UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity E-news
Spring 2010

From the Vice President and Vice Provost

Sheila Edwards Lange
Sheila Edwards Lange

Welcome to the spring edition of E-news! As we turn the corner into 2010, I am excited to inform you, our alumni and friends, about upcoming activities and share the success of past events. The theme of this edition is "The Power of Giving Back" with a special emphasis on the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. More...

Around Campus

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40 Years of Celebration
On May 19, the Friends of the Educational Opportunity Program and the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity will host Celebration, a banquet and scholarship fundraiser honoring the excellence of EOP students and champions of diversity. More...

The Weekend

Alumni Weekend
Gets Rave Reviews
UW alumni of color and friends of diversity made the most of The Weekend, a series of exciting events hosted by OMA&D in conjunction with Homecoming last fall. Make your plans to come home again, Oct. 15-17, 2010. More...

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Speaker Series: Diversifying
Our Professional Workforce

OMA&D is hosting a three-part series
of expert panel discussions that bring diverse alumni and community members to campus to share their advice and experience with students. More...

Dr. Lange & students on tour

Dr. Lange Joins Husky Promise Leadership Tour
Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity Sheila Edwards Lange was one of several UW leaders who took part in the statewide tour to raise awareness of Husky Promise. More...

Professor Richard Ladner

Save the Date: Samuel E. Kelly
Distinguished Faculty Lecture

Professor Richard Ladner will present the 2010 Samuel E. Kelly Lecture on April 22. Dr. Ladner is on the faculty of the UW Department of Computer Science and Engineering and is an adjunct professor in the Electrical Engineering and Linguistic departments. More...

Astro-Dawgs team

Astro-Dawgs Team Up with Washington MESA
A group of nine UW students participating in NASA’s Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program is teaming up with Washington MESA this spring to help engage K-12 students in engineering and science education. More...


Celebrating Diversity

MLK Day of Service

A Day of Service
OMA&D partnered with the UW College of Engineering, the Pacific Science Center and Seattle Public Schools to hold its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, Jan. 15. More...

OMA&D Introduces Spanish Home Page
We are pleased to now feature the addition of a Spanish home page to our OMA&D Web site. More...

Champions of Diversity winners

Champions of Diversity Honored
One hundred area high school students were honored at the 2009 Champions of Diversity Awards Ceremony in December. More...

African Heritage Unity Celebration

African Heritage Unity Celebration
OMA&D participated in the fourth annual African Heritage Unity Celebration at Seattle Central Community College, Feb. 6. More...

Viewpoints Spring 2010
Viewpoints is a publication created in partnership with the OMA&D and the UW Alumni Association. The spring 2010 issue highlights faculty of color at the University of Washington. More...

Alumni Spotlight

Nelson Del Rio

Nelson Del Rio: Odegaard Award Recipient
This year’s esteemed recipient of the Charles E. Odegaard Award is Nelson Del Rio, '84, chairman of The Del Rio Family Foundation and principal, Sonnenblick Del Rio. More...

Jeet Bindra
Dr. Anita Connell
Derrick Mar

The Power of
Giving Back
Find out how three alumni—Jeet Bindra, Dr. Anita Connell and Derrick Mar—in the STEM fields are making a difference by giving back to the UW and their respective communities. More...

Get Connected
See the many faces of success that the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity has helped throughout the years and share your story as well. More...

The Wish List
Looking for an opportunity to lend your time and talents to OMA&D? Take a look at our new "Wish List."

Faculty & Staff Spotlight

Dr. Warren Buck

Dr. Warren Buck
UW Physics Professor Warren Buck just returned from part of an epic sailing expedition that is circumnavigating North and South America. More...

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UW Hosts LSAMP Regional Conference
Students, professionals and government advocates from across the Northwest converged on the UW campus, Feb. 26-27, for the first annual PNW LSAMP Conference. More...

Upcoming Events

2010 Alumni Remix
Be sure to mark your calendars for the second annual Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity Alumni Remix to be held in July. More...

Eastern Washington Scholar/Alumni Reception 
Prospective UW students will have a chance to meet with alumni and community members during this event to be held April 3 at Heritage University. More...

Diversity in a Time of Fiscal Adversity 
OMA&D will hold a conference for university administrators from across the Pacific Northwest to discuss and share strategies to increase diversity at institutions of higher education during tough economic times. More...

Tribal Leadership Summit 
The 2010 Tribal Leadership Summit, to be held May 14, is an opportunity for UW and Tribal Leaders to discuss the relationships between the UW and regional tribes. More...

Project Updates

Ethnic Cultural Center Construction Project
The ECC will temporarily move its office space to Condon Hall this summer as construction gets underway to build a new center. More...

House of Knowledge

House of Knowledge
Thanks to the input of interested tribal, student and community members, the House of Knowledge longhouse is taking shape in the form of architects’ building renderings. More...

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Pride Points

7,000 current UW students have the full cost of their tuition and standard fees covered under the Husky Promise.

14 UW faculty members have won "genius grants" from the MacArthur Foundation, including, most recently, UW poet Heather McHugh.

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