OMA&D Participates In Fifth Annual African Heritage Unity Celebration

OMA&D Participates In Fifth Annual African Heritage Unity Celebration

UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) staff and students took part in the fifth annual African Heritage Unity Celebration, held Saturday, Feb. 12 at the Rainier Community Center in Seattle. The event served as a celebration of African cultural heritage and provided participants with community resources and informational workshops. Several community exhibitors, including… Read More


Escobedo To Head Up New College Access Challenge Grant

Escobedo To Head Up New College Access Challenge Grant

The University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) was awarded a College Access Challenge Grant from the Higher Education Coordinating Board in January that will allow OMA&D to administer a unique bilingual college access and training program. Known by its Spanish name, Conocimiento de Colegio (College Knowledge) will help low-income farm worker… Read More


Brown Bag Lecture Series Highlights UW Faculty

Brown Bag Lecture Series Highlights UW Faculty

Thanks to the Diversity Research Institute’s Brown Bag Lecture Series, members of the University community can take a break during the noon hour, grab lunch, and listen to UW faculty members – who are leaders in their respective fields – present lectures on a variety of diversity-related research topics. Lectures take place on a frequent… Read More


Next Generation Speaker Series Features STEM Panel

Next Generation Speaker Series Features STEM Panel

UW alumni who are local experts in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields took time to share advice and encouragement with UW students during the latest Next Generation Speaker Series Panel held Jan. 25, at Paccar Hall.


UW Alumnus Tyrone Howard To Speak At Suzzallo Library March 4

UW Alumnus Tyrone Howard To Speak At Suzzallo Library March 4

Now an associate professor of communication at UCLA, Howard will discuss his new book, Why Race and Culture Matter in Schools: Closing the Achievement Gap in America’s Classrooms. A book signing will follow. Read more…


Matching Funds and New Name Announced for UW Longhouse

Matching Funds and New Name Announced for UW Longhouse

The University of Washington has pledged $5 million to match gifts made to support the $10.6 million UW Intellectual House budget, Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity Sheila Edwards Lange announced.    The Intellectual House, formerly known as the House of Knowledge, also received a new Coast Salish name gifted by… Read More


Assunta Ng Named 2011 Charles E. Odegaard Award Recipient

Assunta Ng Named 2011 Charles E. Odegaard Award Recipient

Assunta Ng, founder and publisher of the Seattle Chinese Post and Northwest Asian Weekly who has devoted her life to promoting and mentoring women and youth, is the 2011 recipient of the University of Washington’s Charles E. Odegaard Award, Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity Sheila Edwards Lange announced Monday. The… Read More


New Diversity Portal Featured on UW Home Page

New Diversity Portal Featured on UW Home Page

The new Diversity web site was recently unveiled and is featured on the University of Washington’s home page. The site has been transformed into a “portal” page, giving users broader access to diversity related services and resources throughout campus. Explore the new Diversity web site here.


Masquerade Event Commemorates ECC Closure Prior To Renovation Project

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UW students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends attended the OMA&D Ethnic Cultural Center’s masquerade event on December 3 to commemorate the closure of the building before a new facility is built in its place. Read the article in the UW Daily here.