CUSP Presents Newsletter

Issue 18

18th Edition: April 12th, 2013

Study Abroad Planning Workshop

Global Initiatives at UW Bothell and IPE on the Seattle campus are pleased to invite you to their study abroad planning workshop.

Date: Thursday, April 25
Time: 3:30-5:00pm
Location: UW1-103


We will cover the IPE proposal process and useful strategies for preparing a compelling application. Lauren Easterling from the IPE office, as well as some of our UWB faculty members, will share their experiences and answer questions.

Many of you are already incorporating global learning into your classrooms and programs. Teaching a course for UW students abroad is a way to deepen the international experience for both program leaders and students. Whether you’re just starting to consider this possibility, or already have a specific plan in mind, join us to further develop your ideas. Information can also be found on our website:

Above: UW Bothell students on an Exploration Seminar to Zambia. Check out the Featured Programs page to learn about other study abroad programs led by UW Bothell faculty and staff.

Source: Natalia Dyba

Attending Summer Quarter?

Registration begins next week! Students with Disabilities documented, Professional and Graduate students may begin registering on Monday, April 15th at 6am.

ALL OTHER students may register beginning Wednesday, April 17th at 6am.

Make an appointment to see a CUSP advisor if you need help with summer classes.

Check out the summer time schedule at

Source: Jo Lacher

Jason Anthony - Life On The Ice

Date: Monday, April 15
Time: 7:00-8:30pm
Location: University Bookstore, 4326 University Way NE, Seattle
Author reading from Hoosh

Join author and Antarctic veteran Jason Anthony for a reading from Hoosh: Roast Penguin, Scurvy Day, and Other Stories of Antarctic Cuisine (University of Nebraska Press, 2012) -- an extraordinary ethnography of food and culture from a frozen continent. Anthony's book takes us from the seal meat and pemmican of the age of Antarctic exploration through the mind-boggling supply chain that keeps workers fed with fresh vegetables and steak dinners at research stations at the bottom of the world. Come join us for stories of the Antarctic table, past and present.

Date: Wednesday, April 17
Time: 4:00-5:30pm
Location: UW1 220

Come meet an Antarctic adventurer and learn about life at the bottom of the world. Jason Anthony worked for a decade in the frozen Antarctic, the most remote environment on earth -- where the tallest plant is a lichen and the largest land animal is a flightless midge. If you have ever wondered how people survive in an environment of solid ice, or how you yourself could visit or work in the Antarctic, this is your opportunity to ask the expert. Come join Jason for a talk and slideshow, and plenty of questions and answers, about living, working, and (most of all) eating in the farthest south.

Also listen for Jason on KUOW at 9:40am on Monday, April 15.

Source: Kristy Leissle

Attention Students, Faculty and Staff: Changes to the CUSP website

The CUSP name has changed on the main page of UW Bothell under Programs and Degrees from “CUSP” to “First Year and Pre-Major (CUSP)” to better reflect the population we serve.

Our website is still the same, just under a new and improved title that we feel makes more sense.

Source: Ismaila Maidadi

Student Success Services : Upcoming Workshops

Join us for these upcoming workshops! You can save your spot for any of these workshops on our Student Success website HERE.

Upcoming Scholarship Opportunities
Do you need scholarship money but are unsure where to start? Could you use some tips on how to increase your chances of receiving an award? Are you curious about scholarship opportunities to help you study abroad, do research, or develop your leadership skills? This workshop aims to introduce students to scholarship opportunities and help them become successful applicants.

During this workshop you will learn:

  • How to build your potential to become a successful scholarship applicant, 
  • Where to find specific scholarship opportunities, and
  • How to put together a compelling application.

Wednesday, April 17th l 3:30-4:30 l UW1-103

Practical Strategies for Multilingual Students
This vocabulary workshop will discuss practical strategies that ESL students can use to enhance their vocabulary acquisition and the learning of English. Sponsored by the Writing and Communication Center. Designed and facilitated by Dr. Young Min.

Friday, April 19th l 1:00-2:30 pm l UW1-103

Have questions? Contact Cristina Lang at


Upcoming Scholarship Opportunities

Tuesday, April 9, 3:30-4:30pm, UW1-103
Wednesday, April 17, 4:00-5:00pm, UW1-103

Are you concerned about funding for college or curious about resources to enrich your education? Join us to learn about upcoming scholarship opportunities to help cover tuition, fund study abroad, research or develop your leadership skills. The workshop will also introduce you to scholarship search resources and provide tips for becoming a competitive applicant.

