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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison June 28, 2017

Be in the Know

Five tips for studying online this summer

Even if you can’t make it to campus this summer, you can still have a UW-Madison experience, thanks to an increasing number of online classes offered during summer. They’re a good way to satisfy a requirement or focus on a challenging subject.

Warning: Watch out for blue-green algae before you swim!

It's been pretty cold this past week, but if it warms up and you want to go swimming make sure there aren't any blue-green algae present. The algae (which are technically bacteria) can produce dangerous toxins. Learn more about what to watch for.

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New summer course takes dive deep into “Hamilton”

Hip-hop and history might not seem like a match, but in "Hamilton" the combo has become a sensation. A summer course will explore the record-breaking hip-hop musical that has reimagined the history of the founding fathers. The last day to sign up is Friday!

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Volunteer at the Madison Mini Marathon!

You can support thousands of runners and the UW Department of Ob-Gyn by volunteering at the Madison Mini Marathon, August 19, 2017!

 

Campus Life

Father-son team uses comics bring philosophy to life

Philosophy Professor Steven Nadler and his son Ben Nadler have partnered to create a graphic novel about early modern philosophy. Their hope is that the book, called “Heretics! The Wondrous (and Dangerous) Beginnings of Modern Philosophy,” will connect more people to philosophy.

Check out the new mural at the Chazen!

Created in Paris, shipped across the Atlantic and installed last week, a monumental new mural by iconic American artist Jim Dine is now on view permanently at the Chazen Museum of Art. The work was created specifically for the museum’s ancient gallery.  

In the News

Koenig: I’ll ‘sacrifice everything extra … for the pursuit of this game’

Badgers basketball star Bronson Koenig is seriously ready for the NBA, as this story he wrote for the Player's Tribune before last week's draft makes clear. Neither Koenig nor Nigel Hayes was drafted, but both signed free-agent contracts with NBA teams — Koenig with the Bucks and Hayes with the Knicks.

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UW researchers create new resource about depression

Researchers have created a resource focused on young adults’ varying experiences with depression. Video and audio clips feature 38 young adults talking about what they've gone through, how they cope and where they've found hope for the future.