CUSP Presents Newsletter

Issue 11

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CUSP Faculty Highlight: Weizhi Gao

Please join us this Monday February 11, from 1 to 3pm in UW1-361, as CUSP lecturer Wheizhi Gao Ph.D. presents Multilingual Glossaries as part of the Innovation Forum.

Multilingual glossaries is an instructor-led/student-involved project that aims to initiate and implement a series of common core glossaries of essential concepts and critical terms in a multilingual edition for the courses taught at the college level. It foregrounds the intellectual content of each course, while contributing to a more inclusive living and learning community where exposure to other cultures and languages is immediately visible. Such a process generates what Plato calls “provocative things that impinge upon the senses together with their opposites,” not only for critical reflection and intellectual awakening, but also creating something new as genuine poetry does, according to Martin Heidegger in Poetry, Language, Thought.

For more information about this presentation, contact Weizhi Gao, Ph.D. at

Save the date: March 13, 2013! UW Bothell Chocolate Festival

UWB Chocolate Festival, hosted by Dr. Kristy Leissle's Chocolate: A Global Inquiry DC2 class. Wednesday, March 13, 11am-1pm, North Creek Events Center. Come ready to eat chocolate and learn from the experts!

For more information on this festival, click here to read about last year's festival.


Save the date: May 4, 2013! Universal Leadership Conference

Do not miss this opportunity to submit a program proposal for the first Universal Leadership Conference (ULC) at UW Bothell! The 2013 conference offers participants from across the nation a variety of opportunities to learn and understand civic engagement, social justice, and leadership. The mission of ULC is to empower students and support diversity efforts and promote a sense of multicultural awareness.

Call for Proposals deadline is February 28!
To submit a proposal, please click here. Program proposals are due February 28 and presenters are required to register for the conference by March 15, 2013.
Be sure to visit the conference website here to learn more about how you can participate.


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!



"What is in a Name? Immigrant Journalism in a Digital Age ”
Kristin Gustafson, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Tuesday, February 12, 4-5 pm, Library LB1-205

Abstract: Published more than 90 years ago, The Immigrant Press and Its Control by Robert Park (1922) is a pivotal text in the communication field. The research presented in this Research in Progress previews the use of “immigrant” and “ethnic” media in communication literature over time and reveals conflation and overlap in their uses. It argues for a more nuanced understanding of immigrant media, particularly in light of changes in media distribution brought about in the digital age. Drawing on 27 interviews with editors, journalists and publishers recruited through the New America Media directory of ethnic media in three areas of the country with different immigration histories and profiles (New York City; Seattle, Washington; Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina), this research outlines common themes in media producers’ personal descriptions of “immigrant” media. These themes are synthesized to offer a more up-to-date definition, laying the groundwork for future research on the uses, functions and content of immigrant media.

Staged Readings: Bang Bang You're Dead

UW Bothell's "Third Thursday Theatre" continues its experiment in staging a theatrical event, workshop, reading, guest speaker, or performance on campus every month. This month (our third in a row!), Third Thursday Theatre is proud to present readings of three short plays on Thursday, Feb. 21st at 7:30pm in UW2-211.

Audiences will be treated to two brief comedies by David Ives ("Sure Thing," and "Words, Words, Words") on the topics of love, life, and monkeys; as well as a reading from William Mastrosimone's "Bang Bang, You're Dead" dealing with the timely subject of school shootings. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend and--it is our hope!--to participate in future presentations. For more information, please contact Ben Gonio at

Northwest College Film Festival

filmfestival.pngThe Shoreline Community College Film Club will be hosting the 2nd annual Northwest College Film Festival on Saturday May 4, 2013 in the SCC theater. We invite submissions of short films and screenplays (under 20 minutes/pages) from students attending or recently graduated from colleges in Oregon, Idaho, Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska. Submissions need to be postmarked or uploaded to Vimeo by April 1st. More information about the festival and a link to the application form are available on SCCʼs website:

There will be prizes given out to the winners from our amazing community partners: the Seattle International Film Festival, the Northwest Film Forum, Reel Grrls, The Grand Illusion Cinema, Scarecrow Video, and Cinema Books!
Anyone with questions is welcome to contact Ruth Gregory at or


MATCH: Making Access to College Happen

MATCH is a student-initiated high school outreach program that operates as a University of Washington Bothell course, partnering UW Bothell students with first-generation and low-income high school students to help them achieve the dream of attending college. The program's dual-focus approach strives not only to help these high school students, but also to teach UW Bothell students about important social issues through a unique, hands-on experience.

  • The U.S Department of Education found that in most cases, family income and parental education levels are better indicators than a students aptitude and test scores of whether that student will earn a four year degree (2005).

  • MATCH helps High School students’ gain the skills and resources needed to further their education.

  • MATCH consists of student-driven UW Bothell students who are determined to make an impact in the education system, while gaining leadership experience and cultivating life long friendships.

  • MATCH is working towards a goal to diversify higher education, because a diverse student body- diverse socially, ethnically, and economically- significantly contributes to a dynamic and vibrant university experience.

Student Success Workshops

Time Management: Calling all students!! Do you wish there were more than 24 hours in a day? Have you missed a deadline for an assignment? Maybe you just need a few tips on how to improve your time management skills. If this sounds like you, then you are invited to attend Tuesday, February 19th, from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM in UW1-103. During this workshop you will learn:

  • How to evaluate your use your time

  • How managing your time does not have to feel like a prison

  • Determine which time management tools work best for you

  • Strategies that will apply for years to come

Final Exams are coming: Are You Ready?
Finals week can be a stressful time. Learning how to organize and pace yourself can make this time of year less stressful. Attend the Final Exams Are Coming: Are You Ready? Workshop to help you prepare for your finals. Join us on Thursday, February 28th, from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM in UW1-103. During this workshop you will learn:

  • When should I start studying?

  • How do I organize my materials?

  • How to study for different types of tests and different subject areas?

  • Where can I go for help?

Presenters: Susan Vinson, Student Success Services and Erin Hill, Quantitative Skills Center (QSC). Sponsored by the Center for University Studies and Programs (CUSP) and the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC).
Please sign up at: