Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

News & Events


  • President Cauce: "We are all accountable for justice and equity"

    September 21, 2016

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    UW President Ana Mari Cauce shared a message to the campus community on her blog about how we are building on the work for equity and justice alongside the entire UW community.


  • GEAR UP EDI Summer Programs Help Students Prepare for College

    September 20, 2016

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    Last summer, over 125 students and 50 educators from Washington State GEAR UP schools spent time on the University of Washington campus, exploring and learning how to plan, apply and prepare for college.


  • Student Blog Update: Greetings from Australia

    September 11, 2016

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    After our first day of data collection, we went out in the water to check out the docks and try to find sea stars. We also found some neat organisms on the way there. Here is Maria with the viewer.

    I must admit that I have not been keeping up with blogging lately because although life in Seattle is fast, life in Australia has been incredibly jam packed in the best way possible!


  • State Supreme Court Justice Charles Z. Smith Remembered by OMA&D

    August 31, 2016

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    Charles Z. Smith, ’55, the first person of color to serve as a justice on the Washington State Supreme Court and a former professor and associate dean at the UW School of Law, passed away on Aug. 28, at the age of 89.


  • OMA&D Mourns Passing of Seattle Civil Rights Activist Bob Santos

    August 29, 2016

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    Robert “Bob” Santos, a longtime local civil rights activist and friend of OMA&D, passed away on Aug. 27, at the age of 82.


  • Student Blog Update: Initiate! - Week One at Brisbane

    August 28, 2016

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    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.


  • Student Blog Update: Week One in Australia

    August 26, 2016

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    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!

    August 26, 2016

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    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.


  • Introductory Message from the VP

    August 1, 2016

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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

    August 1, 2016

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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.


  • Thank You, Dr. Gabe

    July 28, 2016

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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.


  • Standing Together for Justice

    July 12, 2016

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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.”