In a story about increasing exposure to wildfire smoke in our region, Associate Professor Robin Evans-Agnew talks about the resulting increased prevalence of asthma and its inequitable burden on society.
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Ken Grassi, who served as mayor of University Place and operated a restaurant and boutique in UW Tacoma's Pagni & Lenti Building for 23 years, has died.
Investigative piece on health equity research includes discussion of a research paper on reproductive justice by Dr. Robin Evans-Agnew in the School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership.
The Hub: Federal Way Higher Education Center opens Sept. 27. The 7,300-square-foot space is a collaboration of UW Tacoma, Highline College, Federal Way School District and the City of Federal Way.
SIAS Assoc. Prof. Maureen Kennedy is quoted on how fire chiefs are leveraging Indigenous fire-management knowledge of controlled burns and fuel reduction to mitigate the strength of wildfires and protect valuable assets.
James Davis, killed in an Auburn car crash, was registered as a UW Tacoma student for autumn 2021.
UW Tacoma's vaccination clinic partnership with MultiCare is cited in the context of the county's low vaccination rates.
The Center for Business Analytics at the Milgard School of Business and Sound Credit Union co-produced the FinTech Innovation Competition this year. One winner was UW Tacoma alumnus Leif Christensen.
Gerard Tsutakawa’s sculptures have shaped Seattle’s landscape for years. Here’s how — and what else is coming
UW Tacoma has two Tsutakawa sculptures on campus: Maru, prominently featured in this feature story, and Yantra, in the south lobby of the Mattress Factory.
Associate Professor Jeff Cohen calls on the Tacoma School Board to listen to Tacoma students on their concerns about the presence of law enforcement officers in Tacoma schools.
Focusing on Montana forests, the writer interviews a number of scientists, conservationists and elected officials on whether forests can be managed effectively to reduce wildfire. UW Tacoma's Maureen Kennedy is interviewed.
Milgard Hall will be a 55,000 sq. ft. hub for engineering and innovation, built with mass timber technologies, housing the Global Innovation & Design Lab, the Milgard School of Business and the School of Engineering & Technology.
Assistant Professor Maureen Kennedy is co-author of this summary of her recent research into wildfires, climate change and fire suppression policies.
UW Tacoma students from the Pacific Islander Student Association will join Orca Annie Stateler and Odin Lonning to perform as part of an Indigenous-centered opening of Created Commons in Seattle.
Native American college students found strength in their heritage that helped them get through the pandemic
Associate Professor Robin Zape-tah-hol-ah Minthorn is quoted on why enrollments of Indigenous students are declining in higher education institutions during the pandemic.
Top Down Brewery co-founders Chad Cray and Greg Burd are both graduates of the Professional Development Center's craft beer program.
Joseph Evans, '00, has been appointed to serve as a judge in Pierce County Superior Court.
Incoming Chancellor Sheila Edwards Lange talks about her deep history with UW, her connections to Tacoma and her experience as a first-generation college student.
Traveling KING 5 reporters profile Sumner, Wash., and mention that the downtown is implementing improvements recommended by UW Tacoma Urban Design students.
SIAS Assistant Professor Maureen Kennedy is leading new research looking at the longer-term future of wildfires under scenarios of increased temperature and drought.
Drone racing, ethical hacking and more: Green River instructors want to train “cutting edge” students
SET alumni Andrew Bruce and Clinton Sizemore are instructors in two new Green River College Enumclaw degree programs on cybersecurity and drone operations.
SIAS's Maureen Kennedy is quoted on evidence from Oregon's Bootleg Fire (2021) and Arizona's Wallow Fire (2011) that forest thinning and controlled burns reduce the intensity of wildfires.
UW Tacoma alumna Autumn McCloud, '12, is the mother of Rosalie Fish, new UW track athlete, member of the Cowlitz Tribe and descendent of the Muckleshoot Tribe. Fish's athleticism is in part inspired by her desire to spread awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous women.
The newest academic building on the UW Tacoma campus, Milgard Hall, has broken ground. A three-story, 55,000-square-foot structure with classrooms, space for the Milgard School of Business and labs for the School of Engineering & Technology, the building will use cross-laminated timber technology.
