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April 4, 2012

Toppenish STEM Program Teaches Tomorrow’s Skills Today

Toppenish STEM Program Teaches Tomorrow’s Skills Today

The Yakima Valley GEAR UP-funded program at Toppenish High School that emphasizes science, technology, engineering and math is featured in the Yakima Herald. Read more…


April 3, 2012

UW Environmental Innovation Challenge Winners Include LSAMP Student Lloyd Pasion

UW Environmental Innovation Challenge Winners Include LSAMP Student Lloyd Pasion

Pasion, a civil and environmental engineering major, is a member of the team Green Innovative Safety Technologies that won first prize and $10,000 for developing a recycled alternative to concrete highway jersey barriers. Read more…


March 27, 2012

Students and Alumni Connect at Diversity Career Networking Night

Students and Alumni Connect at Diversity Career Networking Night

The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, in partnership with the UW Alumni Association, hosted a Diversity Career Networking Night at the UW Tower, March 7. Students were able to mingle and connect with alumni in a variety of professional fields, gaining information about pursuing jobs in their chosen careers. Lull Mengesha, ’06, ’10, served…


March 26, 2012

Alexes Harris To Present 8th Annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture

Alexes Harris To Present 8th Annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture

Sociology professor Alexes Harris has been selected to deliver the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s eighth annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture on Thursday, April 19. A reception will be held at 5 p.m. in the Odegaard Undergraduate Library (Room 220), followed by the lecture at 6:30 p.m. in Kane Hall (Room 110)….


Spring 2012 OMA&D eNews

OMA&D Spring 2011 eNews

Read about the latest news and information on OMA&D programs, faculty, staff, students and alumni. Highlights in this edition include feature stories on faculty mentors, staff members who have set up scholarship endowments and a UW alum who is helping to renovate the ECC.  Read more…


March 21, 2012

UW Students Participate in National STEM Conference

UW Students Participate in National STEM Conference

Six University of Washington students presented research and two earned awards at the Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), held Feb. 23-25, in Atlanta, Ga. Junior Klondy Canales and senior Thien-Y Le were recognized for their poster presentations in biological sciences. The all-female student group represented a number of…


March 5, 2012

“UW Chicas” Win 2011 Fall Quarter S.M.A.R.T. Challenge

“UW Chicas” Win 2011 Fall Quarter S.M.A.R.T. Challenge

“UW Chicas” team members Alexis Brendible, Veronica Rodriguez, Yesenia Rosales, and Erica Chavez Santos are the fall quarter “Scholarly, Meritorious Achievement Requires Teamwork” (S.M.A.R.T.) Challenge champions.  As winners of the challenge, the “UW Chicas” claimed the top prize over five other teams and will split a $1,000 scholarship. Members of team “UW Chicas” are all…


February 13, 2012

Design and Construction for UW Intellectual House Begins

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Bolstered by generous support from private donors, regional tribes and investments from the state, the University of Washington anticipates beginning the first phase for the Intellectual House, a longhouse-style facility that will serve Native American students, faculty, and staff on the Seattle campus. An ambitious fundraising campaign was recently completed, and with the assistance of…


February 10, 2012

Women of Color Reception to be Held March 6

Women of Color Reception to be Held March 6

Join the OMA&D Ethnic Cultural Center, Housing and Food Services, and the Women’s Center for the ninth annual Women of Color Reception to be held Tues., March 6, at 12 p.m. in the Walker Ames Room in Kane Hall. The event celebrates the inspirational contributions that women of color have made at the UW over…


February 9, 2012

UW GenOM Project Earns Community Diversity Award

UW GenOM Project Earns Community Diversity Award

The University of Washington GenOM Project, led by director Lisa Peterson, was honored with a Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement Award from the Seattle Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management at its second annual conference in Seattle, Dec. 8. The award was created to honor and celebrate organizations and businesses within Western Washington in…



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