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August 28, 2016

Student Blog Update: Initiate! – Week One at Brisbane

Kevin and Dusty shaking hands

UW student Kevin Soukiazian is currently in Brisbane, Australia with an OMA&D-affiliated exploration seminar. During the group’s time “down under,” Kevin will be sharing regular blog updates starting with his first entry.


August 26, 2016

Student Blog Update: Week One in Australia

Viviana Castillo with a kangaroo

UW student Viviana Castillo is currently in Brisbane, Australia with the OMA&D-affiliated exploration seminar studying how autonomous robotic systems can be used for biological monitoring purposes.


Student Blog Update: Day One – Campus Tour!

All of the students on our study-abroad trip walking through the QUT campus. I am the person farthest right (I have the black t-shirt on).

UW student Natasha Aurora Van Damme is currently in Brisbane, Australia with the OMA&D-affiliated exploration seminar studying how autonomous robotic systems can be used for biological monitoring purposes.


August 1, 2016

Introductory Message from the VP

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I look forward to working with all of you – students, faculty, staff, senior leaders, alumni and external communities – to build on the strong foundation that is already in place.


Q&A with the New Vice President for Minority Affairs & Diversity Rickey Hall

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After being appointed to the position by President Ana Mari Cauce and Provost Jerry Baldasty in May, Rickey Hall begins his tenure as the eighth vice president for the UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) today.


July 28, 2016

Thank You, Dr. Gabe

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OMA&D staff and other campus colleagues gathered at the UW Club on July 26 to thank Dr. Gabriel Gallardo for his service as the interim vice president for minority affairs and vice provost for diversity since last August.


July 12, 2016

Standing Together for Justice

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UW President Ana Mari Cauce and Provost Jerry Baldasty shared their thoughts on recent tragic events and urged the UW community to “stand together for justice.”


Dorsey Selected National MESA President

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James Dorsey, executive director of Washington MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement), was elected president of MESA USA at the 2016 Annual MESA National Engineering Design Competition in Ogden, Utah.


June 16, 2016

Message from the Interim Vice President and Vice Provost – Summer 2016 eNews

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The end of the academic year marks a special time when we recognize the achievements of our graduating students. And as I conclude my tenure as interim VP, it also marks a great time to reflect upon our accomplishments.


13 McNair Scholars from Class of 2016 Headed to Grad School

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UW. Columbia. Harvard. Princeton. Berkeley. The Class of 2016 features 13 scholars from the McNair Program that will be moving on to participate in graduate programs at these – as well as several other – outstanding institutions.



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