UW Retirement Association

Weekly E-Digests


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:…


February 17, 2021

News & Events – February 17, 2021

UWRA NEWS & EVENTS From Your Legislation & Benefits Committee: UWRA’s 2021 legislative priorities (the explicit Medicare subsidy for retirees, the subsidy for retiree and employee medical and dental insurance and current pension benefits) are all contained in the governor’s proposed budget. See the entire list of UWRA’s legislative priorities HERE. Individual bills related to other…


February 3, 2021

News & Events – February 3, 2021

It has been brought to our attention that a suspicious email from financial advisors who are not approved by the University of Washington has been sent to UW retirees. Participants in UW Retirement Plan (UWRP) and Department of Retirement Systems (DRS) retirement plans have access to financial advisors from Fidelity, TIAA, and the Department of…


January 28, 2021

News & Events – January 28, 2021

UWRA EVENTS & NEWS Explore the Arboretum’s Winter Gardens: Curator Ray Larson will lead us on a virtual walk. Enjoy the plants, learn about winter gardening, and receive a walking map you can annotate for a future in-person visit. Date, time: Wednesday, February 3, 1:30 pm. Register HERE. Retirement Living in Post-COVID Era: Are you…


January 6, 2021

News & Events – January 6, 2021

UWRA Member-to-Member: Writing Fiction Based on Family History. Dr. Peter Curtis is the author of a trilogy of novels based on his family’s life in Europe during WWII. Writers and readers alike are invited to come hear from Peter about how and why to draw on your family’s experiences as a source for fiction. Date,…


December 16, 2020

News & Events – December 16, 2020

Happy holidays to all! Between now and the end of the year, you may see fewer UWRA communications and delayed responses to emails due to staff vacation time. Thank you for your support of UW students through your gifts to UWRA scholarships and fellowships. To have your gift credited in 2020, be sure to mail…


December 10, 2020

News & Events – December 9, 2020

LEARN & ENGAGE New! UWRA online discussion groups: Gather in small groups for coffee, tea, or happy hour with others who share your interests. Crafters, former Peace Corps volunteers, Seattle or Husky sports fans, travelers, investment explorers, caregivers, writers, genealogists — whatever your interest, send it to retiremt@uw.edu. We will put together groups for an…


December 2, 2020

News & Events – December 2, 2020

Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Pedro Domingos (Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering), newly named as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Prof. Domingos was honored for contributions to artificial intelligence and machine learning. LEARN AND ENGAGE Book Club: The UWRA Book Club meets on the second Friday of…


November 25, 2020

News & Events – November 25, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving from the UWRA staff. Please note that office operations will be closed until Monday, November 30. We hope you find ways to enjoy this different kind of holiday, and that you and yours stay safe and healthy. Stefanie, Cathy, and Jen LEARN & ENGAGE From Cliffs to Coasts: Stories of Building Climate Resilience:…



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