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UW-River Falls to offer free program on intellectual property and inventor resources
August 14, 2018 - The University of Wisconsin-River Falls will host an education and networking event “Intellectual Property Basics and Local Inventor Resources” on Wednesday, Aug. 22, from 3-5 p.m. as part of a program aimed at small businesses, entrepreneurs and inventors.
UW-River Falls students awarded national scholarships for Montessori teacher education
August 14, 2018 - The American Montessori Society Board of Directors and the AMS Scholarship Committee has awarded teacher education scholarships to two graduate students enrolled in the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Montessori Teacher Education program.
Falcon robotics team makes inaugural trip to international competition
July 30, 2018 - On a breezy Thursday evening on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, a group of four students hunkered over a large white table. They moved quickly, scuttling back and forth between the white table and another smaller table covered in Lego pieces and small tools. The foursome was troubleshooting as a team, discussing various packing materials and debating whether corrugated cardboard would help their cause or not.
4 billion light years in the making: one UW-River Falls professor’s journey to a scientific breakthrough
July 24, 2018- Jim Madsen has spent the better part of two decades working with a team of scientists on a quest to find answers to some of the universe’s greatest mysteries.
Chancellor's Blog: Leaving an Indelible Mark
On Saturday, Mary and I attended a Celebration of Life honoring Dr. Nick Karolides. Nick, a UW-River Falls professor emeritus of English, passed away June 7. I was honored to be asked by the family to say a few words as family, friends, colleagues, and former students gathered to celebrate his life.
Season of change brings McGinty, Karges eras to a close
June 29, 2018- When Dan McGinty arrived at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in the fall of 1975, the R.A. Karges Center was just 15 years old. Over the last four decades, both McGinty and Karges Center have left a pair of indelible – albeit unique – impressions on UW-River Falls. Now, after a pair of long stints, the final chapters of the two Falcon staples on campus are coming to a close – Karges deconstruction is well underway this summer while McGinty is set to retire July 6.
Wisconsin Cheese Day celebrated on campus
June 25, 2018- Several state and dairy industry leaders gathered in the UWRF Dairy Pilot Plant (currently under renovation and expansion) to celebrate Wisconsin Cheese Day and congratulate UWRF on its commitment to educating the next generation of dairy producers, cheesemakers and industry leaders.
Karges Center walls come down
June 19, 2018 - With assistance from some heavy machinery, the final wall of the long-standing R. A. Karges Center at UW-River Falls came tumbling down June 13. Deconstruction of Karges Center began May 21 and while the above-ground walls have come down, site clean-out will continue through July

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‘Silent Sky’ shows how female astronomers found their voice
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