Fulbright US Student Program Information Session and Webinars

Wednesday, May 8, 3:30-5:30pm, UW1-103

Interested in graduate study, research or teaching English abroad after graduation? The Fulbright Program offers funding for international education experiences in 155+ countries! Attend an information session to learn more about the program, the application process, and resources available to UW applicants.

If you're unable to attend the in-person session at UWB, webinars are available on Wednesday, April 17, 9:00-10:30am, Monday, May 20, 5:30-7:00pm, Tuesday, June 25, 1:30-3:00pm, was well as additional sessions on the Seattle campus.

Luce Scholars Information Session

Wednesday, May 1, 4:00-5:00pm, UW1-103
Interested in post-graduate employment in Asia? The Luce Scholars Program provides fully-funded year-long placements in 16 Asian countries, including stipends, language training, and tailored work assignments, for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia.

Can I Afford Study Abroad?

Thursday, May 2, 1:00-2:00pm, UW1-103
Wednesday, May 15, 11am-noon, UW1-103

With good planning, financial aid and external scholarships can help cover the additional costs associated with study abroad. This workshop, led by UW Bothell Study Abroad Ambassadors, will provide general information and application tips about financial aid and several scholarships, including the Gilman, GO!, Fritz, Foundation for Global Scholars, and more!

Getting Great Letters of Recommendation

Monday, May 6, 4:00-5:30pm, UW1-103
Learn specific tips on how to get the best letter of recommendation that can help you in applications to graduate school, scholarships, fellowships, internships...etc.! A panel of faculty members from various fields will be joining us to share insights on writing letters of recommendation and what they expect from students.

Undergraduate Research Symposium

Friday, May 10, 11:00-5:00pm, UW1 3rd floor Vista and UW1-361
This is a great opportunity to hear about research projects that other undergraduate students have been working on and their experience. Learn about how you can get involved in the broad range of opportunities available at UWB along with how you can fund your research through scholarships.

Discover the Fulbright, A World of Opportunity

Thursday, May 16, 3:30-5:00pm, UW1-280 Rose Room
Learn about the Fulbright Program through the experience of former recipients from UW Bothell and the broader UW community. Chancellor Kenyon Chan will give an introduction and Fulbright alumni will engage in a panel discussion.

Mary Gates Scholarships Information Session

Tuesday, May 21, 3:30-4:30pm, UW1-103
Join us to learn about one of the most popular scholarships that can help fund your research with a UW faculty member or a leadership project in the community. Hear from Mary Gates Endowment staff and current Mary Gates Scholars at UWB about the eligibility requirements, application process and helpful tips.

Source: Natalia Dyba :

IAS Distinguished Speaker Series: Daniel Martinez HoSang

Daniel Martinez HoSang, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies and Political Science, University of Oregon

Date: Thursday April, 25th 2013 | Time: 6:00 p.m. | Location: UW2-005

The rising prospects for federal comprehensive immigration restrictionists may be facing a period of retrenchment and declining political influence. To understand the future trajectory of restrictionist politics, this talk assesses the unsteady and deeply contingent formation of restrictionist political movements over the last forty years. It traces the combination and recombination of diverse political claims—demands for fiscal austerity, assertions of states’ rights, racialized constructions of criminality, and appeals to white cultural nationalism—into a distinct if unstable ideological alchemy.

Daniel Martinez HoSang is an associate professor of Ethnic Studies and Political Science and an affiliate in the Department of Planning, Public Policy, and Management and the Center for the Study of Women in Society at the University of Oregon. He received his PhD in American Studies and Ethnicity from USC and his book “Racial Propositions: Ballot Initiatives and the Making of Postwar California” (UC Press, 2010) won the James A. Hawley Prize from the Organization of American Historians for the best book on the history of U.S. race relations in 2011. He has published on racial formation, white racial innocence and colorblindness as a language of racial politics, and his research interests include 20th Century US history, racial politics, cultural studies and political identity.

A reception in the Commons will follow Professor HoSang’s talk.

Source: Camille Walsh :