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Recent mentions of UW Tacoma in the news

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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

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

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

How an old federal rule limits inpatient mental health beds in Washington

A federal rule established during the de-institutionalization movement of the 1950s and 1960s limits the number of beds dedicated to mental health care that hospitals can house. Alumna Anna Nepomuceno, '17, director of public policy and advocacy at NAMI Washington, is quoted.

The Seattle Times
August 17, 2022

The 2022 Inspiring Programs in STEM Awards

UW Tacoma's ACCESS in STEM scholarship and mentoring program is one of 77 STEM programs nationwide recognized for improving equity.

Insight Into Diversity Magazine
August 16, 2022

Data on demand: Using analytics to tackle operational challenges

(Originally published in Modern Healthcare) The health care industry is beginning to embrace data analytics to tackle formerly-insurmountable problems. Examples include a team of business analytics students from the Milgard School of Business at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health.

Sports Weekly
August 16, 2022

Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange joins EDB Board

UW Tacoma's Chancellor Sheila Edwards Lange has joined the board of the Economic Development Board of Tacoma-Pierce County.

Economic Development Board of Tacoma-Pierce County
August 3, 2022

Unlocking Potential

Dr. Christopher Beasley, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, is interviewed as an alumnus of DePaul University. His work creating pathways to college for formerly incarcerated individuals is described.

DePaul Magazine
August 1, 2022

How ancestral knowledge can help incarcerated Natives

This story about formerly incarcerated Native Americans on their reentry into life outside prison includes a profile of current UW Tacoma Law & Policy student Leandru Willie, program manager at Heal for Reentry.

July 18, 2022