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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison November 4, 2015

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Graduate Carlton D. Jenkins celebrates and shows off his diploma during a commencement ceremony at the Kohl Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on May 16, 2008. The event honored all doctoral and professional degrees including Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Juridical Science, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Pharmacy, Doctor of Audiology, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Laws, Master of Legal Institutions, Master of Physical Therapy, and Master of Public Health.
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Commencement gets closer: Meet the student speaker

The Winter 2015 commencement ceremony introduces a new tradition: the student keynote speaker has been chosen by the senior class officers. Learn who it is -- and catch a few extra reminders to help make graduation day great.

Canzi Wang, psychologist in University Health Services at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is pictured in her office at 333 East Campus Mall on Nov. 2, 2015. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)

UHS psychologist hopes to help international students succeed

Students seek counseling at University Health Services for a variety of reasons. Now speakers of Mandarin have another option -- and advocate -- in Canzi Wang.

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DoIT Apple Customer Appreciation Event November 11

Purchase select Mac or iPad models and get $100 or $50 off. One day only, discount applied day of event. While supplies last.


Campus Life


Undefeated women’s hockey team is a perfect 10 (that’s 10-0-0)

The Badger women's hockey team is off to the best start in program history -- not bad for a team that's won four NCAA championships and made it to four more Frozen Fours in 16 seasons! Have you been down to the LaBahn Arena lately? Related: We also have a men's basketball team


‘Tales from Planet Earth’ film fest spans globe to show diversity of natural life

Tales From Planet Earth showcases environmental films with the idea that issues don't move people; stories do. 2015's festival highlights the theme of belief, with films set on six continents and genres from documentary to drama — even an opera and a rap film.

Off Campus


New UW-Madison collaboration in Green Bay inspires young writers

For authors of any age, getting published is powerful. A Wisconsin Open Education Community Fellowship helped sophomore Laura Schmitt bring that excitement to middle and high school students in her hometown of Green Bay.

Pro Tips

More than 2,200 UW-Madison students and alumni aspired to stand out from the crowd, share resumes and talk with recruiters from 183 registered employers participating in the Spring Career and Internship Fair, held at the Kohl Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Jan. 31, 2012. Pictured here, recent graduate Xuesong Wang talks with a representative from Allstate, an insurance company. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

Get your job hunt in gear with advice from campus experts

If you're nearing graduation, chances are your job hunt will be a hot topic over this year's Thanksgiving turkey. While a job search can seem daunting, it shouldn’t be. Three UW-Madison career specialists share advice on how to navigate the process.

Your Health


Got zits? Zap them the right way with these top tips

If your skin is stubborn, stressed out or just overly oily, you've probably considered everything the drugstore has to offer. How do you know what works? UW Health breaks down a breakout to find an OTC cure.



Quiz corner has a toothache from all that sugar

No matter what you picked up last Saturday, this week's quiz question is a real treat. Try your luck and see if you can win free stuff!