Fall 2011 eNews

E-Newsletter
 

From the Vice President and Vice Provost

Sheila Edwards Lange

As the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity welcomes a new class of undergraduate and graduate students onto campus to begin their educational journeys, we also welcome a new president and celebrate the UW’s 150th anniversary. This is an exciting time and we take great pride in sharing news of our accomplishments with alumni and friends.

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Around Campus

Michael K. Young Begins First Year As UW President
The University of Washington Board of Regents on April 25, 2011, selected University of Utah President Michael K. Young to be the next president of the UW, effective July 1. Get to know a little more about President Young in this article published in Columns Magazine. More…

Come Home For The Weekend!
Show your school spirit and join us for OMA&D’s third annual The Weekend, an exciting event for alumni of color and friends of diversity taking place in conjunction with UW Homecoming on Oct. 29. More…

UW Celebrates 150th Anniversary
The UW is celebrating its 150th anniversary! Several events will be held to commemorate this sesquicentennial including “W” Day on Nov. 4 and HuskyFest, April 18-21. Be sure to visit the new 150th web site to share your UW story and learn more about the festivities. More...

OMA&D Hosts Tribal Leadership Summit
UW and area tribal leaders gathered to discuss issues of importance to indigenous communities at the fifth annual Tribal Leadership Summit at Mary Gates Hall on Sept. 10. More…

New FEOP Board Members Elected
The Friends of the Educational Opportunity Program (FEOP) recently welcomed four new members and elected two new officers to its board of trustees. More…

In Memoriam
OMA&D mourns the loss of staff member Deanna Wullabbs who passed away on May 5, 2011. More…


Celebrating Diversity

President Young Meets Minority Community Leaders
President Young, along with his wife Marti, greeted and became acquainted with several influential community members of color on August 16. More…

Diversity AwardDiversity Award for Community Building
Cynthia del Rosario, ’94, ‘96, director for Graduate Minority Recruitment and Retention at the UW Information School, will be honored at the Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) Bridging the Gap Breakfast on Oct. 29. More…

Donors Honored at VP Club Barbecue
Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange hosted the annual donor appreciation event for Vice President’s Club members at the Waterfront Activities Center, July 14. More…

OMA&D on Facebook, You-Tube
Stay up-to-date on the latest OMA&D news and events by “liking” us on Facebook and You-Tube.

Viewpoints – Fall 2011
The Fall 2011 issue of Viewpoints highlights study abroad programs. Look for it when OMA&D’s alumni magazine, produced in partnership with UWAA, appears in October. More…


Alumni Spotlight

OMA&D Hosts Annual Alumni Soirée
Over 100 alumni of color and friends of diversity came together for an exciting evening of networking and celebration at the third annual Alumni Soirée at The Landing on August 12. More…

Porter Involved In Groundbreaking Cancer Treatment
Tyrone Porter, who received his Ph.D. in bioengineering from UW in ’03, is developing nanocarriers that deliver chemotherapy drugs directly into cancerous tumors. He is an assistant professor of engineering at Boston University. More…

Alumni Make Celebration a Success
Several OMA&D alumni played important roles in last May’s 41st annual EOP Celebration event in downtown Seattle. More…

Angela King, Al Sugiyama Honored
This pair of prominent UW alumni were honored for their accomplishments in June. More…

Get Connected with OMA&D
Several OMA&D alumni recently “got connected” with OMA&D. Will you be next? More…


Faculty & Staff Spotlight

Ando Brings Message of Hope to Japan
The OMA&D academic counselor delivered approximately 80 “Prayer Flags of Hope” made by elementary school students and Seattle area community members to a shelter in Fukushima, Japan. More…

Obama Appoints Luis Fraga to Advisory Commission
Dr. Fraga, associate vice provost for faculty advancement, is serving on a commission that advises the President and Secretary of Education on matters pertaining to educational attainment in the Hispanic community. More…

New and Recently Tenured Faculty
OMA&D recognizes UW faculty of color who are recently tenured or new to the University. More…

News & Notes
Read about the recent accomplishments of several UW faculty and staff of color, or those associated with diversity-related programs. More…


Student Spotlight

OMA&D Web Site Features Student Blog
OMA&D recently launched a new student blog on its web site that serves as a voice for students participating in OMA&D programs. More…

Veronica Quintero Crowned Miss Seafair
A peer mentor with OMA&D’s College Assistance Migrant Program and a cancer survivor, Quintero is the first Latina to earn the title of Miss Seafair. More…

GEAR UP StudentsGEAR UP Students Featured In Yakima Herald-Republic
White Swan High School students involved in the Yakima Valley GEAR UP project “Lead the Way” engineered a wheelchair device for a classmate with cerebral palsy. More…


Upcoming Events
Click here for information regarding future OMA&D affiliated events including The Weekend, Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture, and Celebration. More…

Project Updates

Intellectual House Receives $3.7 Million
An anonymous gift and state funding totaling $3.7 million have been received to support the UW Intellectual House, scheduled to open in 2014. Columns Magazine featured this news in its fall issue. More…

Murals Extracted, ECC Renovation Continues
Exciting process continues to be made on the renovation project for the Ethnic Cultural Center. More…

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