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At UMRA’s annual meeting on May 22 the membership elected the slate of candidates presented by the Nominating Committee for UMRA’s 2018–19 Board, including Bill Donohue as our new president-elect and Lynn Anderson our new secretary. In keeping with UMRA tradition, Jerry Rinehart, who served as president-elect for the past year, will lead the Board as president. During its meeting earlier in the afternoon, the Board approved increases in membership and luncheon/buffet fees for the coming year.

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Jun 4 2018

UMRA was pleased to host President Eric Kaler at its 2018 Annual Meeting on May 22. The president outlined major challenges facing the University, and provided updates on the University’s strategic plan and ambitious $4 billion capital campaign.

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Jun 2 2018

Prof. Joseph Gaugler, newly named to an endowed chair in the School of Public Health and the speaker for the workshop following UMRA’s April luncheon meeting, is profiled in a feature story in the Spring 2018 issue of Legacy, published by the U of M Foundation. The article highlights his pioneering work to help family members who provide care for people with Alzheimer’s and related diseases.   See the article.

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May 16 2018

Author delivers a riveting account of his parents’ determination to survive the chaotic events that took place during the reign of Robert Mugabe.

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May 1 2018

“Eighty-three percent of all help provided for persons with Alzheimer’s and related diseases comes from family members,” Joseph Gaugler, a gerontologist and professor of long-term care, noted in his presentation following UMRA’s April luncheon.

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May 1 2018

Prof. Erika Lee addressed the complicated nature of the United States’ approach to immigration and provided a “quick tour” of the country’s history of xenophobia, beginning in the mid 1700s.

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May 1 2018

Of the many places to find meditation classes in the Twin Cities, two that have attracted UMRA members are the University’s Center for Spirituality and Healing and the Common Ground Meditation Center in Minneapolis.

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May 1 2018

The seven individuals up for election to UMRA's 2018–19 Board of Directors offer a wealth of experience from the University of Minnesota and beyond. 

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May 1 2018

Memory loss is frightening for all of us. The Lyngblomsten Care Center in St. Paul offers programs to assist both clients suffering from memory loss and their caregivers. There are two ways you can help.

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May 1 2018

Parking reservations available for UMRA luncheons

Parking reservations available for UMRA luncheons

UMRA is pleased to announce that the parking reservation program, which began as a pilot last spring, will be continued for 2017-18 UMRA luncheons. We are grateful to University of Minnesota Parking and Transportation staff for designing and providing this service. The program will be available only on UMRA luncheon days and guarantees access only to a parking space in the East River Road Garage.

How do I make a parking reservation?  Make a reservation for parking when you make a    reservation for the UMRA luncheon. Both reservations must be made before noon on Thursday before each luncheon. Contact Judy Leahy Grimes (jleahy4654@aol.com, or 651-698-4387). If you have made luncheon reservations for the entire year, you must contact Judy to also make a parking reservation.

How do I use my parking reservation? Enter the University's East River Road Garage main entrance off East River Road between 10 a.m. and noon on the day of the luncheon. Inform the attendant at the entrance booth that you have an UMRA parking reservation, and you will be admitted to the garage. On exiting, pay and use your UMRA parking coupons as you do now.

UMRA encourages members to use this service. During the academic year and inclement weather, the East River Road Garage is frequently full. This service will ensure access to this garage for UMRA members with parking reservations on our luncheon days.

-- Kathleen O'Brien

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September 1, 2017