University of Wisconsin - Madison


Upcoming events

    • Wed, October 05, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Virtual
    • 250
    Register


    You just do not know quite where to begin on your family search. This session will provide a basic path and general knowledge to begin the search, research skills, customary formatting techniques, considerations for the purpose of the search, ways for organization and free research sites. Options for additional education. Links will be provided to family group sheets and ancestral charts.

    While an introductory look at genealogy, it will include valuable information for members who have already begun their own search.

    This is the first session of a three-part series to get you started on your path to explore your past.  Diane Hart Deci, with a lifelong interest in genealogy, began her research 45 years ago. Her areas of expertise are the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. She has taken multiple genealogical courses through the Wisconsin Historical Society, Georgia Genealogical Society, and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She is a member of several lineage societies. As WS DAR state registrar, she has presented numerous genealogical classes. Diane feels very strongly that our ancestors’ history and the history of the communities we live in affect who we are. Diane is retired from Edgewood College where she was the Blackboard System Administrator.

    If you have preliminary questions for the speakers, please email them in advance to program coordinator Mary Beth Plane at marybethplane@yahoo.com by Wednesday, September 28.

    Food Pantry Contributions:

    Checks payable to UW-Foundation, with "Open Seat" on the memo line may be mailed to UWRA, 21 North Park Street, Room 7205, Madison, WI 53715-1218.

    Registration Deadline:   Friday, September 30

    Registration:  

    Advance registration is required.  You are encouraged to register online.  To register by phone or email, call the Association office. If you or your guest registered for this seminar but cannot attend, please cancel your registration online, or email/call the UWRA office.

    NOTE:  The weblink and virtual call information will be included in the meeting reminders registrants receive.


    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • Thu, October 06, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • virtual
    • 41
    Register



    Electronic Technology Committee assists members in staying abreast of changing electronic technology, which includes devices such as computers, tablets, tele­phones, cameras, printers, and software applica­tions.

    Interested in possibly joining the committee?   You are invited to attend a committee meeting to check it out.  Please register.

    Advance registration is required in order to receive virtual call information.  To register by phone or email, call or email 

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • Fri, October 07, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 39
    Register

    Monthly planning meeting of the Committee on Financial Matters in Retirement (CFMR).

    The Committee offers monthly programs on topics dealing with financial matters in retirement. The topics include seminars on State health insurance coverages, federal and state tax changes, estate planning, management fees to invest, administer and dissolve a trust, how to protect against identity theft and other economic topics of interest to our members.

    Interested in possibly joining the committee?   You are invited to attend a committee meeting to check it out.  Please register.

    Advance registration is required in order to receive virtual call information.  To register by phone or email, call or email 

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • Mon, October 10, 2022
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Virtual
    • 199
    Register

    Policy advisors from the Office of Strategic Health Policy at the Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) will present a webinar on health care coverage options and plan changes that will affect UW employees and retirees in 2023. The program will focus on the departure of WEA Trust, ETF’s vendor for three regional health plans as well as its state- and nation-wide health insurance offerings, as well as premium changes for 2023, new health plan options, and a review of vaccine coverage for people on Medicare.

    The 2023 Wisconsin Group Health Insurance open enrollment period will be from September 26 through October 21, 2022. The It’s Your Choice 2023 Decision Guide is scheduled to be mailed by September 19 but may not be delivered until later that week. However, all information included in the Decision Guide will be available on the ETF website (etf.wi.gov) on September 19.

    Visit the ETF website for the latest information about open enrollment, including webinar offerings and additional information about the WEA Trust transition.

    If you have preliminary questions for the speaker, please send to Program Coordinators Millard Susman at msusman@wisc.edu and Kathy Zweifel at kazweife@wisc.edu by Monday, October 3.


    The team of presenters includes:

     

    Tricia Sieg, Manager,

    Pharmacy Benefit Program

     

    Renee Walk, Lead Policy Advisor

     

    Korbey White, Health

    Program Manager



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    Sara Brockman,

    Communications Manager

     

    Douglas Wendt, Health

    Policy Advisor

     

    Arlene Larson, Manager,

    Federal Program and Policy


    Food Pantry Contributions:

    Checks payable to UW-Foundation, with "Open Seat" on the memo line may be mailed to UWRA, 21 North Park Street, Room 7205, Madison, WI 53715-1218.

