UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity E-news
Winter 2016

From the Interim Vice President and Vice Provost

Gabriel Gallardo

Dr. Gabriel Gallardo

Winter quarter is off to a great start and as we turn the corner into 2016, I’m excited to share news about our recent highlights, as well as celebrate the outstanding work taking place around diversity efforts on campus. More...      

On Campus

President Cauce eNewsPresidential Precedent
In its most recent issue, Columns Magazine featured newly appointed UW President Ana Mari Cauce, the first Latina to be named to the role.  More... 
Race Equity ENewsHarrell Reappointed to Board of Regents
Microsoft Senior Director Joanne Harrell, ’76, a member of the UW Board of Regents since 2009, was reappointed by Gov. Jay Inslee, Jan. 5. More...
Undocumented Student ResourcesNew Web Site Features Resources for Undocumented Students
Both prospective and current undocumented students can now find information about the UW application process, financial aid, housing and academic support options in one place. More...
Race Equity ENewsFocusing on Race & Advancing Equity
The Office of the Provost’s latest report in its series, Trends & Issues in Higher Education, spotlights some of the people and programs at the forefront of this work on all three UW campuses. More...

Facilitated Conversations eNewsFacilitated Conversations Get Students Talking
UW President Ana Mari Cauce is engaging students in facilitated conversations about race, equity and difference as a part of the UW Race & Equity Initiative. More...

Celebrating Diversity

CelebrationSave the Date for EOP Celebration May 5 
Mark your calendars for this annual event that raises funds for student scholarships and recognizes champions of diversity. More...
MLK Week eNewsUW Community Unites for MLK Week 2016
Members of the UW community came to together to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., through a series of events focused on service and activism. More...
MESA James DorseyWashington MESA to Launch Engineering Fellows Program
With the help of a $400,000 grant, Washington MESA will work to pair engineers with fifth-grade teachers throughout the state to equip them with skills to offer engineering programs in their own classrooms. More...

Alumni Spotlight

Alvin TranQ&A with Alvin Tran, '10
Currently pursuing double doctorate degrees at Harvard, Tran took some time to reflect on his Husky Experience and the impact it made on his life today. More...
MAP BreakfastMAP Breakfast Highlights UW Homecoming Festivities
A Homecoming tradition for the last 21 years, the UWAA MAP Bridging the Gap Breakfast once again recognized alumni, students and community leaders. More...
Husky Viewing PartyAlumni & Friends Celebrate Husky Win at Viewing Party
OMA&D alumni and friends came together to cheer on the UW football team to an upset win over USC at a special viewing party at the Tap House Grill in downtown Seattle. More...

Student Spotlight

Karissa SanchezNext Generation of Nursing
Karissa Sanchez, a scholar in OMA&D’s College Assistance Migrant Program, found the motivation to pursue her dream of going to college at UW Nurse Camp. Now she’s inspiring others to do the same. More...
David InglishStudents Take Foster Care Advocacy to International Stage
As volunteers with the International Foster Care Alliance, David Inglish (pictured) and Daniel Lugo are traveling the world to advocate for improving child welfare systems in the U.S. and abroad. More...
Stephanie Gardner LSAMPLSAMP Director Stephanie Gardner Helps Diversify STEM Workforce
Gardner, ’01, is pursuing a doctorate in higher education and working to increase the access and retention of underrepresented minority students in STEM majors. More...

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Upcoming Events

Pride Points

  • On Nov. 20, wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ - Intellectual House celebrated the installation of two custom-carved art panels in its Gathering Hall. The art was designed by Andrea Wilbur-Sigo (Squaxin Tribe).
  • The OMA&D Assessment and Research team put together this geo-mapping video that gives a visual glimpse at the hometowns of this year’s Educational Opportunity Program students.
  • There has been a 57 percent increase in STEM bachelor degrees granted to UW underrepresented minority students since OMA&D’s Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation began serving these students in 2009.

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by Emile Pitre

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