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

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

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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

The fierce urgency of now

The Fierce Urgency of Now

University Diversity Officer Rickey Hall and Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs Ed Taylor invite the UW community to serve, learn and march during MLK Week 2020.

MLK Week

Pitre to receive 2020 Odegaard Award

Pitre to receive 2020 Odegaard Award

One of the UW’s Black Student Union founders and longtime OMA&D staff member Emile Pitre will be honored for his dedication to educational opportunity at Celebration on May 13.

OMA&D

Supporting diversity, inclusion in neuroscience

Supporting diversity, inclusion in neuroscience

A Q&A with psychology professor Sheri Mizumori about the BRAINS Program that supports underrepresented scholars in neuroscience.

UW News

Making the invisible visible

Making the invisible visible

UW Tacoma professor Amanda Sesko examines the psychological principle of invisibility and how it affects marginalized groups.

UW Tacoma

The legacy of Larry Gossett - “endurance and consistency”

The legacy of Larry Gossett – “endurance and consistency”

UW alumnus and a founding member of the UW Black Student Union, Gossett is recognized for his legacy of social justice work and service on the King County Council.

Northwest Asian Weekly

Raquel M

Inslee appoints Montoya-Lewis as first Native American to sit on Washington Supreme Court

Raquel Montoya-Lewis holds a law degree and a master’s degree in social work from the UW.

Seattle Times

I climb up the ladder

I climb up the ladder

Senior Auston Jimmicum, law, societies and justice major and American Indian studies minor, brings his voice to the table.

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Wiles brings advocacy for students to national stage

Wiles brings advocacy for students to national stage

OMA&D executive director of Retention and Academic Support Programs, Wiles recently concluded his term as COE Board of Directors chair.

OMA&D

Mia Tuan

UW dean educates future leaders on diversity and inclusion

Mia Tuan, dean of the College of Education, is honored by the Puget Sound Business Journal as one of their Women of Influence.

Puget Sound Business Journal

Chadwick Allen

Faculty Friday: Chadwick Allen

In November, Allen presented the lecture, Earthworks Rising: Mound Building in Native Art, Literature and Performance, based on his new book manuscript.

Whole U

advancement change

Advancing diversity, equity and inclusion is a leadership issue for all of us

This blog written by Joyce Yen, director for UW’s ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change, summarizes the keynote she delivered at RosettaCon 2019.

PLOS Blog

educational leaders

Local education leaders work to broaden access to meaningful college experiences

Ed Taylor, Joy Williamson-Lott and Sheila Edwards Lange are working to empower students to achieve success and become engaged citizens through their various efforts.

College of Education

iSchool alumnus

UW’s ambassador to tribes

MSIM alumnus and UW Tribal Liaison Iisaaksiichaa Ross Braine is recognized as the iSchool’s 2019 Distinguished Alumnus.

iSchool

information technology

When learning tools and resources are accessible to all, we all win

At UW’s three campuses, about 100 accessibility liaisons work to ensure that tech-based teaching, learning and research tools and resources are accessible and usable to all.

Information Technology

somali refugee

Somali refugee just became director of Seattle clinic where was was cared for as a child

A graduate of the UW Medical School and former OMA&D student, Anisa Ibrahim was promoted to medical director at Harborview in September.

CNN

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

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