UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity E-news
Fall 2014

From the Vice President and Vice Provost

Sheila Edwards Lange

Sheila Edwards Lange

Fall quarter is underway and campus is buzzing again with the excitement of another academic year. It also means UW Homecoming and the Instructional Center Reunion are right around the corner. We hope to see many of you in the coming weeks. More...

On Campus

OMA&D to Host Instructional Center Reunion
IC alumni are invited to join us for this special event to reminisce and reconnect with each other and the staff who make the center a home-away-from-home for so many Huskies.  More... 
Come Home for the Weekend
Celebrate UW Homecoming with OMA&D on Oct.25! Join us for pre-game tailgate festivities in The Zone and group seating at the Husky football game versus Arizona State. Get your tickets today!More...
New & Recently Tenured Faculty
Meet the latest group of faculty engaged in diversity-related research, teaching or service who are recently tenured or new to the UW.  More...
In Memoriam
OMA&D mourns the recent passing friends Luther Carr and Abner Thomas (pictured).

Celebrating Diversity

Champions Program Recognized on National Stage
The Angels in Adoption Award and a visit to the White House for freshman Rachel Scott highlight recent accolades for the OMA&D program that provides college access and support for alumni of foster care. More...
No Longer Invisible Project Celebrates AAPI Heritage
To commemorate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May, UW students, faculty, staff and alumni shared their personal stories of identity.  More... 
Welcome Daze Introduces New Students to UW 
A resource fair, welcome program, dinner and trivia contests were the featured activities at OMA&D's annual orientation event for new freshmen and transfer students. More...

Alumni Spotlight

Q&A with Toyia Taylor, '97
The former actress and current entrepreneur reflects on her Husky Experience and what inspires her to give back, both personally and professionally. More...
Gordon Hirabayashi's Legacy Honored
A one-man play at Seattle's ACT Theatre and a UW360 episode recently recognized the former UW student who defied federal government internment orders during World War II. 
The Gift of Studying Abroad
In 2008, Katherine McDermott,’00, established an endowed fund that is helping students who want to explore the world.  More...

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  • More than 35,000 students have used the OMA&D Instructional Center (IC) since 1976.
  • Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) students who utilize the IC are retained and graduate at higher rates than EOP non-users.
  • In addition to the UW, IC users have gone on to earn advanced degrees from universities such as Harvard, Pennsylvania, Cornell, NYU, Michigan, Stanford, UCLA, University of Southern California, Vanderbilt and Johns Hopkins.   

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