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    • Tue, December 06, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Virtual
    • 251
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    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
    • 235
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    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.

    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


    • Mon, January 09, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Virtual
    • 263
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    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 Monday, January 2, 2023

    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 6 

    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 12, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 265
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    Estate planning is an essential task for anyone who wants to assure that their assets are distributed according to their wishes after their death with minimal legal oversight and cost. Join us as attorneys Stephanie Thompson and Sadie Minobe answer the questions of what estate planning is, why it is important, and who should participate.

    As the owner of Krueger Hernandez & Thompson SC , it is Stephanie Thompson's mission to address each client’s goals for their estate plan. By identifying their wishes and concerns she can educate, guide, and counsel on the different tools and options that will effectively and efficiently accomplish those goals.

    Clients frequently praise Stephanie’s ability to make them feel comfortable and at ease while discussing some of life’s more difficult subjects such as disability and death.


    Sadie Minobe is an associate with Krueger, Hernandez & Thompson, S.C. and focuses her practice on estate planning and trust administration and probate. She is committed to a compassionate and thoughtful approach to legal practice that considers each of her clients’ needs and provides a personalized plan to meet them.


    If you have preliminary questions for the speaker, please send to Program Coordinators Jack Sorenson at jwsoren1@gmail.com and Karen Holden at kcholden@wisc.edu by Thursday, January 5.


    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:  Tuesday, January 10, 2023.

    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
    • 289
    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 Tuesday, 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


    • Tue, February 07, 2023
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 288
    Register

    Estate planning is an essential task for anyone who wants to assure that their assets are distributed according to their wishes after their death with minimal legal oversight and cost. Join us as attorney Peter Osman discusses Wills versus Trusts:  the specifics of and benefits/shortfalls of each and how to decide which you need.

    Attorney Peter C. Osman, is a partner at and cofounder of BORAKOVE/OSMAN LLC, a boutique estate planning and business planning law firm in Madison, WI. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School, and a Wisconsin-licensed attorney. He pursued his undergraduate studies at both the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and the University of Wisconsin – Madison, receiving his BA with honors. Peter focuses his practice in the areas of estate planning, elder planning, business planning, and estate administration. As part of his practice, Peter has received extensive continuing education in the areas of Estate Planning, Estate Settlement, and Elder Law. The attorneys of Borakove/Osman LLC focus their practice on assisting clients at all levels of estate planning and have developed customized strategies to fit client needs at many different service levels and price points. This ensures that each client receives an estate plan that is right for their family, their goals, and their budget.

    Peter regularly holds educational workshops for clients, professional advisors, and local businesses and organizations. The topics of his workshops focus on his specialty areas of practice, including estate planning, use of wills and trusts, charitable planning, special needs planning, Medicaid qualification, probate, estate settlement, trust administration and planning for taxable estates. Attorney Osman is a member of WealthCounsel, LLC, a collaborative, nationwide network of top estate planning attorneys, as well as the Madison Estate Counsel. He is a member of the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law and Elder Law Sections of the State Bar of Wisconsin.

    If you have preliminary questions for the speaker, please send to Program Coordinators Tom Eggert at tleggert@wisc.edu and Rick Daluge at rhdaluge@wisc.edu by Wednesday, February 1.


    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, February 3, 2023.

    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, March 01, 2023
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 296
    Register
    What are my doctor and nurse staring at on the computer screen!? Learn about the ways the electronic health record (EHR) has changed healthcare. How has patient & medical provider communication been affected by the EHR and how can it benefit you and your family? What’s a personal Patient Portal and how should you use it?  These and other topics are discussed by Dr. David Kunstman, from UW Health.

    Dr. Kunstman, MD earned his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (formerly UW Medical School), Madison, WI and completed his residency at St. Luke’s Medical Center-Milwaukee. His special interests include preventive medicine, sports medicine and electronic health records.

    If you have preliminary questions for the speaker, please send to Program Coordinator ssrspring@wisc.edu by Wednesday, February 22, 2023.


    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, February 24, 2023.

