Peoples, Student Scholars Honored at 42nd Annual EOP Celebration

Peoples, Student Scholars Honored at 42nd Annual EOP Celebration

Gertrude Peoples was presented the University of Washington’s Charles E. Odegaard Award and several student scholarship recipients were recognized at the 42nd Annual EOP Celebration, Fête and Honors, Thursday, May 10, at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. The dinner and scholarship fundraiser was hosted by the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) and the… Read More


Statewide Washington MESA Day to be held May 19 at Microsoft

Statewide Washington MESA Day To Be Held May 14 at Microsoft

Washington MESA Day, a one-day event of academic challenges for middle and high school students representing six MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement) Centers from across the state, will be held Sat., May 19, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond, Wash. Fostering collaboration with the state’s rich community of… Read More


UW Hosts 20th Annual Pacific Northwest McNair/EIP/GO-MAP Research Conference

UW Hosts 20th Annual Pacific Northwest McNair/EIP/GO-MAP Research Conference

Over 70 undergraduate McNair scholars and colleagues representing 14 regional and national Universities will converge on the University of Washington campus for the 20thannual Pacific Northwest McNair/EIP/GO-MAP Research Conference, May 17-19. The conference is an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to convene and share intellectual ideas, engage in a variety of discussions and build… Read More


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