Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity


January 3, 2013

Native Educators Gather for Listening Session


The Office of Minority Affairs (OMA&D), in collaboration with the Foster School of Business, hosted a Tribal Educators Listening Session at PACCAR Hall, Nov. 30.

December 19, 2012

EOP Alums Team Up As Editor, Artist for Book Series


UW alumni and former Educational Opportunity Program students David Ga ‘oupu Palaita, ’03, and Toka Valu, ’09, are co-founders of a series of anthologies, the second of which – entitled “Matamai2: Intersecting Knowledge Across the Diaspora” – was published in September. The series features compilations of poems, short stories, songs and works of art by…

UW Community Celebrates Kwanzaa


The Black Student Commission, Black Student Union and the Kelly Cultural Center came together to host the UW’s annual Kwanzaa celebration at Kane Hall on Dec. 5. View the event through photos taken by Emile Pitre.

November 30, 2012

Kelly Cultural Center Hosts Community Luncheons


In conjunction with OMA&D’s annual Welcome Daze event, the Kelly Cultural Center hosts a series of luncheons in the fall to provide opportunities for freshmen and transfer students to build community with other students, faculty and staff. Each gathering was held at the newly renovated Husky Union Building beginning with the African American Community luncheon…

November 28, 2012

Fomban Using NIH-Funded Fellowship to Improve Cancer Diagnoses

Nuvala Fomban

Nuvala Fomban grew up in the African country of Cameroon where infectious diseases and cancer affect a disproportionate amount of the population. Today he is a fourth-year Ph.D. student studying bioengineering at the UW with a goal of improving how these diseases, especially cancer, are diagnosed and monitored. In recognition of his work so far,…

November 19, 2012

MCAC Call for Nominations

President Young with Sheila Edwards Lange

University of Washington President Michael K. Young is seeking individuals to serve on the President’s Minority Community Advisory Committee (MCAC). The MCAC is a 15-member committee whose mission is to advise and assist the UW President concerning ways to attract and retain students, faculty, and staff of color and strengthen the connections of those individuals,…

November 18, 2012

OMA&D to Host Tribal Educators Listening Session

Tribal Educators Session

The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D), in collaboration with the Foster School of Business, will host a Tribal Educators Listening Session, Fri., Nov. 30, from 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Paccar Hall. At this event, Native educators will be engaged in a conversation about how the UW can strengthen its recruitment and…

November 16, 2012

Kelly Cultural Center Gearing Up to Move Into New Building

Kelly Cultural Center Gearing Up to Move Into New Building

The Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center is preparing to move into its newly renovated building. The new center, which features three floors and over 25,000 square feet, is set to open its doors on Jan. 11, 2013. More information about the move is available on the Kelly Cultural Center web site.

November 7, 2012

Bridge To Receive First UW Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award

Bridge To Receive First UW Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award

Herb Bridge, ’47, is the first recipient of the new Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award to be presented at the UW Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11. Nominated for the award by OMA&D and a supporter of diversity at the UW, Bridge is being honored for his commitment to public service and philanthropy in addition to…

October 31, 2012

OMA&D Receives New $1.25 Million Upward Bound Math-Science Grant


The University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) received a new Upward Bound Math-Science (UBMS) grant from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Federal TRiO Programs.

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