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Tattoos on Alex Nutter's fingers

Art Appreciation

February 20, 2019

A group of UW Tacoma students, faculty, staff and alumni share the stories behind their tattoos.

Dr. Orlando Baiocchi, UW Tacoma Endowed Professor in Engineering Systems

Tree Power

February 6, 2019

UW Tacoma Professor Orlando Baiocchi and a team of researchers are using trees to power Internet-of-Things-enabled sensors.

Plants on a window cell at the Washington Corrections Center for Women. Photo courtesy Barb Toews.

Bringing Nature to a Prison Cell

January 30, 2019

Exposure to nature, even through a brief gardening activity, can improve well-being among women in prison, a UW Tacoma-led study finds.

UW Tacoma Assistant Professor Vanessa de Veritch Woodside

Found at Sea

January 24, 2019

A three-year stint aboard cruise ships set Associate Professor Vanessa de Veritch Woodside on a course to higher education.

Close up of the recycle.io device.

A Good Garbage Idea

December 12, 2018

Assistant Professor Eyhab Al-Masri's students developed technology that can identify when non-recyclable items have been dumped into recycling bins.

UW Tacoma Associate Professor Riki Thompson

The Constructed Self of Online Dating

December 10, 2018

Riki Thompson's recent work, highlighted in this month's Grit City Think & Drink, examines self-constructed identity, communication and language in online dating apps.

Dr. Christopher Schell, Assistant Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

Urban Ecologist/Superhero

December 5, 2018

Experienced tarantula handler, compassionate coyote whisperer -- Assistant Professor Christopher Schell brings a passion to his work studying how carnivores adapt to cities.

UW Tacoma Senior Lecturer Julie Masura looks through a microscope.

Mud, Bugs and...Plastic

November 13, 2018

Senior Lecturer Julie Masura connects her love of teaching and her passions for geology and the health of Puget Sound.

Dr. Jeff Cohen, Associate Professor and Executive Director, Office of Global Affairs

Unpacking Masculinity

October 18, 2018

At the core of Dr. Jeff Cohen's work on bullying and gender norms is this -- "These are human systems and definitions. They are not concrete. They can be changed."

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