    Registration Deadline:  Friday, October 7

    Registration:  Advance registration is required.  You are encouraged to register online.  To register by phone or email, call the Association office. If you or your guest registered for this seminar but cannot attend, please cancel your registration online, or email/call the UWRA office.

    NOTE:  The weblink and virtual call information will be included in the meeting reminders registrants receive.

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641


    • Wed, October 12, 2022
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • UW-Madison Gordon Dining & Event Center, 770 West Dayton Street
    • 82

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    A TIME TO GATHER AND

    RECONNECT WITH FRIENDS !


    The UWRA Board of Directors are excited to invite you and your guest to our Fall Member Reception. This is our chance to get reacquainted and enjoy each other's company after a prolonged period of social distancing.

    We will gather at Gordon Dining & Event Center for conversation and light hors d’ oeuvres, cash bar with beer and wine along with non-alcoholic beverages. 

    Room capacity is limited, so register early!

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    Cost:      $18.00 per person

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    Parking: 

    Parking is available in Lot 46 (across the street) at your own cost or by using your emerit parking pass.   

    Click or tap here for Gordon Dining & Event Center location.

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    Registration:
    • Advance registration is required.
    • Registration deadline:  Must be received by Monday, September 19.  This is a hard deadline.  
    • Room capacity is limited, so register early!
    • You are encouraged to register online. To register by mail with check, click here for Registration Form

    OF NOTE: We will follow all UW-Madison health guidelines. If the event is cancelled or postponed, registrants will be notified.


    Questions? Call or Email:  

    UW-Madison Retirement Association

    21 N Park St, Room 7205

    Madison, WI 53715-1218

    608-262-0641

    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu 

     

    • Wed, October 19, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Lake Mendota's North Shore
    • 30



    POSTPONED TO SPRING


    This is self-drive day trip on Wednesday, October 19, 2022

    (Rain Date: Wednesday, October 26

    We know people have greatly valued our Four Lakes (DeJope) area for centuries, because they built roughly 1,200 effigy (animal/spirit-shaped) and other mounds on the high grounds overlooking the lakes starting about 800 BC. While the vast majority was destroyed through development, our guide will lead us on a two-mile walk where you will see remaining conical, linear, and effigy mounds. You will also learn the fascinating background of the indigenous people who lived, traded, hunted and fished the shores of Lake Mendota going back 12,000 years. By the end, you will know what to look for in finding the indigenous earthworks that we so often overlook in our midst. (Photo by Teri Venker)


    Teri Venker is a volunteer docent and researcher for the Madison Trust for Historic Preservation. She also leads tours of Indian Mounds around the Madison area, which partly stems from her lifelong interest in Native American history and culture. Her career at the UW was in marketing and communications for the UW-Madison’s Wisconsin Union, the UW Colleges and UW-Extension. Teri is a UWRA member.


    Special details:

    • Limited registrations:  This event is limited to 30 participants.  A wait list will be established if more than 30 registrations are received. Wait-listed registrants will be contacted if there are cancellations.
    • Length of tour:  It is estimated the tour will last about 1 hour.
    • Degree of Difficulty:   Must be able to walk considerable distances on uneven grounds (paths).  There are no benches for resting.
    • Parking:  Participants should meet in front of the Administration Building on the grounds of Mendota Mental Health Institute, 301 Troy Drive, Madison at 10:00 A.M.  Tour will start approximately at 10:15 A.M.
    • Lunch:  While this is a free event, lunch arrangements have been made at Bear and Bottle, 601 Sherman Avenue for lunch.  Participants will be able to order off the menu.  Bear and Bottle has agreed to do separate checks and will add a 20% gratuity. To view their menu, click here.

    If you have preliminary questions for the speaker, please send to Program Coordinator Al Liegel at allen.liegel@gmail.com by Friday, October 14.

    Registration Deadline:  Postponed to spring

    Registration:  

    Advance registration is required.  You are encouraged to register online.  To register by phone or email, call the Association office. If you or your guest registered for this seminar but cannot attend, please cancel your registration online, or email/call the UWRA office.


    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • Thu, October 20, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 50
    Register




    UWRA members are welcome to attend.

    Advance registration is required in order to receive virtual call information.  To register by phone or email, contact: 

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu

    NOTE:  The weblink and virtual call information will be included in the meeting reminders registrants receive.


