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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
The 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
Dr. 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 Hickman (pictured).
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...
Braine Moderates 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...
Viewpoint: Story of Diversity at UW