Monthly Archives: April 2017

SAM Assistant Professor Dan Shugar Published Article in Nature Geoscience

Congratulations to SIAS Sciences and Mathematics Assistant Professor, Dan Shugar for his recent publication on his research “River piracy and drainage basin reorganization led by climate-driven glacier retreat” in Nature Geoscience!

“So far, a lot of the scientific work surrounding glaciers and climate change has been focused on sea-level rise,” Shugar said. “Our study shows there may be other underappreciated, unanticipated effects of glacial retreat.”

You can read the online article here:…/jo…/vaop/ncurrent/full/ngeo2932.html

SAM Alumni, Anna Park, Admitted to NY University College of Dentistry!

Congratulations to one of our very own SAM alumni, Anna Park.  Anna was recently admitted to New York College of Dentistry and will start fall 2017.

With dental school in her near future, Anna is looking forward to making friendships and working with fellow dental students and faculty who share the same passion for dentistry.  When we asked Anna what aided her the most at UW Tacoma in her journey towards dental school, she replied “I used to regret missing out on the typical college lifestyle and experience most students get at a larger institution, but the smaller class sizes and student to faculty ratio at UW Tacoma have played a significant role in my success. Many of my friends who attended large universities have told me that they feel like just another number or another face in their classes and they don’t feel a close connection to their instructors. AT UW Tacoma, I felt that my instructors genuinely cared about me and always took the time to reach out to me to make sure I succeed in my classes.”

Congratulations Anna and good luck on your new and exciting journey ahead!