R-E-S-P-E-C-T Conference: Seeing Eye to Eye

A huge thank you to Katherine Voyles for her leadership in organizing the freshmen Common Book conference event at North Creek on Friday, November 30. CUSP Lecturers Nancy Kool and Wei Zhi Gao and their respective BCUSP 134 courses took part in the conference. Students from different sections of CUSP 134 presented and chaired panels on the topic of respect.

This student-produced video captures the essence of respect at UW Bothell in keeping with this year’s common book by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot aptly titled Respect: An Exploration.


Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, a sociologist, examines the culture of schools, the broad ecology of education, and the relationship between human development and social change. She has written nine books. Lawrence-Lightfoot has been a fellow at the Bunting Institute and at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. In 1984, she was the recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Prize, and in 1993 she was awarded Harvard’s George Ledlie Prize given for research that makes the “most valuable contribution to science” and “the benefit of mankind.” In 1995, she became a Spencer Senior Scholar; and in 2008, she was named the Margaret Mead Fellow by the Academy of Political and Social Sciences.

Lawrence-Lightfoot has been the recipient of 28 honorary degrees from colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. For more, go to: http://commonbook.uw.edu/2012/about/sara-lawrence-lightfoot/