The University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s (OMA&D) new Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC) will be named in honor of the late Dr. Samuel E. Kelly, the founding vice president for the department and a pioneer for diversity on campus. The UW Board of Regents approved the naming of the center at its… Read More
Gertrude Peoples, a special assistant with the University of Washington football program and the former director of the UW’s Student-Athlete Academic Services, is the 2012 recipient of the UW Charles E. Odegaard Award, Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity Sheila Edwards Lange announced Monday. The award will be presented at the… Read More
The UW alumnus who opposed the federal government’s internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II has died at the age of 93. Hirabayashi was one of over 400 UW Nikkei students forced to leave campus in 1942. He was featured in this New York Times article.
Members of the UW community are invited to join OMA&D staff and students in a day of volunteering on Jan. 16, to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Volunteers are asked to sign up by Jan. 13. For more information or to R.S.V.P., visit the ECC web site.
Husky football legend and former Washington state senator George Fleming, ’64, was inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame on Sat., Dec. 31, at the Pasadena Convention Center. He was also honored during both the Rose Bowl parade and game on Mon., Jan. 2. Fleming, a running back and kicker, helped the Huskies to… Read More
The Black Student Commission, Black Student Union and Ethnic Cultural Center came together to host the UW’s annual Kwanzaa Celebration in Kane Hall, Dec. 6. Faculty, staff, and students attended the event held in commemoration of the African American and Pan-African holiday that celebrates family, community, and culture from Dec. 26-Jan. 1. The Walker Ames… Read More
Members of the Long Journey Home Planning (LJH) Committee reunited at a special reception on Wed., Nov. 30, in Suzzallo Library, marking the culmination of the process to honor over 400 Nikkei students at UW that were forced by the federal government to leave campus and report to internment camps during World War II. In… Read More
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
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
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.