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UW Tacoma Court 17, aerial view

Planning for Campus Housing

September 23, 2016

The conversion of Court 17 to an on-campus residence hall was approached through careful planning and analysis.

Social Work & Criminal Justice Assistant Professor Barbara Toews

Rethinking, Redesigning Incarceration

September 23, 2016

The work being done by UW Tacoma Assistant Professor Barbara Toews around restorative justice and design has attracted attention from the Smithsonian Institution.

Here to Stay

September 22, 2016

Once an apartment building, now a residence hall, the purchase of Court 17 this past summer ushers in a new era at UW Tacoma.

Dr. Anne Bartlett, Dean, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

Introducing Dean Anne Bartlett

September 16, 2016

Anne Bartlett starts a new phase of her career as she takes the reins of UW Tacoma’s School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences.

Lorraine Dinnel, M.S., Associate Director, Academic Advising Center

Lorraine Dinnel

September 15, 2016

First-generation students, who don't have a family history of higher education, are a group that make UW Tacoma a very special place. Read their stories as they tell, In their own words, about the challenges they overcame on their path to success.

Christopher Johnston, first-generation UW Tacoma student in Law & Policy

Christopher Johnston

September 15, 2016

First-generation students, who don't have a family history of higher education, are a group that make UW Tacoma a very special place. Read their stories as they tell, In their own words, about the challenges they overcame on their path to success.

Nataley Guajardo

Nataley Guajardo

September 14, 2016

First-generation students, who don't have a family history of higher education, are a group that make UW Tacoma a very special place. Read their stories as they tell, In their own words, about the challenges they overcame on their paths to success.

UW Tacoma in the News

Washington's most expensive colleges, ranked

UW Tacoma has the fifth lowest average cost of attendance of 23 higher-ed institutions in Washington examined by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, using College Scorecard data.

Seattle P-I
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September 18, 2016

Memphis 50 Years Since King: The Unfinished Agenda

Michael Honey, the Haley Endowed Professor of Humanities, has co-authored an article (that originally appeared in the journal Poverty & Race) about race relations in Memphis a half-century after the assassination in that city of Martin Luther King Jr.

Smart City Memphis
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September 9, 2016

Tacoma biotech accelerator wins $50,000 in national competition Subscription

The U.S. Small Business Administration has awarded a $50,000 grant to RAIN, the Readiness Acceleration and Innovation Network, a biotechnology accelerator to be located adjacent to UW Tacoma. Faculty member Dr. David Hirschberg and alumnus Dane Jessen have major roles in the project. 

The News Tribune
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September 2, 2016

Sexy-Agenarians

Social Work faculty member Dr. Charles Emlet is quoted briefly in a story about American attitudes toward older adult sexuality.

Psychology Today
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August 30, 2016

Raped, Then Forgotten Until a Community Intervened

Psychology professor Carolyn West is quoted about the physical and emotional issues faced by rape survivors in story about the women whose cases are coming to light with the discovery of thousands of forgotten "rape kits" by the city of Detroit. 

Ebony
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August 28, 2016

Skateboarder who found a way into the system may help change it

Two-time UW Tacoma alumnus Ben Warner (undergraduate and graduate degrees), who founded a youth advocacy organization called Alchemy Skateboarding, has inspired a wholesale shift in the City of Tacoma's attitude toward skaters.

Tacoma Weekly
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August 25, 2016

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Debra Friedman Memorial Lecture

6:00pm

UW Tacoma William W. Philip Hall (WPH)

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Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Debate

7:00pm

UW Tacoma William W. Philip Hall (WPH)