We will meet at the Mel-O-Glaze bakery on 28th and Minnehaha Parkway and walk to Minnehaha Falls and then back again.
Some of the most valuable and rare maps in the world are held in UMN's own James Ford Bell Library, housed in Andersen Library See https://www.lib.umn.edu/collections/special/bell .
The first meeting of UMRA’s Family History Interest Group for 2023–24 will feature a presentation by Marilyn DeLong about sharing family stories and learning surprising family connections.
UMRA has a special opportunity to engage with the four newest members of the U of M Board of Regents on Wednesday, October 4, via Zoom. The purpose of the event is to share our perspectives as former University employees.
All UMRA members with an interest in photography are welcome to attend the meeting of the UMRA Photo Club on Tuesday, October 10. We welcome photographers of all abilities. Most of us are struggling amateurs. We laugh a lot and learn from sharing and talking about our pictures.
The walk along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis is always changing, with many attractions being added along both sides of the river and, now, the beautiful fall colors.
UMRA’s workshop on Open Enrollment for U of M retiree health plans for 2024 will include a briefing on the choice between Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) plans, by Jeff Snegosky of BCBS of Minnesota, followed by an overview of the U of M’s retiree health insurance plans, by Katie Kolodge from the Office of Human Resources.
Mary Jane Towle will lead the discussion of The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams.
To help us understand the growing movement in the U.S. to ban books, especially children’s literature, and the critical role of libraries to protect intellectual freedom, UMRA will welcome U of M Librarian Lisa Von Drasek (pictured) and Rochester Public Librarian Kimberly Edson as the guest speakers for our October luncheon forum at Midland Hills.
The Fourth Friday Book Club will meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. CDT on October 27 to discuss the life and narrative of Frederick Douglass.
Join us for a 5 mile moderately paced hike around Pleasant Lake located in the heart of North Oaks. It takes us past some of James J. Hill’s original farm buildings as well as beautiful homes built along the lakeshore. The trail is wide, generally flat and consists of packed dirt and crushed rock.
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The material world we live in is shaped by design. While popular discussions of design typically focus on fashion and furniture, design is fundamental in art, architecture, and indeed nearly all aspects of the everyday world around us. Goldstein Museum of Design curator Jean McElvain will demonstrate and discuss some of the fascinating and often unexpected holdings before we walk through the current gallery exhibit.
Get an insider's perspective on Santa Fe and Taos alongside local artists, exploring the Georgia O'Keeffe museum, enjoying traditional music and learning about native cultures. The deadline for reserving a space is June 2, 2023.
Please join us for an invigorating hike from The Monument located at the intersection of Mississippi RIver Blvd and Summit Avenue in St. Paul to Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis and back. This hike is on paved trails, approximately 5.5 miles in length, and will be at a pace suitable to the weather.
Korea and Japan: September 2022 Armchair Traveler
UMRA member Marilyn DeLong has experienced South Korea's rich history through research and outreach with multiple trips over 30 years that began with mentoring a Korean postdoctoral scholar who became a long-time colleague.
Kathy Jensen and Gary Engstrand traveled to Japan with their three adult children in August 2012.
Travel to South Korea and Japan
Wed, Sep 28 2022, 10am
Our next Armchair Traveler program will be on Wednesday, September 28, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. via Zoom. An invitation will be emailed to UMRA members a month before the meeting.
UMRA member Marilyn DeLong has experienced South Korea's rich history through research and outreach with multiple trips over 30 years that began with mentoring a Korean postdoctoral scholar who became a long-time colleague. As a professor in the College of Human Ecology and then in the College of Design, Marilyn conducted continuous Korean projects, from the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul to the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. She will share her knowledge of Korean culture gained through her numerous trips and continuous relationship with her colleague's family of three generations. Marilyn stayed with the family for extended periods and experienced the festivals and ceremonies of traditional Korea.
Kathy Jensen and Gary Engstrand traveled to Japan with their three adult children in August 2012. They will share family photos, stories about culture shock on what was their first (and, so far, only) trip to the Far East, and highlights from the places they visited including Hiroshima, Kyoto, and Tokyo. Kathy worked at the U for 28 years and retired in September 2020 as the director of digital communications for University Relations. Gary worked in administrative positions at the U for 43 years and retired in June 2016.
—Lynn C. Anderson, Armchair Traveler chair