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February 1, 2023

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Update on COVID-19 and Study Abroad

COVID-19, previously known as 2019 novel coronavirus, continues to present a global health crisis. UW–Madison is actively monitoring the situation in collaboration with county, state, and federal agencies. The risk to UW–Madison faculty, staff, and students remains low. Study abroad programs in Italy, South Korea and China have been suspended and the university is advising students to return to their permanent address, not to campus, and self-quarantine for 14 days while monitoring for symptoms. UW–Madison employees and others can find resources, updates, and answers to commonly asked questions on the University Health Services COVID-19 informational website,
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Women and Leadership Symposium Call for Proposals

The 12th Annual Women and Leadership Symposium will take place Wednesday, June 3, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. at Union South. The symposium theme will focus on finding, building, and using one’s voice. Those who are interested in presenting at the event are invited to submit a proposal by the April 3 deadline. The symposium is open to anyone interested in women’s advancement. The conference fee is $75 for UW–Madison faculty, staff, and students. Registration is open through May 22.
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Start Smart Sports for Youth

Recreation & Wellbeing (Rec Well) is offering classes for young children and their parents in tennis, sport development, soccer, and baseball/softball. Each program is designed to help children build basic motor skills, develop self-confidence, and gain positive early exposure to sports. Sessions meet at various campus locations and start at 5:15 or 5:30 p.m. Each session meets for about an hour each week over a six-week period. Learn more and register at
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Metro Transit to Hold Public Hearing on Service Updates

Metro Transit and the City of Madison Transportation Commission will hold a public hearing on Weds., March 11, at 6 p.m. at the Madison Municipal Building, room 215. Changes are proposed for the campus bus Routes 80, 81, 82, and 84. The hearing will include a public feedback period. Comments may also be submitted to Metro Transit using an online feedback form or by email, mail, or phone.
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