Events: Rev. Jesse Jackson, Women and Minorities in Technology, December 2, 6:30pm, Kane 130


Please join us on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, for a special evening with the Reverend Jesse Jackson at the University of Washington, Seattle.
Where: Kane Hall, Room 130
When: 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

The former presidential candidate will visit the UW to speak about women and minorities in technology, as well as civil rights and student participation in the public policy process. A Q&A will follow. Do not miss this unique opportunity to hear from the Rev. Jackson.

Please register here by Monday, December 1.
For questions please email

This event is presented by the UW Provost’s Office and the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity in collaboration with campus partners and the Seattle Urban League.

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Open Forum on Changes in Mary Gates Hall – April 21st, 4:30pm

NOTICE: Open Forum for UW students, faculty, and staff to learn about upcoming changes in Mary Gates Hall

This summer, the University of Washington’s goal of serving students in a more seamless way will take another step forward. Construction in the Computing Resource Center on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall will begin in July to make possible the co-location of some programs in the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity and Undergraduate Academic Affairs. Programs that complement one another but currently are located across campus from each other will be housed in Mary Gates Hall, providing students a logical path to key student resources from the time they enter the University to the time they graduate.

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to a public forum to answer questions about the upcoming moves and construction. The forum will be held Wednesday, April 21, at 4:30 p.m. in the Career Center on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall.

Addressing questions will be:

  • Sheila Edwards-Lange, vice president and vice provost of Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity
  • Eric S. Godfrey, vice president and vice provost of Student Life
  • Ed Taylor, vice provost and dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs
  • Kelli Trosvig, interim vice president and vice provost of UW Information Technology
  • Cynthia Fugate, associate dean of the University Libraries
  • A representative from the Office of Planning and Budgeting, Capital Resource Planning

Programs that will be co-located include:

  • The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s Counseling Services with Undergraduate Advising and Academic Support Programs in Undergraduate Academic Affairs.
  • The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s Early Identification Program, McNair Program, and Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Program with the Center for Experiential Learning.