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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison October 28, 2015

Be in the Know

Ghosts, vampires and zombies: oh my!

Right in time for Halloween, the Department of French and Italian is unveiling a spooky new course for next semester. Assistant Professor Vlad Dima's “Life After Life” will take students on a tour of the undead, from haunting to horrifying.

UW-Madison expands efforts to help students vote

As new voter ID provisions are implemented for upcoming elections, the University of Wisconsin-Madison has identified additional ways students can exercise their right to vote.

Dept. of Education’s Office for Civil Rights to hold campus ‘office hours’

An important opportunity for students to provide input on topics such as sexual harassment and sexual violence will take place during the week of Nov. 2-6, with a campus visit from representatives of the federal Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

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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

Does this costume make me look racist?

The hard part isn’t thinking someone's costume is racist or insensitive. It’s knowing exactly why it’s offensive—and that perhaps the wearer might not fully understand that. The Multicultural Student Center offers ideas for addressing these issues this Halloween.

Final MOOC of the year explores climate change policy and public health

The open format of Massive Open Online Courses is ideal for a topic like climate change, say organizers. “Climate Change Policy and Public Health,” the sixth and final MOOC offered by UW-Madison this year, launches Nov. 9.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Clarence Page headlines Diversity Forum

All are welcome at the Diversity Forum, now in its 17th year. The centerpiece event for the university’s Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement (DDEEA) continues to address issues stretching beyond the borders of campus.


Researchers embrace and reap benefits of Electronic Lab Notebooks

In the fall of 2014, researchers gained a new option for storing and organizing experimental data, notes and procedures: the campus Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) system. Since then, nearly 100 labs across campus have begun to use it.

Your Health

Keep your Halloween celebrations spooky, not ooky

Healthy Halloween tips aren't just relevant on October 31! With hordes of people flocking in to celebrate, masked throngs crowding the streets, and all kinds of disorienting activity, it’s even more important to keep safety in mind.


Our quiz corner is WAY better than that other school’s quiz corner

Try your luck at winning free swag with this week's quiz question -- and marvel at the near miss that caused "On, Wisconsin!" to come to its rightful home.