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April 3, 2015

Tourist to traveler: 2015 Kelly Lecture to highlight impact of study abroad

University of Washington English professor Shawn Wong, who has designed and led numerous study abroad classes over the last 18 years, will address the importance of academic travel when he presents the UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity’s (OMA&D) 11th annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture on Thursday, April 16. His lecture titled

February 26, 2015

Colleen Fukui-Sketchley to receive UW’s 2015 Odegaard Award

Colleen Fukui-Sketchley, diversity affairs director for Nordstrom, has been named the 2015 recipient of the University of Washington Charles E. Odegaard Award. Established in 1973, the Odegaard award honors individuals whose leadership in the community exemplifies the former UW president’s work on behalf of diversity. It is the only university- and community-selected award, and is

April 16, 2014

Metoyer to present 10th annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture

In her lecture “Are We There Yet? The Four Directions in Native American Higher Education,” Metoyer will talk about the historic development of Native Americans in higher education.

March 3, 2014

Denny Hurtado to receive UW’s 2014 Odegaard Award

Denny Hurtado, former chair of the Skokomish Tribe and retired director of Indian Education for the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, is the 2014 recipient of the University of Washington Charles E. Odegaard Award.

October 21, 2013

Native American longhouse breaks ground Oct. 25

A public, groundbreaking ceremony for the University of Washington Native American longhouse-style facility, Wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ (Intellectual House), will take place Friday, Oct. 25, 3-5:30 p.m.

June 3, 2013

Diversity graduation requirement for UW undergraduates approved

A long-time student-led effort to pass a diversity course requirement for all University of Washington undergraduates has come to fruition.

April 2, 2013

South African gender, sexuality and race topic of Samuel E. Kelly lecture April 18

Amanda Lock Swarr, a UW associate professor in gender, women and sexuality studies, will deliver the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s ninth annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture on Thurs., April 18.

February 5, 2013

Rogelio Riojas to receive UW’s 2013 Odegaard Award

Rogelio Riojas, president and chief executive officer for Sea Mar Community Health Centers, is the 2013 recipient of the Charles E. Odegaard Award.

January 8, 2013

Renovated Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center celebrates grand opening

The University of Washington’s Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity will celebrate the grand opening of the newly renovated Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center with a pair of events Jan. 10-11.