Diversity at the UW


Spring 2019

Pride flag

Celebrate Pride Month with UW

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

Whole U

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.


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

Winter 2019

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

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

Fall 2018


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.

Graudate School

Spring 2018

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