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A model city for a majority nonwhite future is in our own backyard

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.

July 8, 2019

White House Opioid Campaign Not Broad, Diverse Enough

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."

U.S. News & World Report
July 2, 2019

UFPB researcher creates intelligent tree capable of preventing forest fires

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.)

Federal University of Paraíba - UFPB
July 2, 2019

Teachers quit jobs, make $100,000 on Pinterest selling lesson plans

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.

USA Today
July 1, 2019