UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity E-news
Spring 2013

From the Vice President and Vice Provost

Sheila Edwards Lange

Sheila Edwards Lange

Spring quarter is a busy time of year for all of us affiliated with the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) and I am pleased to share these stories about our outstanding work. Not only have we launched a new OMA&D web site, several events are on the horizon. We hope to see many of you in the coming months.More...

On Campus

Register Today for EOP Celebration
Join OMA&D and the Friends of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) as we celebrate our outstanding student scholars and the 2013 Odegaard Award recipient at the 43rd annual EOP Celebration, Fête and Honors, May 16, at the Husky Union Building Ballroom. More...
Amanda Lock Swarr to Present 9th Annual Kelly Lecture
Dr. Swarr's April 18 lecture topic, "Racing the Boundaries of Gender and Sexuality: Rethinking Apartheid and Transitional South Africa" is extended from her recent book. Reserve your seat today! More...
UW Welcomes Tribal Leaders to Campus
UW and area tribal leaders will gather to discuss issues of importance to indigenous communities at the sixth annual Tribal Leadership Summit at the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, April 19. More...
Design Plans Approved for UW Intellectual House
The project’s schematic design, new site plan and floor plan have been approved, and new renderings have been created for the longhouse style facility expected to break ground on the UW campus later this year. More...
In Memoriam
OMA&D mourns the passing of Roy Flores, former Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center director, and Lois Price Spratlen, ’76, (pictured) professor emerita in the School of Nursing and member of the UW Multicultural Alumni Partnership. More...

Celebrating Diversity

OMA&D Celebrates Kelly ECC Opening
Campus and local communities came together to commemorate the opening of the new Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, Jan. 10-11. The special festivities were featured on UWTV. More...
GEAR UP Hosts Open House for New Building
OMA&D staff members joined UW GEAR UP to celebrate the opening of its new building on the campus of Heritage University in Toppenish, Wash., Feb. 15. More...
Efforts Underway to Create Community Peace Garden
Since 2007, students, alumni and supporters have been working to create a Community Peace Garden on the UW campus that is inspired by the memory of former Husky Bruce Lee and will celebrate the diversity of the UW and city of Seattle. More...
Schmitz Honored at BSU Legacy Soirée
Betty Schmitz, OMA&D Director of the Center for Curriculum Transformation, was presented a Staff Member of the Year Award by the Black Student Union and the Student Diversity Coalition. More...

Alumni Spotlight

Riojas to Receive Odegaard Award
As the leader of Sea Mar Community Health Centers for the last 35 years, Rogelio Riojas, ’73,’75, ’77, has ensured that thousands of the state’s most vulnerable people receive health and human services. More...
Frank Builds Community Through Art Exhibits
OMA&D assistant director for advancement Priya Frank, ’04, ‘11, is curating a series of quarterly art exhibits at LUCID in the University District. Her first event featured UW alumnus David Ryder, ’06, ’11. More...
Do You Have Advice to Give?
The UW Alumni Association is seeking volunteers to join the Husky Career Network and share insight on your professional experiences with current students and alumni, alike. More...

Student Spotlight

UW Students Named UNCF/Merck Undergraduate Fellows
Juniors Chinonso Opara and Sarra Tekola were selected to receive a scholarship of up to $25,000 to aid in their pursuit of science degrees. More...
Upward Bound Alum Selected for Residency Program
Anisa Ibrahim is among the graduating UW medical students featured in this UW Today article. She will complete her residency at Seattle Children’s. More...
Doctoral Student Martha Gonzalez Wins Grammy
A Ph.D. candidate in UW’s Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies program, Gonzalez and her band, Quetzal, won a Grammy this year for best Latin rock, urban or alternative album. More...

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