UMRA advocates for regents of integrity and good will
We hope the Legislature will elect regents who will help foster the U in all its missions and preserve it as an educational and economic engine of the State. Read more >>
Photo Club now on Shutterfly
The Photo Club has recently started posting its theme pictures online. If you want to see those from the last few months, go to umraphotoclub.shutterfly.com. You’re in for a treat!
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From the President
Thanks to our collective work and dedication, UMRA is thriving today and, I believe, well-positioned to serve University retirees going forward. Read More>
February Meeting: Luncheon ♦ Forum ♦ Workshop
February 26, 2019 - 11:30am
Athletic Director Mark Coyle
Conference Room ABC, Campus Club
Fourth Floor, Coffman Memorial Union
Ferndale market turkey and wild rice meatloaf with mushroom demi-glace, mashed sweet potatoes, and broccoli.
AD Mark Coyle will join our February 26 luncheon to talk about “Gopher Advocacy,” addressing the current state of U of M Athletics and commenting on the national intercollegiate athletic scene.
Living Well Workshop
February 26, 2019 - 1:30pm
Representatives from the Office of Human Resources will present and discuss with us changes being made to the University’s Faculty Retirement Plan. These changes will be rolled out during 2019 and should be of interest to all persons with funds in the Faculty Retirement Plan.
Please attend the workshop to hear about the changes and ask questions.
We hope the Legislature will elect regents who will help foster the U in all its missions and preserve it as an educational and economic engine of the State.
This commentary was published in the Star Tribune editorial pages on February 18, 2019.
A recent downturn in physical health led to unexpected freedom and new meaning for Ron Anderson.
Meet UMRA member Vern Cardwell, distinguished both as a professor and for the years he spent getting down-to-earth in Africa.
Three meditators started the workshop by describing what got them into mindfulness meditation and then offered testimonials to its benefits.
PBS correspondent and University of St. Thomas educator Fred de Sam Lazaro gave a marvelous presentation on his globe-spanning career as a broadcast journalist.
The chair of the Nominating Committee wants your suggestions for anyone you think should be considered as a candidate for UMRA's board of directors-yourself included.
You could change a life—for the better. Consider contributing your skills by volunteering for one or more of these opportunities
The Care and Management of Lies by Jacqueline Winspear tells the story of three young people from rural England at the time of World War
In early January, several members of UMRA met with leaders of the U of M Regents Candidate Advisory Committee to determine how groups like ours can participate in the selection of regents. The discussion identified several ways.
U of M political science professor Kathryn Pearson presented a comprehensive review of both the November midterm election results and the electorate, depicting voting behavior by turnout, gender, age, race, education, and region.
Would you like to be involved in the selection of next year’s Board of Directors and officers? If so, the chair of UMRA’s Nominating Committee would like to hear from you.
The Nest, a best-selling debut novel by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, stimulated much discussion.
This year’s Professional Development Grants for Retirees awards will be announced in March. The application deadline was December 14.
The University Retiree Volunteers Center will soon be offering a better way to explore opportunities and manage your volunteer activities.
Taking pictures and being an active member of the UMRA Photo Club has enhanced Ron Anderson’s life as a retired person in many ways.
Ted Bowman, who specializes in helping individuals, families, organizations, and communities deal with loss, change, and transition, led the November UMRA Cares Committee workshop.
Meet UMRA member Carol Urness, a world traveler, bookstore owner, and published author whose first “big” job was washing and waxing her great-uncle Sam’s immense Cadillac.