News

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

May Meeting and Festive Luncheon Requires Your Choice

Luncheon features your choice among four entrées

Please be sure to indicate your menu selection when you send in your reservations.  (Prepaid members should contact volunteer reservationist Judy Leahy Grimes with their entrée choices and to confirm their reservations.)

Social Time

Come mingle with friends and colleagues in the Campus Club Bar & Lounge.  Coffee is available at 10:30 a.m.; the Wine and Beer cash bar opens at 11 a.m.; at 11:45 we will move to ABC for Lunch.

Program will follow a brief business meeting and the election of officers and board members for 2017–18.

Menu

All meals are served with fresh-baked bread and seasonal vegetables. Please select one entrée from the following:

1. Trout Fillet, Brown Butter and Almonds: Oven- roasted trout drizzled with Hope Creamery brown butter, lemon, and toasted almonds

2. Ricotta-Stuffed Chicken: Boneless skinless chicken breast stuffed with bacon and ricotta, pan seared and served with demi-glace

3. Rainbow Chard and Wild Rice Dolmades: Minnesota wild rice mixed with roasted vegetables and herbs, rolled in chard leaves. Served with dried fruit compote. (Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan option)

4. Beef Ribeye Steak: Grilled to medium rare and sauced with red wine demi-glace. Served with skin-on garlic mashed potatoes

Finale for all: assorted organic cookies, fresh brewed coffee, and water will be served.

Deadline for Reservations: Wednesday, May 17 

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 12:15pm
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April 30, 2017