Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity


May 30, 2013

Diversity Graduation Requirement for UW Undergraduates Approved

UW Students Support Diversity Requirement

A long-time student-led effort to pass a diversity course requirement for all University of Washington undergraduates came to fruition May 24. The proposed legislation, supported by UW President Michael K. Young, was approved by the Faculty Senate on April 25. A Class “B” Bulletin outlining the requirement was then distributed to faculty at all three…

Washington MESA Students to Participate in Mobile App Challenge

MESA students to participate in mobile app challenge

Over 40 MESA (Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement) students from Seattle and Tacoma will compete in Hack for Change, a mobile application challenge, on Sat., June 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Seattle City Hall. For the past two months, MESA students from three local high schools (Lakes and Foss in Tacoma, Mariner in…

May 24, 2013

Rogelio Riojas, Student Scholars Honored at 43rd Annual EOP Celebration

UW Minority Affairs & Diversity Friends of the EOP program 43rd Celebration Event

Rogelio Riojas, president and chief executive offer of Sea Mar Community Health Centers, was presented the University of Washington’s Charles E. Odegaard Award and 16 student scholarship recipients were recognized at the 43rd annual EOP Celebration, Fête and Honors held May 16 at UW’s Husky Union Building. The dinner and scholarship fundraiser was hosted by…

May 17, 2013

Mariachi Huenachi to Perform at UW May 24

Mariachi Huenachi to Perform at UW May 24

The Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity Recruitment and Outreach team will host a campus visit and concert with Mariachi Huenachi from Wenatchee, Wash., on May 24. Members of the University of Washington community are invited to attend. Mariachi Huenachi is comprised of high school students from the advanced mariachi music class at Wenatchee High…

May 13, 2013

OMA&D Recruitment and Outreach Hosts Purple & Gold Experience

OMA&D Recruitment and Outreach Hosts Purple & Gold Experience

The Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) Recruitment and Outreach team hosted its fifth annual Purple & Gold Experience in April. Purple & Gold was an opportunity for newly admitted students and their families to become familiar with the UW. Over 200 students attended a series of four events designed by ethnicity (African American,…

May 6, 2013

2013 Community Graduations to be Held May 30-June 14

2013 Community Graduations to be Held May 30-June 14

The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center Community Graduations will celebrate the “Class of 2013” leading up to UW Commencement on Sat., June 15. This year’s events will be held May 30-June 14, beginning with Filipino Graduation and culminating with Black Graduation.

May 3, 2013

UW Students Ta’a, Silvers Awarded LAGRANT Foundation Scholarship

Doug Ta'a

UW students Evan Silvers and Douglas Ta’a (pictured) are among a group of 22 undergraduates from across the country to receive the 2013 LAGRANT Foundation Scholarship awarded to ethnic minority students pursuing degrees in advertising, marketing or public relations fields. Both students, who received $5,000, will be honored at the 15th Anniversary LAGRANT Scholarship Recognition…

Undergraduates to Present Research at 21st Annual Pacific Northwest McNair/EIP/GO-MAP Research Conference May 16-18

McNair/EIP/GO-MAP Research Conference

Over 50 undergraduate McNair scholars and colleagues representing 10 regional and national universities will converge on the University of Washington campus for the 21st annual Pacific Northwest McNair/EIP/GO-MAP Research Conference, May 16-18. Students will present year-long collaborative research in social science, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and humanities fields, and engage with other students,…

May 1, 2013

UW Community Attends Ninth Annual Kelly Lecture

UW Community Attends Ninth Annual Kelly Lecture

Faculty, staff, students and community members attended the UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity’s ninth annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture presented by Dr. Amanda Lock Swarr on April 18, at the Alder Hall Commons Auditorium. Dr. Swarr’s lecture titled “Racing the Boundaries of Gender and Sexuality: Rethinking Apartheid and Transitional South Africa,”…

April 24, 2013

GEAR UP Teacher Jeff Charbonneau Wins National Honor

Charbonneau won National Teacher of the Year 2013

Jeff Charbonneau, UW GEAR UP Project Lead the Way teacher and robotics coach at Zillah High School, was named the 2013 National Teacher of the Year. He was honored by President Obama on April 23 at a special ceremony at the White House. As a part of the award, Charbonneau will travel the country next…

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