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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison November 14, 2012

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Improve final papers with an assist from the Writing Center

The final day of class is exactly one month from today. If you're like most people, you have at least one final paper or written assignment that you're trying to get a handle on. Take a minute to get tips from Mike Shapiro, TA Coordinator at the Writing Center, who talks about common mistakes and how to get help with your writing.

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Lincoln: UW experts talk man vs. movie

On Friday, director Steven Spielberg’s movie “Lincoln,” with Irish actor Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role, opens in theaters. UW-Madison experts discussed the depiction of presidents in the movies and what today’s leaders could learn from a president that almost seems to be more monument than man.

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Help invent the future of wireless technology

The Qualcomm Wireless Innovation Prize invites students to develop new wireless technology products and marry those ideas with tangible, market-ready business plans. All UW-Madison undergraduates and pre-dissertation graduate students are eligible to compete for prizes of $10,000 (first), $5,000 (second) and $2,500 (third). Register by Friday, November 16, 2012.

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Campus Life

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UW Metro riders may be required to show ID

Heads-up: Madison Metro will step up enforcement of the requirement that riders using its unlimited-use pass show a Wiscard when using city routes to and from campus.

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‘Kickstarter for science’ to support UW sea turtle research

Geography Ph.D student Samantha Greene is trying to help leatherback sea turtles. She's using a unique approach to fund her project: raising support via social media and crowd-funding.

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What are you thankful for?

What are you most thankful for at UW?  Let us know, and one random winner will receive a UW mug as our thanks to you. If you're in town for Thanksgiving, the Wisconsin Union is offering turkey dinner to go, if you order now through Nov. 16.

Badgers in the World

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Another top 10 ranking in study abroad

UW–Madison continues to rank among the national leaders in the number of students studying abroad, with 2,159 students studying outside the United States for academic credit in 2010-11.

Student Org Showcase

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UW Waterski and Wakeboard team makes a splash

Since 1999, the only thing standing in the way of the UW Waterski and Wakeboard Team has been the ice on Lake Monona.

The Weekend

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The Weekend with Abby Taubner: blogger training, Moonrise Kingdom

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