• From the President

    This is my first column as UMRA’s president, and I’m looking forward to the year ahead. As I write this, it’s not yet clear when we will be able to meet again in person and inside, but we’ve begun to plan our transition back. More …

    Purple coneflowers.
    Photo by John Anderson, UMRA Photo Club member

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    Practicing social distancing. Photo by Ewa Prochniewicz

♦     UMRA September & October 2021 Programming     ♦

UMRA Forum

Dean, Medical School; VP of Health Sciences
September 28, 2021 - 12:00pm

Jakub Tolar, MD, PhD, will share with us the story of how the faculty, staff, and students at the University of Minnesota Medical School responded to the coronavirus pandemic in an unprecedented effort of adaptation, collaboration, and service.

October 12, 2021 - 9:00am

UMRA is pleased to welcome Regent Emeritus Rick Beeson as our guest speaker for UMRA A.M. on October 12. He will speak on the current state of the University, including the U’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and share his reflections on his time as a member and chair of the Board of Regents. 

Special Forum

September 21, 2021 - 11:00am

Humphrey School Senior Fellow Jay Kiedrowski will be joined by Professor and President Emeritus Robert Bruininks for this special forum to discuss the proposed amendments to the Minneapolis city charter that will be on the ballot in November.