CUSP Presents Newsletter

Issue 40

40th Edition: October 4, 2013

First Year and Pre-Major Updates

We've made it through the first two weeks of classes! How are you feeling? Week three is the best time to sit down with your advisor and plan for winter quarter. Check out the important dates below:

Quick Question Advising Hours: Mondays & Tuesdays 10:00am - 12:00pm
                                                         Wednesdays & Thursdays 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Winter Class Schedule Released for Viewing: October 11th

Registration Opens: Click here to find your specific winter registration date.

Tuition Payment Date: October 11th

We are now on Twitter! Follow us for contest and prizes, event information and important updates.

For general questions or comments send us an email or give us a call 425-352-3427

Feeling overwhelmed or just want to say hi? Come visit us in UW1-080 and let us know how your quarter is going.

Mindfulness-Based Depression/Anxiety Support Group

mindfullness based depression and anxiety support groupThis group is a free, confidential, interactive seminar series for UW Bothell Students.

Each week we’ll use group discussion and experiential exercises to explore mindfulness and other tools for relating to depression and anxiety.

This series is held 6 times on Wednesdays , 3:30-5pm, beginning October 16th

If interested, call to schedule an informational interview by Oct. 14th to learn about whether this group would be a good fit for you: 425-352-3183.


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Guest Speaker - Paul Kivel

Living in the ShadowPaul Kivel, a well known social justice activist who writes and speaks on men's issues, racism and diversity, is coming to UW Bothell on Tuesday, November 5th from 11-1. His book, "Uprooting Racism: How White People can Work for Social Justice" has been used widely by social justice educators.

He will be giving a talk in UWB1 room 220 about his new book: Living in the Shadow of the Cross: Understanding and Resisting the Power and Privilege of Christian Hegemony.

To find out more about Paul and his work, please visit

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CSS and IMD Major Information Sessions

Computing and Software Systems:

Tuesday, October 15th, 4:00pm, Room 370
If you have questions about this program, this would be a great opportunity to get them answered! Drop by to see what the CSS Major is all about.

Interactive Media Design:

Thursday, October 10th, 2:00 - 3:00pm, UW1-103.
Wednesday, October 30th, 2:00 - 3:00pm, UW1-103.

Click Here to Register for IMD info sessions

Non-Profit and Graduate School Fair

non profit and grad school fair

Wednesday, October 9th from 2-6pm at UWB North Creek Events Center

This is a great opportunity to learn about volunteer, internship, and full-time positions at various non-profits in the Puget Sound region, as well as graduate school information. To learn who is attending visit here.

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Research In Action

Research in Action 2 credits Fridays 11am to 1pmThe Office of Research would like to invite students, faculty, staff and the general public to the Autumn Quarter Research-In-Action seminars. Join us for exciting discussions!




“Methods Matter: Using Photovoice in Participatory Research with Youth” 
Lauren Lichty, Ph.D., 
Assistant Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.
Friday, October 11th, 11:00am, UW1-021

This seminar is part of the BCUSP 290 Research-In-Action seminar series. Presenters speak for approximately 45 minutes followed by a 15 minute question and answer period. All are welcome to attend the seminar portion of the class.

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Seattle South Asian Film Festival

UW Bothell and Cascadia Community College in collaboration with Tasveer, present Seattle South Asian Film Festival 2013 (11-13 October)

We welcome you to the first-ever South Asian film festival being hosted on campus, screening some of the most powerful films from the region on women, human rights, LGBT issues, immigration, children's rights, and the environment. Please join us for post-film conversations with filmmakers and special guests and for parties, FOOD, forums and fun days.

Click here for the full schedule, trailors and more information

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Guest Speaker - Seth Holmes

Please save the date for an exciting guest speaker this fall.  On Wed, Nov. 13th, Seth Holmes will be visiting UWB to deliver a public talk titled "Pacific Northwest Berry Pickers: Naturalizing Social and Health Inequalities."  Dr. Holmes is an anthropologist and physician whose ethnographic fieldwork among Skagit Valley farm workers is chronicled in his recent book, Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies.

Dr. Holmes will be speaking from 11-12:30 in North Creek Events Center on Wednesday, Nov. 13th.  His visit is being sponsored by IAS, CUSP, and the Human Rights minor.

For those unable to make his UWB talk, Dr. Holmes will also be speaking on the Seattle campus on Tuesday Nov. 12 from 12-1:00 in 401 Denny Hall

"In Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies, Seth Holmes offers up an important and captivating new ethnography, linking the structural violence inherent in the migrant labor system in the United States to the social processes by which it becomes normalized. Drawing on five years of fieldwork among the Triqui people from Oaxaca, Mexico, Holmes investigates local understandings of suffering and illness, casting into relief stereotypes and prejudices that he ties to the transnational labor that puts cheap food on American tables. Throughout this compelling volume, Holmes considers ways of engaging migrant farm workers and allies that might help disrupt exploitation that reaches across national boundaries and can too often be hidden away. This book is a gripping read not only for cultural and medical anthropologists, immigration and ethnic studies students, students of labor and agriculture, physicians and public health professionals, but also anyone interested in the lives and well-being of the people providing them cheap, fresh fruit."

—Paul Farmer, Co-founder of Partners In Health and Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School

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