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Math professor leading academic standards review initiative
October 13, 2020 – University of Wisconsin-River Falls mathematics Professor Erick Hofacker is helping to raise the bar in the instruction of math in Wisconsin public schools. By request of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Hofacker is leading an initiative that involves opening up content standards for mathematics.
Athletics takes focus on diversity and inclusion online
October 8, 2020 – University of Wisconsin-River Falls Athletic Director Crystal Lanning has announced that UWRF Athletics is partnering with Return On Inclusion™ (ROI) as part of an on-going effort to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for its student-athletes.
UW-River Falls prepares to lift shelter-in-place
October 1, 2020 – The University of Wisconsin-River Falls has announced it will be increasing its health and safety measures while taking a gradual approach to resuming face-to-face classes as it nears the end of its two-week shelter-in-place and temporary transition to all online learning. UWRF announced that guidance on Sept. 18 after seeing a spike in positive COVID-19 cases.
Calling all Falcons! Volunteers needed now for COVID-19 case intake, contact tracing
September 23, 2020 - UW-River Falls has an urgent need for volunteers for COVID-19 student case intake and contact tracing.
UW-River Falls temporarily shifts to remote learning, implements shelter-in-place for its campus housing
September 18, 2020 - In response to an increase in COVID-19 cases on campus, UWRF will pause its in-person classes as of today, September 18, for two-weeks to shift course delivery to online-only.
‘Global Impact Through Innovation’ is Innovator in Residence talk Oct. 8
September 16, 2020 - Michael Thompson, founder and CEO of KairosAg, will speak on “Global Impact through Innovation,” on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. via WebEx as the 2020 Innovator in Residence at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
UW-River Falls statement on recent graffiti and vandalism on campus
September 16, 2020 - Disturbing messages spray painted on UW-River Falls property yesterday have impacted members of the campus community.
Hudson Center to close by end of year
September 11, 2020 – The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is revising its approach to innovative initiatives and how it is meeting the needs of the St. Croix Valley and the state. As a result, it has decided to not renew its lease of the UW-River Falls Hudson Center as of December 31.

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