New Urbanism: Resources for further readingSpring 2008
If you've read David Wang's essay "Meditations on a Strip Mall," you're already aware that, while it may not be controversial, New Urbanism enjoys less than universal favor among architects and/or urban planners. So we offer three sources for information on the subject-one neutral, one that strongly advocates NU, and one that offers a trenchant criticism of NU's ability-or lack thereof-to create community.
Sparingly introduced in waste placesSpring 2008
Although scientists have been aware of biological invasions at
least since the mid-1800s, when Charles Darwin noted the rampant
spread of European species in South America, only recently has the
scientific community recognized the broader threat invaders pose to
biodiversity and environmental quality. Richard Mack of Washington
State University recalls that when he first started talking about
the cheatgrass invasion at annual meetings of the Ecological
Society of America (ESA), his presen...
Tags: Invasive weeds, Cheatgrass
Video: Apple Cup revisitedWinter 2007
The state's greatest rivalry hit a landmark November 2007, when
the 100th game in 108 years was played between Washington State
University and the University of Washington. For a glimpse of our
history, we dipped into WSU's archives and found photos, film, and
colorful programs for this historic contest. See a touchdown from
1910 and film footage of a game in 1923. Check out the chilled
cheerleaders of 1950 and the mustachioed players of 1970. And hear
the Cougar fight song as you've neve...
Tags: Apple Cup, Football, Video
Videos: Meet the Scientist - Cynthia Haseltine talks about her researchWinter 2007
Our DNA suffers damage all the time-from
cosmic rays, exposure to chemicals, simple wear & tear-and is
constantly being repaired. But when something goes wrong in the repair
process, says WSU microbiologist Cynthia Haseltine, "bad things
happen." Among the worst of those bad things is lymphoma, a cancer of
white blood cells.In a series of four brief video clips produced by
Adam Ratliff and Cherie Winner for Washington State Magazine Online,
Haseltine describes how she's working to und...
Tags: Microbes, Microbiology, Research, Scientists, Video
Videos: A Buzz about BeesFall 2007
Walter (Steve) Sheppard is one busy man, flying his own plane
around the Pacific Northwest to meet with beekeepers and deliver
queen-breeding stock produced in his honey bee breeding program to
beekeeper collaborators. He also travels to countries such as
Kazakhstan to study populations of honey bees from wild apple
forests that have the potential to be added to Washington State
University breeding stock. Over the years, he and his students have
bred bees to resist parasites and diseases,...
Tags: Colony collapse disorder, Bees, Video
Washington State Magazine wins top honorsFall 2007
Washington State Magazine has won a gold medal in the
2007 Circle of Excellence awards program of the Council for
Advancement and Support of Education, an international organization
that promotes excellence in educational advancement through alumni
relations, communications, marketing, and fund raising.WSM was one of 53 competitors in the category of
periodical staff writing for external audiences and, along with
Tufts Dental Medicine (Tufts University), was one of two
gold award winners....
Frontline: PullmanFall 2007
Sitting at Rico's next to Frontline executive producer
David Fanning was a defining moment for one Washington State
University broadcasting student.Senior communication major Kate Yeager was among a small group
of broadcast students who closed the bar with Fanning and
Frontline producer Mike Kirk after the Murrow Symposium.
Kate was playing host to the Edward R. Murrow Award recipients from
the PBS investigative reporting program.The group discussed media, politics, and today's hottest iss...
Tags: Television broadcasting
Flying With the Dragon: Color an Evon Zerbetz '82 originalSpring 2007
Though she has never before released her artwork uncolored, Evon
Zerbetz '82 has generously shared a version of her piece, Flying
With the Dragon, that you can color yourself. It comes from a
set of linocuts she completed for her children's book, Ten Rowdy
the image, and enjoy.Click here for more information about Zerbetz
and her work. You can also find ...
A Conversation about Art and Biology with Ellen Dissanayake '57Spring 2007
Ellen Franzen Dissanayake came to Washington State College from
Walla Walla in 1953 as a music major. At the time, undergraduates
were required to take four science classes. After taking the
legendary BioSci 101 from Winfield Hatch and Human Physiology from
Donald S. Farner, she found it easy to "think biologically," which
influenced her subsequent interest in the evolutionary origins of
the arts.At graduation, she married fellow student and zoologist John
Eisenberg, and they moved to Ber...
Tags: Evolution, Art history
Horace Alexander Young plays "That Kind of Girl"Spring 2007
Horace Alexander Young finished his master's degree in music at
Washington State University in 1983. He left to play jazz in venues
around the world, including Germany and South Africa. The
composer/performer/arranger returned to Pullman in 1998 to add
another dimension to his musical life—teaching woodwinds and jazz
studies to a new generation of students.Listen
to a track from Young's latest CD, Acoustic Contemporary Jazz-"That...