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

w-patch-150x150

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


EXPD and First-Year Programs Hold Open House

SONY DSC

Faculty, staff, and students gathered to celebrate an open house for the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity (EXPD) and First-Year Programs in Mary Gates Hall, Nov. 8. Both units have transitioned to newly renovated suites, with EXPD now in Suite 171 and First-Year Programs in Suite 120. The open house began in EXPD with… Read More


Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange Honored by Tabor 100

Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange Honored by Tabor 100

In honor of her commitment to educational excellence, Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity Sheila Edwards Lange received a Crystal Eagle Leadership Award at Tabor 100’s 12th annual Captains of Industry Gala at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in downtown Seattle, Sept. 17. Tabor 100 is an all-volunteer organization… Read More


Alumni and Friends Enjoy The Weekend

theweekend2011_10292011_066-300x200

Over 100 alumni of color and friends of diversity gathered to celebrate UW homecoming with the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity at The Weekend, Oct. 29. Guests enjoyed tailgate festivities in The Zone before cheering on the Huskies to an exciting 42-31 Pac-12 victory over Arizona. OMA&D’s pre-game tailgate tent featured food, beverages, and… Read More


Show Your Purple on W Day Nov. 4

Show Your Purple on W Day Nov. 4

Free cupcakes and T-shirts on Red Square. Special promotions at area businesses. Everyone is invited to be part of W Day on Nov. 4, the UW’s 150th birthday! Huskies who live outside the Seattle area can post their UW memories and photos on the UW Facebook page or via the Twitter hashtag #UW150. Get the W Day details!