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Dr. Altaf Merchant, UW Tacoma Milgard School of Business

Merchant of Nostalgia

July 17, 2019

Dr. Altaf Merchant can tell you why that grainy, black-and-white ad you just looked at turned you into a consumer.

Photo of Nicole Blair's book sitting atop her guitar.

'Renegade Professor of English'

July 3, 2019

Raised in the South at a time when women were supposed to be wives and mothers, UW Tacoma Senior Lecturer Nicole Blair defied expectations and became an accomplished teacher, musician and author.

Byron Ragland, '19, Psychology

Byron's Banishment

June 26, 2019

As recounted in UW's Columns Magazine, Byron Ragland’s encounter with police at a frozen yogurt shop shook his sense of belonging and reminded him that society’s doors still aren’t open to all.

2019 UW Tacoma Commencement

"Teamwork Makes the Dream Work"

June 19, 2019

It may be over, but the 2019 UW Tacoma Commencement lives on in video, photos and stories, proving (to crib from the poet John Donne) that no one is an island.

University of Washington Awards of Excellence

2019 Honorees Set a High Bar

June 15, 2019

Students and faculty individually recognized at UW Tacoma's 2019 Commencement represent accomplishments in scholarship, community engagement and contributions to the campus and university.

2018 UW Tacoma Commencement

The Husky Family

June 14, 2019

The UW Tacoma Class of 2019: a passionate, tenacious and diverse group of graduates that are already out in the world making an impact. We present a sampling of their stories.

UW Tacoma in the News

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.

Crosscut
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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
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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
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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
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July 1, 2019