    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, March 07, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 288
    Register

    Estate planning is an essential task for anyone who wants to assure that their assets are distributed according to their wishes after their death with minimal legal oversight and cost.

    Join us as Erika Eckert, CFTA, Senior Vice President and Regional Manager, and Cort Miller, Esq., Vice President, Arden Trust, Milwaukee, WI. discuss planning for the dissolution of your estate.

    More details to follow.


    If you have preliminary questions for the speaker, please send to Program Coordinators Jack Sorenson at jwsoren1@gmail.com and Kathy Zweifel at kazweife@wisc.edu by Tuesday, February 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, March 3, 2023.

    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, March 23, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 300
    Register


    Richard Steeves, Emeritus Faculty from the UW Med School and Tom Eggert, Emeritus Faculty from the Nelson Institue will share perspectives on the future role of nuclear power.  Richard heads up the local group "Rethinking Nuclear" (see https://rethinkingnuclear.org/) and has been an advocate for greater use of nuclear power.  Tom taught classes through the WI School of Business and the Nelson Institute on the role of business in creating a sustainable future and led the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council.  They share a concern for the risk of climate change, both now and in the future, but they diverge on their embrace of nuclear power.  Come listen to a new spin on the old argument of whether or not nuclear power deserves to be included in the future energy mix.

    Dr. Richard Steeves is an Emeritus Professor of Radiation Oncology at the UW School of Medicine.  He currently heads up the group "Rethinking Nuclear" which promotes nuclear power as a way to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Since 2010 he has also been leading a discussion group called “Pathways to a Sustainable Planet”, for PLATO. His experience in handling X-rays and radioactive isotopes, both in the USA and at the Curie Institute in Paris, prepared him for delving into the potential benefits of atomic energy for solving our impending climate crisis. Cleaning up our generation of electricity is a good way to start, for transportation as well as for home and industrial use. Dr. Steeves drives an electric car and flies an electric airplane.

    Tom Eggert has emeritus status at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he developed classes in sustainability and systems thinking.  He taught the first class on sustainability at UW in 1994 and has received numerous teaching awards.  He served on the UW task force that created the Office of Sustainability, he was a Fulbright Scholar to Latvia (where he taught classes on sustainability) and he was one of the co-developers of the School of Business’ certificate in Business, Environment & Social Responsibility.  In 2008, he founded the WI Sustainable Business Council, and served as the Executive Director until his retirement in 2018.  In addition, he founded and oversees Wisconsin Microfinance; a non-profit that raises money for microloans. 

    If you have preliminary questions for the speakers, please email them in advance to program coordinators Tom Eggert at tleggert@wisc.edu by Thursday, March 16.


    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:  Monday, March 20

    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, April 12, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 298
    Register

    Have you wondered about why we should use solar panels for energy generation on homes and other sites? What are the societal and personal benefits? What are the key points to consider if you or your family are "going solar”?  Join us on an informative journey with representatives from the Wisconsin Energy Institute, RENEW Wisconsin, the Couillard Solar Foundation, and a local solar installer.

    More details to follow.

    If you have preliminary questions for the speaker, please send to Program Coordinator ssrspring@wisc.edu by Wednesday, April 5.


    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, March 31, 2023.

    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, April 13, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • virtual
    • 220
    Register

    More than 648,000 members including current state and local government employees and retirees look to the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) to help provide for their retirement.  The State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB) is the independent state agency responsible for investing the assets of the retirement system.

    Edwin Denson joined SWIB in 2018 as managing director, asset and risk allocation. He was appointed executive director/chief investment officer in April 2021. Before joining SWIB, Edwin was managing director, strategic tilting, at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB). Prior to joining CPPIB in 2013, Edwin spent 13 years in asset allocation, currency, and risk management as a portfolio manager at William Blair & Company, managing member at Singer Partners LLC, and managing director and head of asset allocation at UBS Global Asset Management. Earlier in his career, Edwin was an economist at Lehman Brothers, Primark Decision Economics, and Putnam Investments, and he also briefly managed a commodity trading adviser and a quantitative equity strategy. Edwin holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Cornell University and a PhD in economics from Northwestern University.


