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Recent mentions of UW Tacoma in the news

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Can ‘active forest management’ really reduce wildfire risk?

Montana Free Press - August 27, 2021

Focusing on Montana forests, the writer interviews a number of scientists, conservationists and elected officials on whether forests can be managed effectively to reduce wildfire. UW Tacoma's Maureen Kennedy is interviewed.


Construction to start next month on UW Tacoma's mass timber building

Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce - August 27, 2021

Milgard Hall will be a 55,000 sq. ft. hub for engineering and innovation, built with mass timber technologies, housing the Global Innovation & Design Lab, the Milgard School of Business and the School of Engineering & Technology.


UWT Welcomes A New Chancellor

Incoming Chancellor Sheila Edwards Lange talks about her deep history with UW, her connections to Tacoma and her experience as a first-generation college student.

Tacoma Weekly
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August 7, 2021

Rosalie Fish Wants to Be the Face of Change

UW Tacoma alumna Autumn McCloud, '12, is the mother of Rosalie Fish, new UW track athlete, member of the Cowlitz Tribe and descendent of the Muckleshoot Tribe. Fish's athleticism is in part inspired by her desire to spread awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous women.

The Ringer
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July 23, 2021

Salmon-killing tires get congressional hearing

WSU's Jenifer McIntyre gave testimony before the House Natural Resources Committee recently on work that she and UW Tacoma's Ed Kolodziej have done to identify what is killing coho salmon before they have a chance to spawn: a toxic substance, 6PPD-quinone, derived from a rubber tire preservative.

KUOW
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July 19, 2021

FinTech Incubator Winners Announced

Leif Christensen, '21, Computer Science & Systems, took first prize in the FinTech Incubator Competition, sponsored by the UW Tacoma Center for Business Analytics and Sound Credit Union.

South Sound Business
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July 13, 2021

Advice to parents adopting a child of another race

The author, JaeRan Kim, is an assistant professor in UW Tacoma's School of Social Work & Criminal Justice. She calls on professionals and parents "who adopt transracially to abandon color-blind and color-evasive attitudes."

AdoptUSKids blog
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July 12, 2021

Meeting in the Middle

Thomas Kuljam and Stan Emert created the Students Assisting Business program in the Milgard School of Business, matching undergraduate students with real-world organizational challenges.

South Sound Business
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July 6, 2021

Seattle Startup Ventures Shine Brighter in Tech Industry

The Seattle area is home to dozens of brand new startups. KenSci, a health metrics company co-founded by UW Tacoma's Dr. Ankur Teredesai and a role model for tech entrepreneurs, was recently acquired by Tegria.

Illumination via Medium
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June 29, 2021

How Long Until Citizen Gets Someone Killed?

The self-described "public safety" app Citizen augments cell phone user location data with crowdsourced videos and photos to engage users in realtime crime interactions that some call vigilantism. Associate Professor Jim Thatcher is quoted.

Mother Jones
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June 28, 2021

Recruiting is Job No. 1

Tech companies have to get creative in recruiting top talent in the Puget Sound region. Tatiana Linardopoulou, '21, Computer Science & Systems, got an internship with Namatad founder (and UW Tacoma faculty member) Matt Tolentino which then turned into a full-time position.

Puget Sound Business Journal
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June 25, 2021

New Higher Education Center Coming to Federal Way

UW Tacoma is partnering with Highline College, the City of Federal Way and the Federal Way School District to open a higher education center, The Hub, in downtown Federal Way.

South Sound Business
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June 17, 2021

40 Under 40 | 2021

Saralyn Smith, program manager at UW Tacoma's Professional Development Center, is on South Sound Business's list of 40 people under the age of 40 who are making a difference in the South Sound community.

South Sound Business
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June 1, 2021

Tacoma Emergency Response Tech Forged by Fire

Assistant Professor of electrical and computer engineering Matt Tolentino is also CEO and founder of Namatad, a spin-out of technology from UW Tacoma that will allow tracking of personnel in dangerous situations like fires and battle zones.

Economic Development Board of Tacoma-Pierce County
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May 31, 2021