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Recent mentions of UW Tacoma in the news

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The Northwest’s unhealthy new season: smoke

KUOW - September 30, 2021

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.

Federal Way Higher Education Center to Open Next Week

South Sound Business - September 22, 2021

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.

Fighting fire with fire to protect ancient sequoia trees

AP News - September 16, 2021

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.

Can ‘active forest management’ really reduce wildfire risk?

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.

Montana Free Press
August 27, 2021

Construction to start next month on UW Tacoma's mass timber building

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.

Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
August 27, 2021

UWT Welcomes A New Chancellor

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.

Tacoma Weekly
August 7, 2021

Rosalie Fish Wants to Be the Face of Change

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 Ringer
July 23, 2021

Salmon-killing tires get congressional hearing

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.

July 19, 2021

FinTech Incubator Winners Announced

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.

South Sound Business
July 13, 2021

Advice to parents adopting a child of another race

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."

AdoptUSKids blog
July 12, 2021

Meeting in the Middle

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.

South Sound Business
July 6, 2021

Seattle Startup Ventures Shine Brighter in Tech Industry

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.

Illumination via Medium
June 29, 2021

How Long Until Citizen Gets Someone Killed?

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.

Mother Jones
June 28, 2021

Recruiting is Job No. 1

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.

Puget Sound Business Journal
June 25, 2021

New Higher Education Center Coming to Federal Way

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.

South Sound Business
June 17, 2021