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Chancellor’s Award winners honored
January 19, 2022 - Ten winners have been announced for the 2020 and 2021 Chancellor’s Awards at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Chancellor Maria Gallo honored eight staff members and two departments at the university’s Spring Opening Meeting on January 18. Awards included the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence for Academic Staff and the Chancellor’s Recognition Award for University Staff.
Special Regent Committee announces two finalists for UW System President
January 14, 2022 —The Special Regent Committee for the University of Wisconsin System Presidential Search has identified two finalists who have agreed to be interviewed for the position next week.
UWRF chancellor’s statement on resignation of UW System President Thompson March 18
January 12, 2022 – University of Wisconsin-River Falls Chancellor Maria Gallo provided the following statement regarding UW System Interim President Tommy Thompson’s resignation on March 18 which he announced last week.
Hukai named acting dean of the College of Business and Economics
January 7, 2022 - Dawn Hukai, associate dean and professor of accounting in the College of Business and Economics (CBE) at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, has been named acting dean of the college. Hukai began her new position December 20. 
COVID-19 vaccination, booster clinics at UW-River Falls open to community
January 6, 2022 – The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is partnering with Pierce County Public Health and Freeman Drug in River Falls to make free COVID-19 vaccines and boosters available to students, employees and community members.
UWRF physics students receive national recognition
January 5, 2022 – The chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls has won an Outstanding Chapter Award from the SPS National Office.
Four faculty fellowships funded by state-sponsored Dairy Innovation Hub
December 17, 2021 - The University of Wisconsin-River Falls College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) recently awarded four faculty research fellowships to help increase dairy-related research capacity through the Dairy Innovation Hub initiative. The selected faculty members will tackle research projects in the Hub’s four priority areas: stewarding land and water resources; enriching human health and nutrition; ensuring animal health and welfare; and growing farm business and communities.
UW-River Falls to offer international dual degree program, partners with university in the Netherlands
December 10, 2021 – The UW System Board of Regents has approved a new undergraduate Bachelor of Science program in international food operations management at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

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