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To help small businesses cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, UW Tacoma is providing rent relief to retail tenants along its Pacific Avenue campus frontage.
Associate Professor Jim Gawel's research is bringing new understanding to the surprisingly fast recovery of Spirit Lake since the eruption of Mount St. Helens. He and his students are examining floating log mats to see what role they play.
Dr. Ali Modarres of the School of Urban Studies notes with irony that just when we need more global labor migration to ensure an adequate work-force in our aging post-industrial nations, the global pandemic is showing us how unprepared is our social and healthcare infrastructure.
Professor Turan Kayaoglu calls for a more-nuanced understanding of the sources of anti-Muslim hate, and proposes that the solution is "not Muslims getting better at liberal Islam, but at liberal democracy."
Nursing & Healthcare Leadership Associate Professor Robin Evans-Agnew and co-authors argue that the crisis in U.S. public health long pre-dates COVID-19, and that our already-marginalized communities will bear the brunt of the pandemic.
Faculty and staff on all three UW campuses have access to Zoom for meetings and instruction, but faculty are encouraged to focus on asynchronous activities. UW Tacoma director of digital learning Darcy Janzen is quoted.