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Weekly E-Digests


May 12, 2021

NEWS & EVENTS – May 12, 2021

UWRA NEWS & EVENTS A Typical Day in Rome: Stimulate your travel dreams with a virtual tour of the UW Rome Center and its surrounds in this beautiful city. Amity Neumeister, Resident Director of the Center, will be our guide for this first-hand view of the newly renovated 15th century Palazzo Pio, home to UW’s…


May 5, 2021

News & Events – May 5, 2021

Congratulations to UWRA member, Randall LeVeque, professor emeritus in applied mathematics, who was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Read more about his achievement HERE. UWRA NEWS & EVENTS Book Club: The UWRA Book Club is for retirees who love reading–and a good discussion.  Our book for the Friday, May 14, meeting is a 1995…


April 21, 2021

News & Events – April 21, 2021

UWRA NEWS & EVENTS Congratulations to UWRA member James A. Banks, Kerry and Linda Killinger Endowed Chair in Diversity Studies Emeritus. Professor Banks was awarded a 2021 Society of Professors of Education Outstanding Book Award for his anthology, Diversity, Transformative Knowledge, and Civic Education: Selected Essays, published last spring by Routledge. Member-to-Member: Bob Edmonds, Author:…


April 9, 2021

Update on Phase 3 operations

As of March 22, UW’s three campuses have moved into Phase 3 of COVID-19 recovery. We’d like to give you an update on what this means for UWRA and for campus visits and activities. The UW continues to offer most courses remotely, and telework is supported through September 10, 2021. Non-instructional events and gatherings must…


April 7, 2021

News & Events – April 7, 2021

UWRA NEWS & EVENTS 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….


March 31, 2021

News & Events – March 31, 2021

UWRA NEWS & EVENTS 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, come join a conversation about life writing with Nancy Wick, a UW retiree…


March 24, 2021

News & Events – March 24, 2021

UWRA NEWS & EVENTS What’s the Big Idea Discussion: Surveillance Capitalism: Is your personal information, even your image, permanently compromised for the sake of greater profits in the marketplace? What does the nearly ubiquitous use of our images and our personal information mean for our future? Is there any way of rolling back this particular…


March 17, 2021

News & Events – March 17, 2021

UWRA NEWS & EVENTS Member-to-Member: Bob Roseth, author of Ivy is a Weed. Our series of talks by UWRA member-authors continues with Bob Roseth, retired director of UW News & Information. Bob’s first novel is a comic mystery set in a large public university that might strike you as familiar. Come learn about his journey…


March 3, 2021

News & Events – March 3, 2021

UWRA EVENTS COVID-19: Prevention, Protection, and Possibilities: How was the COVID-19 vaccine developed so quickly, and what makes it safe and effective? What makes older adults vulnerable to viruses like COVID-19? When will it be safe to travel or visit unvaccinated people? UWRA and UW Medicine are proud to host some of UW Medicine’s leading…


February 24, 2021

News & Events – February 24, 2021

UWRA EVENTS & INFORMATION Enjoy the Arboretum’s Daniel J. Hinkley Asian Maple collection – with Dan Hinkley: In the late winter garden, the peeling bark and graceful forms of these maples are highlighted. Explore virtually with award-winning plantsman, writer and raconteur Dan Hinkley. Date, time: Tuesday, March 9, 10:30 a.m. Register HERE. Making the Move:…



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