Welcome Daze Introduces New Students to Campus

Welcome Daze

OMA&D introduced new students and their families to the UW at its annual orientation event, Welcome Daze, held in conjunction with Dawg Daze on Sept. 20, at the Husky Union Building. Welcome Daze provided opportunities for incoming freshmen and transfer students to learn about campus and community resources, and connect with current students, OMA&D staff,… Read More

LSAMP Students Get a Taste of Systems Biology

UW Students

A group of freshmen participating in the UW Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program recently paid a special visit to the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) in Seattle where they met scientists and learned about the field. Among the goals of the LSAMP program is to expand opportunities for underrepresented minority students majoring… Read More

Ambassadors Help Students Get College-Ready

Student Ambassador

When Mario Sanchez attended high school in the Eastern Washington community of Sunnyside, he didn’t have many people in his life he could talk to about pursuing college. That guidance came when he attended Esperanza En Educación, a one-day conference for Latino high school seniors on the University of Washington campus. During the event he… Read More

Message from the Vice President and Vice Provost – Fall 2013 eNews

Sheila Edwards Lange

Fall quarter is underway and campus is buzzing again with the excitement that the beginning of a new academic year brings. A few days before classes started, I had the pleasure of introducing some of this year’s incoming freshmen and transfer students to the UW and Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) family at… Read More

Vivian Lee: Alumna, Volunteer, Community Activist, Philanthropist

Vivian Lee

For more than 50 years, Vivian Lee has worked to make the University of Washington inclusive and accessible for all students through her volunteer work. Now she is leaving her mark in another way. A retired nurse and 1958 graduate of the UW School of Nursing, Vivian has decided to make a bequest to the… Read More

Tacoma Teacher Receives MESA’s Mona Bailey Leadership Award

2013 Mona Bailey Award Recipient Betsy Constantine

Betsy Constantine, from Sheridan Elementary School in Tacoma, received the 2013 Mona Bailey Teacher Leadership Award at the Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) Board of Directors Dinner in Seattle, Sept. 6. The award, sponsored by Washington MESA, was established in 2004 to recognize teacher leadership in mathematics, engineering or science. Applicants are evaluated on their… Read More

Foster School Dean Emeritus William Bradford Honored

William Bradford

William Bradford, dean emeritus and professor of finance at the UW Foster School of Business, will receive Tabor 100’s Lifetime Achievement Award at its Captains of Industry Gala at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Sept. 14. Bradford will be one of several community leaders honored at the event. Seattle City Council Member Bruce… Read More

UW To Break Ground On Native American Longhouse Facility October 25


A groundbreaking ceremony for the University of Washington Native American longhouse-style facility, Wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ (Intellectual House), will take place on the UW campus in Seattle, Fri., Oct. 25, from 3-5:30 p.m. The ceremony will be held at the facility’s construction site currently located in the N6 parking lot between Lewis and McMahon Halls. The event is… Read More

Polly Olsen to Receive 2013 UW Diversity Award for Community Building

Polly Olsen

Polly Olsen, ’94, director of community relations and development for the UW School of Social Work’s Indigenous Wellness Research Institute, has been named the recipient of the 2013 University of Washington Diversity Award for Community Building. The honor is given annually by the UW Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity to… Read More

OMA&D Recognizes New and Recently Tenured Faculty

Dr. Sven Haakanson

As the 2013 fall quarter commences, OMA&D is pleased to recognize the latest group of faculty engaged in diversity-related research, teaching or service who are recently tenured or new to the University. New Faculty: Dr. Sara Gonzalez joins the Department of Archaeology as an assistant professor. She recently served as a scholar-in-residence fellow in the… Read More