Alexes Harris To Present 8th Annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture

Alexes Harris To Present 8th Annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture

Sociology professor Alexes Harris has been selected to deliver the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s eighth annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture on Thursday, April 19. A reception will be held at 5 p.m. in the Odegaard Undergraduate Library (Room 220), followed by the lecture at 6:30 p.m. in Kane Hall (Room 110)…. Read More


Spring 2012 OMA&D eNews

OMA&D Spring 2011 eNews

Read about the latest news and information on OMA&D programs, faculty, staff, students and alumni. Highlights in this edition include feature stories on faculty mentors, staff members who have set up scholarship endowments and a UW alum who is helping to renovate the ECC.  Read more…


UW Students Participate in National STEM Conference

UW Students Participate in National STEM Conference

Six University of Washington students presented research and two earned awards at the Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), held Feb. 23-25, in Atlanta, Ga. Junior Klondy Canales and senior Thien-Y Le were recognized for their poster presentations in biological sciences. The all-female student group represented a number of… Read More


“UW Chicas” Win 2011 Fall Quarter S.M.A.R.T. Challenge

“UW Chicas” Win 2011 Fall Quarter S.M.A.R.T. Challenge

“UW Chicas” team members Alexis Brendible, Veronica Rodriguez, Yesenia Rosales, and Erica Chavez Santos are the fall quarter “Scholarly, Meritorious Achievement Requires Teamwork” (S.M.A.R.T.) Challenge champions.  As winners of the challenge, the “UW Chicas” claimed the top prize over five other teams and will split a $1,000 scholarship. Members of team “UW Chicas” are all… Read More


Design and Construction for UW Intellectual House Begins

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Bolstered by generous support from private donors, regional tribes and investments from the state, the University of Washington anticipates beginning the first phase for the Intellectual House, a longhouse-style facility that will serve Native American students, faculty, and staff on the Seattle campus. An ambitious fundraising campaign was recently completed, and with the assistance of… Read More


Women of Color Reception to be Held March 6

Women of Color Reception to be Held March 6

Join the OMA&D Ethnic Cultural Center, Housing and Food Services, and the Women’s Center for the ninth annual Women of Color Reception to be held Tues., March 6, at 12 p.m. in the Walker Ames Room in Kane Hall. The event celebrates the inspirational contributions that women of color have made at the UW over… Read More


UW GenOM Project Earns Community Diversity Award

UW GenOM Project Earns Community Diversity Award

The University of Washington GenOM Project, led by director Lisa Peterson, was honored with a Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement Award from the Seattle Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management at its second annual conference in Seattle, Dec. 8. The award was created to honor and celebrate organizations and businesses within Western Washington in… Read More


UW Community Gathers to Greet New ECC Director

UW Community Gathers to Greet New ECC Director

OMA&D’s Ethnic Cultural Center staff hosted a special event to welcome new ECC director Marisa Herrera to the University on Tues., Feb. 7, in Condon Hall. UW staff and students gathered to meet Herrera and enjoy purple-themed desserts and ice cream floats. Formerly an assistant director of Undergraduate Admissions at Stanford, Herrera joined OMA&D in… Read More


Staff Endowments Benefit UW Students

Staff Endowments Benefit UW Students

While their reasons may be different, OMA&D staff members Jan Kendle, Emile Pitre, and Ann Vu Loveridge have a common mission. They have established or are contributing to endowed scholarships that benefit UW students. Kendle is honoring her mother’s passion for teaching. Pitre is being acknowledged for his long-time service at the OMA&D Instructional Center… Read More


OMA&D Hosts CEO Roundtable with Kim Hunter

OMA&D Hosts CEO Roundtable with Kim Hunter

Thirteen underrepresented minority students majoring in business and communications took advantage of a special opportunity to engage in a CEO Roundtable with UW alumnus and former Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) student, Kim Hunter, ’82, at PACCAR Hall on Mon., Jan. 30. The meeting, hosted by the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, gave students… Read More