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


UW Student Veronica Quintero Named Miss Hispanic Seafair

UW Student Veronica Quintero Named Miss Hispanic Seafair

University of Washington student Veronica Quintero was crowned 2011-12 Miss Hispanic Seafair during a ceremony at the Fisher Plaza Studio in Seattle, May 21. Her court includes UW student Brenda Barrios, who was named the third runner-up in the competition. Quintero, a second-year student majoring in communication who also serves as a peer mentor with… Read More


Ng, Student Scholars Honored at 41st Annual EOP Celebration

Ng, Student Scholars Honored at 41st Annual EOP Celebration

Assunta Ng was presented the University of Washington’s Charles E. Odegaard Award and several student scholarship recipients were recognized at the 41st Annual EOP Celebration, Fête and Honors, Thursday, May 5, at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center. The dinner and scholarship fundraiser was hosted by the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D)… Read More


Statewide Washington MESA Day To Be Held May 14 at Microsoft

Statewide Washington MESA Day To Be Held May 14 at Microsoft

Washington MESA Day, a day-long event featuring academic challenges for middle and high school students representing six MESA (Math Engineering Science Achievement) Centers from across the state, will be held Sat., May 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, Wash. Fostering collaboration with the state’s rich community of scientists… Read More


UW Hosts 19th Annual Pacific Northwest McNair & EIP Research Conference May 19-21

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McNair scholars from across the country will converge on the University of Washington campus to participate in the 19th Annual Pacific Northwest McNair and Early Identification Program Research Conference, May 19-21. Have you ever wondered how sororities impact academic achievement in the Latina community or what the hurricane season might hold this year? Those questions… Read More