Arts, Media & Culture alumna Molly Alvarado, '14, is the founder of the Proctor District's Tacoma Flea Market. She mentors the vendors, and this year launched three holiday-themed festivals to benefit the Tacoma Rescue Mission.
UW Tacoma in the News
UW Tacoma has enrolled 121 students supported by the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship since the program's inception in 2011. The program provides scholarships to low- and middle-income students in STEM and health care fields. 85% of these UW Tacoma scholars have graduated, a rate second only to Western Washington University among schools with more than 100 scholars.
Karen Pittman, a member of the Aspen Institute's National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development, writes about the Commission's visit to two schools in Tacoma. They learned how the Tacoma Whole Child Initiative, developed in partnership with UW Tacoma, is being carried out.
Haley Professor of Humanities Mike Honey has contributed an essay to Marked, Unmarked, Remembered, a new book of photographs documenting places "too ethically ambiguous or nationally embarrassing to remember," places "of shame and violence."
An editorial calling for the state legislature to adopt proposals "aimed at increasing both voter registration and participation" cites a study of ballot boxes and participation led by UW Tacoma's Katie Baird.
The City of Federal Way will ask the state legislature for $800,000 to fund start-up costs of a new "higher education facility" in Federal Way, in collaboration with UW Tacoma, Highline College and the Federal Way school district.
Science and Mathematics Lecturer Scott Rayermann is co-lead author on a paper published in Biophysical Journal that analyzes how molecules are distributed through the membrane of a living yeast cell. The research contributes to fundamental understanding of cell structure and formation.
SIAS Professor Katie Baird calls for a re-evaluation of how poverty is measured in the U.S. The current indicator relies on an inadequate way of defining income and an outdated calculation of "threshold income."
UW Tacoma enrollment in autumn 2017 set a record at 5,185 students. 85 percent of students new to campus this year come from one of the 10 Puget Sound counties.
In a story describing the environmental impacts of gillter made from plastic, Port of Tacoma Professor Joel Baker affirms what many have experienced: the conspicuous persistence of glitter "in the most unwanted places."