Diversity at the UW

Advancing the values of diversity, equity and inclusion is core to our mission at the University of Washington. Equity Focus amplifies a sampling of the stories, news and events that highlight this great work happening across our tri-campus community.

Feature Stories

UW School of Public Health’s journey toward becoming an anti-racist school of public health

UW School of Public Health’s journey toward becoming an anti-racist school of public health

Read highlights about the work of the SPH EDI team and School-wide anti-racism efforts. For example, one of the first steps they have taken on their larger EDI roadmap includes implementing a series of School-wide anti-racism trainings.

UW Magazine

Sea Mar Community Health Centers and Community Health Plan of Washington Invest in UW Students

Sea Mar Community Health Centers and Community Health Plan of Washington Invest in UW Students

the University of Washington is announcing the creation of a new fund to support first-generation, low income and underserved students at the UW who are studying health care.

OMA&D

Three UW juniors selected as Truman Scholars

Three UW juniors selected as Truman Scholars

Three University of Washington juniors have been selected for the prestigious Truman Scholarship, the first time since the program began in 1977 that three UW students were chosen in a single year.

UW News

Addressing and assessing the impact of COVID-19 on Latino immigrant families

Addressing and assessing the impact of COVID-19 on Latino immigrant families

To address the pandemic’s impact on Latino communities, researchers from the University of Washington sought to understand the effects of COVID-19 on Latino immigrant households in King County.

Population Health

 Reneé Cheng, Dean of College of Built Environments Pens Letter to Asian Women Students Looking for Answer

Reneé Cheng, Dean of College of Built Environments Pens Letter to Asian Women Students Looking for Answer

As hate against Asian, Asian-American and Pacific Islanders is again on the rise, and in the wake of the recent murders of eight women in the Atlanta area, Dean Reneé Cheng reflects on her and her Mother’s experience as Chinese-American women in America, and her role as a University leader.

College of Built Environments

UW student volunteers collect, donate devices for equitable online health care

UW student volunteers collect, donate devices for equitable online health care

University of Washington undergraduates are part of a nationwide organization collecting used video-enabled devices and donating them to medical facilities for low-income and senior patients.

UW News

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UW Associate Proffessor's work to reclaim Native knowledge and narratives through art.

UW Associate Proffessor’s work to reclaim Native knowledge and narratives through art.

Miranda Belarde-Lewis probably was always destined to study art. On her father’s side, she is Zuni Pueblo, a tribe in the Southwest U.S. with a rich aesthetic tradition and love of adornment.

UW iSchool

Dr. Megan Ming named one of 12 grant-supported ‘Freedom Scholars’

Dr. Megan Ming named one of 12 grant-supported ‘Freedom Scholars’

Megan Ming Francis, University of Washington associate professor of political science, has been named one of 12 grant-supported “Freedom Scholars” in a new $3 million initiative by the Marguerite Casey Foundation and Group Health Foundation, working together.

UW News

Dancing in the Sky

Dancing in the Sky

New book released by UW Professor Celia Aragon, “Flying Free”, highlights the joys and challenges of her journey as a competitive pilot.

UW News

The historian of Seattle hip-hop

The historian of Seattle hip-hop

Upcoming book by Daudi Abe explores Seattle’s hip hop timeline and the people, places and performances that transformed the city.

UW Magazine

Generous gift bolsters effort to diversify the education workforce

Generous gift bolsters effort to diversify the education workforce

The University of Washington announced a $6 million anonymous gift earmarked to bolster diversity in the education workforce, a key driver in ultimate K-12 student success, especially for students of color.

UW News

SUPPORT TO STUDY RACE & PRIVILEGE

SUPPORT TO STUDY RACE & PRIVILEGE

Students finding new approaches to communicating across difference with intergenerational community of learners. Faculty collaboration with local organization dedicated Black art, history and culture.

UW News

Radical listening

Radical listening

The Center for Communication, Difference and Equity develops new ways to learn from often-unheard voices around issues of race and injustice: Radical Listening.

UW Magazine

Evans School Researchers to Document Approaches to Equity in COVID-19 Economic Recovery Programs

Evans School Researchers to Document Approaches to Equity in COVID-19 Economic Recovery Programs

UW professor and alumni work with a set of local governments around the country to understand considerations of equity into the design and implementation of their COVID-19 small businesses programs.

Evans School UW

Teamwork leads to changes in Urban Design and Planning

Teamwork leads to changes in Urban Design and Planning

From classrooms to clubs to diversity committees, UW students are creating a more inclusive graduate school experience

UW news

Black History Month: Journey through food

Black History Month: Journey through food

Campus Executive Chef Tracey MacRae and UW Dining staff are offering a month’s worth of African-originated cuisine.

HFS

Be the match, save a life for Black History Month

Be the match, save a life for Black History Month

Be The Match is highlighting and raising awareness for Sickle Cell Disease that has debilitated the Black and African American community for generations.

Whole U

Charlotte Coté to present Kelly Faculty Lecture

Charlotte Coté to present Kelly Faculty Lecture

This year’s lecture will be held in conjunction with the fifth anniversary of the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House, March 12.

OMA&D

Dr. Coté’s lecture will be followed by a panel discussion reflecting on the five-year anniversary of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ - Intellectual House

BSU president creates spaces and scholarships for Black students

Safiya Bansfield seeks to cultivate a community of Black students on campus through her leadership role.

UW Daily

The power of belonging

The power of belonging

As a first-generation student, a Native American experiencing homelessness and a single mother, Maizy Brown, ‘11, found a home at UW Bothell.

UW Bothell

Distinguished veteran turned to the law at UW

Distinguished veteran turned to the law at UW

An owner of three Bronze stars, the Hon. Ronald E. Cox is UWAA’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award recipient.

UW Magazine

A foundation for ‘safe motherhood’ created with and for the Somali community

A foundation for ‘safe motherhood’ created with and for the Somali community

Mama Amaan is a partnership between the Somali Health Board of Tukwila and the UW, supported by a grant from the UW Population Health Initiative.

UW News

Free to be (LGBTI)

Free to be (LGBTI)

President Ana Mari Cauce participated in a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos focused on creating safe and inclusive environments for LGBTQ+ youth.

President’s Blog

Seeing himself in the science

Seeing himself in the science

UW Tacoma assistant professor and ecologist Christopher Schell believes that tapping into who he is as a person makes his research better.

UW Magazine

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Leilani Lewis, associate director for Diversity Communications & Outreach, lanil@uw.edu

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