UW Retirement Association

May 27, 2020

News & Events – May 27, 2020


Author Event: Bob Roseth, UW retiree and recipient of the 2020 UW-UWRA Distinguished Retiree Excellence in Community Service Award, is hosting a virtual book talk with U Bookstore for his new novel, Ivy is a Weed. Date, Time: June 2, 6:00 p.m. RSVP HERE for the Zoom link.


What the COVID-19 pandemic tells us about science in society: a conversation with Ed Yong and Liz Neeley: The College of the Environment and the School of Public Health invite you to hear from Ed Yong, the staff writer covering science for the Atlantic and Liz Neeley, Executive Director of the Story Collider. Date, Time: June 4, 4:00 p.m. RSVP HERE


Food for Thought, Food for Life film showing: In addition to exploring the downsides of current agribusiness practices, this film also introduces us to farmers, chefs, researchers, educators, and advocates who are providing solutions. Executive Director of the Tilth Alliance will provide commentary and answer your questions.  Date, Time: June 11, 2020 from 12 – 1 p.m. Register HERE for a Zoom link to the presentation.



Looking for ways to stay active? Visit the Exercise Anywhere site, produced by the Sports Institute at UW Medicine, to find resources to help keep you moving, even when you’re stuck inside. Find their suggestions HERE.


The UW Botanic Gardens’ online gardening knowledgebase puts horticultural expertise at your fingertips. Find research-based answers to your gardening questions, book reviews, suggested websites and gardening tips on their searchable website. The Plant Answer Line is also available via email while the gardens and library are closed. Search the knowledgebase HERE, or ask your question HERE.


ASUW Shell House Tour: We were looking forward to hosting a tour and a Travelogue about ASUW Shell House and Conibear Shellhouse this spring. While these are postponed, here are a couple of resources about the rich history of the rowers, George Pocock, and the ASUW Shell House.