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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
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
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
April 1, 2022

New Coins on the Block

School of Engineering and Technology Associate Professor Anderson Nascimento is quoted on the security of the technology underlying cryptocurrencies.

South Sound Business
March 22, 2022

A Variation on Very Asian

Take a listen to television journalist Michelle Li and JaeRan Kim as they discuss their struggle with identity, feeling like an imposter, and how they made their way in fields that have historically not been open to Asian women.

Paw'd Defiance
March 21, 2022

UW Tacoma seeks private partner for continued expansion

Campus planners are putting together a request for proposals to build a residence hall-like building that includes food service, such as a dining hall, through a public/private partnership.

Puget Sound Business Journal
March 17, 2022

Yes, Glitter Really is Bad for the Environment

Joel Baker, professor and science director of the Center for Urban Waters, says that glitter is a constituent of microplastic pollution in the ocean.

Discover Magazine
March 9, 2022

Wood-burning Stoves Raise New Health Concerns

Concerns are growing about woodsmoke pollution as a public health and environmental justice issue. Research by Robin Evans-Agnew of the School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership is cited.

March 2, 2022

Employee Appreciation Day is March 4

The “employee of the month” award hasn’t aged well. Here’s how to celebrate your people on Employee Appreciation Day—and every other day of the year.

Giving employees a clear path to grow their own career and aspirations within the company is another big way to say thanks. Some 37% of employees are looking for some sort of change in their career, whether they are exploring new possibilities, seeking a new job or exploring a new role within the organization.

“One of the best ways leaders can show appreciation for their employees is by making meaningful investments in their career growth,” says Cameron Yarbrough, CEO and Co-Founder of Torch.

February 22, 2022

Christian Scholars Think We're Spending Too Much on War

Dr. Jimmy McCarty, executive director of the Center for Equity & Inclusion, has helped coordinate an open letter to Congress, signed by more than 80 scholars of theology, ethics and Christian studies, to protest excessive defense funding.

Sojourners Magazine
February 2, 2022

Beauty Standards, Oppression, and Empowerment

Dr. Carolyn West joins "Subjects of Desire" documentary producer Jennifer Holness to discuss Black female beauty in history and popular culture, examining the cultural shift in North American beauty standards to embrace Black features and aesthetics.

The Agenda with Steve Paikin on TVO
February 1, 2022

Higher education facility opens doors in Federal Way

The Hub: Federal Way Higher Education Center has opened. The facility is a collaboration of UW Tacoma, Highline College, the City of Federal Way and Federal Way Public Schools.

Federal Way Mirror
January 28, 2022

Wiley named new Port of Bremerton CFO

Jeremiah Wiley, '04, Accounting, Milgard School of Business, has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Port of Bremerton, a $14M organization that manages Bremerton National Airport and marinas at Bremerton and Port Orchard.

Kitsap Daily News
January 26, 2022

Continuing education can unlock family-wage careers

Although Washington state has one of the most dynamic job markets in the country, nearly all available career pathway jobs remain out of reach for many of our high school graduates. Opportunities in our state for landing a family-wage career are plentiful. They go beyond information technologies including automobile services, manufacturing, health care, agriculture and more. Unfortunately, there are barriers for most graduates who choose not to go to college.

Seattle Times
January 23, 2022

Charges filed against Electron Hydro over river pollution

Work by the Center for Urban Waters on identifying toxic chemicals present in rubber is the basis for a criminal action brought against a dam operator in Pierce County, which allegedly contaminated the river during a construction project on the dam.

Associated Press
January 12, 2022

How a New Resource is Supporting Higher Education in the South Sound

The Federal Way Hub, a collaboration of UW Tacoma, Highline College, the City of Federal Way and Federal Way Public Schools, establishes a higher-education presence in downtown Federal Way blocks from the upcoming light rail station.

South Sound Business
January 4, 2022

Faces: Adan Espino

Adan Espino, '19, Law & Policy, is now the executive director of Washington's Craft Cannabis Coalition.

Marijuana Venture
December 30, 2021