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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison October 31, 2012

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Be in the Know

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UW scientists play key role in plotting Sandy’s track

If you watched storm coverage on The Weather Channel or other national outlets, you saw satellite images processed by UW researchers, who were able to predict the path of the "perfect storm" with remarkable accuracy. Related: Need an assist after Sandy?

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Creepy campus: Bascom Hill graves, haunted Science Hall

Happy Halloween! Here’s some campus lore worth knowing: Two graves sit near the Abe statue atop Bascom Hill. Science Hall has its own spooky history, chronicled in the Badger Herald.

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The Red Shirt

Show your Badger spirit with The Red Shirt! 100% of the proceeds go to The Great People Scholarship. Every shirt sold makes a difference.

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Campus Life

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Software entrepreneurship aims to spawn the next Bill Gates

Work fast. Stress value. Innovate. Those are some of the attributes that would-be software entrepreneurs are learning in a unique class taught by computer science professors Paul Barford and Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau.

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Register and vote Nov. 6

You may have heard: Election Day is coming up Tuesday, Nov. 6. Between now and 6 p.m. Friday, you can register to vote and/or vote early at the Madison City Clerk's Office. You can also register at your polling place on Election Day. Complete details.

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You Made Bo Pay

Bo Ryan challenged you to show up at the Kohl Center and hit shots to help sink cancer. All told, UW students raised a whopping $41,000 for cancer charities. Watch a "greatest shots" video from UW Athletics.

Job Hunt

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How to write a killer LinkedIn profile

Brenda Bernstein, founder and senior editor of The Essay Experts, visits Vilas Hall at 1:20 p.m. today to give students tips on leveraging and using LinkedIn — the best social network for job prospecting.

Your Health

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Go: Walks offer more than just a way to get to class

Some students might balk at climbing Bascom Hill, but others actually seek it out for the exercise value. Research shows that even short bursts of physical activity are enough to feel the health benefits of exercise.

Student Org Showcase

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Cage match: The Nic Cage Fan Club of Madison of America

Calling all Nicolas Cage fans! You now have a student org that shares your love for the semi-esteemed actor. The Nic Cage Fan Club of Madison of America (NCFCoMoA) is the brainchild of Tomer Langberg, Peter Boetteher and Jeff Boblick, who all wanted to share their (apparently non-ironic) passion for his films.

The Weekend

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The Weekend with Alexandria Odekirk: Free ‘Rent’, b-ball scrimmage, voting

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