A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a gritty but tender story of new immigrants and first-generation Amricans that still resonates today.
UMRA had around 600 members in August 2019. With help from U-Spatial we mapped the location of members in the Twin Cities area, both to show the distribution of members and to help our members see potential car-pool opportunities. Click to enlarge map. Use the Member Search to find other members by city, state and zip.
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Meet a retired economics professor who started his work life making and selling potholders door to door.
UMRA's new Travel Committee will partner with Roads Scholar to offer custom tours.
Members of UMRA's 2019-20 board of directors were elected in May.
Awards for outstanding service were presented to two UMRA members in May.
UMRA and URVC cooperate in promoting volunteerism by retirees.
UMRA members volunteer to serve a wide variety of University departments and community organizations.
The Diary of a Bookseller chronicles life in Scotland's largest second-hand bookstore in a funny, curmudgeonly way.
Published in 1925, the novel depicts a summer of selfishness and momentary happiness on Long Island.
At UMRA's 2019 Annual Meeting, Regent Chair David McMillan offered a candid description of the work of the Board of Regents, and underscored its committment to serving the U community.
At our April forum, Professor Steven Schondelmeyer exposed the brokenness of the U.S. prescription drug market.
Meet Judy Leahy Grimes, who loved her years spent working at the Humphrey School and had a “grand time” running a catering business in St. Paul.
Be on the lookout for an email announcing the debut of the new UMRA Salon.
Ron Anderson addresses the question, What components of wisdom grow or decline in our later lives?
Volunteers who assist in STEM events enjoy the achievements of the student participants every bit as much as the kids themselves.
The new volunteer management system Better Impact is now fully operational on the URVC website.
The Shoemaker’s Wife is a fictional story based on the author’s own grandparents’ experience.
During the business portion of our May 21 meeting, members in attendance will elect UMRA’s leadership for 2019–20.
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Michelle Obama's memoir will be discussed when the UMRA Book Club meets in September.
The Campus Club invites UMRA members to join them to Celebrate the beginning of a new academic year at the Campus Club! Sweet jazz music by Mill City Jazz, tasty samples from Crooked Water Spirits, delicious beef and vegetarian lettuce wraps from the Campus Club kitchen.
Road Scholar invites members of UMRA and OLLI at the University of Minnesota to an exclusive civil rights movement learning adventure in Atlanta and Montgomery, Selma, and Birmingham, Alabama, in March 2020. The deadline to enroll is September 15.
Discover India "off the beaten path" with tour guide and photographer Don Johnson.
"Shadows" will be the theme of the UMRA Photo Club's meeting in September.
UMRA’s Social Activities Committee invites you to tour the U’s Bee Lab and Raptor Center.
The UMRA Photo Club will meet for an outdoor photo shoot in May. Newcomers are welcome.
Herb Scherer will lead the discussion when the UMRA Book Club meets in May.
All members of UMRA are welcome to attend the next meeting of UMRA’s Financial and Legal Issues Group at John A. Knutson & Co., PLLP, in Falcon Heights.
You’re invited to the second UMRA Armchair Traveler program when Ron Anderson and David Hansen will show us Hong Kong and Poland through their photos and personal travel recollections.
The April meeting of UMRA’s Photo Club will begin with a discussion about possible locations for a spring/early summer photo shoot.
Mariah Snyder will lead a discussion of Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover when the UMRA Book Club meets on Friday, March 15, at 1666 Coffman in Falcon Heights. For more information, contact Pat Tollefson at email@example.com.
The March meeting of UMRA’s Photo Club will begin with a presentation on photo composition by photojournalist David Hansen.
Explore wines of the Northern and Southern Rhône regions of France. RSVP by February 28. Includes appetizers from the Campus Club Kitchen. In this class we will examine the ways in which climate and other factors create differences between Northern and Southern Rhône. We'll also cover all of the main grape varieties and how they are used differently in the key regions of the valley.
All UMRA members are cordially invited to the Finance & Legal Issues Group (FLG) planning meeting on February 21. It be held at John A. Knutson & Co., PLLP, in Falcon Heights. (Site contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-379-5732).
Judy Helgen will lead a discussion of The Radium Girls by Kate Moore when the UMRA Book Club meets on Friday, February 15, at 1666 Coffman in Falcon Heights. For more information, contact Pat Tollefson at email@example.com.
Photo Club meetings are full of fun and good conversation. Newcomers are welcome to join in the learning and laughter.
Kathy Cramer will lead the discussion when the UMRA Book Club holds its first meeting of the new year.
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