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Past Faculty Research Talks

Winter (FEB) 2019 Publish and Flourish

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Theda Braddock, SIAS, Sciences and Mathematics
Wetlands:  An Introduction

David Coon, SIAS, Culture, Arts, and Communication
Turning the Page:  Storytelling as Activism in Queer Film and Media

Kim Davenport, SIAS, Culture, Arts, and Communication
Tacoma’s Lincoln District

Sarah Hampson, SIAS, Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs
Mothers, Military and Society

Ellen Moore, SIAS, Culture, Arts, and Communication
Journalism, Politics, and the DAPL:  Standing Rock and the Framing of Injustice

Jill Purdy, Milgard School of Business
Collaborating for Our Future:  Multistakeholder Partnerships for Solving Complex Problems

Fall (Nov) 2018 UW Tacoma Internal Royalty Research Fund Lightning Round

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Barb Toews, Social Work and Criminal Justice
Understanding Correctional Staff Perceptions of the Work Environment

Marc Nahmani, SIAS, Science and Mathematics
Uncovering Thalamocortical Axonal Structure and Function Relationships for Stroke

Sarah Hampson, SIAS, Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs
Mobilizing Title IX

Fall (Nov) 2018 Global Projects Lightning Talks

This event highlighted the global impact UW Tacoma faculty’s scholarship and teaching. We heard from six UWT faculty about their engagement across the globe.  Entire Playlist

Mark Pendras, Urban Studies
Regional Second Cities Project Goes Global

Orlando Baiocchi, School of Engineering and Technology
Wireless Sensor Network and Energy Harvesting 

Sally Deck, Milgard School of Business
Renaissance Thinking for Contemporary Leadership

Jewel Castro, SIAS,Culture, Arts, and Communication
When Indigenous Music Meets the Visual Arts

Beverly Naidus, SIAS, Culture, Arts and Communication
We Almost Didn't Make It

Amos Nascimento, SIAS, Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs
Creating an International Interdisciplinary Research Cluster

Spring (May) 2018 Faculty Lightning Round:  Research with Undergraduates

Faculty Lightning Talks highlight the diversity of scholarship underway at UW Tacoma.  In spring 2018, the Office of Research hosted 4 faculty members for fast-paced presentations about their current work that engages undergraduate researchers. Entire Playlist

Belinda Louie, School of Education
The Impact of Teachers' (KAL) on English Language Learners Language Focus and Use

Anderson Nascimento, Institute of Technology
Harvesting the Power of Big Data while Preserving Privacy

Emma Rose with Fadumo Abdirahman, Soobin Kim and Christina Nelson, SIAS, Culture, Arts, and Comm.
Designing a Social Robot to Address Teen Stress

Rachel Hershberg with Sam Larsen and Sophiya Boguk, SIAS, Social, Behavorial and Human Sciences
Participatory Research with and by Students

Winter (February) 2018 Publish & Flourish 

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Ji-Hyun Ahn, SIAS, Culture, Arts and Communication
Mixed-Race Politics and Neoliberal Multiculturalism in South Korean Media

Yonn Dierwechter, Urban Studies
Urban Sustainability through Smart Growth

Ingrid Walker, SIAS, Culture, Arts and Communication
High:  Drugs, Desire & a Nation of Users

Mike Honey, SIAS, Social and Historical Studies
To The Promised Land

Ellen Moore, SIAS, Culture, Arts and Communication
Landscape and the Environment in Hollywood Film

John Bair, Institute of Technology
Seeking the Truth from Mobile Evidence

Fall (November) 2017 Faculty Research Lightning Round

Faculty Research Lightning Rounds highlight the diversity of scholarship underway at UW Tacoma.  In fall 2017, the Office of Research hosted eight faculty members for fast-paced presentations about their current work.  Entire Playlist

Marc Nahmani, SIAS, Sciences and Mathematics
Coming to our Senses: Heightening Plasticity to Improve Brain Function after Stroke

