Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity


May 28, 2015

No Longer Invisible: Benny Tran

Benny Tran

“Like many others, my family migrated to the US in hope of finding opportunity and a better life. They migrated in different waves and worked to establish themselves so that the next group of family members would have something to come to and look forward to.”

May 27, 2015

No Longer Invisible: Faridah Abdullah

Faridah Abdullah

“In my opinion, I feel that there is a distinction between Cham culture and Cham Islam culture. The last ruler of the Kingdom of Champa was a Muslim and converted majority of the Chams under his reign to Islam. “

May 26, 2015

No Longer Invisible: Sumitra Chhetri

Sumitra Chhetri

“Before moving to the United States, My family lived in the Bhutanese refugee camps in Nepal for more than 20 years. I was born in the camp.”

May 25, 2015

No Longer Invisible: Ta Kwe Say

Ta Kwe Say

“I have more than one home. I was born in Burma. So that could be my motherland. I like to call Kent, WA my home, too, because I grew up there. I belong here. I am part of this community. I’m one of the few students from Burma attending the University of Washington.”

May 22, 2015

No Longer Invisible: Lauren Macalalad

Lauren Macalalad

“While my parents left all that they had in the Philippines in order to give my sisters and I all that we have now, the only thing my parents did not give us was their native tongue.”

May 21, 2015

Fukui-Sketchley, Student Scholars Honored at 45th Annual EOP Celebration

Celebration 2015

Colleen Fukui-Sketchley, ’94, received the University of Washington’s Charles E. Odegaard Award and several outstanding student scholarship recipients were recognized at the 45th annual Celebration held May 7, at UW’s Husky Union Building.

April 27, 2015

Community Graduations to Celebrate Class of 2015

2014 Black Graduation

OMA&D and the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center will join campus partners to celebrate the Class of 2015 by hosting its annual community graduation ceremonies, June 4-12.

April 13, 2015

Message from the Vice President and Vice Provost – Spring 2015 eNews

Sheila Edwards Lange

Spring is a busy time of year for all of us affiliated with the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity. We recently celebrated the grand opening of our new Native American longhouse-style facility and now are getting ready to host the annual Kelly Lecture and EOP Celebration. We hope to see many of our alumni and friends in the coming weeks.

April 2, 2015

2015 Kelly Lecture to Highlight Impact of Study Abroad

Shawn Wong

University of Washington English professor Shawn Wong, who has designed and led numerous study abroad classes over the last 18 years, will address the importance of academic travel when he presents the UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity’s (OMA&D) 11th annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture on Thursday, April 16.

April 1, 2015

Passion Never Rests: wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House is a Decades-Long Dream Realized

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A passionate dream over 40 years in the making fueled the construction of this Native American longhouse-style facility, otherwise known as wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House. Its cedar walls could barely contain the hundreds of UW and area tribal community members that came together for a two-day celebration to honor its grand opening, March 12-13.

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