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The Right Choice

November 17, 2022
Alumnus Steve Stermer left his high stress job as a chef and came to UW Tacoma to pursue a degree in Computer Science & Systems.
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Milgard Hall ushers in new era

November 9, 2022

Bringing together business, technology and design thinking, UW Tacoma's newest building embodies a spirit of innovative collaboration.

Empathy can Change the World

November 3, 2022

With accessible, everyday items like sticky notes and pipe cleaners, UW Tacoma’s Global Innovation & Design Lab brings together people of all backgrounds to solve difficult challenges, using design thinking.


October 27, 2022

A $2-million federal grant will help UW Tacoma expand supports and services for Asian American, Pacific Islander and low-income students.

UW Tacoma in the News

Scientists link common tire chemical to mass Coho salmon deaths

In 2019, research by the Center for Urban Waters, led by Ed Kolodziej and then-colleague Zhenyu Tian identified 6PPD-quinone, a derivative of a rubber tire preservative, as the substance that kills coho salmon before they have a chance to spawn.

KING 5 News
November 18, 2022

At Home on Campus

How do students find a sense of belonging at college? SIAS alum and current staff member Margaret Lundberg is featured in this article discussing how the challenges she faced as a non-traditional student fueled a desire to help others.

November 1, 2022

Academia becomes economic catalyst for downtown Tacoma

Chancellor Sheila Edwards Lange describes her vision for the growth of UW Tacoma - 10,000 students; new housing and dining facilities; equitable and inclusive growth in partnership with the community. Mayor Victoria Woodards and County Supervisor Bruce Dammeier are also quoted.

Puget Sound Business Journal
October 21, 2022

Powerful women heading up dating apps are framed as young and sexy

Riki Thompson, Assoc. Professor in SIAS, is co-author of a piece in The Conversation about how the women leaders of the two “most powerful dating apps in the world” – Tinder and Bumble – are portrayed in media, vs. how they portray themselves in their personal media spaces.

The Conversation
October 17, 2022

Paw'd Defiance

A new podcast about all things Tacoma


Lange honored on Business Journal’s Power 100

October 27, 2022

Chancellor Sheila Edwards Lange was chosen from a pool of over 200 nominees. The Power 100 is considered a “shortlist” for the publication’s Executive of the Year award.

Making Cities More Equitable

October 21, 2022

Assistant Professor of Race and Urbanism Davon Woodard is passionate about urban spaces -- making them more equitable and livable for their diverse communities.