    • Mon, October 24, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 50
    Register

    Retirement Opportunities Committee (ROC) offers programs and activities to help UWRA members live a rewarding retirement, all the while making new friends and having fun!

    Program categories include:  Health in Aging; Nature; Culture/Intellectual; Government/Political; Home Concerns; Social Justice; University Updates, and History, etc.  The committee coordinates the "Activities in Retirement" column in the monthly newsletter.

    Interested in possibly joining the committee?   You are invited to attend a committee meeting to check it out.  Please register.

    Advance registration is required in order to receive virtual call information.  To register by phone or email, call or email 

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • Tue, October 25, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • 909 East Broadway, Monona, WI

    Join us for conversation and food !

    Join fellow UWRA members for breakfast (or a cup of coffee or tea) at Elie's Family Restaurant (formerly known as Green Forest Restaurant). Members gather once a month for breakfast and lively conversation.

    You can check out Elie's website.  

    • Tue, October 25, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Virtual
    • 265
    Register



    You know what you know but you do not know what you do not know. This session will discuss records created at the time of life events along with skills to evaluate evidence, resources for finding record locations, cautions and surprises along the way. 



    This is the second session of a three-part series to get you started on your path to explore your past.  Diane Hart Deci, with a lifelong interest in genealogy, began her research 45 years ago. Her areas of expertise are the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. She has taken multiple genealogical courses through the Wisconsin Historical Society, Georgia Genealogical Society, and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She is a member of several lineage societies. As WS DAR state registrar, she has presented numerous genealogical classes. Diane feels very strongly that our ancestors’ history and the history of the communities we live in affect who we are. Diane is retired from Edgewood College where she was the Blackboard System Administrator.

    If you have preliminary questions for the speakers, please email them in advance to program coordinator Mary Beth Plane at marybethplane@yahoo.com by Tuesday, October 18.

    Food Pantry Contributions:

    Checks payable to UW-Foundation, with "Open Seat" on the memo line may be mailed to UWRA, 21 North Park Street, Room 7205, Madison, WI 53715-1218.

    Registration Deadline:  Friday, October 21

    Registration:  

    Advance registration is required.  You are encouraged to register online.  To register by phone or email, call the Association office. If you or your guest registered for this seminar but cannot attend, please cancel your registration online, or email/call the UWRA office.

    NOTE:  The weblink and virtual call information will be included in the meeting reminders registrants receive.


    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • Tue, November 01, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 261
    Register

    Gerrymandering is one of the several ways in which our political system adjusts the rule of “one person, one vote” to serve special interests. The drawing of electoral maps is a complex math problem for which there is no one correct answer — and the arguments over the acceptability of any given answer tend to be heated.

    Fortunately, Jordan Ellenberg, John D. MacArthur Professor of Mathematics at UW, has given much thought to this issue and is willing to give a webinar to help UWRA members think about this problem. He plans to give us an informal introduction to the rules governing the construction of electoral maps and the criteria by which those maps can be judged. The session will allow plenty of time for Q&A; so please plan to ask questions.

    If you have preliminary questions for the speaker, please send to Program Coordinator Millard Susman at msusman@wisc.edu by Tuesday, October 25.


    Food Pantry Contributions:

    Checks payable to UW-Foundation, with "Open Seat" on the memo line may be mailed to UWRA, 21 North Park Street, Room 7205, Madison, WI 53715-1218.

    Registration Deadline:  Friday, October 28.

    Registration:  

    Advance registration is required.  You are encouraged to register online.  To register by phone or email, call the Association office. If you or your guest registered for this seminar but cannot attend, please cancel your registration online, or email/call the UWRA office.

    NOTE:  The weblink and virtual call information will be included in the meeting reminders registrants receive.


    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • Wed, November 02, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 43
    Register



    Travel Committee typically organizes one-day travel opportunities leaving by bus from Madison to destinations that are historical, educational, and interesting.

    Interested in possibly joining the committee?   You are invited to attend a committee meeting to check it out.  Please register.

    Advance registration is required in order to receive virtual call information.  To register by phone or email, call or email 

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • Thu, November 03, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • virtual
    • 50
    Register



    Electronic Technology Committee assists members in staying abreast of changing electronic technology, which includes devices such as computers, tablets, tele­phones, cameras, printers, and software applica­tions.

    Interested in possibly joining the committee?   You are invited to attend a committee meeting to check it out.  Please register.

