OMA&D’s Ethnic Cultural Center Hosts Masquerade Event December 3

ECC Masquerade

Members of the University of Washington community are invited to attend the Ethnic Cultural Center’s ECC Masquerade on Friday, December 3, at 6:30 p.m. The event will commemorate 39 years at the ECC before the building is demolished and renovations begin for a new facility in January. Students, community leaders, alumni, faculty and staff will… Read More


Samuel E. Kelly Autobiography Featured in University Week

Samuel E. Kelly Autobiography Featured in University Week

The assisted autobiography of Samuel E. Kelly, written with UW History Professor Quintard Taylor, was published this month by University of Washington Press and featured in a recent issue of University Week. The book, titled Dr. Sam: Soldier, Educator, Advocate, Friend tells the life story of the man who created and was the first to run… Read More


UW Graduate Makes History With Obama Autograph On iPad

UW Graduate Makes History With Obama Autograph On iPad

Sylvester Cann secured the first presidential autograph on an iPad when he met President Barack Obama at a campaign rally at the UW on Oct. 21. The story has received national and local media attention. The video coverage that ran on King-5 TV in Seattle is available here. Among the media outlets that covered the… Read More


EOP Alum Lull Mengesha Appears On New Day Northwest

EOP Alum Lull Mengesha Appears On New Day Northwest

UW and EOP alumnus Lull Mengesha recently appeared on King 5-TV’s New Day Northwest to talk about his book, The Only Black Student. To view the clip, click here.


OMA&D Welcomes UW State GEAR UP Project

OMA&D Welcomes UW State GEAR UP Project

The University of Washington State GEAR UP Project (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) has joined the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) effective Sept. 1, Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity Sheila Edwards Lange announced. “We are looking forward to working with Washington State GEAR UP… Read More


OMA&D Mourns the Loss of MCAC Member Roberto Maestas

OMA&D Mourns the Loss of MCAC Member Roberto Maestas

Roberto Maestas, a leading advocate for social justice and member of the University of Washington President’s Minority Community Advisory Committee, passed away on Sept. 22. He was 72. A University of Washington alumnus, Maestas fought a life-long battle for social change that most notably included the creation of Seattle’s El Centro de la Raza in… Read More


Homecoming Football Game Time Announced For The Weekend

Homecoming Football Game Time Announced For The Weekend

It’s not too late to get your tickets for The Weekend, a series of Homecoming events for alumni of color and friends of diversity hosted by OMA&D and other campus partners, Oct. 15-16. The UW athletic department announced Monday morning that the football game between the Huskies and Oregon State will kick-off at 7:15 p.m…. Read More


MCAC Honors Outgoing President Mark Emmert

MCAC Honors Outgoing President Mark Emmert

The University of Washington President’s Minority Community Advisory Committee (MCAC) honored and bid farewell to outgoing President Mark Emmert at its Sept. 21 meeting in the Regent’s Room in Gerberding Hall. Committee members offered words of praise and well wishes to Emmert, who is departing UW on Oct. 1 to become the president of the… Read More


OMA&D Fall 2010 E-news

OMA&D Fall 2010 E-news

The latest issue of the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s E-news is available now. This edition features alumni news and recognitions, new and recently tenured faculty members, and an update on the House of Knowledge longhouse construction project. Click here for the fall 2010 edition of E-news.


OMA&D Awarded Two Student Support Services Grants

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The University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) was recently awarded a pair of grants from the U.S. Department of Education to support low-income and first-generation college students, Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity Sheila Edwards Lange announced Tuesday. A new five-year, $1.1 million grant under the TRIO… Read More