    Rochelle Klaskin, Deputy Executive Director and Chief Administrative Officer, joined SWIB in 2015 as its chief legal counsel before becoming deputy executive director/chief administrative officer.  Throughout her more than 20-year career, she has led and advised organizations on board governance and legal matters, daily operations, and strategic transitions and planning.  Prior to joining SWIB, she was a shareholder in the corporate practice group at the law firm Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., and she served as the managing partner of the firm’s Madison office. She earned her law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law and a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.


    The Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) is the state agency administering retirement, insurance, and other benefit programs for active state and local employees and for retirees participating in the WRS.

    John Voelker, ETF Secretary, will provide projections for future Core and Variable fund annuity adjustments, and highlights of the design elements that keep the WRS strong and fully funded.  Mr. Voelker was appointed Deputy Secretary of the Department of Employee Trust Funds in July 2014, and has more than 30 years of public service experience. Immediately prior to his appointment he served 11 years as the Wisconsin Director of State Courts. During his 22 years with the court system, Mr. Voelker also served as the Assistant to the Chief Justice and as a Senior Policy Analyst. A native of Menasha, Wisconsin, he holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

    This presentation will be videotaped.

    If you have preliminary questions for the speaker, please send to Program Coordinators Millard Susman at msusman@wisc.edu and Mel Morgenbesser at mmorgenb@wisc.edu by Thursday, April 6.


    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, April 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
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • Wed, May 10, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 297
    Register

    Join us for a discussion with Kathy Kuntz about accessing the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) funding for home weatherization, electrification of your home, and electric vehicle purchases: what every homeowner should know.

    Kathy Kuntz is the Director of the Dane County Office of Energy & Climate Change in Madison, Wisconsin where she leads climate action efforts both internal to County operations and countywide. Dane County is on track to be carbon neutral in its facilities, fleet and land conservation efforts by 2030. Consistent with the County’s 2020 climate action plan, they aim to cut countywide emissions in half by 2030.

    Kathy has almost 30 years of experience implementing programs focused on resource efficiency and climate action. Prior to joining Dane County Kathy led Cool Choices, a nonprofit that worked with businesses and local governments on sustainable practices and prior to that Kathy led Focus on Energy, Wisconsin’s statewide energy efficiency and renewable energy program.


    If you have preliminary questions for the speaker, please email them in advance to program coordinators Tom Eggert at tleggert@wisc.edu by Wednesday, May 3.

    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, May 5

    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, July 26, 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • Fri, July 28, 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • Fluno Center, 601 University Avenue, Madison
    Registration is closed


    Registration Opens

    January 1, 2023


    30th Annual

    Conference


    Hosted by UW-Madison Retirement Association

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    The purpose of the Big 10 Retirees Association

    is to enhance the retiree associations at member

    institutions through the sharing and exchange

    of information relevant to retirees.


