Issue 24

24th Edition: May 24th, 2013



Education & the Politics of Hip Hop

Please join the UW Bothell Diversity Council for a special presentation by Wayne Au,
University of Washington Bothell Faculty.

Wednesday, May 29th
4:00 – 5:00 pm
LB1-205 (Library, 2nd floor)

This installment of the Cultural Pluralism Lecture series will address hip hop culture, some of the difficulties and issues,
some of the strengths, and how it relates to education & pedagogy.

We hope to see you there!

Source: Tami Garrard -

Summer Courses 2013

Taking classes during the summer doesn't have to be a drag. Check out these fun classes that will help you stay focused while having an engaging experience.

New Media Art - BCUSP 131 - VLPA - SLN 14209
This studio course introduces students to digital media production in the context of contemporary visual arts and the exploration of images in space and time. Students will engage in two projects that will be complimented with in class discussions, lectures, and lab exercises. For these projects, we will explore various techniques such as imagery, video, and sound and anchor these in the history, theory, and practice of the various media. Students will learn to use digital video and sound equipment and Final Cut Pro editing software as their primary means for investigation and experimentation, however the course will emphasize artistic voice over technical skill.

Elementary Spanish - BSPAN 101 - SLN 10394
Do you still need to start fulfilling your language requirement?
Now is the time to get started. Take Spanish 101 this Summer and you can get a jump start on your studies while there is less pressure. With more time to focus, you can learn more and prepare for success in higher level classes. No Pre-requisite required.

Learn the language that is spoken in over 15 countries and is the second most common language in the world. Expand your universe and plan for your future.

For more information, contact Professor Vilma Illanes at

Intro To Elem Function - BCUSP 122 - SLN 10293
The goal of this course is to show students that math can be understood and enjoyed. The emphsis of the course is to learn and improve the algebraic skills necessary to go on taking more math courses. Lots of fractions, exponents, radicals, factorization, linear functions, quadratic functions and some disscussion of polynomials and rational functions. Graphing of various functions.

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Winter 2014 Quarter Abroad: Thailand and Cambodia

UWB CUSP is pleased to announce its plans to offer a Winter 2014 Quarter Abroad program in Thailand and Cambodia called the Globalization of the Societies of Southeast Asia. Faculty members James Reinnoldt and Dr. Michelle Klaisath will direct the program.

Students will earn 12 credits through successful completion of the three courses: BCUSP 296 Globalization of Southeast Asia (5 credits), CHID 270 The Globalization of Food in Southeast Asia (5 credits) and Thai Language (2 credits).

All students from all disciplines are welcome to participate.

For complete details, an introductory video and a pre-application survey, please see the program website at:

More questions? Join our information session:
June 4th 3:30-4:30 PM | UW2-030

Or email James Reinnoldt at

New Autumn 2014 Course Added: First Year Japanese

Due to popular demand, we have added another section to First Year Japanese! If you still need to fullfill your language requirement, check out this great class taught by Hiroshi Miyamoto.

First Year Japanese - BJAPAN 111 - SLN 22117

Check out the other languages courses available this fall:

First Year Japanese
BJAPAN 101 A | 11680
MW | 3:30PM-5:30PM

BJAPAN 101 B | 22117
TTH | 3:30PM-5:30PM

First Year Chinese
BCHIN 101 A | 10745
TTH | 1:15PM-3:15PM

Elementary Arabic
BCUSP 131 H | 10806
MWF | 9:00AM-10:20AM

Elementary Spanish
BSPAN 101 A | 11007
MW | 3:30PM-5:30PM

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CUSP Faculty Highlight: Ruth Gregory

The latest short film by Ruth Gregory, A Dose for Dominic, won an award at Hot Docs in Toronto on April 30th.
The film is about 5-year-old Dominic Leppell whose parents use medical cannabis to treat his severe case of autism. The film will premier at the Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada on Tuesday April 30th at 6:30pm. Several of the crew members and Ruth are working on their travel plans so they can be at the screening. They look forward to checking out some of the other Doc Challenge finalists films and hanging out at one of the most prestigious festivals for non-fiction filmmakers in the world!

Check out more about the experience here:

Watch the film here:

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Spring 2013 Art Walk

Join CUSP Arts faculty, students and staff in celebrating the accomplishments of our students' work this quarter in a Spring Quarter 2013 CUSP Arts Walk Open House (etc).

The Spring 2013 Art Walk is intended to encourage audience participation of the entire UWB community in celebrating the work of students in the Visual Arts or Media Arts, performances of Dance or Theatre Arts, or readings of Literary Arts. These may also include end-of-quarter final presentations in the form of oral presentations or poster sessions that will benefit from a more public viewing. Dates are still to be determined but these opportunities are typically held during normal class time in the last few weeks of the quarter and will be open to the entire UW Bothell community.

Stay tuned for a list of offerings that will be on display!

Source: Gavin Doyle -