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Rain, Making It

A traumatic brain injury threatened to derail Rain Wilson's college career; but then she got the support she needed and she is now succeeding.

May 2, 2022

Learn something new this Summer

Come for one or more of these 16 FREE virtual Lunch-and-Learns featuring our most popular professional development topics. Get an immediate career boost that can advance your career this summer from UW Tacoma's Professional Development Center.

May 2, 2022

PPPA Capstone Class: Policing and Imprisonment in the US

Winter quarter 2022, Dr. Emily Thuma taught the PPPA seminar class (TPOLS 480) on the theme of Policing and Imprisonment in the United States. The TPOLS 480 seminar class is a requirement for all majors within the Division of Politics … Continue reading →

April 28, 2022

Call for Self-Nominations for the Annual PPPA Paper Prize

Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs (PPPA) students are invited to nominate a paper for this year’s PPPA Undergraduate Paper Prize award. This year there will be two prizes, one for papers of 15 or more pages and one for papers … Continue reading →

April 26, 2022

Celebrate Public Service Recognition Week with Us

Since 1985, the first week of May has been an opportunity to express gratitude to those who serve our nation as federal, state, county, local, and tribal government employees. All are welcome to attend a free virtual lunch-and-learn on May 4: “Compassion in Leadership.”

April 25, 2022

Three Faculty Write Against the Repeal of Washington’s Capital Gains Tax

Last year, Washington State legislators passed a capital gains tax on the profits wealthy state residents make when they trade stocks, bonds, and other assets.  In response, a group of individuals recently filed Initiative 1929, an initiative that seeks to … Continue reading →

April 25, 2022

Happiness at Last

Live theater returns to UW Tacoma with "The Happiest Song Plays Last," in a collaboration with Tacoma Little Theater and Toy Boat Theatre.

April 22, 2022

Kick Off of Spring 2022 Research Seminar

On April 21st, Ben Meiches kicked off PPPA’s Spring Research Seminar with a provocative presentation entitled “Smelly Liaisons: On Multispecies Humanitarianism.”  His talk was based on research contained in his forthcoming book Humanitarianism Beyond the Human: Interventions with Animals (University of Minnesota Press). … Continue reading →

April 22, 2022