Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

News & Events


  • Community Graduation Ceremonies to Celebrate Class of 2017

    May 8, 2017

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    OMA&D and the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center will join campus partners to celebrate the Class of 2017 by hosting their annual community graduation ceremonies, June 2-9.


  • OMA&D Announces New Diversity and Inclusion Seed Grants

    April 18, 2017

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    Administrative and academic units across the University of Washington’s tri-campus community can apply for seed grants to support projects that advance any of the six goals of the UW’s 2017-2021 Diversity Blueprint.


  • OMA&D Mourns Passing of Donna Kelly

    April 17, 2017

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    Donna Schaplow Kelly, widow of the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity’s founding vice president Dr. Samuel E. Kelly, passed away on Mon., April 3.


  • Joanne and Bruce Harrell to Receive UW’s 2017 Odegaard Award

    March 14, 2017

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    Established in 1973, the Odegaard award honors individuals whose leadership in the community exemplifies the former UW president’s work on behalf of diversity.


  • Whole U Staff Story: Iisaaksiichaa Ross Braine

    March 10, 2017

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    Ross Braine

    Tribal Liaison and wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ - Intellectual House Director Iisaaksiichaa Ross Braine was recently featured by the Whole U in its Staff Story series.


  • Joe Lott to Present 13th Annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture

    March 2, 2017

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    Lott, associate professor in the UW College of Education and faculty director for the UW Brotherhood Initiative, will present “Invisible Men: Black and Brown Males in the Academy” in Kane Hall on Fri., April 7.


  • Congressman John Lewis Visits the UW

    February 24, 2017

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    UW students had the special opportunity to hear from Congressman and American civil rights icon John Lewis at Meany Hall on the UW Seattle campus, Feb. 23.


  • An Evening with UW Alumna & Author Tiffany Dufu, Feb 21

    February 11, 2017

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    OMA&D welcomes Tiffany Dufu back to campus as she launches her ground-breaking memoir "Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less." A dialogue with UW senior Maria Abando and book-signing will take place Feb. 21.


  • UW Students Invited to Attend Conversation with Rep. John Lewis, Feb. 23

    February 10, 2017

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    John Lewis is Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District Representative and an American icon, widely known for his role in the Civil Rights movement.


  • Campus Walker Winter 2017

    February 3, 2017

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    Known as the "Campus Walker," retired OMA&D Associate Vice President Emile Pitre photographs beautiful images across campus. His latest gallery features photos from the UW’s Botany Greenhouse.


  • OMA&D Mourns Passing of Former Assistant Vice President Michael Castillano

    January 10, 2017

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    Michael Castillano, assistant vice president for the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity during the 1970’s and early 80’s, passed away on Dec. 6, at the age of 78.


  • OMA&D Mourns Passing of Alumnus & Community Leader Al Sugiyama

    January 4, 2017

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    Angela King, Al Sugiyama Honored

    Alan Sugiyama, ’84, a longtime community leader and champion for diversity at the University of Washington, passed away on Jan. 2, at the age of 67 following a two-year battle with cancer.