CUSP Presents Newsletter

Issue 21

21st Edition: May 3rd, 2013


 Inside This Edition:


Guest Speaker: S.D. Shibulal, CEO Infosys

Dear Students,

I am excited to announce that we will have one of our most influential speakers to date on campus on Thursday, May 9th at 6:45 pm in the North Creek Events Center.

S.D. Shibulal is the CEO and of the original founders of Infosys, a multinational corporation headquartered in India that provides IT support and system consulting. With a value of $30 billion and an annual revenue of over $7 billion, Infosys has into a global innovator in its field and has helped to make India the immensely productive emerging market that it is.

It will be rare in your careers that you will get to meet, listen to, and ask questions to a world leader in business, innovation, and community outreach of this caliber. This an opportunity to take full advantage of your education at UWB.

S.D. will be discussing, global competition based on the case that Assistant Professor Chatterjee will be lecturing on beforehand. The event will start at 5:45 p.m. with a case discussion of Infosys. The speaker will address the gathering at 6:45 p.m. You can arrive at either 5:45 p.m. or 6:45 p.m.- please RSVP below. Copies of the case study are available in the Business School office, UW1-381. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by clicking the link below.


Sandeep Krishnamurthy, Ph.D.
Dean, University of Washington Bothell School of Business

Business Major Application Extended

The School of Business is STILL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for Autumn quarter. Be sure to use the internal application online. The links are below:

Business and Accounting majors:
Priority deadline Extended to MAY 1 Still accepting applications.

Click here for internal application for Bothell Campus:

For Bellevue Campus:

Source: CUSP Advising - 

Congratulations to International Activities Grants Recipients

Congratulations to CUSP Director Leslie Ashbaugh and Professor James Reinnoldt from the Business program on receiving the International Activities Grants from the Office of the Provost.

Dr. Ashbaugh and her co-director Alison Greenwood received $5,000 toward the IAS Bothell program in Zambia for the Summer A 2013 term.

Professor Reinnoldt was awarded $7,400 toward a Winter 2014 program in Thailand, Globalization and the Societies of Southeast Asia, which we have been developing in partnership with CUSP to provide a targeted study abroad opportunity for pre-major students.

The grants support academic enrichment activities during study abroad programs and are a wonderful endorsement of the innovative study abroad efforts at UW Bothell.

Source: Natalia Dyba :

First Year Spanish Presents: Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Come join the first year Spanish class to celebrate CINCO DE MAYO on Monday, at 3:00pm at UW2 305. There will be video, guacamole and chips, and fun class activities about the Cinco de Mayo.

Source: Vilma Illanes :

Third Thursday Theater: Audition for Staged Readings

Date: Thursday, May 9th
Time: 7:30pm
Location: UW2 - 211

No experience required

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Rehersal are on May 15th
Performance is on May 16th

Source: Gavin Doyle -

UW Bothell Multilingual Cookbook

As part of our efforts to promote global learning, this project intends to synergize individual as well as institutional resources close at home and put together a UW Bothell Multilingual Cookbook.

You are invited to participate in this program. Please sign in via MyUW Catalyst Tools:

To upload your recipe, look for the group you belong to, and then click on “New Conversation”. On the Subject Line, enter your first name/last name and the name of your entrée. For instance, Weizhi Gao_Beijing Fried Rice. Scroll down and click on “Attach File”. Once you have uploaded your file, click on “Post”.

For those who haven’t done much cooking, you have a chance to study the art of cooking systematically by watching Bill Briwa’s lectures online. There are also six lessons on how to bake pastries and desserts by Stephen Durfee.

Source: Weizhi Gao, -

Research In Action

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 UW1-050. Everyone including students, staff, faculty and the general public are welcome to attend the seminar portion of the class.

May 10– “The Multi Dimensions of Blackness: Cultural Hegemony in the U.S. and
Hispaniola” Marcus Johnson, UW Bothell Senior in Global Studies and Human Rights.

May 17 - "How Sustainable is Sustainable Business?" Kevin Laverty, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Business

Source: Charlotte Rasmussen -

Research In Progress

Cognitive Radio: Its Promises and Challenges
Tad Ghirmai, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Tuesday, May 14th, 4-5 pm, Library LB1-205

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

Abstract: Cognitive Radio is a technology that aims to address the spectrum scarcity problem facing many countries. Traditional spectrum assignment has been based on fixed spectrum access policy in which licensed users are allocated a dedicated bandwidth. The explosion of new wireless services in the last two decades has resulted in spectrum scarcity because most of the available spectrum has been allocated. However, recent studies showed that a large portion of the licensed spectrum is underutilized, and the spectrum scarcity problem is mainly a result of inefficient spectrum allocation policy. To address the problem, therefore, a dynamic spectrum access policy (DSA) is proposed. DSA allows access to a spectrum by unlicensed (secondary) users in a manner that would not compromise the operations of the licensed (primary) user. Cognitive radio promises to realize dynamic spectrum access policy by designing radios that intelligently detect unused spectrum and change their transmission parameters to adapt to the new environment. However, designing a truly cognitive radio is challenging. This presentation provides an overview of the challenges in the design of cognitive radio from signal processing perspective.

Source: Dawn Moncalieri -

IAS Research Colloquium : Being in Love and Writing Poetry

School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

The second of three monthly presentations this spring quarter featuring members of the IAS faculty and their research-in-progress will take place next week.

Being in Love and Writing Poetry: with Jeanne Heuving
Tuesday, May 7, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
UW Bothell, Rose Room (UW1-280)

Jeanne Heuving discusses the theory chapter from her forthcoming book Transmutation of Love, which regards the relationship between being in love and writing poetry.

Source: Meredith Field -