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UW Tacoma Chancellor Spakes announces leadership transition

University of Washington Tacoma Chancellor Patricia Spakes announced this morning that she will step down as chancellor in July 2011.

Five finalists named in search for new UWT chancellor


Five finalists in the running to serve as UW Tacoma chancellor


 Five finalists have now been selected from a field of nearly 90 applicants for the chancellorship of the University of Washington, Tacoma.

Cybersecurity: New center brings together experts from UW, other area institutions

Professors from colleges and universities across the region have organized a new computer-security consortium through the UW, and a recently awarded federal designation for the effort is expected to benefit students, researchers, industry and governments in the Pacific Northwest.

UWT scholar speaks out in ‘State of Black America’

When the National Urban League released its report on the “State of Black America” July 23, it included the voice of Carolyn West, associate professor of psychology at UW Tacoma, a scholar who is rapidly gaining prominence for her pioneering work studying African American families.

UW Tacoma to destroy building, preserve heritage

The UW, Tacoma has announced plans to pull down what remains of the historic Japanese Language School building and hopes the news of this decision will generate ideas for how best to preserve the heritage of the school, which with Tacoma’s Japan Town became a casualty of World War II.

Historic Japanese Language School building could be leveled in late fall

The University of Washington, Tacoma has announced plans to pull down what remains of the historic Japanese Language School building and hopes the news of this decision will generate ideas for how best to preserve the heritage of the school, which with Tacoma’s Japan Town became a casualty of World War II.

Major gift by Milgard family names business school at UW Tacoma

The University of Washington, Tacoma has announced a gift of $15 million from the Milgard family of Tacoma, founders of Milgard Manufacturing, to fund expansion of its Business Administration program, which now offers both baccalaureate and master’s degrees.

UWT has one student athlete, and that’s no bull

UW Tacoma’s first official athlete is a Husky who rides bulls.

Tacoma names development director

The UW Tacoma recently named Carol Van Natta as director of development and alumni relations.

UW Tacoma prof creates aquarium exhibit

If you can create an aquarium exhibit that fascinates and entertains kids and their parents with green crabs, tiny zebra mussels and the cute Chinese mitten crab, along with vibrant graphics and stories that warn of alien invaders, then education sneaks into a fun adventure.