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June 3, 2011

OMA&D Associate VP Emile Pitre Co-Authors Study Published In Science

OMA&D Associate VP Emile Pitre Co-Authors Study Published In Science

Emile Pitre, associate vice president for the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, has co-authored a study published in Science that examines how a guided learning approach in a UW biology course helped students, especially educationally disadvantaged students, increase academic performance. The study was featured in a UW Today article and can be directly…


June 2, 2011

President Obama Appoints Luis Fraga to Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence For Hispanics

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The associate vice provost for faculty advancement and Russell F. Stark University Professor will serve on a commission that advises the President and Secretary of Education on matters pertaining to educational attainment in the Hispanic community. Read more…


June 1, 2011

UW Student Veronica Quintero Named Miss Hispanic Seafair

UW Student Veronica Quintero Named Miss Hispanic Seafair

University of Washington student Veronica Quintero was crowned 2011-12 Miss Hispanic Seafair during a ceremony at the Fisher Plaza Studio in Seattle, May 21. Her court includes UW student Brenda Barrios, who was named the third runner-up in the competition. Quintero, a second-year student majoring in communication who also serves as a peer mentor with…


May 17, 2011

Ng, Student Scholars Honored at 41st Annual EOP Celebration

Ng, Student Scholars Honored at 41st Annual EOP Celebration

Assunta Ng was presented the University of Washington’s Charles E. Odegaard Award and several student scholarship recipients were recognized at the 41st Annual EOP Celebration, Fête and Honors, Thursday, May 5, at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center. The dinner and scholarship fundraiser was hosted by the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D)…


May 9, 2011

Statewide Washington MESA Day To Be Held May 14 at Microsoft

Statewide Washington MESA Day To Be Held May 14 at Microsoft

Washington MESA Day, a day-long event featuring academic challenges for middle and high school students representing six MESA (Math Engineering Science Achievement) Centers from across the state, will be held Sat., May 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, Wash. Fostering collaboration with the state’s rich community of scientists…


May 2, 2011

UW Hosts 19th Annual Pacific Northwest McNair & EIP Research Conference May 19-21

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McNair scholars from across the country will converge on the University of Washington campus to participate in the 19th Annual Pacific Northwest McNair and Early Identification Program Research Conference, May 19-21. Have you ever wondered how sororities impact academic achievement in the Latina community or what the hurricane season might hold this year? Those questions…


April 13, 2011

UW Students Participate In National STEM Conference

UW Students Participate In National STEM Conference

Twelve students affiliated with the University of Washington’s Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) and Genome Sciences Department participated in the 2011 Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) held February 24-26, 2011, at the Washington Hilton Hotel, in Washington, D.C. The national conference was attended by undergraduate and graduate…


March 28, 2011

UW Center for Undergraduate Advising, Diversity & Student Success Holds Grand Opening

UW Center for Undergraduate Advising, Diversity & Student Success Holds Grand Opening

University of Washington faculty, staff, and students celebrated the grand opening of the new Center for Undergraduate Advising, Diversity & Student Success in Mary Gates Hall on Wed., March 16. Sheila Edwards Lange, Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity, Eric Godfrey, Vice Provost for Student Life and Ed Taylor, Vice Provost…


UW Champions Program Serving Foster Care Youth and Alumni

UW Champions Program Serving Foster Care Youth and Alumni

In June of 2009, Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange, the Vice President of Minority Affairs and Vice Provost of Diversity, charged Jennifer Schoen and Maddy Day with the task of developing a program aimed to serve foster care youth and alumni at the University of Washington. Less than one year later, Schoen, Manager of the Office…


ECC Hosts 8th Annual Women of Color Reception

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The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC), along with Housing and Food Services, Q Center, Women’s Action Commission and the UW Women’s Center, hosted the eighth annual Women of Color Reception on March 2, in the Walker-Ames Room at Kane Hall. Associate professor of anthropology and adjunct associate professor of global…



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