UW To Host 2010 National MEChA Conference


The 2010 National MEChA Conference will be hosted by the Pacific Northwest MEChA Region at the University of Washington Seattle campus, Thursday, May 27, through Sunday, May 30. The theme for the 17th annual conference is “Healing our Gente y Tierra by Redefining Labor.” Registration begins Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Ethnic Cultural Center…. Read More

Four UW Student-Athletes Named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars


SEATTLE – University of Washington student-athletes Venise Chan (women’s tennis), Jill Collymore (volleyball), Faustine Dufka (women’s soccer) and Brent Richards (men’s soccer) were named 2010 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars, the publication Diverse: Issues in Higher Education announced in its April 29 issue. The Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Awards were established to honor undergraduate… Read More

Washington MESA Day To Be Held May 22 At Microsoft

Statewide Washington MESA Day To Be Held May 14 at Microsoft

Washington MESA Day, a one-day event of academic challenges for middle and high school students representing seven MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement) Centers from across the state, will be held Sat., May 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond, Wash. Fostering collaboration with the state’s rich community of… Read More

Palau President and UW Alum Johnson Toribiong Visits With Pacific Islander Community

Palau President Johnson Toribiong Visits UW

On the eve of receiving a distinguished alumni award from the University of Washington’s School of Law, Palau President Johnson Toribiong visited with the UW Pacific Islander campus community at the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity’s Ethnic Cultural Center Theater, on Wednesday, May 12. The event highlighted the growth of the UW Pacific Islander… Read More

OMA&D Hosts McNair/EIP/Go-MAP Research Conference

18th Annual Pacific NW McNair Conference

The University of Washington hosted the 18th annual Pacific Northwest McNair/EIP/Go-Map Research Conference, Fri., April 30, through Sat., May 1, at the Husky Union Building. The research conference was an opportunity for students, faculty and staff from all over the country to share intellectual ideas, engage in a variety of discussions and build collegial relationships. … Read More

UW World Series Presents


Thursday, April 29, 2010 – 8:00 PM See this renowned pianist for only $20 (tickets normally $35). The UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity is pleased to partner with the UW World Series to support pianist Terrence Wilson at Meany Hall. This accomplished, Juilliard-trained pianist was first seen at Meany Hall performing with the… Read More

OMA&D To Host 18th Annual Pacific NW McNair/EIP/Go-MAP Research Conference


The 18th Annual Pacific Northwest McNair/EIP Conference is hosted by the University of Washington Seattle.  This conference is designed to provide prospective graduate students the opportunity to present their current research and network with other students and faculty from select research institutions. Read more…

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


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