From the Vice President and Vice Provost
Sheila Edwards Lange
Fall quarter is an exciting time on campus as returning students
reunite and new students get acclimated to college life. In addition to Homecoming being around
the corner, there are upcoming events which will offer opportunities for our alumni and friends to remain engaged. We hope to see many of you in the months ahead.
Kelly Cultural Center to Open in January
grand re-opening of the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center will take place in
January. Alumni and friends are invited to join OMA&D for this special
occasion. Be sure to check the Kelly Cultural Center web site for information as it becomes available. More...
2012 Kelly Faculty Lecture Available Online
Alexes Harris’ lecture “The U.S. Criminal Justice System: Race, Poverty and Permanent
Punishments” can be viewed online. More...
The HUB is Back!
The new and improved Husky Union Building (HUB) is
now open following a 2.5-year renovation. Grand opening festivities took place
in conjunction with Dawg Daze, Sept. 20-29. More...
New and Recently Tenured Faculty
OMA&D recognizes faculty of color who are
recently tenured or new to the University of Washington. More...
OMA&D mourns the passing of colleague Julian
Argel, '84, '90, '91, and UW athletics usher George
Seattle Fandango Project to Receive Diversity Community Building Award
The local organization that promotes community
through music, verse and dance will be honored at the Multicultural Alumni
Partnership (MAP) Bridging the Gap Breakfast, Oct. 27. More...
Join OMA&D for the Purple & Gold Tailgate
Show your team spirit, cheer on the Huskies and
celebrate diversity at OMA&D’s Purple & Gold Tailgate, held in
conjunction with the UW Homecoming football game versus Oregon State, Oct. 27. Get
your tickets today! More...
Donors Honored at VP Club Barbecue
Donors who have given $1,000 or more to
OMA&D departments or programs over the last year were recognized at a
special event on Aug. 23. More...
EOP Celebration Raises $250,000 for Student Scholarships
Thanks to the support of sponsors,
donors and friends, $250,000 was raised to benefit student scholarships at the
Friends of the Educational Opportunity Program Celebration event in May. More...
Burbank Brothers Featured on UW360
Former EOP students Ruben and Elijah Burbank,
twin brothers from Tacoma and 2012 graduates of the UW Medical School, overcame
their share of challenges to follow their dreams. More...
ETS Alumna Alyssa Moore Aiming High
After receiving support from Educational Talent
Search as a middle and high school student and working for the program as an
undergraduate, Alyssa Moore, ’12, is using her experience to aim for some
lofty goals. More...
OMA&D Hosts Annual Alumni Soirée
UW alumni of color and supporters of diversity
enjoyed an exciting evening of networking, great food and music at the Alumni
Soirée, Aug. 17. More...
Session on Improving Urban Indian Education
In May, OMA&D staff member Ross
Braine, ’09, served as the moderator for a session during which tribal leaders
gave input on the needs of urban Native American students. The event was
featured on the U.S. Department of Education’s official blog. More...
In the News
GEAR UP Program Helps Students Look Up
Seattle Times columnist Jerry Large wrote about
U.S. Congressman Chaka Fattah’s visit with UW GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness
and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) students on the UW campus, Aug. 7. More...
Study Abroad Program Featured in Australia
The OMA&D-affiliated group that used
robotics systems to collect data on marine ecosystems in Brisbane, Australia
was featured on the Queensland University of Technology web site. More...