CUSP Presents Newsletter

Issue 10

Clamor is Accepting Submissions for our 2013 Edition!

Clamor LogoClamor is the University of Washington Bothell’s annual Literary and Arts Journal, representing the best creative practices in literary, visual, and media formats from across our campus and the surrounding community.

Our goal is to support and promote captivating, inspiring, and lively art in the forms of visual, literary, and media work. We provide artists and authors with publication opportunities through our print edition, our DVD, and our website. This year in the spirit of growth, improvement, and opportunity Clamor will also provide a venue for artists to display their work at our own art exhibition in Seattle during June. This year in the spirit of growth and opportunity Clamor will also provide a venue for artists to display their work at our own art exhibition in Seattle during June. This exhibition is optional and can include pieces highlighted not only in our print journal but also author's (multimedia) work. We foster community by reaching beyond the UW Bothell campus borders for creative works and by offering audiences quality reading, viewing, and listening experiences.

We welcome submissions from UW Bothell students, faculty, staff, and creative community members. Final Submission Deadline is April 1, 2013.
To submit your work, go to and click on the "Submit" link. If you have any questions feel free to contact us:

We look forward to seeing your creative works!

Clamor 2013 Editorial Board
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 Congratulations to the UW Bothell Debate Team!

Debate PicUW Bothell Speech and Debate won FIRST place in Junior Division NPDA! This is amazing work! We compete with every school in our region, from the largest to the smallest. This is an outstanding accomplishment for our second year of the program! Impressive work, team! If you see these students on campus, please commend them on their work.
Congratulations to:

  • Jake Landsberg (Business Program) and Matthew Bennett (Engineering program) for coming in 1st in Junior NPDA!

  • Mark Gevaert (MCS Program) and Eric Weinberger (MCS Prgram) for Third Place Novice NPDA Debate.

  • Najat Khidir (IAS Program) and Alton Robert (IAS Program) 4th Place, Novice NPDA Debate. Alton had never seen a debate round before this tournament and just joined the program about 10 days before competition!

  • Zachary Reshovsky, 5th place in Junior Extemporaneous speaking.

This is an amazing showing. Please consider dropping by the Vice-Chancellor for Undergraduate Learning's Office to see the amazing crystal bowl, and the trophy for 1st place. These students are doing phenomenal work!
Debate helps students to gain experience and apply their knowledge in practical ways. This knowledge can be directly translated to the work place, making debaters some of the best applicants to hire straight out of college. Debaters learn poise, the ability to use their knowledge in a competitive environment and demonstrate grace under pressure. Debaters analyze complex problems and formulate solutions to those problems in a time-limited situation. They also learn to advocate for their positions, both in how they structure solutions and in speaking to defend their ideas. Speech and Debate is a vital link between classroom work and high level critical thinking and success in the work place.

For more information or to join, please contact Denise Vaughan at

CUSP Faculty Highlight: Nicole Calian

Dr. Nicole Calian attended two conference in October. Her talk, entitled: "Meaningless Dreams?": Lessing against the Backdrop of the Anthropological Discourse., was presented at the annual GSA conference in Madison, Wisconsin. The conference travel was supported by UW Bothell's Teaching & Learning Center. The topic of her research applies to Dr. Calian's DC III course, which she will be teaching during Spring quarter (DC III: The Reality of Dreams--Dreaming Reality).
This conference paper will also be published in the forthcoming Lessing Yearbook, 2013.

Another paper, entitled "Philosophical Discourses?: Foucault reads Kant's Anthropology", was presented at the PAMLA conference in Seattle. An adaptation of this paper will be featured in Dr. Calian's forthcoming book: The Play of the Human Being, set for publication in 2014.

For more information, please contact Dr. Nicole Calian at

2013 Innovation Forum: Engaging Design

Engading DesignThis year’s Innovation Forum is intended to bring together a broad audience from around the region—including faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members—to engage in a deep dialogue and exchange on wide-ranging engagement with the process of design.

While there is no universally accepted definition of design, for our purposes “design” will include both human and natural phenomena.

  • Design can be defined as creating the plan, drawing, schema, strategy, or process for making an object, event, or experience.

  • Design can also refer to the occurrence of patterns in diverse spheres across the arts, humanities, the social and natural sciences, business, education, mathematics, and engineering.

