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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



First museum of Latinx history in Washington tells overlooked story

UW Regent and alumnus Rogelio Riojas, as well as alumnus Jose Bazán and professor emeritus Erasmo Gamboa lead new Sea Mar Museum of Chicano/a/Latino/a Culture.

Seattle Times



Student works to close gaps to hopeful futures

A former sergeant in the U.S. marine corps, doctoral student Lana Huizar is inspired to improve the lives of her community members.

College of Education

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New pronoun option coming for students

Starting this academic year, UW is implementing an option to give students and other UW community members the ability to express their pronouns in university systems.

UW News


Ph.D. student Maria Blancas receives $100,000 Bullitt Prize

A former Costco Scholar and OMA&D student, Blancas is now studying farmworker conditions as a doctoral candidate in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences.

Seattle Times

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GEAR UP Achievers hosts first campus program

In partnership with the College of Engineering, the newly funded program hosted 56 seventh and eighth graders at the UW for an Early Engineering Institute.

Minority Affairs & Diversity


Closing the gap for first-generation students

Samantha Penjaraenwatana shares her story of empowerment as a first-generation student.

UW Bothell


‘Call me Amy’

Amy Ko, an associate professor in the Information School, comes out as trans in viral letter.

NBC News

Intellectual House

Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies receives $1.8M grant

The grant will fund four years of work at the UW around Native student support, academics, research and cultural programs.

UW News

Ernesto Alvarado and Steve Rigdon

Indigenous fire practices once shaped the Northwest – and they might again

Research associate professor Ernesto Alvarado and alumnus Steve Rigdon are among the experts weighing in on this topic.


Future teachrs

Future teachers weave tribal perspectives into their practice

More than 120 future teachers shared their work building lessons that contain tribal-specific content.

College of Education

Jzmen Moore

Centering underrepresented voices in language arts

Jazmen Moore, research assistant in the Banks Center for Educational Justice, builds off inspiration from her students as she pursues a doctorate.

College of Education

Letter from School of Social Work Leadership Team

Ending racially charged division and its tragic aftermath

An open letter from the School of Social Work Leadership team after the shootings in El Paso and Dayton.

School of Social Work

Rhoan Garnett

Supporting high-achieving minority students in the college “match” process

Rhoan Garnett, ‘19, discusses findings from his exploration of how to better support college access for young people from underrepresented backgrounds.

College of Education

Paneen Petersen

Improving the health of Alaska Native people

Ph.D. graduate Paneen Petersen is researching how to address colorectal cancer and other health disparities among Indigenous people.

Department of Epidemiology

Bryon Ragland

The Great American barrier

A social worker and UW Tacoma alum’s encounter at a frozen yogurt shop raises a question as old as America: When is it okay to be Black in public?


Joy Williamson David

Joy Willamson-Lott named Graduate School Dean

A professor and associate dean in the College of Education, Dr. Williamson-Lott is an accomplished scholar and committed advocate for equity and diversity in higher education.

UW News

Teshome Shikesso and Robel Anshebo

Health care runs in the family

The words “family clinic” have a different, more personal meaning to Teshome Shikesso.

UW Bothell

Q Center Celebration

Q Center turns 15

As the UW’s Q Center wrapped up its 15th year on campus, the resource continues to evolve and grow, serving 500 visitors per month.


Yolanda Valencia

Inside the immigrant experience

While earning her UW Ph.D., Yolanda Valencia researched how recent immigrants to the U.S. thrived here despite the odds – just like she did.

College of Arts & Sciences

Karen Freriksen Goldsen

Creating community, battling loneliness among LGBTQ seniors

Research shows that LGBTQ older adults are at higher risk for many chronic medical conditions, yet are also resilient and proactive when it comes to taking care of their health.

UW News

Marieka M.Klawittr

My Personal Fight for Gay Rights

In June, professor Marieka M. Klawitter wrote about the changes she has seen in the fight for gay rights throughout her life.


Professor Ralina Joseph

Interrupting privilege

Professor Ralina Joseph is teaching people to talk about race across generational and racial lines.

Simpson Center

Pride flag

Celebrate Pride Month with UW

Learn about events taking place on UW campuses and around Seattle.

Whole U

Storybook characters

Where is the Black Blueberries for Sal?

Michelle Martin, Beverly Cleary Professor for Children and Youth Services, examines what’s missing from books about the outdoors for young readers.

The Atlantic

Marvin Oliver

The many dimensions of Marvin Oliver

Oliver, a professor emeritus and one of most renowned names in Northwest art, is the recipient of the 2019 Odegaard Award.


Jean Davis

Unsettling graduate education: American Indian and Indigenous studies at the UW

Faculty and graduate students have been working together to develop AIIS graduate studies, along with pathways and support networks for Native students to and at the UW.



Accommodation law inspired at UW Bothell

College students observing Ramadan and fasting during the day can now wait until night to take exams.

UW Bothell

Iisaaksiichaa Ross Braine named iSchool’s 2019 Distinguished Alumnus

Braine is honored for his work as UW’s tribal liaison and director of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House.


Kemi Adeyemi

Exploring Blackness through art

Assistant Professor Kemi Adeyami directs a program that brings together UW graduate students to examine how definitions of blackness are produced and expressed through the arts.

Arts & Sciences

Armon Dadgar and Joshua Kalla

OMA&D receives $3.6 million gift commitment

Alumnus Armon Dadgar, ‘11, and Joshua Kalla have made the commitment to fund scholarship packages for three cohorts of underrepresented undergraduate students over the next 12 years.


