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UW Tacoma student LeShawn Gamble, paintbrush in hand, pretends to paint a flower.

Portrait of an Artist

July 18, 2018

UW Tacoma student LeShawn Gamble has overcome traumatic injury and incarceration to become a leading voice and artist in the community.

Surtida Shelton, UW Tacoma Associate Director of Student Engagement

Recipe for Success

July 11, 2018

Associate Director of Student Engagement Surtida Shelton is also Chef Shelton.

Dr. Ali Modarres, UW Tacoma Director of Urban Studies Program

Ali Modarres Is a Man About Towns

June 27, 2018

South Sound Business magazine recently published a feature story on Dr. Ali Modarres, UW Tacoma's Director of the Urban Studies Program.

UW Tacoma in the News

In dehumanizing immigrants, we dehumanize ourselves

Douglas Epps, '13 BSW, '15, MSW, worked as a detention officer at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma before enrolling at UW Tacoma. He is now a PhD student at UC Berkeley. Here he writes an op-ed calling for an end to the dehumnization of immigrants.

San Francisco Chronicle
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June 26, 2018

Faculty Friday: Jane Compson

Assistant Professor Jane Compson has developed a program (CARE: Compassion, Awareness, Resilience, and Empowerment) to help people deal with chronic stress.

The Whole U
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June 15, 2018