Stephen Mitchell’s Gilgamesh: A New English Version, published in 2004, has been acclaimed by scholars and critics alike as a lithe, muscular rendering of the epic of Gilgamesh, first published 5,000 years ago.
The overpayment by billions to health plans is well documented, and the fraudulent and surprising denials of claims has left some MA enrollees with large unexpected medical debt. This zoom session spreads awareness to rein in this privatized system and protect traditional Medicare funding.
UMRA’s Fourth Friday Book Club will meet April 28 to discuss Empire Falls by Richard Russo, winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. It is a familiar story of shuttered factories, failed businesses, and a diminished civic and cultural community.
UMRA members Pieranna Garavaso and her husband, Lory Lemke, will share images of their recent sojourn to northern Italy. Pieranna was born and raised in Verona and the pictures and information they will share come from their many trips there over the years, in particular its Roman monuments, museums, and churches.
UMRA members Vicki Gaylord and Larry Rudnick will share what they have learned about gathering, preserving, and sharing the life stories of family members living today while there are still opportunities to do so.
“Domesticated animals” is the theme for the in-person gathering of the UMRA Photo Club in April. For those interested in having lunch together first, meet at the Great Dragon Buffet, across the St. Anthony Shopping Center parking lot, at 11:30 a.m. Newcomers are welcome!
Last fall, the Office of Academic Clinical Affairs asked their Mini Medical School learners what they most wanted to hear from University experts, and the overwhelming majority said aging. In April, you can attend a Mini Medical School series of three lectures on aging. The series is free.
Welcome to spring, UMRA hikers. April is when the UMRA Hiking Club returns to two hikes a month, on the first and third Mondays of the month. We may still have snow on the ground in April, making urban paved and plowed trails a better option.
Members of UMRA’s Fourth Friday Book Club will discuss Minnesota-born author Louise Erdrich’s 1984 debut novel Love Medicine when they meet via Zoom in March. It is a story of love and survival, of the comic and the tragic.
UMRA has arranged an exclusive behind-the-scenes visit to the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine, including a meeting with long-time curator and collector Lois Hendrickson. This will be the second in UMRA’s new “Cabinets of Curiosity” series of visits to obscure and fascinating collections on the U of M Twin Cities campus.
Service to the University and community is a key element in UMRA’s mission, and our members have frequently asked about opportunities to team up with colleagues on activities. In response to these queries, UMRA’s new “Silver Gopher Service Corps” is making its debut in April.
Granddaughter Rosa Duffy and Professor Emeritus John Wright were among the many illustrious people who gathered on March 13 to celebrate Josie Johnson when she received the University of Minnesota Regents Award for “exceptionally valuable and meritorious service.”
The fictional story and characters portrayed in 'A House Among the Trees' are based on the last will of Maurice Sendak, the renowned author and illustrator of children’s books who died in 2012 and left his entire estate to his longtime personal assistant.
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More than two dozen UMRA members gathered for a behind-the-scenes visit to the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine on the U of M Twin Cities campus in early March.
For several years, journalist and author Jessica Bruder followed a group of retirees who lived in their vehicles, everything from small cars to worn out RVs, as they tried to piece together a subsistence lifestyle. Her book chronicles the challenges, the hardships, and the community these modern nomads created for themselves.
UMRA member and Professor Emerita Melissa Anderson has published a collection of five-line observations— peculiar, delightful, humorous and poignant—on academic life, based on her 36 years at the University.
Born and raised on the south side of Chicago in Roseland, where Barack Obama would later become a community organizer, Russell Luepker was inspired by his father to pursue a career that combined medicine and public health.
UMRA’s Professional Development Grants for Retirees program is pleased to announce nine awards totaling more than $41,000 in financial support for projects that reflect the University’s broad reach and presence, statewide and internationally.