Spring 2011 eNews

E-Newsletter

From the Vice President and Vice Provost

Sheila Edwards Lange

Spring is here and like many of you, we are looking forward to longer days and hopefully a bit more sunshine. As a new season and new quarter begin, it offers a great opportunity to connect with our alumni and friends. In addition to informing you about upcoming events, we are pleased to share the most recent news relating to OMA&D programs, faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

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Around Campus

enews-spring-2011-01Register Now For EOP Celebration 2011!
Make sure to reserve your seat for the 41st annual Celebration, Fête and Honors to be held May 5. The dinner and scholarship fundraiser honors the excellence of EOP students and the 2011 Charles E. Odegaard Award recipient. More…

enews-spring-2011-02Matching Funds Pledged for Intellectual House Spurs Donations
The UW’s recent pledge of $5 million to match gifts made in support of the $10.6 million Intellectual House budget has already served as a catalyst for fundraising efforts. More…

OMA&D Annual Report Available Online
A downloadable version of the 2009-2010 OMA&D Annual Report is now available online. The report features unit accomplishments and highlights the several ways OMA&D impacts the University and community. More…

enews-spring-2011-03Dr. Luis Fraga to Deliver Samuel E. Kelly Faculty Lecture
Dr. Luis Fraga, professor of political science, will present the 2011 Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture on April 7. Dr. Fraga is also the associate vice provost for Faculty Advancement, Russell F. Stark University Professor, and director of the Diversity Research Institute. More…

enews-spring-2011-04Alumni Return To Campus For Next Generation Speaker Series
UW alumni Carlos Herrera, Eddie Rhone, Jr., and Dr. Michelle Terry spoke with students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields at Paccar Hall on Jan. 25. More…

enews-spring-2011-05OMA&D Study Abroad Programs Broaden Student Horizons
OMA&D study abroad programs all over the world expose diverse students to the notion of becoming global citizens. More…

enews-spring-2011-collegeaccessOMA&D Awarded College Access Challenge Grant
This new grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education will allow OMA&D to administer a unique bilingual college access and training program to low-income farm worker parents and students. More…


Celebrating Diversity

enews-spring-2011-weekendAlumni and Friends Come Home For The Weekend
For the second-straight year, UW alumni of color and friends of diversity came together to celebrate homecoming with OMA&D at The Weekend. More…

enews-spring-2011-06Kelly Autobiography Featured in UW Today
The assisted autobiography of Samuel E. Kelly, written with UW History Professor Quintard Taylor, was published by University of Washington Press in October and featured in UW Today. More…

enews-spring-2011-07OMA&D Helps Community Celebrate African Culture
UW staff and students took part in the fifth annual African Heritage Unity Celebration at the Rainier Community Center in Seattle, Feb. 12. More…

enews-spring-2011-08Join the Vice President’s Club
As a VP Club member, you join a group of people who care deeply about strengthening economic and academic support for low-income and first-generation students. Learn more about how you can give back today. More…

enews-spring-2011-vpointsViewpoints – Spring 2011
The Spring 2011 issue of Viewpoints highlights several alumni of color who manage community and social service agencies in the Seattle area. Look for it when OMA&D’s alumni magazine, produced in partnership with UWAA, appears in April. More…


Alumni Spotlight

enews-spring-2011-09Assunta Ng To Receive Odegaard Award
Assunta Ng, ’72, ’76, ’79, founder and publisher of the Seattle Chinese Post and Northwest Asian Weekly newspapers, has devoted her life to promoting and mentoring women and youth. More…

enews-spring-2011-10Alumni In The News
EOP alumnus Lull Mengesha appeared on King 5-TV’s New Day Northwest in October to talk about his book, The Only Black Student. More…

enews-spring-2011-11Community Leaders Nate Miles, Al Sugiyama Honored
This pair of prominent UW alumni received significant honors in recent months for their accomplishments and service. More…

Get Connected
Share your story and let us know what you have been doing since graduation. You may be featured on our OMA&D Alumni Connect web site or in a future issue of eNews. More…


Faculty & Staff Spotlight

SONY DSCDRI Brown Bag Lecture Series Highlights Faculty
Dr. Ralina Joseph and Dr. Rosa Solorio (pictured) were among the featured professors who presented lectures on diversity-related topics in January. More…

Staff Member Recognitions
Read about recent honors received by Jo-Nathan Thomas, OMA&D academic counselor, and Namura Nkeze, transfer and student programs coordinator with First Year Programs. More…

enews-spring-2011-mwilliamsPresident Obama Honors UW Epidemiologist
On January 21, President Barak Obama named Dr. Michelle Williams, UW professor of epidemiology and global health, as one of the nation’s outstanding mentors in science, math, and engineering. More…

American Indian Studies Professor Publishes New Book
UW’s Alexandra Harmon explores historical and contemporary examples of wealthy Indians in Rich Indians: Native People and the Problem of Wealth in American History. More…


Upcoming Events

Click here for information regarding future OMA&D affiliated events including the Tribal Leadership Summit, Alumni Remix and The Weekend, as well as several student events happening this spring. More…


Project Updates

enews-spring-2011-intellIntellectual House
The 35-year dream of building a longhouse-style facility on the UW campus continues to move closer to fruition. More…

enews-spring-2011-eccEthnic Cultural Center
Keep up-to-date on the latest news regarding this renovation project. The ECC officially closed its doors in December and its offices are currently housed in Condon Hall. More…

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