News & Events

  • Celebration 2015

    May 21, 2015

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

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    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.

  • Sheila Edwards Lange

    April 13, 2015

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

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    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…

  • Shawn Wong

    April 2, 2015

    2015 Kelly Lecture to Highlight Impact of Study Abroad

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    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.

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    April 1, 2015

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

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    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.

  • Campus Walker

    March 19, 2015

    Campus Walker Spring 2015

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    Retired OMA&D Associate Vice President Emile Pitre, also known as the “Campus Walker,” has been photographing beautiful images of campus throughout the last several years. His latest gallery highlights UW’s iconic cherry blossom trees as they take center stage in the spring.

  • 2015 Diversity Symposium

    March 4, 2015

    Diversity Symposium Celebrates Progress, Plans for the Future

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    Over 200 faculty and staff from all three University of Washington campuses came together to share and learn from the work being done to meet goals set by the UW Diversity Blueprint.

  • Colleen Fukui-Sketchley

    February 18, 2015

    Colleen Fukui-Sketchley To Receive UW’s 2015 Odegaard Award

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    Through her leadership in the private sector and volunteer efforts both on campus and in the community, Fukui-Sketchley has spent two decades advocating for diversity in the workforce and access to higher education.

  • Sheila Edwards Lange

    January 28, 2015

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

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    The 2014 calendar year wrapped up with some exciting events and as we turn the corner into 2015, there is no shortage of new milestones to anticipate. This edition of OMA&D eNews offers a glimpse at some of our recent highlights and upcoming opportunities for our alumni and friends to get involved.

  • Emile and Enrique

    January 28, 2015

    OMA&D Recognizes Retirements of Four Leaders

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    Over 80 years of combined service to the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity. This is what OMA&D is bidding farewell to as four of its leaders – Enrique Morales, Emile Pitre, Karlotta Rosebaugh and Betty Schmitz – retire during the 2014-15 academic year.

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    January 28, 2015

    Conversation Circle Helps UW Community Discuss Ferguson Events

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    Around 60 University of Washington students, faculty, staff and community members gathered at OMA&D’s (OMA&D) Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC) on Fri., Dec. 5, for a special Conversation Circle to discuss events surrounding the late-November grand jury decision in the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

  • Jesse Jackson

    January 15, 2015

    An Evening with the Rev. Jesse Jackson

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    Civil rights activist and former presidential candidate Rev. Jesse Jackson visited the University of Washington to speak about the importance of diversity in the technology industry during a special event at Kane Hall, Dec. 2.

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    January 12, 2015

    Alumni Q&A with Richard Larkins, ‘84

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    Richard Larkins’ roots are in Seattle, Washington. His career path as a tax lawyer, however, has taken him to the “other” Washington – D.C. to be exact. Larkins recently took time to reflect on his Husky Experience, his professional journey and what inspires him to give back.

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