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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison November 7, 2012

Be in the Know

What makes a UW leader?

Which qualities would you like to see in the next chancellor of UW-Madison? The committee tasked with identifying the best candidates to become the campus's new leader needs your help.

Mickey Mouse saves The Force? UW profs break it down

Last week’s announcement that Disney had purchased Lucasfilm and planned to launch a new set of Star Wars movies created shock waves. Social media platforms exploded as UW fans expressed their disbelief, outrage and curiosity. Two Letters & Science profs analyze the news.

Get Social

@uwmadison’s favorite tweets

Kate Griswold
Charlie Berens

A Small Wooden Box: the Little Free Library Movement

WUD Film and the Wisconsin Book Festival present this short, upbeat and sometimes moving film, which begins in Hudson, Wisconsin, and then visits neighborhoods across the country. It pays tribute to people who want to build stronger communities through their love of books. A reception and a Q&A with Little Free Library co-founder Rick Brooks to follow.

Campus Life

Photo: Sorting donations

Student-athletes lead Red and White Hunger Fight

The Red and White Hunger Fight is a campuswide food drive benefiting the Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin. Food donations can be placed in barrels around campus until Monday, Nov. 12.

CALS helps fuel recovery the ‘Wisconsin whey’

Wisconsin really says it all, at least when it comes to Red Whey, a new recovery drink for UW-Madison student-athletes. The tart cherry juice and whey protein beverage was developed by a collaboration between the the Athletic Department, the Center for Dairy Research, a Wisconsin whey processor and Country Ovens-Cherry De-Lite.

Badgers in the World

‘Wreck-It Ralph’ has a UW tie

“Wreck-It Ralph,” Disney’s 3D animated film about a video game character who smashes everything in his path, made history on Sunday after earning $49.1 million in ticket sales, the highest-grossing opening weekend in Disney animation history. The mega-success of the flick was predicted early on by the film’s assistant picture editor and UW graduate Rick Hammel.

Job Hunt

Language study can lead to global careers, help you stand out

As globalization brings together people, ideas and markets, you often hear about the importance of intercultural understanding and trans-cultural competencies. What does it mean for UW students to gain a global education, and how will it help in your career? That's the focus of an upcoming alumni panel Languages and Business, including '08 alum and Ernst & Young senior consultant Jillian Bau (pictured).

Your Health

What are you doing TONIGHT?

From now through Nov. 16, watch “Tonight,” an online program tackling sexual assault, dating violence, and consent! Afterwards, take a short four question quiz on the UHS Facebook page and get entered to win prizes like concert tickets, Badger gear and an iPad!

Student Org Showcase

Celebrate Diwali Night with the Indian Graduate Students’ Association

Celebrate Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights, at Diwali Night 2012 at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 at the Overture Center. The event is free and open to the public. The Indian Graduate Students' Association is sponsoring the event, full of dancing, singing and performances.

The Weekend

The Weekend with Abby Taubner: Used books and wrestling

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