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Recent mentions of UW Tacoma in the news

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Johns Hopkins Welcomes Second Cohort of Vivien Thomas Scholars

Former student Arabelis Wally has received a prestigious fellowship at Johns Hopkins University that will support her graduate work. The Thomas Scholarship is awarded to "exceptional students from ... minority-serving institutions to pursue PhDs in STEM fields ... ."

Johns Hopkins University Hub
August 23, 2023

Rolling car tires into the global circular economy

The average tire contains more than 400 chemicals and compounds, including 6PPD, a tire preservative that transforms to 6PPD-quinone in the environment. Researchers at UW Tacoma and WSU Puyallup discovered 6PPD toxicity. The Center for Urban Waters' Ed Kolodziej is quoted.

August 21, 2023

Beyond Transfer: Offering Guaranteed Admission

Chancellor Sheila Edwards Lange and Pierce College Chancellor Julie White engage in a Q&A on their experience with the Aspen Transfer Intensive, a national effort, including UW Tacoma and Pierce, "to accelerate transfer reform at scale."

Inside Higher Ed
June 16, 2023

Juneteenth in our community

Juneteenth marks an important historic event, and is also an opportunity to celebrate and show respect for Black history, tradition and culture.

Equity & Inclusion
June 13, 2023

Sen. Murray Brings Support to APCC

Dr. Belinda Louie, School of Education, vice president of Tacoma's Asia Pacific Cultural Center, contributed to a community discussion with U.S. Senator Patty Murray about anti-Asian hate crimes.

Tacoma Weekly
June 2, 2023

Can tires turn green?

This comprehensive round-up of work to create greener production processes and more renewable materials for rubber vehicle tires cites Center for Urban Waters research on tire preservative 6PPD and quotes Dr. Ed Kolodziej.

Chemical & Engineering News
May 26, 2023

Tina Turner created a career on her terms, not defined by her trauma

Dr. Carolyn West, SIAS/Psychology, is quoted on societal patterns of discrediting Black women who are abused. She cites general disbelief that Ike Turner "would have done these things or that [Tina] ... was a survivor or wasn't somehow responsible for the abuse."

AP News
May 25, 2023

UWT Professor Leading Team Exploring Human Gene Function

Drs. Ka Yee Yeung and Ling-Hong Hung's work on the MorPhiC project, funded by the National Institutes of Health, to delineate the function of every gene in the human body, is described.

South Sound Business
May 16, 2023

Lessons from a Pro: Shallae Hobbs

Shallae Hobbs received her Master of Nursing from UW Tacoma in 2013 and a certificate in program administration from the Professional Development Center. She is now director of health services for Tacoma Public Schools.

South Sound Business
May 15, 2023

Listen to one of the largest trees in the world

Sound artist Jeff Rice recorded the ambient sounds of one of the largest life forms on earth, a quaking aspen grove in Utah's Fishlake National Forest. Rice is managing editor at UW Tacoma's Puget Sound Institute.

NPR Weekly Dose of Wonder
May 10, 2023

Sheila Lange Wants to Meaningfully Impact Students

As part of South Sound Business's annual Women in Business profiles, Chancellor Sheila Edwards Lange describes her upbringing, her academic career, her job, her experience as a women in higher education, and her advice for women looking to work in higher ed.

South Sound Business
April 24, 2023

UW Tacoma Hosts First Dawg Bites Event

The Milgard School of Business is taking the lead on planning an all-campus, all-day open house for the community, hoped to be the start of an annual tradition.

South Sound Magazine
April 11, 2023

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