UW State GEAR UP Project Celebrates Milestone As Students Begin Fall Quarter

UW State GEAR UP Project Celebrates Milestone As Students Begin Fall Quarter

The University of Washington State GEAR UP Project (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) celebrated another milestone this week, as 39 students who participated in its Scholars Project joined the UW freshman class when fall quarter began, Sept. 28. Housed within the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D), UW State GEAR… Read More


Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange To Throw Out First Pitch at Mariners’ Game Wednesday

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Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange, University of Washington Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity, will throw out the first pitch at UW Dawg Daze Night at Safeco Field, Wednesday, Sept. 28. The Seattle Mariners will take on the Oakland Athletics in their season finale, starting at 7:10 p.m. Incoming UW students, faculty,… Read More


UW Kicks Off 150th Anniversary Celebration

UW Kicks Off 150th Anniversary Celebration

The University of Washington will commemorate its sesquicentennial throughout the 2011-2012 academic year, recognizing its shared accomplishments and looking ahead to the next 150 years. Share your memories on the UW Timeline and learn more about this year-long celebration that will include campus and community-wide events here.


OMA&D To Host The Weekend October 29

OMA&D To Host The Weekend October 29

It’s that time of year again! Alumni of color and friends of diversity are invited to attend The Weekend, OMA&D’s third annual Homecoming event. Tickets are now available. Read More…


Ethnic Cultural Center Renovation Update

Ethnic Cultural Center Renovation Update

Exciting progress continues to be made on the renovation project for the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s Ethnic Cultural Center. On Friday, August 19, the walls containing the historic murals in the ECC were extracted from the building and transferred to a facility where they will be stored under archival conditions until being reinstalled… Read More


President Young Meets Minority Community Leaders

President Young Meets Minority Community Leaders

Nearly 100 regional minority community and civic leaders had the opportunity to meet newly appointed University of Washington President Michael K. Young at a special reception held in Kane Hall, August 16. President Young, along with his wife Marti, greeted and became acquainted with members of the President’s Minority Community Advisory Committee, as well as… Read More


OMA&D and Partners Host Alumni Soirée

OMA&D and Partners Host Alumni Soirée

Over 100 alumni of color and friends of diversity enjoyed an exciting evening of networking and entertainment at the third annual Alumni Soirée on Friday, August 12, at The Landing in Seattle’s University District. The event was hosted by the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D), as well as campus sponsors the Foster… Read More


Del Rosario To Receive 2011 Diversity Award for Community Building

Del Rosario To Receive 2011 Diversity Award for Community Building

Cynthia del Rosario (’94, ’96), director for Graduate Minority Recruitment and Retention at the UW Information School, has been named the recipient of the 2011 University of Washington Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity Community Building Award. The award will be presented at the Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) Bridging the Gap… Read More


UW Business Diversity Program Hosts Annual Catering Event

UW Business Diversity Program Hosts Annual Catering Event

Approximately 200 University of Washington faculty and staff members attended the fourth annual UW Business Diversity Connections Catering Event held in Kane Hall, Wednesday, August 10. This annual event serves a way for staff members from various departments to learn about potential catering options for future events. It includes time to network with the caterers… Read More


UW’s Veronica Quintero Crowned Miss Seafair

UW’s Veronica Quintero Crowned Miss Seafair

University of Washington student and College Assistance Migrant Program peer mentor Veronica Quintero was named Miss Seafair 2011 in a coronation ceremony in Seattle on Sat., July 30. The 62nd annual honor is a part of the Seafair Scholarship Program for Women which gives young women the opportunity to celebrate the diversity of the Puget… Read More