The $300,000 grant will fund the Opportunity Academy within UW Tacoma's Center for Career Development & Education. The funds will expand internship activity and employer outreach.
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In an op-ed, Erik Bjornson and Joshua Jorgensen call on the Tacoma City Council to "remove outdated barriers" to allow more affordable housing to be built in areas such as around the Tacoma Mall. Jorgensen is a 2013 graduate of UW Tacoma's Urban Studies Program.
Joe Lawless, Executive Director at UW Tacoma's Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility, comments on an apartment redevelopment project in which long-time tenants are being asked to move prior to renovations.
Much of "Last Seen in Idaho," by filmmakers Eric Colley and Hallie Shepherd, was filmed in locations around the South Sound. Colley and Shepherd used interns from local schools, including UW Tacoma.
UW Tacoma corporate spinout KenSci, co-founded by Dr. Ankur Teredesai, is a finalist in GeekWire's "Innovation of the Year" contest.
Lecturer Cynthia Howson writes--with her husband Pierre Ly of University of Puget Sound--about the Chinese wine industry.
UW Tacoma alumnus Mick Flaaen thinks there is a strong possibility that more films by Tacoma silent-era mogul Harvey Weaver will be found. He is working on a documentary that tells the story of the discovery and restoration of "Eyes of the Totem."
Op-ed co-authors Erick Seelbach, from the Pierce County AIDS Foundation, and Ingrid Walker, associate professor of American Studies, call on Pierce County to make public health decisions "based on research and evidence not fear and stigma."
Urban Studies assistant professor Jim Thatcher shares his reasons for switching from a smartphone to a flip phone. This story was published in dozens of media outlets nationwide.
"Nonprofit warrior. Mother of three. Whether changing lives at work or out adventuring around Tacoma, Kelly Blucher is basically a superwoman." She is a 2015 alumna of UW Tacoma.