Welcome Daze Introduces New Huskies to Campus

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OMA&D introduced new students and their families to the UW at its annual orientation event, Welcome Daze, held in conjunction with Dawg Daze on Sept. 19, at the Husky Union Building.

OMA&D Recognizes New and Recently Tenured Faculty

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As the 2014 fall quarter commences, OMA&D is pleased to recognize the latest group of faculty engaged in diversity-related research, teaching or service who are recently tenured or new to the UW. Included in this group is the new chair of American Indian Studies, Chris Teuton (pictured).

Alumni Q&A with Toyia Taylor, ’97

Toyia Taylor

Toyia Taylor, ’97, is the CEO and founder of we.app, a company that teaches professionals and youth how to enhance their voice through public speaking. She recently took some time to reflect on her Husky Experience and what inspires her spirit of giving back to both the UW and local communities.

Making a Difference: The Gift of Studying Abroad

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In 2008, Katherine E. McDermott, in honor of her grandmother, Roseanna Wabel McDermott (1909–2007), established an endowed fund that is helping students who want to explore the world.

Campus Walker Fall 2014

Campus Walker

OMA&D Associate Vice President for Assessment Emile Pitre, also known as the “Campus Walker,” captures some incredible images during his walks throughout the UW campus. Here is a glimpse at a few recent shots.

Second Annual Rising SEAs Conference Inspires High School Students

2014 Rising SEAS Conference

Thirty high school students from the Seattle area attended the second annual Rising SEAs Conference, Aug. 23. Hosted by the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s (OMA&D) Recruitment and Outreach team, the event was aimed to encourage and foster the leadership of underrepresented Southeast Asians and other Asian Americans.

GEAR UP EDI Summer Programs Help Students Succeed in College

2014 GEAR UP EDI Student Leadership Camp

Just because it’s summer, doesn’t mean that educators and students stop learning. That was especially true for those who attended the recent events sponsored by the GEAR UP Educator Development Initiative (EDI) at the University of Washington.

Therese Mar, Robin Neal Selected to Lead the IC, EOP

Therese Mar

Longtime OMA&D staff members Therese Mar and Robin Neal were recently appointed to serve as directors of the Instructional Center (IC) and Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), respectively.

Class of 2014 Boasts Stellar Group of OMA&D Ambassadors

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They studied abroad in more than five countries, held internships at some of the nation’s top companies, conducted research around the globe, and provided campus tours and student panels to more than 1,000 pre-college students.