Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity


October 8, 2019

GEAR UP Achievers Hosts First On-Campus Program

Naomi Ishisaka Featured image

During the first week of August, 56 rising seventh and eighth grade students from South King County spent a few days living in the residence halls on the UW campus and learning about engineering and mathematics.

September 23, 2019

Pearl Jam’s McCready performs National Anthem in support of the IC

Seattle music heritage night at the University of Washington football game on Sept. 7, had an extra special meaning for the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) and the Instructional Center (IC).

August 20, 2019

Jaime Soto named director of M.O.R. Team

Jaime Soto, ’10, was named the new director for the UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity’s Multicultural Outreach & Recruitment (M.O.R.) team, effective July 11.

July 18, 2019

In memoriam: Marvin Oliver, ’73

Photograph of Marvin Oliver

Prominent contemporary artist and UW Professor Emeritus Marvin Oliver passed away on July 17, at the age of 73. Over his 40-year career, Oliver became one of the Northwest’s most renowned sculptors and printmakers.

June 11, 2019

Upward Bound Student Serves as Page in Washington State Senate

Upward Bound student Howsai Sahak with Sen. Mona

Howsai Sahak, a sophomore at Kent-Meridian High School, was sponsored by Sen. Mona Das to participate in a program that provides students with hands-on opportunities to find out how state government works.

June 3, 2019

Academic Counseling Services Hosts 33rd Annual Spring Recognition

OMA&D’s Academic Counseling Services (ACS) honored the success of students at its 33rd annual Spring Recognition Ceremony held at the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, May 22.

May 30, 2019

Marvin Oliver, Student Scholars Honored at 49th Annual Celebration

Rickey Hall with Asia Tamaami

Over 400 community members, alumni, donors, partners, faculty and staff attended the dinner and scholarship fundraiser hosted by OMA&D and the Friends of the Educational Opportunity Program, May 15.

April 30, 2019

OMA&D receives $3.6 million gift commitment from Armon Dadgar and Joshua Kalla to support underrepresented students

Armon Dadgar and Joshua Kalla

The UW today announced a $3.6 million gift commitment awarded over 12 years to OMA&D that will fund full scholarship packages for approximately 30 underrepresented undergraduate students based on financial need.

April 22, 2019

UW Community Gathers for 15th Annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture

2019 Kelly Lecture

Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members gathered on Fri., April 12, to attend OMA&D’s 15th annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture presented by UW Professor Stephanie A. Fryberg in Kane Hall.

April 1, 2019

OMA&D receives new $4 million grant to support students in STEM fields

LSAMP_Lab Session_Australia

The new Louis Stokes STEM Pathways and Research Alliance: Pacific Northwest will expand the efforts of the Pacific Northwest Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (PNW LSAMP) grant first awarded in 2009.

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