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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison July 12, 2017

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Tag your photos and videos to be featured in One #UWSummer Day

What are you doing in Madison on July 18? Whatever it is, we want to know! Share photos and videos using #UWSummer and check out what everybody else is doing. Find out more here.

Orange, blue and fun add up to interior design contest win for UW senior

When she was a girl, Courtney Christensen used to decorate the rooms in her dollhouse. Today, she's an interior architecture major at UW-Madison who won a nationwide interior design contest sponsored by Sherwin-Williams.

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Online courses: You don’t have to be in Madison for summer term

UW-Madison’s Summer Term is a chance to advance your degree, get a prerequisite out of the way or focus on a challenging course. Thanks to an increase in online offerings, it’s now easier to do that on your own time — from anywhere in the world. Here’s why six students chose to take a UW course online this summer.

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Campus Life

The freshmen perspective: Find out what your peers thought of SOAR

You've seen the red lanyards and backpacks all around campus this summer, but have you heard from any freshmen about what first coming to campus was like? From making friends to talking about the "real stuff," hear from six new Badgers about how SOAR got them excited for life at UW.

In the News

Students go after invasive weeds in Lakeshore preserve

Six student volunteers are helping pare back invasive weeds in the Lakeshore Nature Preserve while also advancing research on how to best control invasive species in disturbed environments. Weeds like Canada thistle and garlic mustard are the target.

Cannibalistic caterpillars — who knew?

Caterpillars are supposed to be herbivores, but when the going gets tough, UW researchers found that caterpillars can end up eating each other. Plants can use certain chemicals to make themselves taste so bad not even a hungry caterpillar will munch on them. Click here to see video evidence.

Off Campus

A mangle board, of course: Student research fills in blanks at museum

A wafer iron used to make krumkake, a rosemåled pair of shoes, a Norwegian mangle board. Students of art history professor Ann Smart Martin researched dozens of artifacts brought here by Scandinavian immigrants to prepare for the Mount Horeb Area Historical Society’s new museum, which opened in June.

Spotlight

Video: ‘One day I will be a pharmacist’

Pharmacy student Kimberly Ludwig, a Native American woman from Seering, Wisconsin, learned the importance of helping people at an early age. After she gets her degree, she plans to return home and work for a tribal community pharmacy — a place where she thinks she can make a difference.