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).


Alumni Gather for Instructional Center Reunion Mixer

2014 Instructional Center Reunion Mixer

Former users of the OMA&D Instructional Center (IC), as well as current and former staff members, came together to reminisce during a special alumni reunion mixer held at the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, Oct. 23. The reunion was the first of its kind for alumni and friends that have either been associated with… Read More


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

Andy Pascua

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.


MAP Breakfast, The Weekend Highlight Homecoming Festivities

2014 The Weekend

Alumni and friends came back to campus to celebrate Homecoming by attending the UW Alumni Association Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) Bridging the Gap Breakfast, as well as OMA&D’s football tailgate event, The Weekend, Oct. 25.


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

Sheila Edwards Lange

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

Rachel Scott with First Lady Michelle Obama

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.


Area High School Teachers Receive MESA’s Mona Bailey Leadership Award

2014 Mona Bailey Award Winners Earle McWright and Auiilani De La Cruz

Auliilani De La Cruz from Mariner High School in Everett and Earle McWright from Washington High School in Tacoma received the 2014 Mona Bailey Teacher Leadership Award at the Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) Board of Directors dinner at Cedarbrook Lodge in SeaTac, Sept. 12.