UW Retirement Association

April 29, 2020

News & Events – April 29, 2020

We are proud to announce this year’s UW-UWRA Distinguished Retiree Excellence in Community Service Award: Robert Roseth, Director (retired), UW News & Information. This award recognizes Bob’s core dedication to making the world around him better whenever he can: by volunteering through Seattle Youth Tutoring, serving as a Long-Term Care Ombudsman for the State of Washington, and working with online Spanish conversation partners to help them gain the language skills and confidence they need to reach their goals. Bob’s commitment to service is longstanding and animates everything he does. While still working at UW, he served as UWRA’s president and was the founding president of the Professional Staff Organization. He was a founding member of the League of Education Voters and is past president of the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra. He currently serves on UWRA’s Legislation and Benefits committee and is frequently called upon to bring his innate curiosity and good humor to UWRA panel discussions. We cannot think of a better ambassador for UW in the community, or a better model for continuing impact and engagement in retirement. Congratulations, Bob!

UWRA Book Club will next meet virtually via Zoom. The book to be discussed is Sula, by Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison.  Date, Time: Friday, May 8 at 1:00 p.m. For further information please contact Dan Kraus at dkraus2839@gmail.com.

Lifelong Learning

Sleep and Aging: What’s Normal? Join University House Issaquah for a webinar by Jean Tang of the UW School of Nursing about how aging affects your sleep and tips for good sleep habits. Date, Time: Tuesday May 5, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. RSVP for a link to the online seminar: 425-200-0330 by Monday, May 4.

The UW Combined Fund Drive and PAWS invite you to learn more about how UW and PAWS have partnered to rescue, rehabilitate and release on campus injured and orphaned wild animals over the years. PAWS Wildlife Veterinarian Dr. John Huckabee will discuss wildlife on campus and how to be good stewards of our shared space. See campus wildlife releases and enjoy a brief Q&A with this local expert. Date, Time: May 14, 2020 from 12-1 p.m. Register here for a Zoom meeting link.

Sustaining Our World Lecture Recording: On April 13, author Timothy Egan presented the 2020 Sustaining Our World Lecture. WATCH

Cloud Computing Seminar: Retirees are invited to the UW-T Computer Literacy Seminar via Zoom. This beginner’s session provides an interactive experience by having participants play the Cloud Constructor game.  Date, Time: Friday, May 1, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. RSVP HERE.

Recommended by Our Members

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

UWRA Member Laila Barr highly recommends the book A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles.  (Seattle Public Library and King County Library have the e-book and/or audio versions to borrow).


JSIS COVID-19 Global Conversations video series: Take a virtual journey around the world in a series of global conversations between JSIS faculty in Seattle with experts in other countries to help make sense of the world in the time of COVID-19. Watch the videos HERE.

Face Masks for UW Housing, Dining, and Custodial staff: Facilities and housing staff and students are making cloth masks for essential workers at UW. Find out more HERE.