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Nashville shooting exploited by right to escalate anti-trans rhetoric

Dr. Eric Madfis, associate professor in UW Tacoma's School of Social Work & Criminal Justice, is quoted on intentional mischaracterization of perpetrators of mass shootings, who are "cisgender male ... by and large. ... This is a cynical, bigoted attack."

Washington Post
March 30, 2023

Hometown Hero: Federal Way veteran, researcher isn’t deterred by death

Biomedical sciences student and Army veteran Melissa Swain is a Federal Way Mirror Hometown Hero and a Soroptomist Club Live Your Dream scholarship recipient. Tragedy led to her role as a single mother and a research intern with the King County Medical Examiner's office.

Federal Way Mirror
February 24, 2023

Opinion: Why Washington's capital gains tax should be upheld

UW Tacoma Economics Professor Katie Baird calls on the Wash. State Supreme Court to uphold the capital gains tax passed by the Legislature in its 2021 session, in order to adequately fund child care, especially for rural areas of the state.

Puget Sound Business Journal
January 16, 2023

Interview - Benjamin Mieches

Assoc. Prof. Ben Mieches is the subject of a Q&A about his academic work (security studies, conflict resolution, genocide, humanitarian intervention) and the current state of genocide studies.
E-International Relations
December 1, 2022

What's a polycule? An expert on polyamory explains

Riki Thompson, associate professor of digital rhetoric and writing studies, describes the fundamentals of polyamory in the wake of news coverage of Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder of cryptocurrency exchange FTX.

The Conversation
November 30, 2022

How To Help Loved Ones In Abusive Relationships

Dr. Carolyn West provides tips on how to help loved ones in emotionally and physically abusive relationships. Red Table Talk is a talk show co-hosted by Jada Pinkett Smith.

Red Table Talk: Facebook Watch
November 27, 2022

Inspiring Youngsters Leveraging Science And Technology For Improving Human Life

Forbes contributor and venture capitalist Taarini Kaur Dang celebrates 13 young people he has met who are "driving the change they want to see in the world," including Armaan Thakker, who worked with SET's Ankur Teredesai on research into ICU sepsis prediction in trauma patients.

Forbes Magazine
November 25, 2022

Milgard Hall Ushers In New Era For UWT

Milgard Hall is the newest academic building to be built at UW Tacoma. Opening in Jan. 2023, it will house the Milgard School of Business, teaching and lab spaces for the School of Engineering & Technology, and the Global Innovation & Design Lab.

Tacoma Weekly
November 21, 2022

Scientists link common tire chemical to mass Coho salmon deaths

In 2019, research by the Center for Urban Waters, led by Ed Kolodziej and then-colleague Zhenyu Tian identified 6PPD-quinone, a derivative of a rubber tire preservative, as the substance that kills coho salmon before they have a chance to spawn.

KING 5 News
November 18, 2022

A name for themselves

Assistant professor Vern Harner, who received their Ph.D. from UW in Seattle, played a key role in securing a UW policy change, allowing students to specify a preferred name on university diplomas.

Viewpoint Magazine
November 1, 2022

At Home on Campus

How do students find a sense of belonging at college? SIAS alum and current staff member Margaret Lundberg is featured in this article discussing how the challenges she faced as a non-traditional student fueled a desire to help others.

November 1, 2022

Academia becomes economic catalyst for downtown Tacoma

Chancellor Sheila Edwards Lange describes her vision for the growth of UW Tacoma - 10,000 students; new housing and dining facilities; equitable and inclusive growth in partnership with the community. Mayor Victoria Woodards and County Supervisor Bruce Dammeier are also quoted.

Puget Sound Business Journal
October 21, 2022

The allure of fad diets, and why they fail

Professor of Psychology Kima Cargill co-authored "Anxious Eaters: Why We Fall for Fad Diets" with Janet Chrzan of University of Pennsylvania.

Penn Today
October 17, 2022

Powerful women heading up dating apps are framed as young and sexy

Riki Thompson, Assoc. Professor in SIAS, is co-author of a piece in The Conversation about how the women leaders of the two “most powerful dating apps in the world” – Tinder and Bumble – are portrayed in media, vs. how they portray themselves in their personal media spaces.

The Conversation
October 17, 2022

As The Urbanist Grows, So Does Our Board

New board members of this non-profit Seattle-based news site include Assistant Professor Rubén Casas and current M.A. Community Planning student Shaun Kuo.

The Urbanist
October 15, 2022

UW Tacoma Announces SEKISUI Scholarship Winners

The UW Tacoma Professional Development Center awarded its inaugural SEKISUI Emerging Resources Professionals Scholarship to Sandy Kelley, Sabrina Martin and Alexandria Minder-Alamanza.

South Sound Business
October 13, 2022

How Stardew Valley Grew The Farm Sim While Harvest Moon Went To Seed

Stardew Valley, the wildly successful farm sim game, was single-handedly authored by UW Tacoma alumnus Eric Barone. Its roots lie in predecessor game Harvest Moon, but the former has taken off while the latter has descended into obscurity.

Nintendo Life
October 7, 2022

Nisqually pilot project may protect streams - and fish

The Center for Urban Waters partnered with many other organizations, including the Nisqually Indian Tribe, to develop a way to reduce a toxic substance in stormwater runoff that kills coho salmon. Research by CUW on the salmon-killer, 6PPD-quinone, is cited.

Northwest Treaty Tribes
October 5, 2022

WSECU Announces Annual Scholarship Receipients

Amanda Sides, '22 (B.A. Accounting), now enrolled in the Milgard School of Business M.S. Accounting program, has received a scholarship from WSECU.

South Sound Business
September 28, 2022

Ravensara and SR-302: Sipping Coffee and Sitting in Traffic

Owner Tara Froode, '97 (Liberal Studies) has operated Ravensara Espresso, in the early days with her mother, for 23 years. The last several have been challenging with a number of road construction projects.

Key Peninsula News
September 28, 2022

America’s Best Bang for the Buck Colleges

UW Tacoma is ranked number two in the West in the category of "Best Bang for the Buck" by Washington Monthly magazine, for helping "non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices."

Washington Monthly
August 28, 2022

The Limits of Human Wisdom | George Mobus

In an hour-long conversation, Professor Emeritus George Mobus, School of Engineering & Technology, examines the climate crisis through the framework of systems science.
Planet: Critical (podcast)
August 24, 2022

Minerva Scholarships awarded to 10 local women

One of the scholarships is awarded to Sandy Kelley, who "aims to obtain a certification in human resources management" through UW Tacoma's Professional Development Center.

Gig Harbor Now
August 22, 2022