Dr. Charles Emlet: Developing an age-friendly Puyallup

After 25 years of social work practice in the field, much of which had been and still is centered around older adults and LGBTQ+ individuals, Dr. Charles Emlet came to UW Tacoma in 1999 and has been teaching social work practice, research methods, spirituality in social work and aging gerontology ever since. During our Feb. Collaboratory drive, we were able to reach out to and speak with Dr. Emlet about the work he’s doing in our community.

May 10, 2021

The Missing Link in COIL

How a group in the Pacific Northwest can be a model for virtual exchange administrators to create communities of practice.

May 7, 2021

Without a Safety Net

UW Tacoma Professor Carolyn West has spent her storied career asking hard questions and exploring difficult subjects.

May 6, 2021

At the Helm

UW Tacoma senior Aidan Helt left behind a difficult childhood by joining the Merchant Marines, a journey that took her from her old home to a new one.

April 30, 2021

Helping Students find Homes

Two local housing resources, Koz on Market and Koz at the Dome, work to provide students with consistent and reliable housing for the school year. 

April 27, 2021

Go Far, Quickly

For Earth Day, students, faculty and staff from all three UW campuses reflect on what it means to be sustainable during a pandemic.

April 21, 2021