CUSP Presents Newsletter

Issue 34

34th, Edition: August 5th, 2013

 

UW Bothell to welcome a new Chancellor!

the new chancellorDuring the 2012-2013 academic year, UW Bothell Chancellor Kenyon Chan announced that he would be stepping down from his position as chancellor. During his six years as chancellor, Chan guided the university through great growth, from the num¬ber and diversity of students, to new academic programs, to the construction and acquisition of new buildings.

On September 1st, UW Bothell will welcome its new chancellor, Bjong Wolf Yeigh. Yeigh is currently president and a professor of SUNYIT (the State University of New York Institute of Tech¬nology).
 

For the full press release, click here.


Source: International Student Services Newsletter


New Student Activity Center approved!

student centerUW Bothell, in partnership with Cascadia Community College, has been approved to build a Student Activity Center!

Scheduled to open Autumn 2015, this project will be funded by student activity fees. The new Center will include student govern-ment and club offices, student gathering spaces, and a fitness cen-ter with shower and locker facilities.

For the full press release, click here.

Source: International Student Services Newsletter
 


UWB Film Festival Club

Under the aegis of the film festival club at UWB in partnership with Seattle's leading film festival organization Tasveer,  the first Human Rights film festival is being organized with a focus on South Asia.

This event will take place October 4-6 at UW Bothell

This can also be counted as one of the cultural events for GLLC students.

Source: Alka Kurian - AKurian@uwb.edu
 


Upcoming Registration Dates

August 11: Last day to change to or from S/NS grading op-tion for full term classes (please meet with academic advisor before making this change)

August 23: Last day to withdraw, dropping all classes.

See the full academic calendars here


Career Center Summer Events

Below are some events that Career Services is sponsoring this Summer:

August 5th: Technical Resumes 9:00 - 10:00a UW1 050

August 6th: Scholarships and Study Abroad Information Session 9:15 - 9:45a UW1 020

August 13th: Alumni Panel 9:15 - 10:15a UW1 020

Career Services offers a wide range of resources and activities that empower students to EXPLORE academic and career options, BUILD marketable experiences and job search skills, and CONNECT with the employment community. Offerings include career counseling and coaching, internship advising, graduate school advising, resume and cover letter review, interview preparation, an online job and internship database, career events and much more. Appointments and full details are available online at www.uwb.edu/careers

Source: Kim Wilson - kwilson@uwb.edu
 


2013-14 UW Bothell Common Book

Picture1.pngThis year’s UW Bothell Common Book is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (Crown Publishers, 2010).

From the publisher:
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first “immortal” human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. If you could pile all HeLa cells ever grown onto a scale, they’d weigh more than 50 million metric tons—as much as a hundred Empire State Buildings. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer, viruses, and the atom bomb’s effects; helped lead to important advances like in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions. Yet Henrietta Lacks remains virtually unknown, buried in an unmarked grave.

Please join us in reading this book and watch for related events on campus throughout the 2013-14 academic year.

About the UW Bothell Common Book

The Common Book program at UW Bothell is an interdisciplinary project that engages students, staff, faculty and community members in the collective reading and discussion of a common text.

Each spring, our committee selects a text that connects to a wide range of academic disciplines and is relevant to our learning communities. A slate of year-long programming will include author lectures, performing arts events, visual arts exhibits and student conferences.

Did You Know?

About 91 percent of all UW Bothell students are from the state of Washington.