UW Retirement Association

April 23, 2020

News & Events – April 22, 2020

Check out the interview with James Banks, UW professor emeritus of education and UWRA member, HERE. Banks, the founding director of the UW’s Center for Multicultural Education (now the Banks Center for Educational Justice), is the author of a new collection drawn from his career in educational research.

Earth Day

Ask Your Farmer Instagram Live: UW Farm manager Perry Acworth will talk about the farm’s continued work and answer questions live on Instagram. Date, Time: Thursday, April 23, 11:00 a.m. Learn more HERE.

Take the 50 for 50 Earth Day Pledge: The 50 for 50 Pledge includes actions and resources for Earth Day 2020 and beyond. Learn more and take the pledge HERE.

UW‘s COVID-19 Response

UW Facilities worked quickly to create new lab space to increase testing capabilities. Read about that and other projects by UW Facilities HERE.

Across the University, 3D printers are making face shield cradles for healthcare workers. Read about the design and implementation process HERE.

UW’s Center for the Science of Social Connection has a great list of ways to stay connected and reach out to others. Read the list HERE.

Just for Fun

Meany Performances: If you are missing your trips to Meany Performances, they have uploaded some videos to YouTube.

UW Scandinavian Department’s podcast Crossing North is about Nordic and Baltic society and culture. Episodes feature interviews with authors, performers, and leaders from Scandinavia and the Baltic, as well as discussions with faculty in the Scandinavian Studies Department and Baltic Studies Program. Find episodes or subscribe HERE.

 Innovations in Aging and Multigen Lunchtime Series: What is Internal Age? Featuring Wendy Lustbader, UW School of Social Work. Date, Time: April 23, 12:30 -1:30 p.m. To get the Zoom link or to find out about other sessions, click HERE.

Recommended by Our Members

What are you reading, watching, listening to? Send your suggestions to retiremt@uw.edu.

 The Best of Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity annual book award winners make for good reads, says UWRA board member Tom Hinckley.  Here they are, with local availability:

  • 2019 Grand Prize and Mountain Environment and Natural History Award: Down from the Mountain: The Life and Death of a Grizzly Bear, by Bryce Andrews. – UW Libraries (ebook), SPL (ebook and audio)
  • 2019 Adventure Travel: The Sun is a Compass: A 4,000-Mile Journey into the Alaskan Wilds, by Caroline Van Hemert. SPL (ebook and audio), KCLS (ebook and audio)
  • 2018 Grand Prize and the Mountain Fiction and Poetry Prize: The Eight Mountains by Paolo Cognetti SPL (audio), KCLS (ebook)
  • 2015 Grand Prize and the Mountain Fiction and Poetry Prize: Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese (a First Nations member who unfortunately died in 2017). SPL (ebook and audio), KCLS (ebook and audio)

Tom also recommends Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Wall Kimmerer. UW (ebook), SPL (ebook and audio), KCLS (ebook and audio)

Podcast recommendations from board member Bruce Miller include “Bedside Rounds” (interesting things in medicine from a historical perspective) and “An Arm and a Leg” (about cost of healthcare – but entertaining).