    Registration and Lodging Deadline:  June 25, 2023

    For more information, click here


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Wed, June 09, 2021 Welcome Gathering for New Members (z)
Tue, June 08, 2021 Welcome Gathering for New Members (z)
Tue, June 01, 2021 Master Gardener Program (zs)
Tue, May 25, 2021 International Crane Foundation (zs)
Fri, May 21, 2021 Tech Clinic: Time to replace your tablet or smartphone? (z)
Tue, May 18, 2021 State of Wisconsin 2021 Budget Options and Potential Outcomes (zs)
Fri, May 14, 2021 Tech Clinic: Time to replace your laptop or desktop? (z)
Tue, May 11, 2021 Annual membership meeting and Featured speaker, Gary Brown (zm)
Wed, May 05, 2021 Tribal Relations and Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (zsp )
Fri, April 23, 2021 Devil's Lake State Park Virtual Hike (zsp)
Tue, April 20, 2021 2021 Annual ETF and SWIB Update (zs)
Wed, March 31, 2021 Latest developments in COVID-19: Perspectives from Wisconsin (zsp)
Wed, March 24, 2021 Medieval Florence: Dante’s City and Inspiration (zsp)
Tue, March 23, 2021 Social Security works for everyone! Protecting and expanding the insurance Americans love and count on (zsp)
Fri, March 19, 2021 What happened to my classroom? Online teaching and learning at UW-Madison in Spring, 2021 (zsp)
Tue, March 16, 2021 Putin's Russia and the Redefinition of Power in yet another New World Order (zsp)
Wed, February 17, 2021 Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing: Post Pandemic (and Election) Recommendations (z)(s)
Tue, February 09, 2021 Equity in Pandemic Schooling: Technology, Diversity, and Impact (zs)
Wed, January 13, 2021 Identity theft: protect and prevent (zs)
Wed, December 16, 2020 The Health of the US Economy (zs)
Wed, December 09, 2020 Tuscan Hill Towns Travelogue (zs)
Tue, December 01, 2020 Dane County & Madison leaders address COVID-19 challenges (zs)
Wed, November 18, 2020 Well-being is a skill: Lessons for the current pandemic (zs)
Tue, November 17, 2020 Tech Clinic: Come 'Zoom' with us (z)
Wed, November 11, 2020 The future of your data footprint (zs)
Thu, November 05, 2020 Zoom training ROC Co-chairs (z)
Wed, November 04, 2020 The new normal: the CARES Act & Economic Impact of COVID-19 pandemic (zs)
Tue, October 20, 2020 Saving your digital stuff: personal and family history (zs)
Fri, October 16, 2020 Webinar training for program coordinators (z)
Wed, October 14, 2020 2021 It's Your Choice (IYC) Update (zs)
Tue, October 06, 2020 Pandemic COVID-19: a novel virus (zs)
Tue, September 15, 2020 What's your super power?
Fri, September 11, 2020 Test the Webinar Waters
Thu, July 16, 2020 *VIRTUAL* UWRA Special Membership Meeting
Thu, June 18, 2020 *VIRTUAL* UWRA Annual Meeting
Tue, May 19, 2020 CANCELLED: What's your super power!
Tue, May 12, 2020 CANCELLED: May 2020 Annual Membership Meeting, Luncheon, Speaker, and Tours
Tue, April 28, 2020 CANCELLED: Wisconsin State Journal political cartoons
Thu, April 23, 2020 CANCELLED: ETC Tech Clinic: Travel Apps
Tue, April 21, 2020 CANCELLED: 2020 Annual ETF and SWIB Update
Tue, April 14, 2020 CANCELLED Modern genomics and the surveillance state: using DNA to identify and track people
Thu, April 02, 2020 CANCELLED: Behind the scenes with "To the best of our knowledge"
Tue, March 17, 2020 CANCELLED Identity theft: protect and prevent
Wed, March 04, 2020 The Sounds and Sightings of Nature Apps
Thu, February 27, 2020 ETC Tech Clinic: Google Photos 2
Wed, February 19, 2020 Financial security and well being in retirement: what lies ahead?
Tue, February 11, 2020 Wisconsin wildlife rehabilitation: caring for sick and injured animals
Thu, January 23, 2020 ETC Tech Clinic: What’s a podcast? Why should I be interested?
Tue, January 14, 2020 Do I need a trust? How does a trust benefit me or my heirs?
Tue, December 17, 2019 The Health of the US Economy
Thu, December 05, 2019 Janesville Rotary Gardens holiday light show and dinner
Wed, November 20, 2019 I am NOT old enough !!! 27 stages of moving to a retirement community
