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April 16, 2012

Sheila Edwards Lange Visits Yakima Valley

Sheila Edwards Lange Visits Yakima Valley

University of Washington Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity Sheila Edwards Lange visited the Yakima Valley on April 11, to meet with the UW GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) and Talent Search programs. Edwards Lange, along with U.S. Representative Doc Hastings, toured the Toppenish High School…


April 13, 2012

UW Hosts “Native Pathways to College Day” on Olympic Peninsula

UW Hosts “Native Pathways to College Day” on Olympic Peninsula

Over 100 Native American youth, young adults and tribal educational leaders attended the University of Washington’s “Native Pathways to College Day” at the Olympic National Resources Center (ONRC) in Forks, Wash., on March 20. The event was a collaborative effort between the UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D), the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute…


OMA&D Staff and Students Visit ECC Murals Site

OMA&D Staff and Students Visit ECC Murals Site

Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity staff and students recently visited Artech, the south Seattle site housing the historic Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC) murals during the facility’s extensive renovation. Gabriel Gallardo, OMA&D associate vice president of student services and academic support programs, Marisa Herrera, ECC director, and John Wetzel, project manager with the UW Capital…


April 9, 2012

Samuel E. Kelly ECC Construction Update

Samuel E. Kelly ECC Construction Update

View the latest photos of OMA&D’s new Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center currently undergoing an extensive renovation. Significant process has been made since our last update. Read more…


April 5, 2012

Bailadores de Bronce Hosts 40th Gala

Bailadores de Bronce Hosts 40th Gala

Bailadores de Bronce, a Mexican folkloric dance group established at the University of Washington, will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a gala performance at Meany Hall on Sat., April 21, at 7:30 p.m. The gala will showcase live music and dance performances that represent the Pre-Hispanic and Aztec era, the European and Colonial era, as…


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…



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