UW Retirement Association

October 6, 2021

News & Events – October 6, 2021


Fall Colors in the UW Botanic Gardens: Take a virtual walk through the fall garden with Ray Larson, Curator of Living Collections and the Otis Douglas Hyde Herbarium. Enjoy Seattle’s fall colors in some of the city’s most beautiful settings. Date, time: Wednesday, October 20, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Register HERE.


An Indigenous Perspective on the Rights of Nature: Join the College of the Environment to explore an Indigenous perspective on nature’s fundamental rights and the health and wellness of all. This virtual, live discussion will be moderated by Sally Jewell, former Secretary of the Interior, with featured speaker Paulette Jordan, founder and chairwoman of Save the American Salmon and proud member of the Coeur d’Alene tribe. Date, time: October 7, 5:30 p.m. Register HERE.

Alaska Airlines Dawg Dash: The UWAA’s signature fun run to support student scholarships returns to the Seattle campus with an in-person, 5K-only edition this Sunday! Dawg Dashers all receive a Brooks Running long-sleeved tech shirt and their choice of a participant medal or limited-edition drawstring bag with their registration fee. All runners and volunteers must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test result, and masks are required for everyone, including while running. Date, time: October 10 at 9:00 a.m. Location: UW Seattle Campus Registration fee: UWRA members $40 ($45 on race day). More information on the event page.

Preparing for a Post-COVID Future: Implications for protecting the health of seniors: The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on everyone’s lives, and seniors were profoundly affected. What have we learned so far? How have we adjusted, and how can we best prepare to protect our health and safety as winter approaches? Dr. Robin Fleming will moderate a virtual town hall between Dr. Vin Gupta and attendees. Sponsored by UW Bothell School of Nursing & Health Studies and Northwest Neighbors Network (NNN). Date, time: October 15 at 12:30 p.m. For more information, see the event page.