CUSP Presents Newsletter

Issue 32

32nd, Edition: July 19th, 2013



Attention Students: BCUSP 131 B Game Design Course

Interested in game design? Check out this Autumn course taught IAS lecturer Wanda Gregory.

Her course, BCUSP 131 B Transmedia Worlds, focuses on game design and world building. This class will look at how worlds are built through the development of trans-media properties which is the art of developing media properties across multiple media platforms. Particular focus will be on the use of games as part of the world building process.

If you are interested in games and their use as a world building tool, check out this course.

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Complete Your Autumn Schedule With These Great Courses

Looking for the right Discovery Core course? Or maybe you need to find that third class to complete your schedule? Check out the open classes below and grab your seat before they're gone!

Discovery Core Classes (BCUSP 104) VLPA :

Discovery Core Classes (BCUSP 107) I&S:

Discovery Core Classes (BCUSP 110) NW:

Other Classes:

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Apply Now for a Special Study Abroad Opportunity for Pre-Major Students!

winter quarter study abroad logo southe east asia 2014CUSP Thailand: Globalization and the Societies of Southeast Asia
Winter Quarter 2014

CUSP Thailand: Globalization and the Societies of Southeast Asia is a unique 12-credit study abroad program, based in Bangkok, Thailand, geared at pre-major students. Financial aid and scholarships are available. Learn more from the program website and apply by July 30.

Study abroad advising, including walk-in appointments, is available all summer long in UW1-161.

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Upcoming Registration Dates

July 24: Summer “A” term ends
July 25: Summer “B” term begins
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)

See the full academic calendars here

Career Center Summer Events

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

July 23rd: Networking 9:00 - 10:00a UW1 020
Special Guest George Northcroft, Regional Administrator for U.S. General Services Administration

July 23rd: Northwest/Arctic Region 9:00 - 10:00a UW1 020

July 30th: Community Based Learning and Research Information Session 9:15 - 9:45a UW1 020

July 30th: Credit Reporting 101 10:30 - 11:30a UW1 020

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

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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.