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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison October 30, 2013

Be in the Know

Video: Happy Halloween, your campus is haunted. (Maybe.)

Bodies in Science Hall, graves on Bascom Hill and the ghost of Helen C. White in Memorial Library? All of that happened. We delve into those campus mysteries and paranormal rumors. Related: Badger pumpkin extravaganza.

Ice cream scoop: Babcock rolls out new lactose-free flavors

It’s tough being lactose intolerant in America’s Dairyland. But this fall the Babcock Hall plant started producing two new ice cream flavors: Vanilla Lactose-Free Ice Cream and Hazelnut Café Lactose-Free Ice Cream. Get a free sample at the Babcock Dairy Store from 8-11 a.m. Friday.

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Expert on Supreme Court to Visit

Lee Epstein will address the topic “The U.S. Supreme Court Today and Tomorrow”, Nov. 7, 4 p.m., Law Building, rm 7200. Students welcome!

Campus Life

Paralympic events open to students of all abilities

Athletes of all abilities are encouraged to participate in Badgers ADAPT, a day of Paralympic and adaptive sports and activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday in Gym 2 at the SERF.

Student films to be screened at Nelson Institute’s ‘Tales from Planet Earth’

A collaborative class on environmental filmmaking is helping UW students learn to tell stories in a whole new way. By combining group discussion with hands-on production, New York-based filmmaker and digital artist Alex Rivera teaches students in his “Ecotopia to Ecopocalypse” course that learning to communicate through film can be beneficial in any major.

In the News

Photo: Bascom Hall

Get involved: Diversity and inclusions sessions start Monday

As UW-Madison makes plans to create a new framework for diversity and inclusion, each member of the UW community is being asked to bear shared responsibility for success — moving “Forward Together.” All are encouraged to share feedback through a series of upcoming engagement sessions, the first of which is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 4.

Your Health

Photo: model of cold virus

There’s just no cure for common cold

In a pair of landmark studies that exploit the genetic sequencing of the “missing link” cold virus, rhinovirus C, UW scientists have constructed a three-dimensional model of the pathogen that shows why there is no cure yet for the common cold. Related: UHS tips on toughing out your cold.  

Achievements

Nominate your outstanding TAs

UW employs more than 1,700 teaching assistants. Many of them are awesome. Nominations are now being sought to recognize outstanding performance through the Campus-Wide TA Awards.