Communications professor Riki Thompson describes the communities of those that practice polyamory. Her recent research examines how the pandemic has affected those relationships.
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Carolyn West, UW Tacoma professor of psychology, has found that porn harbors "breathtaking racism," and cannot be exempt from larger discussions on racism in society.
Local pundit and technologist David Kirichenko calls on Tacoma leaders to enact policies encouraging the expansion of the cybersecurity sector. He cites the School of Engineering & Technology.
The pandemic has not stopped the mysterious group behind Tacoma's annual Monkeyshines, a citywide scavenger hunt for art glass orbs. The UW Tacoma campus, including the Prairie Line Trail, is recommended as an area to search.
Psychology Professor Carolyn West is quoted on the "multiple levels of trauma" experienced by a nine-year-old girl in Rochester, N.Y., when police pepper-sprayed her in response to her sobbing.
Writer Tamiko Nimura reflects on how she came to be a public historian, including through her interactions with Justin Wadland of the UW Tacoma Library and local historian and preservationist Michael Sullivan.
Assistant Professor Rubén Casas describes efforts in Tacoma to augment traditional single-family districts with additional housing types such as duplexes, triplexes, townhouses and others. He notes that equitable housing policy must also be based on equitable transit access.
Urban Studies Advisory Board member Lauren Flemister warns of the racist consequences of poor city design and cites Hilltop gentrification due to transit investment as issues needing attention.
Tessa Francis of the Puget Sound Institute and colleagues have developed approaches to understanding the transient nature of ecosystem stability and managing risks of species endangerment.
Professor Lisa Hoffman and Associate Professor Mary Hanneman have published a new book about the history of the Japanese American community in Tacoma.