News Archives

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

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

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

At our March workshop, sleep expert Muna Irfan, M.D., offered an enlightening and useful presentation on sleep, sleep disorders, and ways to improve sleep.

Publication date: April 1, 2019

At our March forum, Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice (and U of M alumna) Lorie Gildea offered a comprehensive and compelling review of the state judicial system. 

Publication date: April 1, 2019

Educated, Tara Westover’s story of her journey from a childhood spent in an Idaho junkyard to higher education at Cambridge University, is an unsettling read for some.

Publication date: April 1, 2019

Both the new Bell Museum and the Festival of Nations, the longest-running multicultural festival in the Midwest, are accepting applications for volunteers.

Publication date: April 1, 2019

The new website will serve as the front door to an online volunteer management system powered by Better Impact.

Publication date: April 1, 2019

For John Anderson, the fun of interacting with young people who are enthusiastic about joining the U of M community has not changed since his retirement.

Publication date: April 1, 2019

Meet UMRA member Virgil Larson, who grew up on a farm, loves the outdoors, and has a Ph.D. in low temperature physics.

Publication date: April 1, 2019

University retirees associated with the Law School, Medical School, Carlson School, College of Liberal Arts, and Libraries have been awarded 2019-20 grants from the PRDG program.

Publication date: April 1, 2019

2019 Awards. In March 2019, a subcommittee of the UMRA Grants Committee reviewed 6 applications for the Professional Development Grants for Retirees and recommended that 5 be approved and 1 be asked to resubmit. In March Allen Levine, Vice President for Research announced the recipients of the 2019 Professional Development Grants for Retirees . The recipients represented CLA, CSOM, MED, Law Clinic and University Libraries. The abstracts of the grants are listed on the 2019 PDGR Abstracts page.

Publication date: March 11, 2019

Athletic Director Mark Coyle provided an engaging and candid presentation on the direction and accomplishments of the U’s Athletics department.

Publication date: March 5, 2019

Event Archives

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.


Event date: Jan 8 2019 - 4:15pm

Join us for UMRA’s first Armchair Traveler program when Jean Kinsey, Craig Swan, and Lynn Anderson will take us to the United Arab Emirates, Mongolia, and Germany. Armchair Traveler is a new initiative of UMRA’s Social Activities Committee.


Event date: Jan 8 2019 - 12:30pm
Flamingos

Newcomers are welcome to join in the learning and fun experienced at the monthly meetings of UMRA’s Photo Club.


Event date: Nov 16 2018 - 2:00pm

Kathryn Sedo will lead the discussion of The Nest, by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney.


Event date: Nov 14 2018 - 2:00pm

UMRA’s Finance & Legal Interest Group invites you to an income tax management session to learn how the new tax code may impact your financial status.


Event date: Nov 13 2018 - 12:30pm

Members of the Photo Club will discuss themes for future meetings (nighttime photography and focusing on multiple images are two examples) when they meet November 13.


Event date: Oct 30 2018 - 1:30am

RSVP by 10/23. Everyone invited! One of UMRA's strategic goals is to increase our visibility and partnerships within the University, and we have an important opportunity to do so.