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Dr. Ali Modarres, UW Tacoma Director of Urban Studies Program

As It Grows, Preserving Tacoma's Soul

September 12, 2019

In an interview on NPR-affiliate KNKX, Dr. Ali Modarres calls on Tacoma to overcome the negative impacts of growth that have affected other West Coast cities.

Microplastics samples in vials

No One Is an Island

August 7, 2019

UW Tacoma Senior Lecturer Julie Masura and UW Tacoma alumna Catherine Crook came together to help a University of the Virgin Islands graduate student whose lab was destroyed by hurricanes.

University of Washington Awards of Excellence

2019 Honorees Set a High Bar

June 15, 2019

Students and faculty individually recognized at UW Tacoma's 2019 Commencement represent accomplishments in scholarship, community engagement and contributions to the campus and university.

2018 UW Tacoma Commencement

The Husky Family

June 14, 2019

The UW Tacoma Class of 2019: a passionate, tenacious and diverse group of graduates that are already out in the world making an impact. We present a sampling of their stories.

Ashley Richards, '19 Sustainable Urban Development, Global Honors, 2019 Husky 100

Ashley Richards: A Sustainable Future

June 13, 2019

For Ashley Richards, ensuring a sustainable future means emphasizing the needs and civic participation of youth, with a focus on equity.

Aaron Gerard, '19, Urban Studies

Aaron Gerard: Building Community Through GIS

June 12, 2019

After two years with the Peace Corps in Namibia, teaching English and, maybe, GIS, Aaron Gerard, '19 Urban Studies, envisions building a housing co-op in Tacoma's Hilltop.

UW Tacoma senior Augustine Canales

Augustine Canales: Something to Offer

May 9, 2019

As a kid, Augustine Canales didn't want to be anything. The UW Tacoma student is now a teacher, student, father and soon to be college graduate.

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