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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison January 25, 2017

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Video: And the 2017 commencement speaker is….

This year's speaker is an Emmy Award-winning alumni who writes and acts as executive producer for one of the most successful comedies on television. Who is he? Phil Dunphy will let you know in this video. And you can learn more here.

Black History Month offers discussions, films and more

Celebrate Black History Month nearly every day in February as events will be offered across the UW campus. See actress and writer Issa Rae, join an open mic night, hear renowned poet Nikki Giovanni and help dedicate the new Black Cultural Center.  

New, bigger CEC can help you figure out major, career

Do you want to choose a major, and a career? The Career Exploration Center advisors can help you get started. Come to the open house at the CEC's new, bigger location at 114 Ingraham Hall, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31.  

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Campus Life

Now this is what Madison should look like in January

Despite half a foot of snow falling today, life on the UW campus continued, with students making their way to class through the slush and ice. A reminder to be safe on roads and contact the professor or supervisor if you are unable to make it in to class or work.

My Favorite Things

Photo: Sesame Street characters Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster and Elmo

K is for Kindness

The popular children's show 'Sesame Street' has begun teaching kindness, with the help of UW. "Providing parents and teachers the tools and resources they need to help instill kindness and empathy in their children is at the core of Sesame’s mission."

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Video: I calculate, therefore I am: Mixing math and philosophy

By double majoring in math and philosophy, Hannah DeBrine says she learns both kinds of truth: Logical truth, and individual people's truth. Even if a good philosophy class ends with more confusion than it started with.    

Your Health

Chlamydia self-screen offers new way to test for STIs

If you are sexually active, getting tested for sexually transmitted infections is important, but some students are not comfortable discussing those relationships with a health care provider. In August, UHS began to offer a chlamydia self-screen option for females.

Graphic: UW crest

Compliance with Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act

All members of the campus community are strongly encouraged to help make UW-Madison a drug-free place to live and learn. You can do this by learning about substance abuse, encouraging others to avoid abuse and getting help if needed.