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May 31, 2016

Tribal Leaders Convene at UW for 8th Annual Summit

2016 Tribal Leadership Summit

Tribal leaders from across the region gathered at wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House to engage in a dialogue with President Ana Mari Cauce and other UW leaders at the eighth annual Tribal Leadership Summit, May 10.

OMA&D’s Magdalena Fonseca To Receive UW Distinguished Staff Award

Magdalena Fonseca

Magdalena Fonseca, associate director for the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC), will be honored at the UW’s 46th annual Awards of Excellence Ceremony on June 9 (3:30 p.m.), at Meany Hall Auditorium.

May 19, 2016

Rickey L. Hall Named Vice President for OMA&D

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UW President Ana Mari Cauce and Interim Provost Jerry Baldasty announced today the selection of Rickey L. Hall as the new vice president for the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity and chief diversity officer, effective Aug. 1, 2016.

May 18, 2016

Community Graduation Ceremonies to Celebrate Class of 2016


OMA&D and the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center will join campus partners to host their annual community graduation ceremonies, June 2-10.

May 17, 2016

Judge Jones, Student Scholars Honored at 46th Annual Celebration

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United States District Court Judge Richard A. Jones, ’75, received the Odegaard Award and several outstanding student scholarship recipients were recognized at the 46th annual Celebration held at the HUB Ballroom, May 5.

April 20, 2016

2016 Kelly Lecture Draws Large Crowd on Parent & Family Weekend

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A crowd of over 150 filled wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House during UW Parent and Family Weekend to attend the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity’s 12th annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture featuring Dr. Janice Sabin.

April 15, 2016

Open Forums for Vice President of Minority Affairs & Diversity

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The Advisory Search Committee for the Vice President of Minority Affairs & Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer has selected three candidates for public interviews on the Seattle campus starting April 20.

April 4, 2016

Campus Walker Spring 2016

Campus Walker Cherry Blossoms Spring 2016

OMA&D’s “Campus Walker,” Emile Pitre, photographs beautiful images on campus. His latest gallery captures UW’s iconic cherry blossoms in the Quad.

March 18, 2016

Celebrating the First Year of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House

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In March 2015, a more than 40-year dream came to fruition when wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House opened its great wooden doors for the first time. Since then, the longhouse-style facility has established itself as a very special place at the center of campus.

March 14, 2016

The Honorable Richard A. Jones to Receive UW’s 2016 Odegaard Award

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The Honorable Richard A. Jones, United States District Court Judge in Seattle and 1975 graduate of the UW School of Law, has been named the 2016 recipient of the University of Washington Charles E. Odegaard Award.

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