Category Archives: around the world

International Year of Sustainable Tourism

Right around now, with temperatures so low, seems like a fine time to think about travel, especially to warmer places, doesn’t it? The United Nations (UN) has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism (A/RES/70/193), intended to highlight … Continue reading

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What is January 4th?

What is January 4th? This year it’s Hump Day, but it’s also National Trivia Day! Continue reading

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Warhawk Book Talks – Nov. & Dec.

Ever wonder what your faculty or colleagues are reading? Here’s your chance to find out! Warhawk Book Talks is a series where professors, staff, and students at UW-W talk about their favorite books! John Kozlowicz, Ringside Seat Richard Harris, Redeployment … Continue reading

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Supermoon – Tonight (Nov. 14)

If the weather cooperates tonight, you’ll be able to see the biggest supermoon since 1948. Supermoons occur when the moon is closer than usual to the earth. Tonight the moon will be a mere 356,511 kilometers (221,525 miles) away from … Continue reading

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Friday Fun: Kaleidoscope Painter

It’s less than a month to Thanksgiving and less two months to finals! Aiee!!! Feeling any stress? What can you do? Here’s some Friday fun to the rescue. Try Kaleidoscope Painter – Select color patterns and background color below the … Continue reading

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Friday Fun: Mammal Images

The American Society of Mammalogists hosts a digital mammal image library containing more than 2,500 images. Browse a numbered list for a random delight, select a mammalian order (e.g., Proboscidea) at the bottom of the screen, or search the image … Continue reading

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Nobel Prize in Physics

The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded “for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter” on October 4th Continue reading

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Friday Fun: Star Trek at 50

Quickly, before September ends: The sci-fi TV series Star Trek, Gene Roddenberry‘s “Wagon Train set in space,” first aired in September 1966 and ran for three seasons. The original series, that is, with Captain James Tiberius Kirk, his Vulcan first … Continue reading

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Friday Fun – Google Easter Eggs

Sometimes people like to hide things, like Easter Eggs for other people to find. This includes the folks at Google. Continue reading

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Friday Fun – Visual Pu Pu Platter

Here’s a little Friday Fun! Check out the wallpapers on the website of the file transfer service WeTransfer, which also welcomes submissions of webadverts (see “The very best of our commercial advertisements“). Some of the wallpapers are just beautiful and … Continue reading

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