Call for Volunteers – 2012 MLK Day of Service

Call for Volunteers – 2012 MLK Day of Service

Members of the UW community are invited to join OMA&D staff and students in a day of volunteering on Jan. 16, to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Volunteers are asked to sign up by Jan. 13. For more information or to R.S.V.P., visit the ECC web site.


Fleming Inducted Into Rose Bowl Hall of Fame

Fleming Inducted Into Rose Bowl Hall of Fame

Husky football legend and former Washington state senator George Fleming, ’64, was inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame on Sat., Dec. 31, at the Pasadena Convention Center. He was also honored during both the Rose Bowl parade and game on Mon., Jan. 2. Fleming, a running back and kicker, helped the Huskies to… Read More


UW Community Celebrates Kwanzaa

UW Community Celebrates Kwanzaa

The Black Student Commission, Black Student Union and Ethnic Cultural Center came together to host the UW’s annual Kwanzaa Celebration in Kane Hall, Dec. 6. Faculty, staff, and students attended the event held in commemoration of the African American and Pan-African holiday that celebrates family, community, and culture from Dec. 26-Jan. 1. The Walker Ames… Read More


Long Journey Home Planning Committee Members Reunite

Long Journey Home Planning Committee Members Reunite

Members of the Long Journey Home Planning (LJH) Committee reunited at a special reception on Wed., Nov. 30, in Suzzallo Library, marking the culmination of the process to honor over 400 Nikkei students at UW that were forced by the federal government to leave campus and report to internment camps during World War II. In… Read More


OMA&D Students Honored at National Research Conference

OMA&D Students Honored at National Research Conference

Four University of Washington students affiliated with the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity (IMSD), Stipends for Training Aspiring Researchers (STAR) and the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) won awards at the 11th Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) held Nov. 9-12, in St. Louis, Mo…. Read More


UW Launches Faculty & Staff Insider Web Page

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The University of Washington recently launched a revamped web page to serve faculty and staff that includes the most popular links from the old page, while adding videos, headlines, calendar listings, feature stories, photos and more. A new UW Today web site will also launch soon and will feature more live content, including Twitter, Facebook,… Read More


Ethnic Cultural Center Construction Update

Ethnic Cultural Center Construction Update

The foundation is being laid and the walls are going up as construction on the new OMA&D Ethnic Cultural Center hits full stride. View the latest photos taken on Friday, Dec. 2, that document the progress thus far.


Faculty, Staff and Students Gather for Men Promoting Change Event

Faculty, Staff and Students Gather for Men Promoting Change Event

University of Washington senior and Black Student Union (BSU) vice president for communications Tracy Hansen-Lamont referenced a quote by one of his heroes, Malcolm X, when addressing the faculty, staff, and students in attendance at BSU’s “Men Promoting Change” event at Parrington Hall, Nov. 15.  “Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs… Read More


Sheila Edwards Lange Receives Puget Sound Business Journal Honor

Sheila Edwards Lange Receives Puget Sound Business Journal Honor

Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange, UW Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity, was honored as one of the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 2011 Women of Influence at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue on Nov. 16. Dr. Ana Mari Cauce, UW College of Arts & Sciences dean and the preferred candidate for UW provost,… Read More


OMA&D Mourns the Loss of Former UW Regent Ark Chin

OMA&D Mourns the Loss of Former UW Regent Ark Chin

Former University of Washington regent Ark Chin passed away on Sun., Nov. 13, at the age of 87. A World War II veteran, engineering executive and avid philanthropist, Chin was a regent from 1998-2004, serving as board president in 2001-2002. Chin was born in a small village in Tai Shan, China, and came to the… Read More