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Associate Professor Rubén Casas depicts the continued delays in the Tacoma Town Center development adjacent to campus as an opportunity for a rethink about what downtown needs from a civic perspective.
Despite recent appointments of prominent Asian American academics to leadership roles, experts maintain more work is needed to achieve equity, especially to reflect the diversity within the Asian American community. Rachel Endo, Dean of the School of Education, is quoted.
Associate Professor David Coon and Associate Teaching Professor Jennifer Myers Baran question the results of a recent survey of people age 13-24, 40% who said they wanted "more asexual and aromantic ... relationships on screen."
In a conversation with reporter John Stearns, Milgard School of Business Dean Altaf Merchant describes the school's focus on entrepreneurship, financial wellness and the South Sound's business climate strengths.
Architecture Research Office's Milgard Hall invites interdisciplinary collaboration at the University of Washington Tacoma
Milgard Hall pays homage to the surrounding warehouse district in materials and form, uses mass timber elements and is a symbol of UW Tacoma's role in the South Sound community.
Pierce County's increasingly tech-focused economy is buttressed by the presence of UW Tacoma, it's computer science Ph.D., it's strength in AI research and teaching, and partnerships with regional incubators, JBLM, MultiCare, Aquagga and others.
Water from Wine, a new non-profit wine tasting room located in space leased from UW Tacoma, supports clean water projects. The shop is managed by alumna AnnaLee Zenkner, '03.
BNSF Railway sold 150 acres of vacant former rail yard land in South Tacoma to Bridge Industrial, which plans a 2.5-million sq. ft. warehouse development. Associate Professor Rubén Casas imagines a different outcome driven by community planning for a "green zone."
A project report on Milgard Hall describes the building's mass timber features, multi-disciplinary goals, and the "passion project" of the timber history display near the main entrance.
Assistant Teaching Professor Matt Tolentino is the founder of Namatad, a start-up using technology developed at UW Tacoma.
Two west coast fishing advocacy organizations filed suit against 13 tire makers for their discharge of 6PPD-q, a chemical derived from a tire preservative, into the environment. A UW Tacoma team led by Dr. Ed Kolodziej identified the chemical.
Associate Professor Rubén Casas describes impacts of Tacoma's sparser tree canopy compared to other Puget Sound cities, including urban heat island effects. An updated Tacoma tree ordinance is described.
Showcasing the Pacific Northwest: McKinstry Co. helped STEM find a new home at the University of Washington
Innovative systems in UW Tacoma's new Milgard Hall include custom-designed modular pods containing electrical, low-voltage, plumbing and mechanical systems such as lighting, fire detectors and sprinklers.
One of the 25 best restaurants in Seattle is The Chicken Supply, co-owned by Paolo Campbell, '10, B.A. Psychology.
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 ... ."
Associate professor Maureen Kennedy gives an in-depth audio interview about the value of prescribed fires in reducing forest fuel loads to mitigate the severity of wildfires.
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.
Author Rubén Casas is an assistant professor in Culture, Arts & Communication and an adjunct assistant professor in the School of Urban Studies.
Psychology professor Kima Cargill is quoted on the health and diet impacts of the latest social media buzz -- "girl dinner."
Gifts include $50,000 to UW Tacoma's Puget Sound Institute to support the Collaborative Leadership Project, an oral history of the so-called "fish wars."
Pathways to Promise is a UW Tacoma guaranteed admissions program with eleven school districts in the Puget Sound area, including Tacoma Public Schools.
Three NW tribes have petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to ban 6PPD, a salmon-killing tire found in urban streams worldwide. Research by scientists at UW Tacoma is described.
Scientists have slowly been learning that rubber tires are a bigger source of pollution than vehicle tailpipes. UW Tacoma researchers discovered that a tire preservative, 6PPD, kills salmon in Puget Sound waters before they have a chance to spawn.
Emeritus professor and founding faculty member Rob Crawford writes about border-related propaganda and politicization of immigration.
Dr. JaeRan Kim, Social Work & Criminal Justice, is interviewed as part of an examination of transracial/transnational adoption in the U.S. A new play produced by Seattle's ACT Theatre is also mentioned.
UW Tacoma is one of several Washington colleges that are hoping to launch new in-prison degree programs funded by expanded access to Pell grants by those who are incarcerated. Dr. Chris Beasley is interviewed.
David Pavenko, a Ukrainian American member of the Class of 2023 graduating with a B.S. in electrical engineering, missed his commencement ceremony because he was back in Ukraine on a humanitarian mission.
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."
Dr. Alison Cardinal, SIAS/CAC, is working on a project to achieve language equity in King County government services.
Joel Baker, professor and Port of Tacoma chair in environmental science, is quoted on the role of glitter as a component of microplastic pollution in the world's oceans.
Juneteenth marks an important historic event, and is also an opportunity to celebrate and show respect for Black history, tradition and culture.
KNKX interviewed seven of the 10 women who graduated this year with educational doctorate degrees as part of a collaboration with the Muckleshoot Tribal College.
Wildfire ecologist Maureen Kennedy notes that East coasters may need to become more familiar with annual cycles of wildfire preparation and communications such as "red flag warnings".
New B.S. Electrical Engineering graduate David Pavenko won't be at the 2023 UW Tacoma commencement because he will be in Ukraine delivering humanitarian aid.
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.
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.
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."
The Tacoma Landmarks Preservation Commission has recognized UW Tacoma's new Milgard Hall with its 2023 Outstanding Achievement in Sustainability award.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tacoma Arts Live presents a new play "devised" by UW Tacoma's Maria-Tania Bandes B. Weingarden, Sarah Chavez and Michael Kula.
Serving as interim dean of the School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership since the 2022 departure of founding dean Sharon Fought, David Reyes will be the school's next dean.
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.
In the wake of a mass shooting in Nashville, conservative commentators are linking mass violence and anti-trans rhetoric, even though transgender people are rarely the perpetrators of mass shootings. Associate Professor Eric Madfis is quoted.
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.
The 2023 VIBE Business Plan Competition is open to all Washington college students and those who graduated between 2020 and 2022. Submissions are due Feb. 3.