Scholarships, funded by the National Science Foundation, will support 14 undergraduate and graduate students in return for their commitment to commit to cybersecurity employment in the governmental sector.
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Tacoma Housing Authority's College Housing Assistance Program, which helps provide affordable housing to eligible UW Tacoma students, is described.
In a minute-and-a-half video, UW Tacoma Lecturer Vaughn Bell explains the concept behind a new, permanent public art installation along UW Tacoma's Prairie Line Trail, called "All the Rivers in the World."
Outgoing Renton, Wash., mayor Denis Law worked from the beginning of his tenure to establish a climate of trust and civic participation across all segments of the city's inhabitants. School of Urban Studies Associate Professor Anne Taufen is quoted on Renton's success and how other cities may fail in the same attempt.
Drug policy experts, including Associate Professor Ingrid Walker, say the White House opioid addiction awareness campaign "needs more diverse viewpoints to have a bigger impact."
Nursing & Healthcare Leadership lecturer and alumna Janet Runbeck notes that "the most vulnerable" are "most at risk" of health complications from exposure to particulate pollution such as wildfire smoke. She said that "not enough is being done to ensure their safety."
As part of postdoctorate studies at UW Tacoma, researcher Cleonilson Protásio worked with Professor Orlando Baioocchi on a system of tree-based environmental monitoring devices, powered by electricity generated by the differences in temperature between the surface and the interior of the tree. This 'internet of natural things' may be used to detect and track the spread of wildfires. (Article written in Portuguese.)
School of Education Professor Emerita Marcy Stein notes that most teachers do not write their own curricula and lesson plans, and are not trained to do so. There is a thriving market for 'teacherpreneurs' to offer such assistance via social media sites such as Pinterest.
Haley Professor of Humanities Michael Honey. a noted scholar of Martin Luther King Jr., comments on recent "incendiary claims" made by historian David Garrow on the private life of King.
A University Place household's flock of chickens was allegedly attacked by a coyote pack. UW Tacoma's Grit City Carnivore Project is mentioned.