Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity


October 1, 2015

Q&A with the Interim Vice President and Vice Provost


Dr. Gabriel Gallardo was appointed as the interim leader of OMA&D following Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange’s departure this summer. Get to know a little more about him and his priorities for the coming academic year.

September 25, 2015

Welcome Daze Introduces New Huskies to the UW

Featured Image 2015 OMA&D Welcome Daze

The Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) introduced new students and their families to the UW at its annual orientation event, Welcome Daze, on Sept. 25, at the Husky Union Building.

September 23, 2015

Making College the Expectation, Not the Exception

2015 GEAR UP EDI Summer Institute Featured Image

The staff at small, remote Wahkiakum High School in southwest Washington is transforming its college-going culture and sharing its best practices thanks to the GEAR UP Educator Development Initiative.

Creating a Merck Scholar Legacy

Meck Scholars

University of Washington senior Taylor Boyd joined a prestigious group when she received a United Negro College Fund/Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship for the 2015-16 academic year.

How to Be Boundless: Alumni Share Advice

Kim Hunter

The Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity encourages all students and staff who walk through its doors to follow their passions and pursue their dreams.

September 20, 2015

Campus Walker Fall 2015

Campus Walker Fall 2015

Retired OMA&D Associate Vice President Emile Pitre, also known as the “Campus Walker,” has been photographing beautiful images of campus throughout the last several years. His latest gallery highlights one of his favorite subjects: hummingbirds.

September 16, 2015

Student Blog Update: A Whole New City! (For the Weekend)

(From left to right) Daniel Corona, Anna Pendleton (lower), Nicole Riley (upper) and Lara Millman (myself) walking around the Gold Coast.

Following the events at SERF (still so happy about the flying-not-catching-fire-actually-working thing), the group and I traveled down to the Gold Coast for our free weekend.

September 13, 2015

Student Blog Update: A Happy Working Song (While Working 9-to-5)

Lara Millman brightened featured image

As the title implies, this post is primarily about the work we’re doing down here! For all those unaware of the actual point of this little excursion of ours down under, we’ve come to Australia in order to study the use of UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems…popularly referred to as drones) in improving precision agriculture techniques.

September 9, 2015

OMA&D Welcomes New UW Faculty Members

Mia Tuan

As the 2015 fall quarter commences, OMA&D is pleased to recognize the latest group of faculty engaged in diversity-related research, teaching or service who are new to the UW.

September 6, 2015

Student Blog Update: Australia Post Two – Into the Bush


Alright, weekend one-point-five (I’m counting Melbourne as a .5): done! And what a busy one it was. We spent all day Saturday wandering around Stradbroke Island and all day Sunday in the Tambourine Rainforest.

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