CUSP Presents Newsletter

Issue 9

UW Bothell World Language Café Launch!

Bi-weekly, informal conversation group to practice foreign languages and engage with speakers from across campus and the community. Tables will be designated according to language at the Food-for-Thought cafe. Participants can choose the most appropriate table to join. Discussion is free-flowing, with no specific topics. Languages (to start): Chinese, Spanish, French, Arabic, Japanese, and Korean.

The official launch date is Tuesday, February 12, from 4:30PM to 6:00PM at the Food-for-Thought café.
All members of UW Bothell and Cascadia Community College are welcome!
For more information, please contact Natalia Dyba, Manager of Global Initiatives, at

Summer and Early Fall study abroad experiences!

Now is the time to start planning for Summer and Early Fall study abroad experiences!
Here’s how to get started:

1.    Browse the Global Initiatives website to learn about upcoming programs, financial aid, scholarships, etc.,

2.    Watch a short Prezi on study abroad options,

3.    Come to one of the Winter 2013 Information Sessions:

  • January 31, 3:30-4:30pm, UW1-103
    Study Abroad Information Session
  • February 6, 9:30-10:30am, UW1-361
    Study Abroad Information Session: Coffee Chat
  • February 21, 3:30-4:30pm, UW1-103
    Study Abroad Scholarships Information Session

Study abroad advising appointments are available with Rachael Gilchrist in CUSP and in the Career Center.
For more information, please contact Natalia Dyba, Manager of Global Initiatives, at

Join the UW Bothell Debate Team!

Debate helps students to gain experience and apply their knowledge in practical ways. This knowledge can be directly translated to the work place, making debaters some of the best applicants to hire straight out of college.  Debaters learn poise, the ability to use their knowledge in a competitive environment and demonstrate grace under pressure.  Debaters analyze complex problems and formulate solutions to those problems in a time-limited situation.  They also learn to advocate for their positions, both in how they structure solutions and in speaking to defend their ideas.  Speech and Debate is a vital link between classroom work and high level critical thinking and success in the work place.

For more information or to join, please contact Denise Vaughan at

Sixteenth Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Sixteenth Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium, which will take place from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm on Friday, May 17, 2013, in Mary Gates Hall.

The Symposium offers a wonderful forum for your students to gain experience presenting their work and to engage in scholarly discussion with peers and faculty.  I hope that you will encourage undergraduates working with you, your research group, or doing research projects in your courses, to present their work.  In spring 2012, over 920 undergraduates presented at this event and we expect this year's celebration of undergraduate scholarship, creativity and faculty mentoring to be bigger than ever.

Detailed information and an electronic application form for your students may be found on the Undergraduate Research Program website at

Students must apply to present their work; applications are due Friday, February 25, 2013.  All disciplines, including performing arts, are welcome.

Ed Taylor
Vice Provost and Dean, Undergraduate Academic Affairs
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact

2013 Innovation Forum: Engaging Design

This year’s Innovation Forum is intended to bring together a broad audience from around the region—including faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members—to engage in a deep dialogue and exchange on wide-ranging engagement with the process of design.

While there is no universally accepted definition of design, for our purposes “design” will include both human and natural phenomena.

  • Design can be defined as creating the plan, drawing, schema, strategy, or process for making an object, event, or experience.
  • Design can also refer to the occurrence of patterns in diverse spheres across the arts, humanities, the social and natural sciences, business, education, mathematics, and engineering.

For more information, go to

Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren, Ph.D.
Faculty Affairs Director and Administrator
Director, 2013 Innovation Forum: Engaging Design

Spotlight: Arizona in the News

Arizona is once again in the news <> for the troubling ways that some state officials are approaching questions of immigration and security. For some broader perspectives on what is going on in Arizona and Tohono O'odham tribal lands, please join the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies for two upcoming events:

1)    UNDER ARPAIO: A Documentary by Jason Aragon on Thursday January 31, 2013, 3:30 PM at the Allen Auditorium, University of Washington, Seattle Campus
Sponsors: Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS), Comparative History of Ideas Program (CHID), Clowes Center, Diversity Research Institute (DRI). Screening, followed by a discussion with director Jason Aragón and Mike Wilson (Policy Director, Border Action Network)

2)    U.S. Border Patrol: The Rise of a Domestic Police State? Friday  February 1, 2013,4:00 pm at Thomson 317, University of Washington, Seattle Campus
A lecture by Mike Wilson (Tohono O'odham), Policy Director, Border Action Network presented as part of Bordering Violence: Boundaries, Gender, Indigeneity in the Americas. A John E. Sawyer Seminar in Comparative Cultures generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and co-sponsored by the Latin American & Caribbean Studies program, the Jackson School of International Studies, the Simpson Center for the Humanities, and the Institute for the Study of Ethnicity, Race, & Sexuality (WISER).
For more information, please contact Marcus Johnson at

Presentation - Nicaragua: Surviving the Legacy of U.S. Foreign

Join Paul Dix and Pamela Fitzpatrick for their touring book talk and slideshow documenting the horrific legacy of the Contra War, which killed over 20,000 people over 20 years ago. Their book by the same name will be available for sale at the presentation.

Tuesday, Feb 12 @ 5pm | Cascadia/UWB, Mobius Hall

This event is sponsored by the CCC Global Education Committee and the UWB Latino Student Union.
For more info please contact Dr. Jesús Pérez,, (425) 352-8347, or

Catalina Alvarez and Jannely Quintana of the UWB Latino Student Union ,, (425) 445-9007.


The Center for University Studies and Programs, the Office of Research and the Campus Library are pleased to announce the schedule of speakers for BCUSP 290 Research-In-Action. Seminars are 45 minutes long, and held on Fridays at 10 am in UW1-221.  Everyone including  students, staff, faculty and the general public are welcome to attend the seminar portion of the class.

February 1- “The World According to Carp: Exploring Inhibitory Circuit Formation in the Zebrafish Eye”
Alaron Lewis, Ph.D., Lecturer, Science and Technology Program.

February 8- “Exploring Research with Experiment Explorer” 
Delmar Davis, Senior, Computing and Software Systems.

February 15: “Collaborative Geographic Visualization in Community-Based Planning”
Jin-Kyu Jung, Ph.D.,  Assistant Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.

February 22- “Talking about Class: Discourse Analysis of Material Inequality”
Amoshaun Toft, Ph.D., Lecturer, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.

March 1- “Ending the Demand for What?: Human Wrongs & Rights in Anti-Trafficking

Kari Lerum, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. 

March 8- International Women’s Day- “Chilean Exiles: Women, Culture and Resistance in Vancouver, BC (1973-1990)”  Special time : 11:00 am!
Julie Shayne, Ph.D., Lecturer, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.

March 15- “Linking People, Highlands and Climate: Climate change on high elevation
socio-ecological systems in the tropical Andes”
Paulette Costanza, Senior in Environmental Studies, School of Interdisciplinary Arts
and Sciences.

Everyone Welcome! Faculty, Staff, Students and the General Public. For more info, contact Charlotte Rasmussen, Ph.D. at