For more information, go to

Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren, Ph.D.
Faculty Affairs Director and Administrator
Director, 2013 Innovation Forum: Engaging Design

Presentation - Nicaragua: Surviving the Legacy of U.S. Foreign

Nicaragua FlyerJoin Paul Dix and Pamela Fitzpatrick for their touring book talk and slideshow documenting the horrific legacy of the Contra War, which killed over 20,000 people over 20 years ago. Their book by the same name will be available for sale at the presentation.

Tuesday, Feb 12 @ 5pm | Cascadia/UWB, Mobius Hall
This event is sponsored by the CCC Global Education Committee and the UWB Latino Student Union.
For more info please contact Dr. Jesús Pérez,, (425) 352-8347, or
Catalina Alvarez and Jannely Quintana of the UWB Latino Student Union ,, (425) 445-9007 .

OXFAM Student leadership: the CHANGE Initiative!

CHANGE develops capable leaders, who are informed voices for positive social change, and who inspire greater global awareness in others. CHANGE Leaders are introduced to the social justice issues directly related to Oxfam America's mission; and are supported by Oxfam staff as they undertake Oxfam campaigns on their campuses and in their communities.

The CHANGE Initiative is now accepting applications for our student leadership program in 2013! We're looking for energetic, motivated students who want to learn how make a difference on campus and beyond. For more information about the program and the application process, see our frequently asked questions below.

To get started, visit the CHANGE application page. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2013.

Summer and Early Fall study abroad experiences!

Study Abroad PicNow is the time to start planning for Summer and Early Fall study abroad experiences!
Here’s how to get started:

1. Browse the Global Initiatives website to learn about upcoming programs, financial aid, scholarships, etc.,

2. Watch a short Prezi on study abroad options,

3. Come to one of the Winter 2013 Information Sessions:

  • February 6, 9:30-10:30am, UW1-361
    Study Abroad Information Session: Coffee Chat

  • February 21, 3:30-4:30pm, UW1-103
    Study Abroad Scholarships Information Session

Study abroad advising appointments are available with Rachael Gilchrist in CUSP and in the Career Center.
For more information, please contact Natalia Dyba, Manager of Global Initiatives, at


The Center for University Studies and Programs, the Office of Research and the Campus Library are pleased to announce the schedule of speakers for BCUSP 290 Research-In-Action. Seminars are 45 minutes long, and held on Fridays at 10 am in UW1-221. Everyone including students, staff, faculty and the general public are welcome to attend the seminar portion of the class.

February 8- “Exploring Research with Experiment Explorer”
Delmar Davis, Senior, Computing and Software Systems.

February 15: “Collaborative Geographic Visualization in Community-Based Planning”
Jin-Kyu Jung, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.

February 22- “Talking about Class: Discourse Analysis of Material Inequality”
Amoshaun Toft, Ph.D., Lecturer, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.

March 1- “Ending the Demand for What?: Human Wrongs & Rights in Anti-Trafficking
Kari Lerum, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.

March 8- International Women’s Day- “Chilean Exiles: Women, Culture and Resistance in Vancouver, BC (1973-1990)” Special time : 11:00 am!
Julie Shayne, Ph.D., Lecturer, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.

March 15- “Linking People, Highlands and Climate: Climate change on high elevation
socio-ecological systems in the tropical Andes”
Paulette Costanza, Senior in Environmental Studies, School of Interdisciplinary Arts
and Sciences.

Everyone Welcome! Faculty, Staff, Students and the General Public. For more info, contact Charlotte Rasmussen, Ph.D. at

Sixteenth Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Sixteenth Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium, which will take place from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm on Friday, May 17, 2013, in Mary Gates Hall.

The Symposium offers a wonderful forum for your students to gain experience presenting their work and to engage in scholarly discussion with peers and faculty. I hope that you will encourage undergraduates working with you, your research group, or doing research projects in your courses, to present their work. In spring 2012, over 920 undergraduates presented at this event and we expect this year's celebration of undergraduate scholarship, creativity and faculty mentoring to be bigger than ever.

Detailed information and an electronic application form for your students may be found on the Undergraduate Research Program website at
Students must apply to present their work; applications are due Friday, February 25, 2013. All disciplines, including performing arts, are welcome.

Ed Taylor
Vice Provost and Dean, Undergraduate Academic Affairs
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact