks your best shot

From MRI machines to microscopes, scientific devices produce some captivating, often strangely beautiful imagery. This annual contest seeks out the best and shares them in a special exhibit.


Student artist-in-residence discusses racism through performance art

Multitalented sophomore Tiffany Ike is a triple-jumper for the Badgers as well as a First Wave spoken-word scholar. As Wheelhouse Studios artist-in-residence, she presents The DROPS Project on Feb. 11, engaging the campus community in dialogue.

Pro Tips

Cool photo! Can I use it?

While it’s easy to copy and paste images online, viewing content is very different than having the right to reuse that content. Make sure you’re not violating copyright laws if you choose to use them in your work.

Your Health

Beware the booze blanket! Drink and dress smarter during cold weather

The Internet is rife with bad advice saying that you can ward off a winter chill by downing your favorite spirits. To be clear: drinking alcohol does not warm you up. At all. These tips from UHS can help you stay warm and cozy.


Quiz corner goes green — John Deere green, to be exact

As we dream of the Terrace chairs, we salute Wisconsin's agricultural history. Also, we give out free swag. Did you win this week?