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Recent mentions of UW Tacoma in the news

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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)
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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August 1, 2022

Can researchers show that threat assessment stops mass shootings?

Associate Professor Eric Madfis is studying a threat assessment protocol developed in Oregon's Salem-Keiser school district. His preliminary results show the method works to keep students in school and to solve the issues and conflicts at the root of school violence.

The New Yorker
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June 7, 2022

Using a Chatbot to Support Caregivers

Assistant Professor Weichao Yuwen's app and chatbot, called COCO, are meant to help caregivers take care of themselves.

Northwest Prime Time
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June 6, 2022

Young men, guns and the prefrontal cortex

In his research, Associate Professor Eric Madfis has found that American society's focus on raising boys to be "tough and macho and aggressive" contributes to a sense of "male grievance" in perpetrators of mass shootings.

The Washington Post
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June 3, 2022

Reopen Tacoma’s Broadway to People

The work of urban design students on the redesign of a plaza and walkway connecting Broadway to Commerce Street is mentioned, and the proximity of the UW Tacoma campus is cited as an asset to creation of a pedestrian precinct.

The Urbanist
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May 25, 2022

In the Line of Duty

Military veteran entrepreneurs and their start-ups are featured, including Assistant Professor Matt Tolentino and his company Namatad.

South Sound Business
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May 24, 2022

One Model of Tribal and University Relations

In an article describing how Miami University of Ohio built a relationship with the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, Associate Professor Robin Zape-tah-hol-ah Minthorn is quoted on best practices for university leaders in building such relationships.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
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May 17, 2022

Video Series Begins With Japanese Internment

The Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation is producing a video series on the history of Tacoma. The first is on Japanese internment during WWII. "Becoming Nisei: Japanese American Urban Lives in Pre-war Tacoma," by Drs. Lisa Hoffmann and Mary Hanneman, is mentioned.

Tacoma Weekly
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May 4, 2022

The Happiest Song at Tacoma Little Theatre

UW Tacoma is co-producing, with Tacoma Little Theatre and Toy Boat Theatre, Quiara Alegria Hudes's The Happiest Song Plays Last, starring UW Tacoma Assistant Teaching Professor Maria-Tania Bandes Becerra Weingarden.

Showcase Magazine
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May 1, 2022

Secrets of Success: 2022

South Sound Business writers Madison Miller, Blake Peterson, John Stearns, Stephanie Quiroz, and Hailee Wickersham interview successful South Sound professionals to discover how they overcame personal challenges and obstacles to achieve success.

South Sound Business - Online Edition
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April 25, 2022

UW Tacoma Professor Awarded Grant to Address Youth Mental Health

Chieh (Sunny) Cheng, of the School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership, received pilot funding from the UW Population Health Initiative to develop and test behavioral health promotion approaches in Tacoma Public Schools.

South Sound Business
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April 5, 2022

To Revive a River, Restore Its Liver

Associate Professor Ed Kolodziej led a team that identified chemicals present in Seattle's Thornton Creek, and demonstrated the effectiveness of the creek's restored hyporheic zone at removing those chemicals.

Scientific American
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April 1, 2022