• From the President

    The Retirement Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Faculty Affairs is considering a retirement tier in the University’s retirement plan, adding both investment and planning tools and products. Read more >>


    The sighting of a cardinal brightens any winter day.
    Photo by Jean Kinsey

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    Practicing social distancing. Photo by Ewa Prochniewicz

January 2021     ♦    Two Online Forums     ♦     Online Workshop     ♦     Free

UMRA Forum

January 26, 2021 - 12:00pm

Brad Holschuh, PhD, co-director of the interdisciplinary Wearable Technology Laboratory (WTL) in the U of M College of Design, will highlight the work of the lab and recent advancements in technologies that can be integrated into fabrics. 

February 9, 2021 - 9:00am

What does a community need to be safe? Why didn’t many prior attempts at police reform prevent what we witnessed on May 25? We’ll hear from UMRA member Greg Hestness, who, following 28 years of service with the Minneapolis Police Department, served as the U’s AVP of public safety and chief of police.

Living Well Workshop

February 16, 2021 - 11:00am

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.