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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison October 15, 2014

Be in the Know

Homecoming starts next week: What you need to know

From the Blood Drive and Badger Games to the Homecoming Parade and the big football game, you will not want to miss a minute of next week's festivities. Experience the thrill of competition and give back to community all week long – It's a Wisconsin tradition 103 years in the making!

What lies beneath — burials on Bascom Hill

While thousands of Badgers walk across the terrace in front of Bascom Hall each week, very few realize what lies just a few feet below their own: the remains of two men whose story dates back to the beginning of the city of Madison itself. The Badger Herald has the story.

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Wisconsin Energy Institute’s Global Energy Outlook Summit

On Wed., Oct. 29, experts will converge on UW-Madison to discuss the energy, policy, planning, and sustainability challenges created by growing cities and communities. Students: $15 registration includes coffee and lunch.

Campus Life

Be bright: Use a bike light

The first of two “Be Bright” bike light initiatives will be tonight, Wednesday, October 15.  UWPD officers will be positioned at undisclosed locations — bikers will be stopped for not having appropriate lighting on their bike. While the violator is educated by a UWPD officer, a volunteer will install the lights on the bike, at no charge.

#UWFall in full effect

Rainy weather can put a damper on things, but campus trees are sure to brighten your day. Capture your favorite fall moments and share them with us on social media tagging #uwfall. We could make you instafamous on our Instagram account.

Badgers in the World

More international internships coming your way

Ever dream of working in the global market, but your work experience is standing in the way? Here's where UW comes in. IIP is working with businesses right here in Wisconsin to develop international internships for Summer 2015 that will help you cross from academics to practice.

Job Hunt

Photo: Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery building

Become a Frontier Fellow at WIDiscovery

WID’s Frontier Fellows program taps into student creativity and selects UW–Madison undergraduate students to join the Institute’s intellectual community. Fellows work collaboratively on novel research, education or outreach projects. Watch the video.

Student Org Showcase

PAVE: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

From midterms to football games, October is a busy time of the year for most students. It is especially busy for Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment (PAVE). Every October, PAVE works especially hard to increase public awareness and take preventative action for the national Domestic Violence Awareness Month campaign.