Professors Katie Baird and Turan Kayaoglu describe the history of scapegoating vulnerable groups for pandemics, citing the Black Death (bubonic plague), the 1918 influenza epidemic, AIDS and current reactions to COVID-19.
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UW Tacoma students Kalayah DeGregory and Elijah Henry co-organized the Stand With Me/Stand Up Protest to Protect Tacoma march that included a "die in" by several hundred participants in a Tacoma street intersection.
Assistant Professor and urban ecologist Christopher Schell is quoted on his research into behavior of coyotes in urban areas and how it may be affected by human responses to COVID-19.
Artists Curtis Ashby and Saiyare Refaei describe the murals they have painted on the plywood-covered windows of Bleach, Stocklist, Channing Baby & Co. and London's Salon, all retail tenants of UW Tacoma.
Nursing & Healthcare Leadership Associate Professor Robin Evans-Agnew is co-author, with Jay Clay, American Lung Association volunteer, of an op-ed calling on government to recognize the role science-based advocacy organizations play in public health.
Student Bengisu Cicek, incoming preisdent of the Muslim Student Association, co-organized a vigil attended by more than 200 people (observing COVID-19 hygiene practices) to "remember and honor the lives of our Black brothers and sisters."
Luther Adams, associate professor of history, is quoted on the attitudes and actions of Pierce County's namesake, former U.S. President Franklin Pierce.
Enviironmental Science Associate Professor Jim Gawel has been doing research at Mount St. Helens' Spirit Lake since 2005. He is quoted in an article describing the U.S. Forest Service's plans to build a road across the Pumice Plain, an environmentally-sensitive region at the base of the volcano.
Dr. Joel Baker, director of the Puget Sound Institute and environmental science professor at UW Tacoma, describes impacts of PCBs and why they are so hard to remove from contaminated locations.