Events

Upcoming Events

September 30, 1:30-3:30: Preparing for an Intellectually Active Retirement

Remaining intellectually active during retirement takes planning ahead of time. To assist faculty in planning an intellectually satisfying retirement, this panel will offer perspectives, ideas, experiences, and suggestions of recently retired faculty and administrators. Topics to be addressed include: tips for negotiating this major life transition, ways in which to remain engaged with the university, and resources from the University and its academic units that can help to sustain research and intellectual engagement.

Watch this space for registration information.

Past Events

September 2020:      A Conversation with President Pines

President Darryl Pines shared his priorities and initiatives for the campus community and how emeritus/emerita faculty members could support the University.

March 2020: Maintaining and Improving the Quality of Life After Retirement

This presentation addressed preparing for challenges retirees face relating to the aging process, such as: physical issues, difficulty learning new technologies, legal issues, cognitive changes, etc. The presenters discussed how to best prepare for these challenges and how to find and access the resources to help us figure out how to deal with these issues when they occur.  The slides from this presentation can be viewed HERE.

December 2019: Greater College Park Initiative

Ken Ulman, Chief Strategy Officer for Economic Development and President of the Terrapin Development Company for the UMCP Foundation described the Greater College Park Initiative, which is designed to create a vibrant community with amenities for all ages in and around the Campus.

February 2019:        Insights into the Dynamics of Aging

Researchers at UMD are actively engaged in providing new and exciting insights into the aging process and how people can deal with its effects on hearing, speech, memory and brain function through exercise and health informatics through human-computer interaction.

Panelists: Samira Anderson, Associate Professor, Hearing and Speech Sciences, Amanda Lazar, Assistant Professor, College of Information Studies, and J. Carson Smith, Associate Professor, Kinesiology

 

September 2018:    Preparing for an Intellectually Active Retirement

Remaining intellectually active during retirement takes planning ahead of time. To assist faculty in planning an intellectually satisfying retirement, this panel offered perspectives, ideas, experiences, and suggestions of recently retired faculty and administrators. Topics addressed included: tips for negotiating this major life transition, ways in which to remain engaged with the university, and resources from the University and its academic units that can help to sustain research and intellectual engagement.

Panelists: Frank B. Alt – Associate Professor Emeritus, Robert H. Smith School of Business, Donna Hamilton – Professor Emerita, English, former Associate Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Studies, William Hodos – Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, Psychology, and Arthur N. Popper – Professor Emeritus, Department of Biology; former Associate Dean, the Graduate School; former chair, University Senate

August 2018:         Changes to Your Retiree Prescription Drug Coverage: A Workshop for Retired Faculty

UMEEA provided an overview of the changes, their implications, possible options and a chance to ask questions.

 

May 2018:       Re-Creating Our Lives and Work: Stories From Retirement

Three emeritus/emerita faculty members whose retirements have been full of creative and productive labor and learning share their experience.

Panelists: Evelyn Torton Beck, Women’s Studies, J. Robert Dorfman, Physics, and Charles E. Sternheim, Psychology

February 6, 2018:              The Post    

A lively panel and audience discussion on the film “The Post,” the history it represents and its relevance to the current moment.
Panelists: Maurine Beasley – Professor Emerita, Journalism, James B. Gilbert – Professor Emeritus, History, and Carl Sessions Stepp – Professor, Journalism

December 2017:           Intergenerational Communication and the Aging Workforce, A Research  Program 

Featured speaker Lindsey B. Anderson presented her work on “Intergenerational Communication and the Aging Workforce: A Research Program.”  Dr. Anderson presented an overview of her research program on age and organizations. Topics addressed included: Retirement, Bridge employment, and Intergenerational interactions in the workplace from a communicative perspective.

September 2017:       Town Hall –Follow-up

This gathering followed up on the successful Emeritus/Emerita Town Hall of spring 2017.  It provided an opportunity for participants to: 

  • Review the results of the Faculty Emeritus/Emerita survey;
  • Take a look at our new bylaws, now under review in the Provost’s Office;
  • Learn about your Steering Committee’s plans for the fall of 2017; 
  • Participate in planning for the spring of 2018 and the future; and
  • Socialize with your colleagues over refreshments.

May 2017: Town Hall – Inaugural Event  

The Advisory Council of Emeriti (ACE) and the Office for Faculty Affairs hosted a Town Hall meeting for current emeritus/a faculty members and prospective faculty retirees. The purpose of this meeting was to generate ideas for post-retirement involvement on campus.