News

Minnesota is at the forefront of the “de-carbonization” of power, the result of both public policy and private sector leadership. 

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Apr 5 2018

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

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Apr 5 2018

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. 

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Apr 5 2018

Thinking that meditation can only be learned by sitting with a personal guide? That personal guide can come to you via your smartphone. 

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Apr 5 2018

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. 

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Apr 5 2018

Committee will recommend candidates for officers and members for the Board of Directors to lead UMRA in 2018−19.

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Apr 5 2018

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.

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Apr 5 2018

Are you looking for somewhere to donate your extra books? Here are some resources to consider. 

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Apr 5 2018

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. 

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Mar 19 2018

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. 

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Mar 5 2018

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.”

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Mar 5 2018

Whether eager to learn or skeptical of the practice of meditation, you will find the book Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics offers a beneficial experience.

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Mar 5 2018

The Book Club will meet Friday, March 16, at 2 p.m. to discuss A Memory of Violets by Hazel Gaynor.

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Mar 5 2018

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!

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Mar 5 2018

Membership Committee reaches out to prospective retirees with Retirement Kit and invitation to sample what UMRA has to offer. 

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Mar 5 2018

Keep UMRA invigorated! Nominate strong candidates for next year’s board and officers.

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Mar 5 2018

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. 

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Mar 5 2018

Candidate for election as Secretary

Judy Garrard was a psychologist and faculty member in the health sciences at the University for 44 years, prior to retiring in 2015. Judy began as curriculum evaluator in the Medical School, then transferred to the School of Public Health (SPH) in 1978 as an associate professor. After postgraduate work in epidemiology, she led research teams in psychotropic medication use by the elderly, resulting in over 100 peer-reviewed publications. Her other research topics included pharmacoepidemiology of anti-epileptic drugs, disparities in mental health services, Hepatitis C treatment, and federal narcoleptic medication policies. She taught graduate courses in research methods and program evaluation and received the SPH Award for Excellence in Teaching. Judy was the senior associate dean for Research and Academic Affairs in SPH for eight years. Throughout her career, she was active in faculty governance at the school and University levels, including chair of FCC.

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 12:45pm
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