Jane Compson, SIAS, Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs
Take CARE of Burnout: A Model for Increasing Well-Being and Resilience

Ji-Hyun Ahn, SIAS, Culture, Arts and Communication
Selling Aversion: Anti-Korean Sentiment and Rise of New Nationalism in East Asia

DC Grant, Institute of Technology
Distributed Detection and Response to Distributed Denial of Service Attacks

JaeRan Kim, Social Work and Criminal Justice
Adoptees as Parents: Korean American Adoptees Talk about Ethnicity, Race, and Adoption

Matt Tolentino, Institute of Technology
Intelligence at the Edge: Building Systems of Smart Devices to Save Lives

Haluk Demirkan, Milgard School of Business, Center for Business Analytics
How Organizations Use Smart Machines: Cognitive Computing Co-create Business Value

Anne Taufen Wessells, Urban Studies
UW Livable City Year - Connecting Students, Faculty, and Local Jurisdictions

Fall (November) 2017 Global Projects Lightning Round

This event highlighted the global impact of work conducted by UW Tacoma faculty and students.  We heard from seven UWT faculty about their engagement in nine countries.  Entire Playlist

Altaf Merchant, Milgard School of Business
Cross Cultural Examination of Ad-evoked Nostalgia

Weichao Yuwen, Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
The Impending Baby Boom in China

Peter Selkin, SIAS Sciences and Mathematics
Geosciences at Sea with the International Ocean Discovery Program

Katie Baird, SIAS Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs
UW UiB Exchange

Chris Demaske, SIAS Culture, Arts and Communication
Journalism Without Borders

Anaid Yerena, Urban Studies
Urban Field Experience

Erica Cline, SIAS Science and Mathematics
Global Impact

Spring (June) 2017 - Faculty Research Lightning Rounds

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Weichao Yuwen, Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
Sleep in Families of Young Children with a Chronic Condition

Mohamed Ali, Institute of Technology
A vision for Micro and Macro Location Services

John Finke, SIAS, Sciences and Mathematics
Improving Alzheimer’s Drug Delivery to the Brain

Edward Kolodziej, SIAS, Sciences and Mathematics
Detection and Evaluation of Organic Contaminant Flows

Anaid Yerena, Urban Studies
Low-income Housing and Green Building

Barb Toews, Social Work and Criminal Justice
Designing Justice:  Engaging Victims and Offenders in the Design of Justice Buildings

Spring (April) 2017 Publish & Flourish

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Nicole Blair, SIAS, Culture, Arts and Communication
Virginia Woolf and the Power of Story:  A Literary Darwinist Reading of Six Novel

Elizabeth Bruch, SIAS, Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs
Human Rights and Humanitarian Intervention:  Law and Practice in the Field

Sarah Hampson, SIAS, Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs
The Balance Gap:  Working Mothers and the Limits of the Law

JM Miller, SIAS, Culture, Arts and Communication
Wilderness Lessons

Randy Nichols, SIAS, Culture, Arts and Communication
Inside the Video Game Industry:  Game Developers Talk About the Business of Play

Fall (November 2016) Faculty Research Lightning Rounds

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Erin Casey, Social Work and Criminal Justice
Getting Men in the room:  Mobilizing men to prevent gender-based violence

Will McGuire, SIAS, Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs
Pollution Reduction and the 33/50 Program:  Greenwashing or Good Policy?

David Reyes, Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
Addressing Equity & Food Justice in South Tacoma through Community-Based Participatory Research

Dan Shugar, SIAS Sciences and Mathematics
River Piracy and Drainage Basin Reorganization: Rerouting of Kaskawulsh Glacier Meltwater from the Bering Sea to the Gulf of Alaska

Jim Thatcher, Urban Studies
The Individual that Data Can See:  The Logics and Limits of Spatial Big Data

Tracy Thompson, Milgard Business School
Constructing an Ecosystem for Socially Conscious Entrepreneurs