UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity E-news
October 2009

From the Vice President and Vice Provost

Sheila Edwards Lange
Sheila Edwards Lange

Fall is here and I am thrilled to share the second edition of the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) E-news. We received positive responses following the inaugural issue and reconnected with many of you. In this edition, we welcome Washington State MESA into our organization, share the news of a National Science Foundation grant program and review recent and upcoming community partnership activities. More...

Around Campus

The Weekend 2009

Come Home for The Weekend!
The Weekend is a series of exciting events taking place during UW's Homecoming, Oct. 23-25. Events are geared toward alumni of color and supporters of diversity. This three-day celebration includes an alumni mixer, pre-game tailgate and much more. More...

Ricardo Aguirre
Samuel E. Kelly

In Memoriam
This past summer, the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity bid farewell to two great leaders: Ricardo Aguirre, above left, and Dr. Samuel E. Kelly. More...

Young Washington MESA students

Washington MESA Now Part of OMA&D
The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity welcomes the Washington State Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement organization to the family. More...

NSF Grant to Increase Minorities in Science & Engineering
A $2.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation will support an alliance of Pacific Northwest colleges, universities, support organizations and science centers working to double the number of bachelor's degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics awarded to underrepresented minorities within the next five years. More...

2009 Mentor Power for Success Kickoff
The Mentor Power for Success Program is a dynamic fall quarter partnership between incoming OMA&D students and continuing UW student mentors to help the former make a successful transition to university life. Winter quarter will match student mentors with career professionals who will provide valuable insight into the world of work and potential career directions. See photos from this year's Kickoff.

Celebrating Diversity

2009 Eastern Washington Scholars Reception
In August, OMA&D hosted the third annual Eastern Washington Scholars Reception in Prosser, Washington. This reception recognized incoming UW freshman scholars, their family, friends, the community and UW alumni. More...

Michelle Habell-Pallán

MAP to Honor Dr. Michelle Habell-Pallán
Associate Professor Michelle Habell-Pallan will receive the prestigious 2009 Diversity Award for Community Building at this year's Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) Bridging the Gap Breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 24. More...

Police Chief John Vinson

UW Police Chief Vinson Makes History
On Feb. 23, John N. Vinson became the first African-American police chief at the University of Washington. OMA&D's Sheila Edwards Lange and other community leaders were on hand to celebrate. More...

Viewpoints, fall 2009

Viewpoints Fall 2009
Viewpoints is a publication created in partnership with the OMA&D and the UW Alumni Association. The fall 2009 issue highlights the rebuilding of the Ethnic Cultural Center by former EOP students. More...

Alumni Spotlight

Nate Miles, '82

Miles Elected to UW Foundation Board
Nathaniel “Nate” Miles, '82
, a major force in Washington state’s business and nonprofit communities for more than 25 years, has been elected to the UW Foundation Board. More...

Alumni Remix 2009

Alumni Remix
In June, 250 University of Washington alumni came together for the first annual Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity Alumni Remix at the Seattle Asian Art Museum. More...

Alumni Page
See the many faces of success that the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity has helped throughout the years. See photos...

UW Faculty & Staff Spotlight

Women Investigating Race, Ethnicity and Difference (WIRED) is a group dedicated to providing participants professional advice, intellectual stimuli and support in balancing demands at home and work. WIRED members are assistant professors, mostly women of color, brought together by their overlapping inter-/multidisciplinary research agendas. More...

Heritage University Grant for Entrepreneurship
Heritage University is receiving close to $600,000 in federal aid to promote entrepreneurship and tourism in the Yakima Valley. Heritage will partner with the University of Washington to offer training sessions on the tourism industry to cities and economic development groups. More...

Upcoming Events

Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture
April 22, 2010
Save the date for this prestigious event. More...

EOP Celebration 2010
May 19, 2010 
Save the date to honor students and champions of diversity.

More Events...

Project Update

Ethnic Cultural Center Renovation Project
Keep tabs on this exciting project. Get updates now.

House of Knowledge
Find out what's happening with the HOK. Get updates now.

Table of contents

Pride Points

ScienceWatch.com recently ranked the UW fourth in a listing of the most-cited academic institutions by published journals.

The UW ranks second on the Sierra Club's "cool school" list of most eco-enlightened American universities.

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