Alumni Q&A with Richard Larkins, ‘84

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Richard Larkins’ roots are in Seattle, Washington. His career path as a tax lawyer, however, has taken him to the “other” Washington – D.C. to be exact. Larkins recently took time to reflect on his Husky Experience, his professional journey and what inspires him to give back.


Campus Walker Winter 2015

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OMA&D’s Campus Walker and resident photographer Emile Pitre recently retired from the UW after over three decades of service. He will continue to contribute to this photo gallery series, but to honor his retirement we feature some of his most memorable shots since the series began in 2011.


Rev. Jesse Jackson to Speak at UW Tuesday

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson, civil rights activist and former presidential candidate, will visit the University of Washington to discuss the importance of diversity in the technology industry at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, in Kane Hall (Room 130).


OMA&D Students Competing in UAF Hackathon at Microsoft

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Sophomore Gizelle Gando, junior Awet Alazar, senior Yuriana Garcia Tellez and sophomore Ying Dang comprise the UW team that will code and present a live demonstration of a mobile application for Windows Mobile.


OMA&D Mourns Loss of Colleague Andy Pascua

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The UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) mourns the loss of GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) Assistant Director Andy Pascua, who passed away on Wed., Nov. 5.


Community Luncheons Usher in 2014 Academic Year

2014 Kelly ECC Community Luncheons

The Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC) hosts a series of annual community luncheons to welcome incoming freshmen and transfer students to the UW and celebrate their acceptance into the university.


Alumni and Friends Celebrate 2014 Homecoming with OMA&D

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A large group of alumni and friends braved a cold, rainy and windy night to celebrate UW Homecoming with the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) at The Weekend, Oct. 25.


Message from the Vice President and Vice Provost – Fall 2014 eNews

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Fall quarter is underway and campus is buzzing again with the excitement of another academic year. It also means UW Homecoming and the Instructional Center Reunion are right around the corner. We hope to see many of you in the coming weeks.


Champions Program Recognized on National Stage

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The Angels in Adoption Award and a visit to the White House for freshman Rachel Scott highlight recent accolades for the OMA&D program that provides college access and support for youth in foster care.