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May 10, 2016

Sustainability Spotlight

Receipt reduction project among UW–Madison Administrative Improvement Award winners
In a project spanning more than two years, a team of UW–Madison students, faculty, and staff collaborated to make receipt printing optional within University Housing and Wisconsin Union locations, significantly reducing paper use and costs.

What's New at UW?

Final tips for finals week
As the stress of exams sets in, it’s easy to forget basic rules for success. Ace your finals week with these tips to stay calm, healthy, and focused.
Rare ice data confirms warming
Shinto priests in Japan began keeping records of the annual freeze dates of a nearby lake. The data revels increasing trends toward later ice cover formation since the Industrial Revolution.
Cultivating community gardens in Wisconsin
Various Wisconsin communities and schools are using gardens to increase engagement, nutrition and well-being.

Featured Events

Spring 2016 Commencement
May 13-14, 2016 | Kohl Center and Camp Randall
Congratulations to all graduates! The doctoral, MFA and professional candidate ceremony will be at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Kohl Center. The law, master and bachelor degree candidate commencement will be at noon Saturday in Camp Randall.
Family Food Fest
May 15, 2016 | 12-3 p.m. | Lincoln Elementary School
The all-ages event will feature food, activities and more. Local schools, organizations and business will celebrate healthy eating and active living. They are still accepting volunteers for the event.

Food For Thought

Chobani to share success with employees
Founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya announced that he will give all full-time workers awards that could be worth up to 10 percent of the company's future value.
Fixing the American commute
Today's travelers have lost the awe of the commutes from previous generations. With tunnels and rail systems turning into symbols of decline, are cars the way of the future?

Jobs & Opportunities


Global health internsMadison, WI
The Global Health Institute is hiring a global health communications intern and an education programs intern. Application deadline is May 13.
Conference and event internMadison, WI
The Wisconsin Wetlands Association is seeking a conference and event intern to help with planning and logistics for its annual conference. Application deadline is May 15.
Entomology research assistantMadison, WI
The Guedot Lab is hiring an undergraduate to assist with summer field and lab work on pollinators and/or agricultural pests. Application deadline is June 1.


Environmental analysis and review specialistMadison, WI
The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin is hiring a specialist to analyze environmental and community impacts of utility proposals and make policy recommendations. Application deadline is May 11.
Postdoctoral biologistBozeman, MT
The U.S. Geological Survey has a position for a postdoctoral researcher to study species' adaptive capacity and vulnerability to climate change. Application deadline is May 29.


Resource ecologistChicago, IL
The Forest Preserve District of Cook County is seeking a resource ecologist for ecological restoration and other land management activities. Application deadline is May 15.
Ecosystems specialistChicago, IL or other
Delta Institute is hiring an ecosystems specialist to work on projects to improve sustainability and resiliency of the Great Lakes region. Application deadline is June 6.
May 10-14, 2016
Spring move-out donation and recycling
UW–Madison Residence Halls
Still a few volunteer slots open!
May 10-12, 2016
Unplugged study space
1-5 p.m.
Allen Centennial Garden
May 10, 2016
Greater Madison Engaged
10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Various locations
May 10, 2016
Where's the Science?
7-8:30 p.m.
The Marquee
May 10, 2016
Cap Times talks:
Can downtown Madison retail be saved?

6:30-7:30 p.m.
May 11, 2016
Fed Up screening and panel
5:30-8 p.m.
Madison Public Library
May 12, 2016
Yahara Lakes 101: Madison Water Utility, water conservation
8-9 a.m
The Edgewater
May 13-14, 2016
Graduation weekend at the Union
The Wisconsin Union
May 14, 2016
Dane County Farmers' Market
6 a.m.-2 p.m.
Capitol Square
May 19, 2016
Film: SOLD
7:30 p.m.
Marcus Point Cinema
May 22, 2016
Isthmus Food Cart Fest
2-6 p.m.
Central Park
More Events
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