Minnesota is at the forefront of the “de-carbonization” of power, the result of both public policy and private sector leadership.
For those who like historical fiction and a “light” read with a happy ending, the UMRA Book Club recommends A Memory of Violets by Hazel Gaynor
Tech support available to retirees from the U’s Office of Information Technology and a demonstration of UMRA’s website were highlights of the workshop following UMRA’s March luncheon.
Thinking that meditation can only be learned by sitting with a personal guide? That personal guide can come to you via your smartphone.
Volunteer to change lives; help seniors and individuals with disabilities maintain their independence and continue living in their homes. Help at Your Door volunteers assist with transportation, home support, groceries, and in many other ways.
Committee will recommend candidates for officers and members for the Board of Directors to lead UMRA in 2018−19.
Nine grants totaling nearly $36,000 have been awarded to individuals who applied for 2018–19 funding from the Professional Development Grants for Retirees program.
Are you looking for somewhere to donate your extra books? Here are some resources to consider.
2018 Awards. In February, 2018 a subcommittee of the UMRA Grants Committee reviewed 10 applications for the Professional Development Grants for Retirees and recommended that 9 be approved. In March, Allen Levine, Vice President for Research announced the recipients of the 2018 Professional Development Grants for Retirees . The recipients represented the fields of Medicine, Art History, Indian Studies, Education, Design, Indian Studies, Information Studies, Graphic Arts, History, and Psychology.
Chances are, most of us will experience falling in our later years, but despite many commonly held myths about falling, it should not be considered a normal part of aging. Falls can be prevented.
Reflecting on their impressions of The Homeplace by J. Drew Lanham, Book Club members select the quote: “I am as much a scientist as I am a black man; my skin defines me no more than my heart does. …I’ve yet to have a wild creature question my identity.”
Whether eager to learn or skeptical of the practice of meditation, you will find the book Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics offers a beneficial experience.
The Book Club will meet Friday, March 16, at 2 p.m. to discuss A Memory of Violets by Hazel Gaynor.
Serve as a history judge for school kids. Or as a juror for budding lawyers at a mock traffic trial. Everyone will learn something, and the students will thank you!
Membership Committee reaches out to prospective retirees with Retirement Kit and invitation to sample what UMRA has to offer.
Keep UMRA invigorated! Nominate strong candidates for next year’s board and officers.
What if you were always introduced by the worst thing you have ever done? UMRA’s February luncheon speaker, criminal justice advocate Emily Baxter, posed this provocative question to inspire us to think deeply about the “empathy and opportunity chasm” that exists between those who are caught and convicted of criminal offenses and the rest of us.
UMRA members can help the University of Minnesota with a Call to Action
As you may have seen in our newsletter and on this website, the UMRA board is collaborating with the university’s office of Government Relations and the U of MN Alumni Association to gain support for the 2017 legislative funding request. This is a CRITICAL TIME and YOUR HELP IS NEEDED NOW! Click on the following link from the Office of Government Relations to see more about the status of the budget recommendations and what you can do to contact your legislators: z.umn.edu/act2017