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February 2021     ♦    Two Online Forums     ♦     Online Workshop     ♦     Free

UMRA Forum

February 23, 2021 - 12:00pm

The University is facing a projected $166 million budget shortfall. How will it fare during this crisis? What further challenges lie ahead? Myron Frans, the U's senior VP for finance and operations, will offer answers to these and other questions for UMRA’s February 2021 Forum. 

March 9, 2021 - 9:00am

BioMADE, a new institute dedicated to boosting nonmedical bioindustrial manufacturing in the United States, will be the focus of attention for UMRA A.M. in March with guest speaker Andrea Backes, chief of operations.

Living Well Workshop

March 2, 2021 - 11:00am

RESCHEDULED. A weakening voice can impact one’s ability to thrive in later years. The good news is, there are things we can do to build and maintain our vocal strength, as we will learn in this workshop with Peter Watson, PhD, from the U of M Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. 

March 16, 2021 - 11:00am

Are you getting ready to downsize? Unsure what to do with all the files from your office? Planning to spring clean during the pandemic? Our March 16 workshop presenter, Erik Moore, head archivist for the University of Minnesota, will help us to assess the potential value of what we’ve stored away.