Register Today for the 2011 Alumni Soirée

Register Today for the 2011 Alumni Soirée

Alumni of color and friends of diversity are invited to join OMA&D, as well as several campus sponsors and partners, for an evening of celebration, networking, great food, and music at the The Landing on Friday, August 12. Read more… 


UW State GEAR UP’s College Planning Series Reaches Out to Students, Parents

UW State GEAR UP’s College Planning Series Reaches Out to Students, Parents

As part of the continued mission of preparing low-income students for entering and succeeding in post-secondary education, the University of Washington State GEAR UP Project offered a College Planning Series over the course of the year that included regional workshops on college applications, scholarships, and the transition to life after high school for seniors in… Read More


MAP Scholarship Applications Now Available

MAP Scholarship Applications Now Available

Applications for 2011 University of Washington Alumni Association (UWAA) Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) student scholarships are available and will be accepted until August 1. MAP awards scholarships to deserving UW students who need financial assistance to assist with their progress toward a degree at the UW. Funding for these scholarships comes from contributions from UW… Read More


Washington MESA Hosts National Engineering Design Challenge June 24-26

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Middle and high school student delegates representing eight states will converge in the greater Seattle area to compete in the 2011 MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) USA National Engineering Design Challenge, Fri., June 24, through Sun., June 26. The event is hosted by Washington MESA, a statewide STEM program that builds a pathway to college… Read More


Community Academic Mentorship Programs Celebrate Successful Year

Community Academic Mentorship Programs Celebrate Successful Year

Forty-five students involved in the four OMA&D-funded Community Academic Mentorship Programs for Underrepresented Students (C.A.M.P.U.S.) gathered to commemorate the end of a successful school year with a dinner celebration in Seattle on Thursday, June 2. Following dinner, program mentors recognized their mentees for academic achievements. Professor Rick Bonus, faculty director for the mentorship programs, shared… Read More


Call For Nominations: 2011 Diversity Award for Community Building

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Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity Sheila Edwards Lange is accepting nominations for the 2011 Diversity Award for Community Building. The honor is presented annually to a University of Washington student, staff member or faculty member whose efforts toward positive change on campus have resulted in multicultural community building. The award… Read More


OMA&D Academic Counselor Linda Ando Brings Message of Hope to Japan

OMA&D Academic Counselor Linda Ando Brings Message of Hope to Japan

For the countless victims of the devastating earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis that occurred in Japan last March, a small amount of hope can go a long way. Linda Ando, academic counselor with the University of Washington’s Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, brought that message of hope and compassion to disaster victims in May…. Read More


UW State GEAR UP Project Hosts Summer Institute Reception

UW State GEAR UP Project Hosts Summer Institute Reception

The University of Washington State GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) Project honored its Summer Institute mentors and seminar presenters at a reception in Parrington Hall on the UW campus, June 2. The reception featured an opportunity for Summer Institute participants to share their passion for students’ success and discuss the… Read More


OMA&D Associate VP Emile Pitre Co-Authors Study Published In Science

OMA&D Associate VP Emile Pitre Co-Authors Study Published In Science

Emile Pitre, associate vice president for the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, has co-authored a study published in Science that examines how a guided learning approach in a UW biology course helped students, especially educationally disadvantaged students, increase academic performance. The study was featured in a UW Today article and can be directly… Read More