 Navarro Akhidenor

Civic Leadership Awards for UW Bothell Students

Ariana Navarro and Charity Akhidenor have been recognized for their civic engagement with awards from the Washington Campus Compact, a coalition of 37 two- and four-year colleges.

UW Bothell

Quintard Taylor

From the pages of BlackPast

Professor Emeritus Quintard Taylor reflects on some key milestones from his nearly 50-year career in advance of presenting the UW’s University Faculty Lecture.

Faculty & Staff Insider

Julia Owsen

UW Bothell garners national recognition

UW Bothell has been ranked No. 4 among four-year public colleges in the nation for awarding bachelor degrees in computer science to women.

UW Bothell

Native teacher education

Gathering to center Native teacher education

This May 2 event will highlight the work of two Native/Indigenous teacher education cohort programs that center Native teachers, students, families and communities in education.

College of Education


Being the first

Indigenous artist, student senator and UW Tacoma senior Maria Crisostomo is advocating and empowering first-generation students like herself.

UW Tacoma

Maisha Mason and Khairat Salum

Increasing diversity & accessibility of the biomedical sciences

Amanda Bradley, Ph.D. candidate in molecular & cellular biology, discusses her commitment to diversifying STEM.

Graduate School

Nick Bayard

Exploring race, power and social impact

A new workshop offered by UW Tacoma’s Professional Development Center will explore issues of race and implicit bias within the nonprofit sector.

UW Tacoma

Maisha Mason and Khairat Salum

Black Panther: Representation, gender and decolonization

UW Bothell graduate students Maisha Manson and Khairat Salum discuss these topics in an interview with the Graduate School.

Graduate School

Kevin Truong

A mentoring mastermind

Alumnus Kevin Truong is helping high school students navigate the college application and financial aid process.

Arts & Sciences

Brotherhood Initiative

Brotherhood Initiative seeks to create community

The program is finding ways to better support male students of color who often find campus isolating.

Seattle Times

Shondell Reed

Staff Story: Shondell Reed

Two years into law school at Seattle University, Shondell Reed knew he had to make a change.

Whole U


A commitment to inclusion

Professor and Dean Sandra Archibald reflects on her personal journey to increase diversity in public policy graduate education.

Evans School

Teaching for Black Lives

Teaching for Black lives

The Feb. 25 event brought the experiences of Black students and their allies to the forefront.

College of Education

TeyAnjulee Leon

Asking hard questions

For her master’s thesis, graduate student TeyAnjulee Leon explored issues of race in higher education.

UW Tacoma

Othellow UW Commons

Students and Othello community team to create equitable, partnership-based innovations

The second annual education Ideathon explored ideas to make Othello UW-Commons a catalyst for equitable education practices.

College of Education

Chriselle Silue

Silué pays it forward for public health students of color

The UW senior recently returned to her home country to practice the skills she has learned in her major.

School of Public Health

Marvin Oliver

Oliver to receive 2019 Odegaard Award

Professor emeritus in American Indian Studies and renowned sculptor and printmaker, Oliver will be honored at Celebration in May.



Destined to Dance

Dancers spend years training to be choreographers. Cheryl Delostrinos, ‘13, got a head start — at age two.

College of Arts and Sciences


Making study abroad possible

OMA&D’s LSAMP program partners with the Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics to send students to Australia.

Aeronautics & Astronautics

James A. Banks

Thanks, Professor Banks

The ‘Father of Multicultural Education’ is retiring after 50 years at UW.


Havana McElvaine

Havana McElvaine selected as prestigious Marshall scholar

The UW alumna will pursue a pair of master’s degrees in the U.K. to continue engaging with issues of social inequality.

UW News

Women in Aerospace

Making engineering accessible to girls

Women in Aerospace, the Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics’ new club, is reaching out to elementary and middle school girls to show them examples of women engineers.

Aeronautics & Astronautics


UW opens permanent food pantry on Seattle campus

Located on the west side of campus in Poplar Hall, the 700-square-foot space provides free, nonperishable groceries and select fresh produce.

UW News

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Changing the future of engineering

Since 2013, STARS has provided support for underserved students from Washington state to succeed in engineering.

Boundless Campaign

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Faculty Friday: Sonal Khullar

For some, traveling the world conveys a sense of freedom.

Whole U

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New center to recognize American Indian and Indigenous Studies

The center aims to support research in American Indian and Indigenous Studies across the three UW campuses, as well as with surrounding Native communities.

UW News


Faculty Friday: Alexes Harris

Inspired by Harris’ personal experience, UW is partnering with Be the Match to raise awareness of the disparities in blood donor representation.

Whole U

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First-gen students find their way at the UW

Read about the experiences of students and alumni who are the first in their families to attend college.


Teaching for Black Lives

Wayne Au book influencing educators on race

UW Bothell Professor’s book, “Teaching for Black Lives,” is being used throughout Seattle public schools.

UW Bothell

James McShay

Meet Dr. James C. McShay

UW Tacoma’s newly-hired Assistant Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion speaks about his background, his first three months on the job and the opportunities ahead.

UW Tacoma


Building a career in academia

Communication Ph.D. student Meshell Sturgis share how GO-MAP has helped her thrive as a grad student.

Graduate School

Ellen Y. Chang

Examining diversity and representation in Crazy Rich Asians

Third-year Ph.D. student Ellen Y. Chang discusses the film and its impact.

Graduate School

Kemi Doll

Why are Black women dying?

Kemi Doll, M.D., MSCR, is working on closing the racial mortality gap in endometrial cancer — in part, by bringing Black women into the conversation.

UW MED Magazine