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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Browse the editorial styleguide A–Z

R&D
use when referring to research and development work, departments, or efforts; no space before or after the ampersand.
Rathskeller
note the -er ending; its nicknames are the Rath and the Rat
re
Most compound words using this prefix do not take a hyphen; with some, however, a hyphen is added to indicate that something is happening again: recover (to improve) vs. re-cover (cover again), recreate (to enjoy leisure) vs. re-create (to create again); the admissions office uses re-entry student; see also prefixes
recommended references
The Chicago Manual of Style. 17th edition; The Associated Press Stylebook, 2014; Merriam–Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th edition; Strunk, William Jr., and E.B. White, The Elements of Style, fourth edition.
Red Shirt™ The
see The Red Shirt
regent, regents
lowercase when referring to one regent or such a group generically; uppercase when using the full, formal name of UW–Madison’s group: the UW System Board of Regents; see also board of directors, board of regents, board of visitors and UW System Board of Regents
registered marks, trademarks
do not use ™ or ® in journalistic text, but they are used with, e.g., The Red Shirt™, the Wisconsin Alumni Association®, and BADGER HUDDLE®; see also CMS 8.153
registrar
Office of the Registrar, registrar’s office
representative (in Congress)
see CMS 8.22
Republican
see CMS 8.66
research and development
see R&D
ResNet
the Residential Network; managed by the Division of University Housing’s Information Technology Department
rock ’n’ roll
use apostrophes around the n
rowing team
see crew and teams
RSVP
French for Répondez, s’il vous plait, which means Please respond; using please with the phrase is redundant because the SVP portion already says that; do not use it as a noun; Please reply, Please respond, or Please register are good substitutes