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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison January 28, 2015

Be in the Know

Graphic: Outline of graduation speaker

Video: Commencement speaker wears many hats

Breaking news: UW-Madison's spring 2015 commencement speaker is a journalist, a cancer screening advocate, a documentary film producer and New York Times best-selling author -- and also doesn't look half bad in a cheesehead. Who is it? Find out here first.

Photo: Person speaking at diversity and inclusion forum

#UWVoices: Next steps for diversity dialogue

Following last week's campus discussions about diversity and inclusion, Chancellor Rebecca Blank, Vice Provost Patrick Sims and Dean of Students Lori Berquam share some of the first steps the campus is taking to maintain the momentum.

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Work for Campus and Visitor Relations

Apply to join our team of students who lead tours and provide information for prospective students, visitors, and the campus community. Find more information and applications.

Campus Life

Students create interactive Campus Sustainable Food map

Want to eat more sustainably on campus? The Office of Sustainability can help! Its website now hosts the new Campus Food Map and Sustainable Dining Guide, including reviews of all campus food spots and their sustainable dining options.

Photo: Students working at computer in biology lab

Community Fellowships combine service, MOOCs

Do you have a creative way to put the Wisconsin Idea to work this summer improving your home community? The Wisconsin Open Education Community Fellowship offers funding to undergraduate projects. Apply by March 15!

In the News

UWMadScience Blog: “Okay, but how doomed am I personally?”

Real life and The Onion collide as we learn what it means to cross planetary boundaries. Is this the end for intrepid citizens of Earth? (Hey, what do those scientists know, anyway?)


Aldo Leopold’s land ethic inspires free online course, February event

A new Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) will focus on 20th-century conservationist Aldo Leopold, perceptive hunting and conservation. It includes several real-life events in Leopold's beloved Sauk County. Did we mention it's free?

Your Health

Can being active outside in winter harm your lungs?

Dr. Google doesn't always come up with answers you can trust, so we've done the work for you. Learn more about cold air consequences from experts at UW Health, the UW Health Sports Medicine Fitness Center and the UW Runners Clinic.


Returning to the classroom — after the game is over

Like it or not, the NFL season comes to an end this Sunday. Meet former football player LaMar "Soup" Campbell and learn more about how UW-Madison helps athletes finish their degrees after the game ends.