UW Retirement Association

Weekly E-Digests


May 27, 2020

News & Events – May 27, 2020

ONLINE EVENTS 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…


May 21, 2020

News & Events – May 20, 2020

From your Legislation & Benefits Committee: The Washington State School Retirees’ Association (WSSRA) report on the end of the legislative session can be found here. This report summarizes pension legislation and health care legislation that was addressed during the session. Contact the WSSRA office for any information on these bills or this report at 360-413-5496…


May 13, 2020

News & Events – May 13, 2020

Congratulations to former UWRA president Jill McKinstry, who has been selected as the UW Information School’s 2020 Distinguished Alumna. Read more about Jill HERE. We want to hear from you! Please take our short, two-minute survey on future UWRA programs to help us learn how we can best serve your needs. Volunteers Needed for Online…


May 6, 2020

News & Events – May 6, 2020

We want to hear from you! Please take our short, two-minute survey on future UWRA programs to help us learn how we can best serve your needs. Recommended by Our Members UWRA member Candace Plog recommends the books The Fifth Risk, by Michael Lewis; How To Lose a Country:  The Seven Steps from Democracy to…


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…


April 23, 2020

News & Events – April 22, 2020

Check out the interview with James Banks, UW professor emeritus of education and UWRA member, HERE. Banks, the founding director of the UW’s Center for Multicultural Education (now the Banks Center for Educational Justice), is the author of a new collection drawn from his career in educational research. Earth Day Ask Your Farmer Instagram Live:…


April 15, 2020

News & Events – April 15, 2020

We want to hear how UWRA can be of service to you and what you have been doing to keep yourself busy. We would love to share your ideas with the membership. Email us at retiremt@uw.edu. News Updates from UWRA’s Legislation & Benefits Committee: Numerous bills at both the federal and state level have implications…


April 9, 2020

News & Events – April 8, 2020

Again this week, we’re sending information and opportunities you can access from home. Let us know what you think and what you’d like to see! Send comments and suggestions to retiremt@uw.edu.   Ways to Help Our Community Ways to donate: You can help arts organizations, food banks, and more as they navigate the impacts of…


April 1, 2020

Membership Renewal Information

We hope that you and your loved ones are well as we all work together to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Following the newest directives from Governor Inslee and President Cauce, UWRA staff are working from home and staying away from the office. As we adjust to this new way of working, there will be…


April 1, 2020

While spending more time at home these days it is a good challenge to maintain some sort of routine — get out for a walk each day, get a jump on getting the yard ready for the onslaught of spring weeds, and catch up on some long overdue emails to dear friends. Funny how it…



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