New Grant Will Expand Access to Native Knowledge
$225,000 from the Mellon Foundation will support American Indian and Indigenous (AII) community-building events, bring more AII voices to campus, and power a summer institute on Indigenous humanities.
The Right Medicine
With Professor Sharon Laing's guidance, UW Tacoma student Lucas Bjorkheim is realizing his dream of becoming a doctor.
Scholars, Journal Recognize Rachel Endo
Rachel Endo, dean of the School of Education, has received the Mary Anne Raywid Award from the Society of Professors of Education and an Asian Leadership Award from "Profiles in Diversity Journal."
Huatong Sun Wins DEI Award
The Association for Business Communication has presented its 2022 Distinction in the Practice of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion award to Dr. Huatong Sun.
UW Tacoma in the News
Nashville shooting exploited by right to escalate anti-trans rhetoric
Dr. Eric Madfis, associate professor in UW Tacoma's School of Social Work & Criminal Justice, is quoted on intentional mischaracterization of perpetrators of mass shootings, who are "cisgender male ... by and large. ... This is a cynical, bigoted attack."
Hometown Hero: Federal Way veteran, researcher isn’t deterred by death
Biomedical sciences student and Army veteran Melissa Swain is a Federal Way Mirror Hometown Hero and a Soroptomist Club Live Your Dream scholarship recipient. Tragedy led to her role as a single mother and a research intern with the King County Medical Examiner's office.
UW Tacoma holds business plan competition with $30K prize
The 2023 VIBE Business Plan Competition is open to all Washington college students and those who graduated between 2020 and 2022. Submissions are due Feb. 3.
The Russell Family Foundation Announces Class 10 of Jane's Fellowship Program
The 10th cohort of this leadership program includes alumna and current Master of Social Work student Christina Qiao, '19, alumnus Jake Nau, '17, and current social welfare student Maira Mariscal.
Rachel Endo: Making history and lasting change at UW Tacoma
This in-depth profile of UW Tacoma's Dean of the School of Education describes Dr. Endo's experience as a first-generation student and academic leader.
Opinion: When the homeless die on the street, the trauma multiplies. My neighbor is an example
Former faculty member and alumna Jan Runbeck writes about recent deaths of local housing advocate Maureen Howard and Terry, a homeless individual. She calls for their deaths “to be the impetus for making our country a better place for all, the fortunate and the forgotten.”
How America Has Failed to Achieve MLK's Vision for Economic Justice
In a panel discussion on San Francisco's largest public radio station, UW Tacoma Professor Emeritus Michael Honey provides an historical analysis of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s quest for economic justice.
Opinion: Why Washington's capital gains tax should be upheld
UW Tacoma Economics Professor Katie Baird calls on the Wash. State Supreme Court to uphold the capital gains tax passed by the Legislature in its 2021 session, in order to adequately fund child care, especially for rural areas of the state.
This local park might get a sprayground, fire pits. Here’s your chance to weigh in
A UW Tacoma Urban Design studio class partnered with the city of Sumner to recommend redesigns to downtown Sumner streets and parks. The City is now seeking public input on the changes.
How Tacoma’s yearlong guaranteed income experiment fared
UW Tacoma alumna Abigail Lawson and others are interviewed about the impact of Tacoma's guaranteed basic income pilot, called GRIT.
Helping to Remember
Alumna Teiya Shimomura's experience in the classroom connected her to a local historian and an opportunity.
Ed Kolodziej Named a National Champion on Global Environmental Issues
UW Tacoma Professor Ed Kolodziej represented the U.S. for the prestigious Frontiers Planet Prize honoring “impactful research breakthroughs” in global sustainability science.
Recent Master of Nursing graduate Juana Gallegos' idea to help dementia patients landed her an audience with a queen.
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Events Spotlight Mental Health Awareness
AAPI THRIVE Project is hosting two events in May that addresses racism and mental health.
Bioinformatics Team Powers International Effort to Map Gene Function
Dr. Ka Yee Yeung’s research group is making a key contribution to a historic effort to understand the function of every human gene.
Senior Martin Shehata balances his education and his career as a professional soccer player.