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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison October 21, 2015

Be in the Know

UW-Madison welcomes ‘Go Big Read’ author Bryan Stevenson

You've read the powerful stories in "Just Mercy." Now you can hear the context up close as the author shares his own journey. A moderated Q&A discussion will follow the speech.

From page to poster: Business students create art inspired by ‘Go Big Read’

Mixing art, business and activism isn't new -- unless you're students in a leadership and ethics class, creating and printing original posters at Wheelhouse Studios. Themes in "Just Mercy" inspired the exercise in marketing, branding and social change.

Apartment search goes mobile with housing finder service

The Campus and Visitor Relations office has enhanced its off-campus housing search with technology from a UW-Madison spinoff that simplifies housing searches for students, faculty, staff and the public. Related: Check out ABODO's app

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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

Passing the Mic Hip Hop Arts Festival celebrates OMAI’s 10th anniversary

The annual fall festival offers performances by First Wave spoken word and hip hop artists, as well as other world class artists including Telmary Diaz, Frank Waln, J. Ivy and Baba Israel, to celebrate the transformational potential of hip-hop arts on and off campus. 

Wisconsin Science Festival: Art and Science of Video Games

Fan of "Call of Duty"? It's made right here in Wisconsin. As part of the Wisconsin Science Festival, learn from executives, directors, artists, programmers, actors and staff at Raven Software how they make some of the most amazing and realistic games in the industry.

My Favorite Things

Peep this: sweet study spots for midterms (and beyond)

If College Library makes you go "meh," why not check out one of these lovely locations? These comfortable, welcoming spots have been personally vetted and recommended by the staff of the Multicultural Student Center.


Video: ‘Speed cubers’ twist their way to world domination

Chris and Katie Hardwick are not your average graduate students. They're speed cubers, competing all over the world against top puzzle solvers. They hope to bring some of the enthusiastic cubing atmosphere to UW-Madison.

Your Health

The truth about tolerance: More alcohol doesn’t mean a better time

Contrary to popular belief, drinking more alcohol won’t prolong a good feeling; a blood alcohol of 0.05 is still your peak buzz. UHS shares what researchers have learned about the effects of alcohol on our emotions.


Quiz corner: do you have what it takes? (Of course you do…)

And we're baaaaack! Find out the answer to last week's quiz question, and submit your answer to this week's question to try and win free swag. It's just that simple.