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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison January 22, 2014

Be in the Know

Berquam: A big Wisconsin welcome

Welcome back for the "spring" semester! Dean of Students Lori Berquam has a few hats, er, tips to help you get going on the right foot this semester. (Be sure to watch until the end for a special feature.) Related: See where transfer students hail from.

Photo: flu shot

Get a free flu shot from UHS

Over the past few weeks, health officials throughout the nation and Wisconsin are seeing increasing levels of flu-related illnesses and hospitalizations. The majority of illnesses are caused by the A/H1N1 virus, the same virus that caused the influenza pandemic during 2009. UHS is hosting a walk-in flu shot clinic today through Jan. 24.

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Support your Badgers

UW Athletics hosts many home events this weekend. Get out and show your Badger spirit for Women’s Basketball, Men’s and Women’s Hockey and Indoor Track and Field.

Campus Life

Reminder: Bursar offers new eRefund option

UW–Madison students can have their tuition refunds directly deposited to personal savings or checking accounts beginning now, the spring term, the Bursar’s Office has announced.

Babcock ice cream

Help create CALS’ 125th anniversary ice cream

In 2014 we celebrate the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences’ 125th anniversary. In honor of this milestone, a new flavor of Babcock ice cream will be made — and you are invited to help develop the new flavor and name it.

Richard Davis

Richard Davis recognized as NEA Jazz Master

Music Professor Richard Davis last week received the National Endowment for the Arts' Jazz Masters award, considered the highest honor for a living jazz musician, during a ceremony at Lincoln Center in New York. This site captures facts about his career, audio interviews and a video.

In the News

The White House

Blank attends White House summit, offers commitment to accessibility

University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank recently traveled to the White House with a set of initiatives to strengthen the university's commitment to making college accessible to low-income students.


LSC TA’s “backwards” approach earns her campus award

Teaching assistant Molly Simis would be the first to tell you that her approach to teaching is backwards. And that’s a good thing—good enough to earn her a campus-wide Innovation in Teaching Award, sponsored by the College of Letters & Science.

Badgers in the World

Wins for students are wins for neighborhood

Students in the UW Law School’s Neighborhood Law Clinic recently won three court trials in one day, amounting to more than $13,000 in judgments for their clients. Related: Law ranks fourth in the nation for its clinical offerings