From the President
It has been fun, exciting, and unusually challenging to serve as your president for the past year. What I have learned is that running our organization is a team sport and we have a really good team. Read more >
Don't kid with COVID.
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Corona-era grad recognition
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August 2020 ♦ Online Forum ♦ Free
August 18, 2020 - 12:00pm
We are pleased to welcome Executive Vice President and Provost Rachel Croson as our guest speaker for an UMRA forum by way of Zoom. Dr. Croson began her appointment just as the coronavirus outbreak was gaining recognition as a global pandemic. She has already distinguished herself by helping to shape the University’s response to the COVID-19 crisis and by working on the U’s reopening plans for September.
Despite difficult times, Minneapolis Chief of Police Medaria Arradondo remains an optimist with a clear goal of transforming the culture of the MPD, reconciling with the community, and improving the quality of life for everyone in the city. Read more >>
Quirky characters help lift this initially depressing story into one of redemption and personal growth. More >>
Participants in Ted Bowman’s provocative “Resilient coping” workshop requested suggestions for books to help address the changes and challenges we’re all facing, from retirement to social upheaval. More >>
Noted grief and transitions educator Ted Bowman offered a sobering but hopeful presentation on “Resilient coping: Facing life course realities plus a pandemic and community upheaval” for UMRA’s first Living Well workshop via Zoom. Read more >>
Year of Yes is a humorous, autobiographical account of a highly successful woman who is prompted by an offhand remark to reevaluate her life. Read more >>