From the President
Have you ever been told by someone about to retire from the University, “I don’t think I want to join UMRA because it’s mostly retired (faculty/staff/other category)”? More …
Embracing winter on frozen Lake Harriet in Minneapolis.
Photo by Ewa Prochniewicz, UMRA Photo Club member
Welcome! Join us.
- Attend monthly programs and workshops
- Enjoy social activities and make new friends
- Stay informed on retirement issues and opportunities
See Member Benefits to join, renew, or find resources for retirees.
Photo Club is on Shutterfly
The UMRA Photo Club posts its theme pictures online. Go to umraphotoclub.shutterfly.com. You’re in for a treat!
Inside the car wash.
Photo by Jean Kinsey
♦ UMRA January 2022 Programming ♦
January 25, 2022 - 12:00pm
Phyllis Moen, PhD, professor and holder of the McKnight Endowed Presidential Chair in Sociology, our guest speaker for UMRA’s first Forum of 2022, will talk about “encore adulthood” and how this already challenging time of life has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and societal upheaval.
February 22, 2022 - 12:00pm
UMRA’s February 2022 Forum will address the basics of messenger RNA technology: how it works, what it can and cannot do, and the wide range of potential medical applications that are currently under study, including cancer treatment.
Living Well Workshop
February 15, 2022 - 11:00am
Julie Schumacher, Regents Professor of English and Creative Writing and winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor, will discuss her writing process and the ways in which writing—whether fiction, nonfiction, or poetry—can become more enjoyable and even, at times, less of a personal trial.
Colson Whitehead, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for The Underground Railroad, explores the horrors of a reformatory school in Florida in his subsequent novel, The Nickel Boys. More …
Meet UMRA member Jerry Rinehart, who retired as vice provost and dean of students, Twin Cities Campus. His first job was mowing lawn—at age 7. More …
UMRA member Mark Bohnhorst, together with Aviam Soifer, a constitutional law scholar and retired law school dean, has put forward a novel suggestion for how Congress could take action to protect the people’s right to vote for president. More …
UMRA member and Professor Emeritus John Romano received a “best paper” award from the American Psychological Association for his work emphasizing the importance of adapting prevention applications to ethnic and cultural groups. More …
A task force is exploring when to return to in-person monthly meetings, potential venues, the need for an event host committee, opportunities for member-proposed events, and public health COVID-19 restrictions. More …
Meet Mariann Tiblin, a 20-year member of UMRA who loves books, and proudly admits to alphabetizing her spices. More …
One of the gratifying things for UMRA in the difficult past year was that our special interest groups flourished. If you’re willing to organize and run a group or an event, UMRA can help by promoting your plans to the membership. More …
More than 500 U of M retirees, spouses, partners, and friends currently participate in virtual or on-site volunteer opportunities offered through the University Retirees Volunteer Center. More …
The UMRA Hiking Club is now an official UMRA special interest group. Our club motto is “hike for fun and fitness.” More …
An UMRA-URVC working group is looking at ways in which the two units could join forces to better serve retirees and the University community. More …
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