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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison March 2, 2016


Be in the Know


Honoring top profs with the Distinguished Teaching Awards…

Have you taken a class with some of these teachers? If not, you should. Twelve faculty members have been chosen to receive this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards, an honor given out since 1953 to recognize the university’s finest educators.


…and the professors of the future, with the TA Awards

Over 2,000 teaching assistants help lead the next generation of scholars across a wide variety of disciplines. Their essential contributions in the classroom, lab, studio and field help the university carry out its mission. Read about this year's top TAs.


Video: Are you ready to vote? Check and see

Lots of things have changed since the last time Election Day came around, but we know that won't stop you from getting to the polls! Start here to see if you've got what you need before the Wisconsin primary on Tuesday, April 5.

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Mac Madness

It’s Mac Madness at the DoIT Tech Stores! Get up to $50 off Mac products and a FREE GIFT with your purchase. Play an in-store game for an iPad mini!


Campus Life


A land for all seasons: Since its earliest visitors, Picnic Point has been sacred ground

Whether you're snowshoeing across the ice during the Winter Carnival, running to Art's Pole or dipping your toes in Lake Mendota, you know Picnic Point is a special place. Find out about the many generations who have held the same belief -- and how this "beckoning finger" of land almost got away.

Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, speaks to an audience of nearly 12,000, May 4, 2007 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Kohl Center. This was the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize winner's fifth visit to the Madison campus. His Holiness, who in 1998 received an honorary degree from the university, has taken great interest in the its Buddhist studies program, and in UW-Madison's research regarding the effects of meditation and similar practices on brain function, emotions and physical health.
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Livestream of Dalai Lama’s visit offers chance to take part

As the Dalai Lama visits Madison on March 9, register for the free live-stream, participate in a watch party at the Union and share how you're creating a better world using #maketheworld -- your tweet could be featured live at the event!

In the News


Pankowski has hockey fans seeing red at World Championships

Annie Pankowski may be a California girl, but she's all Wisco on the ice. Now she's one of six Badgers -- and the only one still in school -- defending Team USA's gold medal at the 2016 IIHF Women's World Championships, beginning March 28.

Off Campus


Video: A “pizza farm” that got its start in a UW classroom

A new wave of family farming means finding new ways to connect land and community. From the crust to the veggies, the popup pizza shop at Stoney Acres Farm couldn't get more local. Meet the couple whose UW-Madison experience made it all possible.

Your Health

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Community immunity is good for you and great for your fellow Badgers

In close quarters like a residence hall or classroom, it's easy for germs to pass from person to person. Up-to-date immunizations keep everyone healthy. Related: Going abroad? Diseases make terrible souvenirs. Get vaccinated!



Quiz corner thinks that some people need sequins, others don’t

Lighten up, it's just fashion! (Also, fashionable coffee mugs.) Did your discerning eye make the right choice this week? Perhaps something a little more botanical will be to your taste.