Near Capacity Crowd Attends 8th Annual Kelly Lecture

Near Capacity Crowd Attends 8th Annual Kelly Lecture

A near capacity crowd of faculty, staff, students and community members filled a room in Kane Hall to hear Associate Professor of Sociology Alexes Harris present the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s eighth annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture on April 19. Dr. Harris’ lecture titled “The U.S. Criminal Justice System: Race,… Read More


UW Student Maria Givens Named 2012 Native American Congressional Intern

UW Student Maria Givens Named 2012 Native American Congressional Intern

University of Washington senior Maria Givens was one of 12 students from across the country selected to be a 2012 Native American Congressional Intern by the Udall Foundation, the organization announced April 9. Givens, who is pursuing a double major in political science and American Indian studies, will complete an intensive 10-week internship in the… Read More


Sheila Edwards Lange Visits Yakima Valley

Sheila Edwards Lange Visits Yakima Valley

University of Washington Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity Sheila Edwards Lange visited the Yakima Valley on April 11, to meet with the UW GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) and Talent Search programs. Edwards Lange, along with U.S. Representative Doc Hastings, toured the Toppenish High School… Read More


UW Hosts “Native Pathways to College Day” on Olympic Peninsula

UW Hosts “Native Pathways to College Day” on Olympic Peninsula

Over 100 Native American youth, young adults and tribal educational leaders attended the University of Washington’s “Native Pathways to College Day” at the Olympic National Resources Center (ONRC) in Forks, Wash., on March 20. The event was a collaborative effort between the UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D), the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute… Read More


OMA&D Staff and Students Visit ECC Murals Site

OMA&D Staff and Students Visit ECC Murals Site

Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity staff and students recently visited Artech, the south Seattle site housing the historic Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC) murals during the facility’s extensive renovation. Gabriel Gallardo, OMA&D associate vice president of student services and academic support programs, Marisa Herrera, ECC director, and John Wetzel, project manager with the UW Capital… Read More


Samuel E. Kelly ECC Construction Update

Samuel E. Kelly ECC Construction Update

View the latest photos of OMA&D’s new Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center currently undergoing an extensive renovation. Significant process has been made since our last update. Read more…


Bailadores de Bronce Hosts 40th Gala

Bailadores de Bronce Hosts 40th Gala

Bailadores de Bronce, a Mexican folkloric dance group established at the University of Washington, will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a gala performance at Meany Hall on Sat., April 21, at 7:30 p.m. The gala will showcase live music and dance performances that represent the Pre-Hispanic and Aztec era, the European and Colonial era, as… Read More


Toppenish STEM Program Teaches Tomorrow’s Skills Today

Toppenish STEM Program Teaches Tomorrow’s Skills Today

The Yakima Valley GEAR UP-funded program at Toppenish High School that emphasizes science, technology, engineering and math is featured in the Yakima Herald. Read more…


Students and Alumni Connect at Diversity Career Networking Night

Students and Alumni Connect at Diversity Career Networking Night

The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, in partnership with the UW Alumni Association, hosted a Diversity Career Networking Night at the UW Tower, March 7. Students were able to mingle and connect with alumni in a variety of professional fields, gaining information about pursuing jobs in their chosen careers. Lull Mengesha, ’06, ’10, served… Read More