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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison October 7, 2015

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Be in the Know

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What’s on your fall bucket list?

It's official: the air is crisp, the leaves are changing and sweater weather is here. It's time to appreciate the best things about autumn, from apple orchards to costumed 5Ks to the Giant Pumpkin Regatta. Here's a list of fall favorites to make the most of the season.

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The future of enrollment at UW-Madison

Chancellor Blank and UW-Madison unveiled a new policy designed to address brain drain in Wisconsin: eliminating the enrollment cap for non-resident students while enrolling at least 3,500 Wisconsin residents each year. Related: Meet the Class of 2019

at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on May 16, 2015. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)

L&S grad? Chances are you’ll do great on the job market

A new survey found that liberal arts grads from UW-Madison are outperforming other college grads from across the country in securing employment. In fact, 90 percent of L&S alums are employed in full-time jobs, working toward a graduate degree or both.

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Official Badger Game Watch

Bring “the fam” to Union South for Badger football this Saturday. Cheer on UW as they take on Nebraska. Outdoor jumbotron, food, drinks, and more. Free admission/open to the public.

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Campus Life

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Bucky’s Battle Royale makes Homecoming hum

Homecoming battles don't just take place on the field! Brand new games offered by Rec Sports this year include bubble soccer, Alaskan baseball, Bucky ball and Australian relays. Register as a team or grab some friends to win awesome prizes and championship glory.

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Video: “Every door is supposed to be open to you” with McBurney

The face of disability on campus is changing -- visibly and invisibly. During Disability Awareness Month, meet students who work with the McBurney Disability Resource Center to tackle unique challenges and explore opportunities on campus.

In the News

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Nobel laureate earned degrees at UW-Madison

William C. Campbell, a master's and doctoral graduate of UW-Madison, has been awarded part of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. His work led to dramatic decreases in diseases afflicting tens of millions of people in tropical regions.

Off Campus

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Showman or scientist? Jeff Vinokur does it all (for now)

Is it possible to be both a working researcher and a dazzling, nationally known entertainer? "I don’t know the answer to that yet," says Jeff Vinokur, known as the Dancing Scientist, "but it is a great problem to have.”

Pro Tips

Il-Youp Kwak, a graduate student from Korea studying statistics, takes a break and quick nap while studying at the Ebling Library at the Health Sciences Learning Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on August 24, 2010.
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Is your all-nighter worth the risk?

Forgoing sleep to cram for an exam not only leaves you feeling sleepy: it can also lead to bad health habits. Find out how recurring all-nighters affect your body and brain -- and how you can better finish that term paper on time.

Your Health

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Don’t let mumps get you down in the dumps

Mumps hasn't made its way back to UW-Madison yet, but several cases have been confirmed at UW-Whitewater. Follow these steps from UHS to check your immunity and stay healthy.

Spotlight

Approximately 400 plastic pink flamingos are seen on the lower third of Bascom Hill at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Sept. 4, 2012, as part of a promotion for Flamingo Run, a convenience store in the newly opened Dejope Residence Hall. Gracing the hill with flamingos was first carried out by students representing the Pail and Shovel Party on Sept. 4, 1979. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)

Final quiz question answer — thanks for playing!

All good things must come to an end... for now, at least. Check to see if you've won the final prize of the semester!

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