News Archives

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a gritty but tender story of new immigrants and first-generation Amricans that still resonates today.

Publication date: September 16, 2019

Minnesota UMRA Members

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.

Publication date: September 11, 2019

If you have not yet installed Duo, we have a few tips.  There are so many different scenarios (phone type, apps you use, etc) that there is no one simple explanation.  Check out these tips.

Publication date: August 29, 2019

Craig and Janet Swan at the Carrara marble quarries in Italy

Meet a retired economics professor who started his work life making and selling potholders door to door.

Publication date: August 19, 2019

UMRA's new Travel Committee will partner with Roads Scholar to offer custom tours.

Publication date: August 19, 2019

Members of UMRA's 2019-20 board of directors were elected in May.

Publication date: August 19, 2019

Awards for outstanding service were presented to two UMRA members in May.

Publication date: August 19, 2019

UMRA and URVC cooperate in promoting volunteerism by retirees.

Publication date: August 19, 2019

UMRA members volunteer to serve a wide variety of University departments and community organizations. 

Publication date: August 19, 2019

The Diary of a Bookseller chronicles life in Scotland's largest second-hand bookstore in a funny, curmudgeonly way.

Publication date: August 15, 2019

Published in 1925, the novel depicts a summer of selfishness and momentary happiness on Long Island.

Publication date: June 18, 2019

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.

Publication date: May 28, 2019

At our April forum, Professor Steven Schondelmeyer exposed the brokenness of the U.S. prescription drug market.

Publication date: April 30, 2019

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.

Publication date: April 30, 2019

Be on the lookout for an email announcing the debut of the new UMRA Salon.

Publication date: April 30, 2019

Ron Anderson addresses the question, What components of wisdom grow or decline in our later lives?

Publication date: April 30, 2019

Volunteers who assist in STEM events enjoy the achievements of the student participants every bit as much as the kids themselves.

Publication date: April 30, 2019

The new volunteer management system Better Impact is now fully operational on the URVC website.

Publication date: April 30, 2019

The Shoemaker’s Wife is a fictional story based on the author’s own grandparents’ experience.

Publication date: April 30, 2019

During the business portion of our May 21 meeting, members in attendance will elect UMRA’s leadership for 2019–20.

Publication date: April 30, 2019

Event Archives

Event date: Sep 20 2019 - 2:00pm

Michelle Obama's memoir will be discussed when the UMRA Book Club meets in September.


Event date: Sep 19 2019 - 4:00pm

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.


Event date: Sep 15 2019 - 11:00pm

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.


Event date: Sep 10 2019 - 3:30pm

Discover India "off the beaten path" with tour guide and photographer Don Johnson.


Event date: Sep 10 2019 - 12:30pm

"Shadows" will be the theme of the UMRA Photo Club's meeting in September.


Event date: Jul 25 2019 - 2:00pm

UMRA’s Social Activities Committee invites you to tour the U’s Bee Lab and Raptor Center.


Event date: May 18 2019 - 2:00pm

The UMRA Photo Club will meet for an outdoor photo shoot in May. Newcomers are welcome.


Event date: May 17 2019 - 2:00pm

Herb Scherer will lead the discussion when the UMRA Book Club meets in May.


Event date: May 10 2019 - 4:00pm
The Social Activities Committee invites you to join UMAA in the celebration of U of M Day with the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Pregame gathering begins at the Alumni owned Fulton Taproom at 4 p.m.
414 N 6th Ave, Minneapolis.  At 5 p.m. in the Target Field Station Plaza, get your limited-edition U of M themed hat and participate in a bevy of other activities.

Event date: May 9 2019 - 2:00pm

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.


Event date: Apr 19 2019 - 2:00pm

Laura Erickson will lead a discussion of The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani, when the UMRA Book Club meets at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 19, at the 1666 Coffman building on Larpenteur Avenue in Falcon Heights. For more information, contact Pat Tollefson at p-toll@umn.edu.


Event date: Apr 9 2019 - 3:30pm

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.


Event date: Apr 9 2019 - 12:30pm

The April meeting of UMRA’s Photo Club will begin with a discussion about possible locations for a spring/early summer photo shoot.


Event date: Mar 15 2019 - 2:00pm

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 p-toll@umn.edu.


Event date: Mar 12 2019 - 12:30pm

 

The March meeting of UMRA’s Photo Club will begin with a presentation on photo composition by photojournalist David Hansen. 

 


Event date: Mar 7 2019 - 5:45pm

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.


Event date: Feb 21 2019 - 2:00pm

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: kelm@jakcpa.com or 651-379-5732).


Event date: Feb 15 2019 - 2:00pm

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 p-toll@umn.edu.


Event date: Feb 12 2019 - 12:30pm

Photo Club meetings are full of fun and good conversation. Newcomers are welcome to join in the learning and laughter.


Event date: Jan 18 2019 - 2:00pm

Kathy Cramer will lead the discussion when the UMRA Book Club holds its first meeting of the new year.