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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

Candidate for Board of Directors Cardwell

Vernon Cardwell retired (2012) from the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS). He specialized in education, crop physiology, crop management, seed technology, and hand-powered post-harvest tools. A Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor, he taught for 45 years, teaching 28 different courses and developing 14 new courses while advising 25 to 30 undergraduates per year and serving on 55 graduate committees. He was actively involved in ag-literacy efforts with Minnesota Ag-In-The-Classroom and nationally with Food, Land and People (FLP), and used topics of food, land, water and climate to enhance science for K-8 teachers in summer workshops. He was president of the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) and American Society of Agronomy (ASA). He began volunteer work with Compatible Technology International in August 2011 where he developed a prototype peanut lifter that is animal powered, a peanut stripper, peanut sheller, and pearl millet/sorghum thresher for use in Africa, devices that are now being manufactured in Africa.

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 12:45pm
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April 30, 2017