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Bridget Talebi: Planet Protector

January 25, 2022

As director of the Washington Conservation Corps, Urban Studies alumna Bridget Talebi, '05, is using her UW education to make Washington heathier, more just and more resilient.

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A Tight-Knit Community

January 18, 2022

In UW Tacoma's mechanical engineering program, Paris Weber found the intimate class size and connection to faculty she was seeking.

The Accumulated Wisdom of Tom Diehm

January 6, 2022

After spending 24 years at UW Tacoma connecting social work students to agencies, Tom Diehm knows something about community building and the costs of field experience.

Looking Back at 2021

Fourteen stories from the past year that showcase the best of UW Tacoma.

December 29, 2021

UW Tacoma in the News

Continuing education can unlock family-wage careers

Although Washington state has one of the most dynamic job markets in the country, nearly all available career pathway jobs remain out of reach for many of our high school graduates. Opportunities in our state for landing a family-wage career are plentiful. They go beyond information technologies including automobile services, manufacturing, health care, agriculture and more. Unfortunately, there are barriers for most graduates who choose not to go to college.

Seattle Times
January 23, 2022

Charges filed against Electron Hydro over river pollution

Work by the Center for Urban Waters on identifying toxic chemicals present in rubber is the basis for a criminal action brought against a dam operator in Pierce County, which allegedly contaminated the river during a construction project on the dam.

Associated Press
January 12, 2022

How a New Resource is Supporting Higher Education in the South Sound

The Federal Way Hub, a collaboration of UW Tacoma, Highline College, the City of Federal Way and Federal Way Public Schools, establishes a higher-education presence in downtown Federal Way blocks from the upcoming light rail station.

South Sound Business
January 4, 2022

Faces: Adan Espino

Adan Espino, '19, Law & Policy, is now the executive director of Washington's Craft Cannabis Coalition.

Marijuana Venture
December 30, 2021

Colleges with the best ROI in Washington

UW Tacoma has the best return on investment of any college, public or private, in Washington, according to this calculation, based on a 2019 Georgetown University study.

November 21, 2021

Paw'd Defiance

A new podcast about all things Tacoma


Closing the Gap

December 17, 2021

Abigail Lawson, '21, is helping others in her role as the director of Tacoma's guaranteed income program.

Alex Zerbe's Next Trick

December 9, 2021

UW Tacoma senior Alex Zerbe's life is up in the air as he balances the demands of performing, raising a family and going to school.

The Undiminished Spirit of Sharing

November 24, 2021

DeAnn Dillon is a mom, a teacher, an auntie, a Native American, a legislative aide, and a doctoral student. She is also a giver of energy.

Aboard the Adventuress

November 19, 2021

Take a deep dive into a research/instructional cruise on Commencement Bay. See science being done on an historic two-masted schooner.

One Foot in Front of the Other

School and women's tackle football helped current UW Tacoma student Ashley Young find her way after her military career ended.

November 10, 2021

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