UW Retirement Association

April 7, 2021

News & Events – April 7, 2021


How to Support Your Immune Health and Mental Health During COVID-19: The COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on the importance of mental health and raised questions about how immune systems work. Dr. Thuan Ong, a geriatric medicine specialist at UW Medicine, will host a conversation with UW Medicine’s Mark Wener, M.D. and Anne Browning, Ph.D., about how to care for your immune and mental health. Date, Time: April 22 at 11:00 a.m. (rescheduled from March 25). Register HERE. PLEASE NOTE: If you registered for the March 25th session, you are automatically registered for April 22.

Life Writing: From Memories to Meaning: Have you been writing about your life or the life of a family member? Are you thinking about doing so? Whether you’re writing just for your family or are hoping to publish, join a conversation about life writing with Nancy Wick, a UW retiree who writes personal essays about her life and has published some of them. All are welcome — you’ll enjoy the session whether or not you are currently writing. Date, time: Friday, April 16, 10:30 a.m. Register for this UWRA Member-to-Member conversation HERE.


Author Interview:  UW Tacoma Professors Lisa Hoffman and Mary Hanneman will present on their recent book, Becoming Nisei. Based on more than forty interviews, the book shares stories of growing up in Japanese American Tacoma before the incarceration. Presented by the Tacoma Historical Society. Date, Time: April 12 at 7:00 p.m. Watch HERE.

Virtual Three Minute Thesis Competition: Master’s and doctoral students from all three UW campuses will present their research, in just three minutes. A panel of judges will award cash prizes, and the online audience will get to vote for the People’s Choice Award! Equity is the theme of this year’s competition. Date, Time: April 22 at 4:30 p.m. More information and registration: HERE.