    Advance registration is required in order to receive virtual call information.  To register by phone or email, call or email 

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • Fri, November 04, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 49
    Register

    Monthly planning meeting of the Committee on Financial Matters in Retirement (CFMR).

    The Committee offers monthly programs on topics dealing with financial matters in retirement. The topics include seminars on State health insurance coverages, federal and state tax changes, estate planning, management fees to invest, administer and dissolve a trust, how to protect against identity theft and other economic topics of interest to our members.

    Interested in possibly joining the committee?   You are invited to attend a committee meeting to check it out.  Please register.

    Advance registration is required in order to receive virtual call information.  To register by phone or email, call or email 

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • Tue, November 08, 2022


    • Mon, November 14, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 299
    Register

    After a successful career with the Madison Metropolitan School District, Paul Swanson took over the management of preparing Free Income Tax sites in Dane County. The Free Income tax services were designed to assist older adults, low to middle income earners and students. Under Paul’s leadership, the volunteer tax preparers receive intensive training on the Federal and Wisconsin Income Tax Laws, the tax preparation, and interviewing the taxpayer for the purpose of providing accurate and selecting the best strategy possible. After the income tax preparation is completed, it is audited by an independent tax preparer, it is jointly reviewed by the tax preparer and tax-payer and electronically forwarded to the appropriate taxing authority.

    Paul’s presentation will address the current tax issues facing retiree’s including the special tax laws initiated during the very difficult COVID time.

    If you have preliminary questions for the speaker, please send to Program Coordinators Faisal Kaud at fakaud@wisc.edu and Don Miner at dlminer655@gmail.com, by Monday, November 7.


    Food Pantry Contributions:

    Checks payable to UW-Foundation, with "Open Seat" on the memo line may be mailed to UWRA, 21 North Park Street, Room 7205, Madison, WI 53715-1218.

    Registration Deadline:  Thursday, November 10.

    Registration:  

    Advance registration is required.  You are encouraged to register online.  To register by phone or email, call the Association office. If you or your guest registered for this seminar but cannot attend, please cancel your registration online, or email/call the UWRA office.

    NOTE:  The weblink and virtual call information will be included in the meeting reminders registrants receive.


    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • Wed, November 16, 2022
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 295
    Register


    Why Gascony? Where is it? What is it like to live in an historic French town? How do you buy a house in France? Having owned a house there for 25 years, Ullrich Langer introduces you to one of the prettiest regions in the south of France and explains the ins and outs of house ownership in the country.

    Ullrich Langer retired from the Department of French & Italian in 2020, just as the pandemic was forcing us all onto zoom. He had been teaching in Madison since 1985. Prior to his UW years, he taught at Bryn Mawr College, after receiving his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1980. He is a specialist of French Renaissance literature and intellectual history. In 1996, he bought a house in La Romieu, in the southwest of France, and then moved to Lectoure, 10 miles away, in 2009. He and his wife Anne have been splitting time between Madison and France. He remains active in research and writing and enjoys cycling and walking.


    If you have preliminary questions for the speakers, please email them in advance to program coordinators Esther Olson at emolson2@wisc.edu by Wednesday, November 9.


    Food Pantry Contributions:

    Checks payable to UW-Foundation, with "Open Seat" on the memo line may be mailed to UWRA, 21 North Park Street, Room 7205, Madison, WI 53715-1218.

    Registration Deadline:  Friday, November 11

    Registration:  

    Advance registration is required.  You are encouraged to register online.  To register by phone or email, call the Association office. If you or your guest registered for this seminar but cannot attend, please cancel your registration online, or email/call the UWRA office.

    NOTE:  The weblink and virtual call information will be included in the meeting reminders registrants receive.


    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • Thu, November 17, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 50
    Register




    UWRA members are welcome to attend.

    Advance registration is required in order to receive virtual call information.  To register by phone or email, contact: 

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu

    NOTE:  The weblink and virtual call information will be included in the meeting reminders registrants receive.


    • Tue, November 22, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • 909 East Broadway, Monona, WI

    Join us for conversation and food !

    Join fellow UWRA members for breakfast (or a cup of coffee or tea) at Elie's Family Restaurant (formerly known as Green Forest Restaurant). Members gather once a month for breakfast and lively conversation.

    You can check out Elie's website.  

    • Mon, November 28, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 50
    Register

    Retirement Opportunities Committee (ROC) offers programs and activities to help UWRA members live a rewarding retirement, all the while making new friends and having fun!

    Program categories include:  Health in Aging; Nature; Culture/Intellectual; Government/Political; Home Concerns; Social Justice; University Updates, and History, etc.  The committee coordinates the "Activities in Retirement" column in the monthly newsletter.

    Interested in possibly joining the committee?   You are invited to attend a committee meeting to check it out.  Please register.

    Advance registration is required in order to receive virtual call information.  To register by phone or email, call or email 

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • Thu, December 01, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • virtual
    • 50
    Register



    Electronic Technology Committee assists members in staying abreast of changing electronic technology, which includes devices such as computers, tablets, tele­phones, cameras, printers, and software applica­tions.

    Interested in possibly joining the committee?   You are invited to attend a committee meeting to check it out.  Please register.

    Advance registration is required in order to receive virtual call information.  To register by phone or email, call or email 

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • Fri, December 02, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 50
    Register

    Monthly planning meeting of the Committee on Financial Matters in Retirement (CFMR).

    The Committee offers monthly programs on topics dealing with financial matters in retirement. The topics include seminars on State health insurance coverages, federal and state tax changes, estate planning, management fees to invest, administer and dissolve a trust, how to protect against identity theft and other economic topics of interest to our members.

    Interested in possibly joining the committee?   You are invited to attend a committee meeting to check it out.  Please register.

    Advance registration is required in order to receive virtual call information.  To register by phone or email, call or email 

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • Tue, December 06, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Virtual
    • 299
    Register


    Russia’s war in Ukraine dates back to at least 2014. Russia initially annexed Crimea, followed shortly afterwards by the beginning of the war in the Donbas between Russia-backed separatists and the Ukraine military. Throughout 2021, tensions rose due to a Russian military buildup, and in early 2022 the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) accused Russia of readying for an invasion of the Ukrainian mainland, which the Russian government denied. In spite of the denial, on February 24 Russia invaded the sovereign country of Ukraine. The war is now 219 days old, and what was thought to be a quick victory for Putin has become a threat to Putin’s continued influence in Russia.

    We’ll hear from Professor Mark Johnson, a Russian scholar of history, as he provides background and meaning for a world event that we are seeing in the news every day. The Ukraine war represents both a turning point for Ukraine and for Putin and Russia. Join us for this virtual “fireside chat” on December 6th from 2:00 – 3:30 pm.

    Mark S. Johnson received his BA from UW-Madison (history and Russian) and MA and PhD from Columbia University and the Harriman Institute (history and Russian studies). He is currently teaching faculty in Educational Policy Studies at UW-Madison as well as a Fulbright Policy Specialist. He has done research and policy studies in Russia and other post-Soviet states, including program development and graduate-level teaching at the Institute of Education, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Moscow.

    If you have preliminary questions for the speakers, please email them in advance to program coordinators Tom Eggert at tleggert@wisc.edu by Tuesday, November 29.

    Food Pantry Contributions:

    Checks payable to UW-Foundation, with "Open Seat" on the memo line may be mailed to UWRA, 21 North Park Street, Room 7205, Madison, WI 53715-1218.

    Registration Deadline:  Friday, December 2

    Registration:  

    Advance registration is required.  You are encouraged to register online.  To register by phone or email, call the Association office. If you or your guest registered for this seminar but cannot attend, please cancel your registration online, or email/call the UWRA office.

    NOTE:  The weblink and virtual call information will be included in the meeting reminders registrants receive.


    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • Wed, December 14, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 284
    Register

    Will the recent U.S. economic rebound turn to recession because of continuing supply chain issues and COVID variants? Can expansion restore the pre-crisis economy? Are fundamental changes in the jobs market apt to cause long-term disparities? Might monetary contraction lead to a recession? Get answers to these and many more economic and financial questions at the next UWRA economic presentation

    Join us when Steve Rick, Chief Economist for CUNA Mutual, helps us understand what really is going on with the U.S. economy. Steve is one of our most popular presenters, so this promises to be an enlightening and entertaining session on our economy.

    More details to follow.

    If you have preliminary questions for the speaker, please send to Program Coordinator Joan Gillman at jgillman@wisc.edu by Wednesday, December 7, 2021.

    Food Pantry Contributions:

    Checks payable to UW-Foundation, with "Open Seat" on the memo line may be mailed to UWRA, 21 North Park Street, Room 7205, Madison, WI 53715-1218.

    Registration Deadline:  Friday, December 9

    Registration:  

    Advance registration is required.  You are encouraged to register online.  To register by phone or email, call the Association office. If you or your guest registered for this seminar but cannot attend, please cancel your registration online, or email/call the UWRA office.

    NOTE:  The weblink and virtual call information will be included in the meeting reminders registrants receive.


    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • Thu, December 15, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 50
    Register




    UWRA members are welcome to attend.

    Advance registration is required in order to receive virtual call information.  To register by phone or email, contact: 

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu

    NOTE:  The weblink and virtual call information will be included in the meeting reminders registrants receive.


    • Mon, December 26, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 50
    Register

    Retirement Opportunities Committee (ROC) offers programs and activities to help UWRA members live a rewarding retirement, all the while making new friends and having fun!

    Program categories include:  Health in Aging; Nature; Culture/Intellectual; Government/Political; Home Concerns; Social Justice; University Updates, and History, etc.  The committee coordinates the "Activities in Retirement" column in the monthly newsletter.

    Interested in possibly joining the committee?   You are invited to attend a committee meeting to check it out.  Please register.

    Advance registration is required in order to receive virtual call information.  To register by phone or email, call or email 

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • Thu, January 05, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • to be announced
    • 50
    Register



    Electronic Technology Committee assists members in staying abreast of changing electronic technology, which includes devices such as computers, tablets, tele­phones, cameras, printers, and software applica­tions.

    Interested in possibly joining the committee?   You are invited to attend a committee meeting to check it out.  Please register.

    Advance registration is required in order to receive virtual call information.  To register by phone or email, call or email 

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • Fri, January 06, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 50
    Register

    Monthly planning meeting of the Committee on Financial Matters in Retirement (CFMR).

    The Committee offers monthly programs on topics dealing with financial matters in retirement. The topics include seminars on State health insurance coverages, federal and state tax changes, estate planning, management fees to invest, administer and dissolve a trust, how to protect against identity theft and other economic topics of interest to our members.

    Interested in possibly joining the committee?   You are invited to attend a committee meeting to check it out.  Please register.

    Advance registration is required in order to receive virtual call information.  To register by phone or email, call or email 

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • Mon, January 09, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Virtual
    • 273
    Register



    You have begun the search – wait, there is paper here and files there.  This session will provide you with suggested organizational techniques and tools along with file naming conventions and storage options.


    This is the third session of a three-part series to get you started on your path to explore your past.  Diane Hart Deci, with a lifelong interest in genealogy, began her research 45 years ago. Her areas of expertise are the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. She has taken multiple genealogical courses through the Wisconsin Historical Society, Georgia Genealogical Society, and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She is a member of several lineage societies. As WS DAR state registrar, she has presented numerous genealogical classes. Diane feels very strongly that our ancestors’ history and the history of the communities we live in affect who we are. Diane is retired from Edgewood College where she was the Blackboard System Administrator.

    If you have preliminary questions for the speakers, please email them in advance to program coordinator Mary Beth Plane at marybethplane@yahoo.com by Wednesday, November 9.

    Food Pantry Contributions:

    Checks payable to UW-Foundation, with "Open Seat" on the memo line may be mailed to UWRA, 21 North Park Street, Room 7205, Madison, WI 53715-1218.

    Registration Deadline:  Friday, November 11

    Registration:  

    Advance registration is required.  You are encouraged to register online.  To register by phone or email, call the Association office. If you or your guest registered for this seminar but cannot attend, please cancel your registration online, or email/call the UWRA office.

    NOTE:  The weblink and virtual call information will be included in the meeting reminders registrants receive.


    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • Tue, January 17, 2023
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Virtual
    • 296
    Register

    The ability by a robot to operate in an uncertain environment, such as near humans or far away under human control, potentially opens a myriad of uses. Examples include robots preparing the Mars surface for human arrival; robots for assembly of large space telescopes; robot helpers for the elderly; robotic search and disposal of war mines.  

    So far advances in this area have been coming slowly, with a focus on specific tasks rather than a universal ability typical in nature. Challenges appear both on the robotics side and on human side: robots have hard time adjusting to an unstructured environment, whereas human cognition has serious limits in adjusting to robots and grasping complex 2D and 3D motion tasks. As a result, applications where robots operate near humans – or far away under their control – are exceedingly rare.

