Dr. Barb Toews, assistant professor in Social Work & Criminal Justice, says that exposure to nature -- even something as simple as a plant transplanting party -- can lead to a mood boost and improve mental health of women in prison.
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Dr. Jim Gawel is one researcher who is concerned that plans by the U.S. Forest Service to build a road in the eruption zone around Mount St. Helens will disturb ongoing and future research projects.
The Aspen Institute issued a new report on social-emotional learning in K-12 schools. UW Tacoma's work with Tacoma Public Schools on the Whole Child Initiative is highlighted.
An overview of Dr. Michael Honey's new book, "To the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice." Honey is the Haley Endowed Professor of Humanities.
Dr. Ali Modarres, Director of Urban Studies, discusses "a more nuanced picture" of tech employment, noting the fastest growth is not in dense urban centers, but in the suburban periphery.
Dr. Eric Madfis, Associate Professor of Social Work & Criminal Justice, and his research colleague Adam Lankford, from University of Alabama, argue that there is persuasive evidence that media coverage of mass shootings, particularly naming and picturing the killer, is causing harm.