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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison September 18, 2013

Be in the Know

Campus Hacks: The best (and worst) ways to study

The Washington Post looked at the latest research on the best ways to study. To get an informed sense of what works — and what doesn’t — they examined a study co-authored by UW-Madison’s Mitchell Nathan, a professor of the learning sciences. Least effective method? Highlighting.  

Map: Library Mall design proposal

What’s the future of Library Mall? Help decide.

An oval. A great lawn. Or something more historic? Those are the three main options for the remake of the 700 and 800 blocks of State Street and Library Mall. Learn more and email your feedback to the project team.  

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Bring your parents to Badger Bash, the best tailgate on campus

Enjoy the UW Marching Band, food and game day fun at Union South! No tickets, no problem. Catch all the action on giant TV screens inside and outside!

Campus Life

Kait and the Badger: Wayback Machine

Inspired by sites like Dear Photograph, UW's student blog Kait and the Badger is launching "Moving Forward. Looking Back." a continuing photo essay that takes a look at campus then and now. The photos will meld images from the present day and archival shots from the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections.

Graphic: Horticulture Society logo

Everyone needs a plant

The Horticulture Society is holding its annual Fall Plant Sale Fundraiser Friday through Sunday at the Stock Pavilion. There will be a large variety of indoor and outdoor plants, including tropicals, cacti, orchids, mums, asters, vines, orchids, small trees, succulents and bromeliads.


Photo: students who started Channel C

Students create Channel C to encourage cultural conversations

When Cecilia Miao came to Madison from China, she thought people would be very interested in where she came from. “But the reaction I got was that everyone would say ‘That’s cool.’ And that was the end of the conversation." So Miao and fellow students created Channel C, a talk show designed to facilitate conversations between international and domestic students.  

Badgers in the World

From Mongolia back to Madison

Volunteering for two years in remote Mongolia, living in a yurt without heat or plumbing? Eric Luckey did that. After his Peace Corps experience, he returned to UW to pursue his master’s degree in educational policy studies, and to serve as the campus recruiter.  


Photo: Eric Promer

Bodybuilding regimen is not just physical

When preparing for his competitions, Eric Promer begins each morning with 10 egg whites. Two hours later, he eats eight ounces of chicken. At noon, he has eight ounces of beef and maybe a red tomato. Promer, a junior studying finance and investment banking, has been training and trimming down since the start of the year for body building competitions at both the state and national level.