Diversity In A Time Of Fiscal Adversity Conference

Diversity in a Time of Fiscal Adversity Conference

University administrators from around the Pacific Northwest convened on the University of Washington campus to take part in the UW’s Diversity in a Time of Fiscal Adversity Conference, Tues., April 27, at Kane Hall.  The conference, hosted by the UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity and sponsored by the Office of Faculty Advancement, the… Read More


Dr. Richard Ladner To Present Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture

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Dr. Richard Ladner will present the 2010 Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture. He will focus on new directions in accessible computing – software and hardware solutions that make computers and other aspects of life more accessible to persons with disabilities. Dr. Ladner will discuss the fact that new directions assume that persons with disabilities can create or configure… Read More


Over 100 In Attendance For Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture

Samuel E. Kelly Faculty Lecture 2010

Over 100 faculty, staff, students and community members attended the UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity’s sixth annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture presented by Dr. Richard Ladner on Thurs., April 22, at Johnson Hall.  Dr. Ladner is a Boeing Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and an adjunct professor in the Electrical… Read More


Alexandra Herndon Receives UNCF/Merck Science Initiative Award

Alexandra Herndon Receives UNCF/Merck Science Initiative Award

University of Washington junior Alexandra Herndon was in a meeting and just happened to check her email when she received the good news. Herndon, a chemistry major, received the 2010 UNCF/Merck Science Initiative Award – an honor that includes up to $25,000 in scholarships, as well the opportunity to take part in two summer research… Read More


The Power of Giving Back Alumni Spotlight – Jeet Bindra

The Power of Giving Back Alumni Spotlight – Jeet Bindra

UW alum Jeet Bindra (’70), who overcame countless obstacles to climb the corporate ladder at Chevron Corporation, makes it a priority to give back to his field and his community both local and abroad. Early in his chemical engineering career at Chevron Corporation, JEET BINDRA was called into a Vice President’s office. He knew his… Read More


The Power of Giving Back Alumni Spotlight – Dr. Anita (Johnson) Connell

The Power of Giving Back Alumni Spotlight – Dr. Anita (Johnson) Connell

Dr. Anita Connell (’68, ’75, ’80), who has run her own OBGYN practice in Seattle since 1982, understood the power of giving back at a very early age. The notion of giving back was instilled in the heart of DR. ANITA (JOHNSON) CONNELL at a very young age. Growing up in a household of six… Read More


The Power of Giving Back Alumni Spotlight – Derrick Mar

The Power of Giving Back Alumni Spotlight – Derrick Mar

The Chief Technology Officer at Varolii Corporation in Seattle, University of Washington alum Derrick Mar (’85) serves as a career mentor for current UW students interested in computer science and technology fields. For a young DERRICK MAR, all it took was a high school field trip to the Pacific Science Center to solidify his future… Read More


OMA&D Mourns the Loss of FEOP Advisory Board Member Ernie Aguilar

OMA&D Mourns the Loss of FEOP Advisory Board Member Ernie Aguilar

A long-standing member of the UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity Friends of the Educational Opportunity Program (FEOP) Advisory Board, Ernest (Ernie) Aguilar passed away with his family at his side, Monday, March 15, 2010. He was 90. Aguilar served 20 years in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of World War II,… Read More


UW and WSU Tri-Cities Launch Early Outreach Partnership Website

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The University of Washington and Washington State GEAR UP Programs have come together to document and share some of the promising best practices in early outreach. This collection of information will offer guidance to individuals who provide early outreach services to students and parents without having to invest additional time in developing the concepts of… Read More


OMA&D Spring 2010 E-Newsletter

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Welcome to the spring edition of E-news! As we turn the corner into 2010, I am excited to inform you, our alumni and friends, about upcoming activities and share the success of past events. The theme of this edition is “The Power of Giving Back” with a special emphasis on the science, technology, engineering and… Read More