Matching Funds and New Name Announced for UW Longhouse

Matching Funds and New Name Announced for UW Longhouse

The University of Washington has pledged $5 million to match gifts made to support the $10.6 million UW Intellectual House budget, Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity Sheila Edwards Lange announced.    The Intellectual House, formerly known as the House of Knowledge, also received a new Coast Salish name gifted by… Read More


Assunta Ng Named 2011 Charles E. Odegaard Award Recipient

Assunta Ng Named 2011 Charles E. Odegaard Award Recipient

Assunta Ng, founder and publisher of the Seattle Chinese Post and Northwest Asian Weekly who has devoted her life to promoting and mentoring women and youth, is the 2011 recipient of the University of Washington’s Charles E. Odegaard Award, Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity Sheila Edwards Lange announced Monday. The… Read More


New Diversity Portal Featured on UW Home Page

New Diversity Portal Featured on UW Home Page

The new Diversity web site was recently unveiled and is featured on the University of Washington’s home page. The site has been transformed into a “portal” page, giving users broader access to diversity related services and resources throughout campus. Explore the new Diversity web site here.


Masquerade Event Commemorates ECC Closure Prior To Renovation Project

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UW students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends attended the OMA&D Ethnic Cultural Center’s masquerade event on December 3 to commemorate the closure of the building before a new facility is built in its place. Read the article in the UW Daily here.


OMA&D Counselor Jo-Nathan Thomas Featured in UW Daily Article

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Jo-Nathan Thomas, an academic counselor for the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, was honored for his community contributions at the Black Student Commission’s Annual Kwanzaa Celebration on Dec. 7. Read the article here.


An Evening with Spike Lee

An Evening with Spike Lee

Join ASUW Arts and Entertainment on January 19, 2011 as we celebrate one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. Spike Lee graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and was the first student to have their work featured in the Lincoln Center’s “New Directors New Film Festival.” His first feature film… Read More


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

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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.