Isola Homes is building an eight-story, 152-unit residential project at 1942 Fawcett Ave., within the UW Tacoma campus footprint on privately-owned land.
Bootleg Fire: Officials say major rain or snow will be needed to fully extinguish fire that’s burned more than 300,000 acres
Dr. Maureen Kennedy is quoted on the "circular" problem of huge fires, extreme weather conditions and the difficulty suppressing fires under those conditions.
WSU's Jenifer McIntyre gave testimony before the House Natural Resources Committee recently on work that she and UW Tacoma's Ed Kolodziej have done to identify what is killing coho salmon before they have a chance to spawn: a toxic substance, 6PPD-quinone, derived from a rubber tire preservative.
Ashley Benson, '20, Biomedical Sciences, is helping to try to figure out why populations of Dungeness crabs in southern areas of Puget Sound are declining precipitously.
Among the UW faculty elected are Dr. Joel Baker, professor and Port of Tacoma Chair in Environmental Science, director of the Puget Sound Institute and science director of the Center for Urban Waters.
UW announced that Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange, currently president of Seattle Central College, will become the next UW Tacoma chancellor. This story was also covered by Puget Sound Business Journal, The Seattle Medium, the Capitol Hill Blog, and UW News.
Leif Christensen, '21, Computer Science & Systems, took first prize in the FinTech Incubator Competition, sponsored by the UW Tacoma Center for Business Analytics and Sound Credit Union.
Financial advice company SmartAsset ranks UW Tacoma fifth in the state for the highest post-graduation starting salary.
The author, JaeRan Kim, is an assistant professor in UW Tacoma's School of Social Work & Criminal Justice. She calls on professionals and parents "who adopt transracially to abandon color-blind and color-evasive attitudes."
Thomas Kuljam and Stan Emert created the Students Assisting Business program in the Milgard School of Business, matching undergraduate students with real-world organizational challenges.
Carolyn West and other experts discuss how 'coercive control' was a key part of a grisly alleged murder in Oklahoma.
The Swiss Complex on the UW Tacoma campus, former location of The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, is one of several iconic restaurant locations described.
Rubén Casas discusses the rise of 'third places' during the pandemic, with businesses and cities creating new, vital community gathering areas.
Dr. Carolyn West is quoted on the impact on students of the overturning of Bill Cosby's sexual assault conviction.
The Seattle area is home to dozens of brand new startups. KenSci, a health metrics company co-founded by UW Tacoma's Dr. Ankur Teredesai and a role model for tech entrepreneurs, was recently acquired by Tegria.
The self-described "public safety" app Citizen augments cell phone user location data with crowdsourced videos and photos to engage users in realtime crime interactions that some call vigilantism. Associate Professor Jim Thatcher is quoted.
Tech companies have to get creative in recruiting top talent in the Puget Sound region. Tatiana Linardopoulou, '21, Computer Science & Systems, got an internship with Namatad founder (and UW Tacoma faculty member) Matt Tolentino which then turned into a full-time position.
Christopher Rufo, of Gig Harbor, is an influential right-wing voice in the controversy over "critical race theory." Social Work Assistant Professor Ken Cruz is quoted.
KenSci's co-founder, UW Tacoma Professor Ankur Teredesai, has sold the company to Tegria and will return to the faculty of the School of Engineering & Technology.
Nolan Hibbard-Pelly, running for City Council District 4 seat (Eastside, South End); is also currently a UW Tacoma mathematics student.
Corie Cameron, the owner of Crips Greens, a salad and soup restaurant, will open a new outlet on the UW Tacoma campus's Pacific Ave frontage.
Ground has been broken on a new, large multifamily development on Fawcett Ave., close to the UW Tacoma campus.
Computer science alumnus Naren Meadem's visa challenges in the U.S. led him to return to India, where he now owns three startups employing 40 people. The U.S. is losing its competitive advantage as a tech powerhouse, and a solution could be expanding computer science education in high schools.
UW Tacoma is partnering with Highline College, the City of Federal Way and the Federal Way School District to open a higher education center, The Hub, in downtown Federal Way.
UW Tacoma's Carolyn West co-authors an opinion piece calling on websites like Pornhub to address racism by ending the production of videos that rely on stereotypes and ignorance.