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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison September 25, 2013

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Be in the Know

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Get your shot, then crowd-source to fight the flu

University Health Services (UHS) is reminding members of the campus community to get a flu shot — the single best thing you can do to stay healthy and prevent spreading the flu. Related: Crowd-source the flu with a new app.

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TweetChat, Safety sessions planned

Dean of Students Lori Berquam and UW Police will hold three upcoming events to share information and seek community input on campus safety in the wake of a series of recent armed robberies. Related: Join the #UWSafety TweetChat tonight at 7:30 p.m.

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Get Hired!

With more than 275 organizations recruiting UW-Madison students, the Fall Career and Internship Fair is the biggest career event of the year. Find a full-time job or internship or just explore your options at the Kohl Center on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 4-8 p.m.

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Campus Life

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Photo essay: Prairie morning

Surrounded by the highways and neighborhoods of a bustling capital city, the UW Arboretum's Curtis Prairie is a natural oasis in time and space. It may be one of the most beautiful places in the state. Spend a few moments exploring it with our photo essay.

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Shell affected by recent flooding

A ruptured water pipe caused the closure of the Shell over the past few days. But there's good news: The ice arena portion of the facility has reopened and all intramural ice hockey leagues will officially start on Monday, Sept. 30.

In the News

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Free bacon? Food Science project sizzles

The power of social media — and passion for bacon — helped propel a food science project on Tuesday. After a call went out for the campus to participate by evaluating samples, the Food Science project was overrun by volunteers, writes the Cap Times.

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It’s #UWFall, y’all

Like the Arb, campus is gearing up for a gorgeous fall. Tag and share your Instagram photos #UWFall - we'll showcase the best in an upcoming edition.  

Badgers in the World

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From UFO seekers to Wall Street occupiers, Carr documents it

Guns made from 3-D printing, microscopic creatures capable of surviving in space, and a man who will eat anything from rolls of toilet paper to painter’s caulk in a bid to end world hunger — you wouldn’t expect to find videos on these topics on the same website, let alone from a single person. But UW alum Erin Lee Carr has produced documentary films centered on all of these subjects, among others.

Achievements

Photo: Anjali Narayan-Chen

Students game the system, train computer to play Angry Birds

Angry Birds sounds simple: Just slingshot a digital bird at a pile of evil pigs. You could teach a child to play. But could you teach a computer? “Well, I didn’t think we could when I heard about it,” says Anjali Narayan-Chen, a UW–Madison computer sciences student. “But we learned how.”  

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