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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison November 12, 2014

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Gone but not forgotten: Buildings of the past

A ski jump from Muir Knoll. A YMCA by the Union. Living quarters on Library Mall. As UW-Madison starts thinking about its next Campus Master Plan, check out this UW Archives list of the structures that made their mark ... then disappeared.

L&S course helps students “take initiative,” explore jobs

Not sure what you should major in? Still trying to map out your career plan? Learn more about a new academic- and career-planning course, starting this January 2015, from the College of Letters & Science.

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Student veterans find another service opportunity in social work

Joe Rasmussen knew he wanted to help veterans, having served in the Marines working on weapons systems of F-18 fighter aircraft. And Rasmussen, who completed the UW's Master of Social Work (MSW) program in 2012, is not alone. Social work is an increasingly popular choice for veterans returning to graduate school.

Need a paw? New center helps train future veterinarians

In the Vet School's new Clinical Skills Training Center, students have access to essential equipment and demonstration models in a low-stress, flexible, and convenient environment.

“Facing Fear” spotlights powerful journey of forgiveness

Attacked by a group of neo-Nazi skinheads 25 years ago, Matthew Boger once again meets Tim Zaal, who participated in the attack. Join filmmaker Jason Cohen, a UW-Madison alumnus, as well as Boger and Zaal for Nov. 18 screening and discussion of this thought-provoking film.

Off Campus

Photo: Virgil Abloh

From campus to Kanye, Virgil Abloh looks sharp

Virgil Abloh, a UW-Madison graduate and former Madison DJ, now has his own fashion line and serves as Kanye West's creative director. “He had the boldest, strongest fashion sense of anyone in Wisconsin,” his former roommate tells the Cap Times.


Mia Sato: Let kindness define how you live

"Simple kindness takes nothing but creates unparalleled brilliance," writes UW student Mia Sato in the Appleton Post-Crescent. "But the moments with a lapse in kindness — the moments I fail to be a decent person to my fellow human being — these are the moments I cannot bear to continue to create."

Your Health

Step away from the donuts! Students help cops eat healthy

After a ten-hour shift, it’s hard for UWPD officers to muster the energy to go home and cook from scratch. Learn how students in dietetics, food science and nutritional sciences have helped these cops put a stop to unhealthy habits.


Student inventors get boost to commercialize color 3-D printing, iPhone app

3-D printing is all the rage, but how can people integrate it into their work? Students commercialized a device that adds color to a popular printer — and parlayed their idea into an Igniter grant from the university’s Discovery to Product (D2P) office.