UW Tacoma in the media

Recent mentions of UW Tacoma in the news

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2021 Gift of Service Award

2021 Gift of Service Award recipient, Vincent Da, discusses what service and philanthropy means to him.

Office of Community Partnerships
May 10, 2021

2021-2022 Magnuson Scholars Announced

The 2021-2022 Health Sciences Schools Magnuson Scholars have been announced, and among them is Toa Zheng, 2014 UW Tacoma MN grad! Learn more by clicking the link.

UW Health Sciences Administration
May 3, 2021

UW Ranked #1 Among Public Nursing Schools

The UW School of Nursing has been named a leading educator of nurses among public colleges/universities offering graduate programs by US News & World Report. The school was ranked #1 among public institutions with Doctor of Nursing Practice programs (#3 overall) and tied for #1 among public schools with master’s degree programs (tied for #6 overall).  This latter ranking is specific to UW Bothell and UW Tacoma.

UW Ranked #1 Among Public Nursing Schools
March 31, 2021

Tacoma Completes Student Voice Research Report is now available

UW Tacoma partnered on this innovative research report that draws on the experiences of more than 50 students who left college before completing their degree, information that will be studied to inform the future of college support systems.

In Their Own Words: New Report Describes Student Challenges To Staying In College
February 8, 2021

Join the Mysterious Hunt That Celebrates the Lunar New Year

The pandemic has not stopped the mysterious group behind Tacoma's annual Monkeyshines, a citywide scavenger hunt for art glass orbs. The UW Tacoma campus, including the Prairie Line Trail, is recommended as an area to search.

Red Tricycle
February 4, 2021

UW Tacoma receives recognition for first generation poster series

The Council for Advancement & Support of Education (CASE) District VIII awards have been announced, and UW Tacoma captured the Gold medal for the We Are First Generation poster campaign series.

Council for Advancement and Support of Education District VIII Awards
February 2, 2021

6 ways to get through a lockdown

Cassandra Nichols, director of UW Tacoma's Counseling & Psychological Services, offers six ways to get through and thrive during the pandemic lockdown.

Inland Empire Community News
January 5, 2021

Public College In Every State With The Best ROI

UW Tacoma provides the best return on investment of public colleges in Washington, according to a Stacker ranking based on a recent Georgetown University study.

December 19, 2020

How The Tenacious Coyote Conquered North America

WNPR hosts Carmen Baskauf and Lucy Nalpathanchil interview Assistant Professor Chris Schell and Carol Henger of the Bronx Zoo about the spread of coyotes as dominant carnivores in urban areas.

WNPR/Connecticut Public Radio
December 11, 2020

How Scientists Tracked Down a Mass Killer (of Salmon)

This is one of many stories that report the findings of the Center for Urban Waters that coho salmon are being killed by a derivative of a chemical used as a preservative in rubber tires.

The New York Times
December 3, 2020

Did COVID-19 Heal Nature?

Assistant Professor Chris Schell is quoted on what the return of wildlife to urban areas during COVID-19 lockdowns means.

Discover Magazine
December 2, 2020

On the Prospect of an Urbanism of the Poor

Assistant Professor Rubén Casas asks readers to consider whether urbanism can be truly equitable if its advocates are only those with time, access and privilege.

The Urbanist
November 16, 2020

Local woman sews masks for veterans

Military veteran Victoria "Torry" Hemmert, an alumna of the School of Education, has made more than 200 masks for veterans across the nation.

Federal Way Mirror
November 6, 2020

Nature is Returning

Urban ecologist Chris Schell says that one outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic is that people are noticing urban wildlife in their midst and seeing that the ecology of cities isn't "broken."

October 28, 2020

Washington state should enact new taxes on the wealthy

UW Tacoma economist Katie Baird, also a member of the Washington State Budget & Policy Center, calls on the legislature to enact an income tax on those with high incomes, citing the regressive nature of the state's existing tax policy.

Puget Sound Business Journal
October 26, 2020

University of Washington Tacoma's Mark Pagano to resign

Pagano will step down from his role as Chancellor by next fall and resume his role as a full professor in the School of Engineering & Technology. The News Tribune outlines his accomplishments since arriving on campus in 2015.

The News Tribune
October 19, 2020