CUSP Presents Newsletter

Issue 13

International Women's Day (March 8)

CUSP, Student Life, and the Office of Research would like to invite you to UW Bothell's International Women's Day. Students, faculty, staff and the general public are all welcome!

Join our guest speaker Julie Shayne, Ph. D. in BCUSP 290 as she speaks about Chilean exiles.

Chilean Exiles: Women, Culture and Resistance in Vancouver, BC (1973 - 1990)
March 8, 11 am at UW1-221
Julie Shayne, Ph.D., Lecturer, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

A faculty and student discussion panel will follow at 12:30 pm at the North Creek Events Center with a focus on gender issues from a global perspective.

Source: Charlotte Rasmussen

UWB Annual Chocolate Festival

Calling ALL chocolate lovers! The biggest event of the year is coming up, our annual UWB Chocolate Festival!

Curious about where chocolate comes from?
Its history among the Aztecs and Mayas? Or why it is called a divine food from the Gods?

Then come to the North Creek Events Center on Wednesday March 13, 2013 between 11 A.M. – 1 P.M. for the Chocolate Festival, hosted by Dr. Kristy Leissle's DC 2 Chocolate: A Global Inquiry class. You don’t want to miss this. Plenty of single origin dark, white, milk, and historical flavored chocolates for everyone!
Source: Kristy Leissle

International Student Mentor Program

The International Student Mentor Program pairs new international students with a current UWB international or domestic student mentor.



These mentors are responsible for providing the new students with:

  • Information and support
  • Connecting them with campus resources
  • Helping them engage through various social
    activities and events during their first quarter at UW Bothell

ISS is currently looking for students who are interested in becoming mentors for this program.

Application deadline: March 11th.

For more information or questions, please contact International Student Services at: | Phone: (425) 352-3876 |

Special Opportunity: Freshman and Sophomores

The Center for Serious Play is currently hiring!

Job Descrition:
Assistant Editor for student-run website

Applicant should be an avid writer with confidence in their ability to critique the work of others. They should be prepared to edit articles of diverse genres, as well as potentially do assigned research for said articles. The applicant will frequently be working with others, and must have appropriate people skills and enjoy teamwork. Applicant can be expected to:

  • Put up fliers on campus
  • Update social media for the Center (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.)
  • Speak to classrooms about publishing opportunities
  • Edit articles for spelling mistakes, grammar and content
  • Schedule meetings for Editor-in-Chief
  • Update website with campus, local, and online event writeups

Interested parties should bring a writing sample (fiction or non-fiction), keeping in mind that we are looking for clear, active language and that most of the work the applicant will be editing will be non-fiction.

Interested applicants should contact Aina Braxton at

The Center for Serious Play serves as a real-world and virtual hub for collaboration in research partnerships, student projects, educational innovation and entrepreneurial opportunities. This is a dynamic environment where design, art, narrative, computer science and education converge. The Center focuses not on the development of technology, but instead provides a venue for undergraduate and graduate students to work together with faculty and industry professionals. Together, we will discover how technology, narrative and games can change our lives. By acting as an incubator for student projects, the Center enhances learning and prepares students to succeed in the 21st century workplace.



The Office of Research would like to invite students, faculty, staff and the general public to the Winter Quarter Research-In-Progress seminars. Refreshments served and stimulating discussions guaranteed! 

Ending the Demand for What?: Wrongs and Rights in Anti-Trafficking Campaigns
Kari Lerum, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, UW Bothell
Friday, March 1, 10:00 am -11:05 am, UW1-221

Everyone welcome! Staff, Students, Faculty and the General Public!

Abstract: This seminar is part of BCUSP 290 Research-In-Action. Presenters speak for approximately 45 minutes followed by a 15 minute question and answer period. All are welcome to attend the research seminar portion of the class.
Source: Charlotte Rasmussen

Science and Technology: Researching Pain

The Science and Technology Program invites the UW Bothell community to attend a research presentation by Dr. Pierre Mourad

Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Time: 11:00-12:00
Location: UW BB 205 - Collaboratory

Transcutaneous Acoustic Palpation (TAP) for localizing and assessing 'deep' sources of pain.

Pain represents a nearly universally shared human experience that often first brings individuals to the attention of medical care providers. Those providers commonly stimulate (via palpation or needle insertion) potentially painful peripheral tissue to better localize the anatomical site of patient-reported pain. These evocative tests are often necessary because there does not exist an adequate means of imaging painful tissue. Specifically, painful tissue can appear normal in medical images; and abnormal-looking tissue does not necessarily generate pain. Additional complications to the diagnosis of pain, particularly chronic pain, arise because of 'central' contributions to a patient's experience of pain - specifically from within the spinal chord and brain. After setting the clinical stage, I will describe research supporting the use of intense focused ultrasound (iFU), under ultrasound image guidance, as a non-invasive evocative diagnostic tool with the potential to assay both peripheral and central contributions to pain. Specifically, my presentation will range from initial animal studies through on-going human studies, the majority of which undergraduate researchers at UW-Seattle have performed. I'll close by discussing the commercial potential identified to date, and associated concrete steps in support of that potential.

Source: Lorrie Cain

Northwest Junior Varsity/Novice Parliamentary Debate Championships

UW Bothell Speech and Debate is proud to host the Northwest Junior Varsity/Novice Parliamentary Debate Championships here at UW Bothell! We are so pleased to have this event right here on our campus! This is a major tournament highlighting students in their first two years of collegiate debate. We are honored to be hosting teams from around our region.

Come join us for this celebratory event!


11:00am -- Registration: see Denise in Second Floor Vista in UW 1.

For the environment’s sake, we ask that you bring your own water bottle for refills.
This is the expected schedule. If we can, we will speed it up.Please eat before arriving

12:15pm – 1:45pm Parli Rd 1
2:00pm – 3:30pm Parli Rd 2
4:00pm -- 5:30pm Parli Rd 3
5:30pm – 6:00pm Dinner provided by the tournament
6:00pm - 7:30pm Parli Rd 4
8:00pm - 9:30pm Parli Rd 5

Hot Breakfast at the hotel; very light breakfast at the tournament

9:30am - 11:15am Elim 1
11:30am - 11:45am Awards
11:45am - 12:15pm Lunch provided by the tournament
12:15pm - 2:00pm Elim 2
2:15pm – 4:00pm Elim 3 if needed

Source: Denise Vaughan

Save The Date: UWB DECA Annual Auction

Bright Lights Big City: Come join us for UW Bothell's Annual Auction hosted by DECA.

When: Saturday, March 9th
Time: 5pm - 8pm
Where: North Creek Events Center



 Source: Noreen Refai