Thu, November 14, 2019 Getting IT Done Session - Streaming TV
Wed, November 13, 2019 Tax Cuts, Tariffs and Treaties
Mon, October 21, 2019 CANCELLED: An afternoon with the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association
Thu, October 17, 2019 Diet and the Aging Eye
Wed, October 16, 2019 Estate planning 101 – the essentials
Thu, October 10, 2019 What kinds of computing devices should I be using?
Mon, October 07, 2019 TRIP CANCELLED - Milwaukee Harley-Davidson Museum, Newsroom Pub, The Hop, and public market
Wed, October 02, 2019 Enjoying our best mental health as we age
Thu, September 26, 2019 Get IT Done (GITD): Google Tools -- Photos, Docs, and Keep
Tue, September 24, 2019 State Health Insurance Update for 2020
Thu, July 11, 2019 Holy Wisdom Monastery and Prairie Tour
Wed, June 19, 2019 Changes to DoIT User Services, Help Desk, and Repair Services
Wed, May 29, 2019 Larson’s Famous Clydesdales, Vines & Rushes Winery, the Birthplace of the GOP
Tue, May 21, 2019 Making your money last through retirement
Wed, May 01, 2019 Discovering Civil War Writings of Wisconsin Women
Tue, April 16, 2019 2019 Annual ETF and SWIB Update
Tue, April 09, 2019 Google tools for everyday tasks
Mon, April 01, 2019 No April Fools - The Bugs Will Be Coming
Thu, March 28, 2019 GITD: What are they and how do they work?
Tue, March 19, 2019 Investment success in a shrinking world of global growth
Thu, March 07, 2019 Trek Bicycle Headquarters, Lunch, and "My Fair Lady" at Fireside Theater
Tue, March 05, 2019 Intro to LIVING LEDGER, A compiliation of vital personal information
Tue, February 19, 2019 Skilled Nursing Facilities in Transition, Emergent Home Care Agencies, and Medical Oversight
Thu, January 31, 2019 The East Troy Railroad Museum
Thu, January 24, 2019 GITD: Password Management Workshop
Tue, January 15, 2019 Federal Budget Implications for the future of Medicare and Social Security
Tue, December 18, 2018 The Health of the U.S. Economy
Thu, December 13, 2018 The Genomics Revolution: What our DNA can tell us about ourselves, our history, and our future
Tue, December 04, 2018 Majestic mountains and mystical Moorish meanderings
Thu, November 29, 2018 GITD: Can we learn to bank the way today's students do?
Wed, November 28, 2018 My will is not my estate plan
Thu, October 25, 2018 Get IT Done: Technology smartness and security
Wed, October 24, 2018 Landscapes of Lilliput
Tue, October 23, 2018 How to capture and keep your family history using digital recording
Thu, October 11, 2018 Anderson Japanese Gardens, Lunch, and Curran Orchard
Tue, October 02, 2018 2019 It's Your Choice Update
Fri, September 28, 2018 Why do people come to my office?
Thu, September 27, 2018 GITD: Viruses, Malware and Other Threats Update
Thu, September 20, 2018 Hope is not a strategy...Avoid disaster by protecting your digital world
Wed, September 19, 2018 Potosi Brewery and Stonefield Village
Tue, September 18, 2018 Taxes . . . Always Changing . . . Never Boring!
Thu, May 24, 2018 ETC Program: Get IT Done: Facebook Privacy and Security
Tue, May 15, 2018 Understanding Geriatic Services & Navigating the Senior Adult Resources in Dane County
Tue, May 08, 2018 Special May Financial Webinar, The new Federal income tax law and how it affects retirees
Wed, May 02, 2018 Jerry Apps Revisits UW-Madison Campus Days in Once a Professor
Thu, April 26, 2018 ETC Program: Get IT Done: Amazon and Google at your command
Wed, April 25, 2018 Securing Our Information -- Data Security and Password Management
Wed, April 18, 2018 How Not to be Wrong, Prof Jordan Ellenberg
Tue, April 17, 2018 April Annual ETF and SWIB Update
Thu, April 12, 2018 Remembering the Holocaust
Wed, March 28, 2018 Welcome to UWRA.wildapricot.org
Thu, March 22, 2018 Getting IT Done: How Might Smart Technology Help Us Age in Place? (preceded by ETC Meeting)
Tue, February 27, 2018 Mediterranean Diet Cooking Class
Tue, February 20, 2018 Preparing to settle your estate
Tue, January 16, 2018 Financial Program on retirement communities


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