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March 28, 2013

Frank Builds Community Through Art Exhibits

Priya Frank with David Ryder

In her day job, Priya Frank, ’04, ’11, supports access and opportunity for underrepresented, low-income and first-generation students through her fundraising work with the OMA&D Advancement team. In her “off” hours, she is busy fostering her other passion – building community through the arts. Frank is artistic director at LUCID in Seattle’s University District, where…

Schmitz Honored at BSU Legacy Soiree

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Betty Schmitz, OMA&D director of the Center for Curriculum Transformation, was among the honored guests at the Black Student Union (BSU) Legacy Soirée held Feb. 23, at the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center. Schmitz was presented the Staff Member of the Year award by BSU and the UW Student Diversity Coalition (UWSDC) in recognition…

March 23, 2013

Amanda Swarr to Present 9th Annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture

Amanda Swarr

Amanda Lock Swarr, UW associate professor in Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, will deliver the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s ninth annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture on Thurs., April 18. A reception will be held at 5 p.m. at the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center followed by the lecture at 6:30 p.m. in…

March 22, 2013

UW and Regional Organizations to Participate in Yakima Valley Science & Engineering Festival

Congressman Chaka Fattah Meets With GEAR UP Students

The Pacific Science Center, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center are just a few of the regional organizations slated to join several University of Washington programs at the second annual Yakima Valley Science and Engineering Festival, to be held at the Yakima Convention Center, March 26-27. The event, sponsored…

March 20, 2013

OMA&D Programs Host Workshop at Neah Bay High School

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The UW GEAR UP Educator Development Initiative (EDI) partnered with OMA&D Recruitment and Outreach, OMA&D Tribal Relations and the UW College of Education to host a day-long workshop for middle and high school teachers at Neah Bay High School in Neah Bay, Wash., Feb. 27. The workshop, “Preparing GEAR UP Students for Rigor & Academic…

February 27, 2013

Talent Search Students Honored at Champions of Diversity Awards Ceremony

Talent Search Students

University of Washington Educational Talent Search participants Zulen Pantoja-Ortega, Austin Schuetzel and Melina Soto were among the high school students honored at the 2012 Champions of Diversity Awards Ceremony at Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon, Wash., Dec. 5. The awards ceremony is designed to honor students, from grades nine through 12, from Skagit, San…

February 25, 2013

UW GEAR UP Program Celebrates New Building in Toppenish

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University of Washington GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) hosted an open house for its new office building on the campus of Heritage University in Toppenish, Wash., Feb. 15. Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange, UW vice president for minority affairs and vice provost for diversity, was joined by staff members from the…

February 16, 2013

New Kelly ECC Featured on UW360

Kelly ECC

The newly renovated Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center is featured in the February episode of UW360. The segment includes an inside look at the center and the grand opening reception. View Video.

February 4, 2013

Riojas To Receive 2013 Odegaard Award

Rogelio Riojas

Rogelio Riojas, president and chief executive officer for Sea Mar Community Health Centers, is the 2013 recipient of the Charles E. Odegaard Award, the University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) announced Feb. 4. The award will be presented at the 43rd annual EOP Celebration, Fête and Honors hosted by OMA&D and…

February 1, 2013

UW Business Diversity Program Hosts Annual Supplier Fair

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The seventh annual fair to be held Feb. 20 at the HUB, will showcase suppliers in eProcurement and with a UW contract, as well as small, local, minority and women-owned businesses. Read more…

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