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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
Good news. All of UMRA’s monthly program meetings will be held in the spacious West Wing Dining Room in the coming program year. Read More>
March Meeting: Luncheon ♦ Forum ♦ Workshop
March 26, 2019 - 11:30am
Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie Gildea
West Wing Dining Room, Campus Club
Fourth Floor, Coffman Memorial Union
Seared wild Alaskan salmon with tarragon butter over colcannon potatoes with broccoli.
UMM alumna Lorie Gildea will reflect on her work as chief justice and the effectiveness of the judicial system in Minnesota.
Living Well Workshop
March 26, 2019 - 1:30pm
Neurologist Michael Howell, M.D., an associate professor and vice chair of education in the Department of Neurology, will be the presenter for our March workshop on how sleep patterns are affected by aging.
2019 Awards. In March 2019, a subcommittee of the UMRA Grants Committee reviewed 6 applications for the Professional Development Grants for Retirees and recommended that 5 be approved and 1 be asked to resubmit. In March Allen Levine, Vice President for Research announced the recipients of the 2019 Professional Development Grants for Retirees . The recipients represented CLA, CSOM, MED, Law Clinic and University Libraries. The abstracts of the grants are listed on the 2019 PDGR Abstracts page.
Athletic Director Mark Coyle provided an engaging and candid presentation on the direction and accomplishments of the U’s Athletics department.
The Radium Girls by Kate Moore is a compelling book on a repeating theme: dangers in the workplace or community that take too long to be recognized.
A new online bulletin board and discussion area for members of UMRA will soon debut on the UMRA website.
Claudia Parliament explains how returning to synchronized swimming after a 32-year hiatus has significantly altered her life.
The Bakken Museum in Minneapolis nurtures enthusiasm for science with a special emphasis on electricity and medicine.
Meet UMRA member Camilla Reiersgord, who worked in Dr. Ancel Keyes’ lab in the 1950s and is a founding member of Minnesota Women Lawyers.
Representatives from the Office of Human Resources gave an update on a pending change in vendor for the U’s pension plan.
An audio recording and slides of UMRA’s February forum are now available on UMRA’s website.
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.
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.
Three meditators started the workshop by describing what got them into mindfulness meditation and then offered testimonials to its benefits.
Meet UMRA member Vern Cardwell, distinguished both as a professor and for the years he spent getting down-to-earth in Africa.
A recent downturn in physical health led to unexpected freedom and new meaning for Ron Anderson.
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.
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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