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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison November 5, 2014

Be in the Know

Want free money? Scholarships@UWMadison can help

Scholarships@UW-Madison is turning five! To celebrate, check out these FAQs, as well as the new student portal for all your mobile devices that helps you find the right scholarship opportunities, complete applications, and accept campus awards — all online.

The journey begins for Badger men’s basketball

With a preseason rank of #3 in the country, the Badgers look to keep the momentum of last year's stunning Final Four run. Learn how the veterans and new players are putting together a team to remember.

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Campus Life

Web chat: You can’t stay ‘undecided’ forever…

Have questions about courses, majors and how to make it graduation day? No advising appointment needed here – Advisors will be holding a live web chat tomorrow, Thursday Nov. 6 to help you find the resources and tools that enable you to explore, define and accomplish your academic and career goals. Join the chat at noon.

‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ spotlights human impact on history

A BlackBerry Curve 8300 — an icon of connectivity and productivity upon its release in 2007 — could be considered not just obsolete but a "future fossil." It's one of 25 objects to be presented Nov. 8-10 at The Anthropocene Slam: A Cabinet of Curiosities, a series of free public events at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.

Two-day Diversity Forum addresses issues and solutions

There is a sense of urgency to take an unflinching look at issues of diversity in higher education, says Patrick Sims, interim vice provost and chief diversity officer. Pulse 2014 — the university's annual diversity forum — will delve into those issues Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 10-11.

In the News

Bad to the bone: The creepy critters under Bascom

In a dungeon-like underground chamber, reachable only by a long passage, flesh-eating beetles gnaw at skeletal remains -- for science, of course. The Badger Herald explores this creepy world under Bascom Hill.

My Favorite Things

Photo: Leaf angels near Elizabeth Waters Hall

Fall impressions: Take a virtual stroll!

Whether it's the newly designed Bucky banner on Bascom Hall or taking a break from schoolwork to make leaf angels, the fall season offers no shortage of photo ops on campus. Related: Check out #UWFall through the lens of the campus community.


See — and be seen — in Humans of UW-Madison

Senior Jenna Freeman began her Humans of UW-Madison project purely out of human interest. The longer she’s done it, however, the more instrumental the project has become in her college career.

Pro Tips

Not sure about a science career? Ask Tracey Holloway

Science can be more than you’d expect. I’m always learning new things," says Tracey Holloway of the Nelson Institute. "Interdisciplinary research connects with a lot of different fields — and you don’t have to pick just one."