    The way out of this impasse is to supply the robot with a whole-body sensing - an ability to sense surrounding objects at the robot’s whole body - and algorithms capable of utilizing these data in real time. This calls for large-area flexible sensing arrays - sensitive skin covering the whole robot body akin to the skin covering the human body. Whole-body sensing brings interesting, even unexpected, properties: powerful robots become inherently safe; human operators can move them fast, with “natural” speeds; robot motion strategies exceed human spatial reasoning skills; it becomes realistic to utilize natural synergy of human-robot teams and allow a mix of supervised and unsupervised robot operation. We will review the cognitive science, mathematical, algorithmic, and hardware (materials, electronics) issues involved in realizing such systems.

    Vladimir Lumelsky is Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics is from the Institute of Control Sciences, Russian National Academy of Sciences, Moscow. He has held engineering, research, administrative, and faculty positions with Ford Motor Research Labs, General Electric Research Center, Yale University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Maryland, NASA-Goddard Space Center, National Science Foundation. Concurrently he held visiting positions with the Tokyo Institute of Science, Japan; Weizmann Institute, Israel; USA-Antarctica South Pole Station.

    Dr. Lumelsky has served аs IEEE Sensors Council President; Founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Sensors Journal; Book Series Senior Editor for IEEE Press-Wiley Publisher; chair and co-chair of major conferences; on Editorial Boards of IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation and other journals; on governing committees of IEEE; as guest editor for special journal issues. He has authored over 200 publications (books, journal papers, conferences, reports); is IEEE Life Fellow, and member of ACM and SME.

    If you have preliminary questions for the speaker, please send to Program Coordinator Faisal Kaud at fakaud@wisc.edu by Monday, January 10.


    Food Pantry Contributions:

    Checks payable to UW-Foundation, with "Open Seat" on the memo line may be mailed to UWRA, 21 North Park Street, Room 7205, Madison, WI 53715-1218.

    Registration Deadline:  Friday, January 13.

    Registration:  

    Advance registration is required.  You are encouraged to register online.  To register by phone or email, call the Association office. If you or your guest registered for this seminar but cannot attend, please cancel your registration online, or email/call the UWRA office.

    NOTE:  The weblink and virtual call information will be included in the meeting reminders registrants receive.


    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • Thu, January 19, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • To be determined
    • 50
    Register




    UWRA members are welcome to attend.

    Advance registration is required in order to receive virtual call information.  To register by phone or email, contact: 

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu

    NOTE:  The weblink and virtual call information will be included in the meeting reminders registrants receive.


    • Mon, January 23, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • to be announced
    • 50
    Register

    Retirement Opportunities Committee (ROC) offers programs and activities to help UWRA members live a rewarding retirement, all the while making new friends and having fun!

    Program categories include:  Health in Aging; Nature; Culture/Intellectual; Government/Political; Home Concerns; Social Justice; University Updates, and History, etc.  The committee coordinates the "Activities in Retirement" column in the monthly newsletter.

    Interested in possibly joining the committee?   You are invited to attend a committee meeting to check it out.  Please register.

    Advance registration is required in order to receive virtual call information.  To register by phone or email, call or email 

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • Thu, February 02, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • to be announced
    • 50
    Register



    Electronic Technology Committee assists members in staying abreast of changing electronic technology, which includes devices such as computers, tablets, tele­phones, cameras, printers, and software applica­tions.

    Interested in possibly joining the committee?   You are invited to attend a committee meeting to check it out.  Please register.

    Advance registration is required in order to receive virtual call information.  To register by phone or email, call or email 

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • Fri, February 03, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 50
    Register

    Monthly planning meeting of the Committee on Financial Matters in Retirement (CFMR).

    The Committee offers monthly programs on topics dealing with financial matters in retirement. The topics include seminars on State health insurance coverages, federal and state tax changes, estate planning, management fees to invest, administer and dissolve a trust, how to protect against identity theft and other economic topics of interest to our members.

    Interested in possibly joining the committee?   You are invited to attend a committee meeting to check it out.  Please register.

    Advance registration is required in order to receive virtual call information.  To register by phone or email, call or email 

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • Thu, February 16, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • To be determined
    • 50