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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Both the new Bell Museum and the Festival of Nations, the longest-running multicultural festival in the Midwest, are accepting applications for volunteers.
The new website will serve as the front door to an online volunteer management system powered by Better Impact.
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.
Meet UMRA member Virgil Larson, who grew up on a farm, loves the outdoors, and has a Ph.D. in low temperature physics.
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.
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Newcomers are welcome to join in the learning and fun experienced at the monthly meetings of UMRA’s Photo Club.
Kathryn Sedo will lead the discussion of The Nest, by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney.
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.
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.
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