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An electric, glowing Husky waits expectantly in UW Tacoma's TPS building.

The Best Stories of 2018

December 21, 2018

From world-changing wheelchairs to a compassionate coyote whisperer and lots in between, the best stories of 2018 shine a light on UW Tacoma's urban-serving mission.

UW Tacoma's Alexis Wheeler bounces a plastic globe into the air.

World Wide Wheeler

December 19, 2018

Alexis Wheeler's experience as a scholar, lawyer, ranch hand and world traveler fits well into the work she does as program coordinator for the Institute for Global Engagement.

"The Infantryman" statue at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Putting a Number on the Impact of JBLM

December 18, 2018

A military base economic impact study conducted by UW Tacoma’s Center for Business Analytics shows just how strong the linkages are between JBLM and the South Sound community.

Lady in seahawks scarf stands on campus

Staff Story: Lynn Hermanson

December 14, 2018

Lynn Hermanson goes by many titles: wife, mother, teacher, counselor, and confidant. As assistant director of UW Tacoma’s Institute for Global Engagement and the Global Honors Program, she says she often thinks of herself as a “GPS for students in higher education,” helping students—many of whom are first-generation college-goers like herself—find success on their own terms.

Dr. Eyhab Al-Masri, Associate Professor, UW Tacoma School of Engineering & Technology

An IoT-enabled Smart Urban Waste Management System

December 13, 2018

Assistant Professor Eyhab Al-Masri's students have developed recycle.io, a complete framework using IoT edge computing and data management that enables smart urban waste management.

Ambassador Kassa Tekleberhan, Ethiopian ambassador to the United States. Dean Howard Smith, Associate Dean Altaf Merchant, and Stan Emert, Executive Direct

Milgard School Hosts Ethiopian Ambassador

December 12, 2018

On November 20, 2018, faculty and staff at the Milgard School of Business hosted a special visit by His Excellency Kassa Tekleberhan, Ethiopian Ambassador to the United States. Dean Howard Smith, Associate Dean Altaf Merchant, and Stan Emert, Executive Director (Interim) for Leadership and Social Responsibility, hosted the Ethiopian delegation in a campus tour and dinner.

Close up of the recycle.io device.

A Good Garbage Idea

December 12, 2018

Assistant Professor Eyhab Al-Masri's students developed technology that can identify when non-recyclable items have been dumped into recycling bins.

UW Tacoma Associate Professor Riki Thompson

The Constructed Self of Online Dating

December 10, 2018

Riki Thompson's recent work, highlighted in this month's Grit City Think & Drink, examines self-constructed identity, communication and language in online dating apps.

Economic Impact Analysis Program

December 9, 2018

The City of Tacoma has proclaimed November 12th through the 16th to be Joint Base Lewis-McChord Week, in recognition of the impact of the base on our region and to celebrate the people of JBLM and all that they bring to our community.

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