News Archives

Year of Yes is a humorous, autobiographical account of a highly successful woman who is prompted by an offhand remark to reevaluate her life. Read more >>

 

Publication date: June 23, 2020

Health economic Jon Christianson, PhD, laid out the uncertain future of Medicare during UMRA’s June forum via Zoom. Read more >>

Publication date: June 17, 2020

Minnesota Commissioner of Management and Budget Myron Frans offered a crisp and clear description of the State’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic during UMRA’s May 2020 Forum, the first in the history of our association to be convened remotely. Read more >

 

Publication date: May 24, 2020

Congratulations to the officers and to the new and returning members elected to serve on UMRA’s board of directors for 2020–21. Read more >

Publication date: May 24, 2020

Delia Owens’ novel is “… an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder.” Read more >

Publication date: May 20, 2020

CATSS, the Center for Applied and Translational Sensory Science at the U of M, is recruiting participants ages 60 and older for a study of social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more >

Publication date: April 28, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has come to dominate our lives, disrupting travel, trade, work, and social life. Heroic efforts are now being made across the globe to mitigate the individual and population effects of this novel corona virus. The responses of scientific communities to this pandemic have been amazing.

Publication date: April 27, 2020

In the last five weeks, more than 26 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits and, says U of M economist V. V. Chari, the economic pain is surely just starting. 

Publication date: April 27, 2020

Meet UMRA member Marjorie Savage who, after a lifetime of jobs in the humanities, decided to embrace life as a "citizen scientist."

Publication date: April 26, 2020

Even before the coronavirus changed everything, two veteran world travelers decided they may never travel for a winter vacation again. 

Publication date: April 26, 2020

For the past five years, Jeanne Markell, pictured here with her husband, Michael, has had the rewarding experience of volunteering through the U of M’s 1Health Community Teacher Program.

Publication date: April 26, 2020

With Dick Poppele’s retirement from UMRA leadership, the Professional Development Grants for Retirees program is transitioning to another outstanding leader, John Bantle, MD.

Publication date: April 26, 2020

While many of us are feeling stuck at home, UMRA Webmaster Cathy Lee Gierke is glad to have finally arrived home after returning from a volunteer assignment halfway around the world.

Publication date: April 26, 2020

In 2016, author Dani Shapiro submitted her DNA to a genetic testing service for analysis. The results shocked her.

Publication date: April 24, 2020

Meet Earl Nolting (pictured left with John and Judith Sullivan), a longtime UMRA member who brightens the day of everyone he meets.

Publication date: March 26, 2020

Seven phases of aging provide a framework for describing what Helen Carlson has come to think of as her “gifts of aging.”

Publication date: March 26, 2020

The University Retirees Volunteer Center would like to offer a testimonial on the benefits of volunteering, to both recipients and volunteers.

Publication date: March 26, 2020

Karen LaBat, Morse Distinguished Professor Emerita, College of Design, is among 10 members of UMRA to receive 2020-21 awards from the University of Minnesota’s Professional Development Grants for Retirees program. 

Publication date: March 26, 2020

The Nominating Committee has completed a slate of candidates to serve on the UMRA Board of Directors for the coming program year.

Publication date: March 26, 2020

The Office of Human Resources has asked us to share with UMRA members a notice regarding the transition from Securian to Fidelity in the administration of the University’s retirement plans. It postpones the change until June 12, 2020, and indicates there will be no blackout period from March 20 to April 13.

—Bill Donohue, President UMRA

 

Publication date: March 17, 2020

Event Archives

Event date: May 15 2020 - 2:00pm

Beth Bedell will lead the discussion of Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens when the UMRA Book Club meets via Zoom at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 15.


Event date: May 12 2020 - 12:30am
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For the May meeting we will focus on theme pictures and the theme is “food.”


Event date: Apr 25 2020 - 1:00pm

POSTPONED.
The Twins vs. Red Sox game on April 25 has been postponed.

Join fellow UMRA members for an April baseball outing to Target Field on U of M Day to cheer the Minnesota Twins when they play the Boston Red Sox.


Event date: Apr 14 2020 - 3:15pm

 

CANCELED.
The Armchair Traveler program scheduled for Tuesday, April 14, has been canceled. I hope to reschedule Ryan Mattke and Ron Anderson for September. 
— Lynn C. Anderson

 

 

 


Event date: Mar 20 2020 - 2:00pm


CANCELED
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The meeting of the UMRA Book Club scheduled for March 20 has been canceled because 1666 Coffman has restricted visitor access to the building.  

 


Event date: Mar 10 2020 - 12:30am

"Water" will be the meeting theme when the UMRA Photo Club gathers for its March meeting at the St. Anthony Library.


Event date: Feb 21 2020 - 2:00pm

Stephanie Daily will lead a discussion of Leadership: In Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin (initially scheduled for discussion in January) when the UMRA Book Club meets at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 17, at 1666 Coffman in Falcon Heights.


Event date: Feb 11 2020 - 12:30am

“Doors” will be the meeting theme when the UMRA Photo Club gathers for its February meeting at the St. Anthony Library.


Event date: Jan 17 2020 - 2:00pm

Stephanie Daily will lead the discussion of Leadership: In Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin when the UMRA Book Club meets at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 17, at 1666 Coffman in Falcon Heights.


Event date: Jan 14 2020 - 3:15pm

The two-part January 14 Armchair Traveler “tour” will feature photos and recollections from Papua New Guinea and a Great Northern Lights cruise along the coast of Norway.


Event date: Jan 14 2020 - 1:00pm

The Photo Club will meet at the Highland Park Community Center in St. Paul on January 14, so members, if interested, can attend the meeting of UMRA’s Armchair Traveler group starting in the same room immediately afterwards. 


Event date: Dec 17 2019 - 4:00pm

Join the fun as UMRA hosts its very first Holiday Party from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17, in the Campus Club West Wing Dining Room.


Event date: Nov 21 2019 - 2:00pm

Making tax-wise contributions to charities is one important issue that will be discussed when UMRA's Financial & Legal Issues Group meets in November.


Event date: Nov 15 2019 - 2:00pm

Kathryn Sedo will lead a discussion of Main Street by Sinclair Lewis when the UMRA Book Club meets on November 15.


Event date: Nov 12 2019 - 3:30pm

"Costumes" will be the theme when the UMRA Photo Club meets in November.


Event date: Oct 22 2019 - 10:00am

If you've joined UMRA since November 1, 2018, please come to the New Member Welcome Reception and Orientation before the luncheon meeting on October 22.


Event date: Oct 18 2019 - 2:00pm

Fanny Flag's novel The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion will be discussed when the UMRA Book Club meets in October. 


Event date: Oct 14 2019 - 2:00pm

FLG invites members to learn how estate planning can protect your legacy


Event date: Oct 8 2019 - 12:30pm

"Color" will be the theme when the UMRA Photo Club meets October 8.


Event date: Sep 20 2019 - 2:00pm

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