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UMRA Forum

Jill Hasday

Tue, September 26 2023, 11am

Jill Hasday
Distinguished McKnight University Professor and Centennial Professor of Law
University of Minnesota Law School

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued several contentious decisions over its past two terms, and the court’s conservative majority has left an indelible mark on American jurisprudence. Professor Jill Hasday, the guest speaker for UMRA’s September luncheon forum, will discuss the meaning and impact of what’s happened. 

Living Well Workshop

Meredith Adams

Tue, September 19 2023, 11am

Meredith E. Adams, MD MS
Associate Professor and Chief
Division of Otology and Neurotology
Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

We are fortunate to have two U of M experts on hearing and healthy aging, including Meredith E. Adams, MD, to present our first workshop of UMRA’s new program year. You can submit a question in advance when you register for this free Zoom webinar.

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Great Short Works of Herman Melville
Sep 22 2023, 2pm

We will discuss three famous short stories by Herman Melville. These classics are widely available. Even if we have studied them before, we will surely have new insights into these well-told tales by this great 19th-century American author.

Como Lakeside Pavillion
Sep 25 2023, 9:30am

Please join us to hike around Como Lake. This will be a moderately paced hike on a level paved pathway. We will hike around the lake and wander a bit off the beaten path for a total of 4 to 5 miles. A shorter option is available for those that want to hike less.


Paul Ranelli, UMRA summer 2023 Mississippi River cruise

Meet UMRA member Paul Ranelli, a man of many talents. His LinkedIn profile identifies him as professor emeritus, Santa Claus, photographer, voice talent, and public address announcer. Funny AND educated! 

Wheaties 1987 Twins World Series box

With this year’s World Series coming up soon, UMRA member Ron Matross is savoring memories of sharing America’s pastime with his son at the old Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis in the 1980s. Those were glory days for the Minnesota Twins. 


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