Washington State Magazine

Fall 2002


Fall 2002

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In This Issue...

Features

Bulbs and Blooms :: "Roozen" may mean "roses" in Dutch. But in Washington, it means tulips—to the tune of 50 million a year. by Pat Caraher

Fall is the time to plant bulbs—but maybe not the ones you'd planned on

Genetically modified foods :: If you think scientists all agree on genetically modified foods, think again. by Tim Steury

Blackwell makes his mark :: James Blackwell helped establish the clout of black sociologists. This spring he returned to Pullman to receive the University's highest honor. by Pat Caraher

Ain't misbehavin' :: If you're not the leader of your pack, you may want to give Catherine Ulibarri a call. by Mary Aegerter

Field Notes

London: Thames Voices :: As a literary scholar wanders London's streets, he can hear the doubts and questions and skeptical musings of the 16th-century stage. by Will Hamlin

Panoramas

Departments

:: CAREERS: Paying it forward

:: SPORTS: "D" is for Doba

Tracking

Cover: Carlos Sanches, employee of the Washington Bulb Co. Read the story. Photograph © 2002 Laurence Chen, www.lchenphoto.com

Panoramas
Alex Kuo. By Robert Hubner

Alex Kuo. Robert Hubner

Alex Kuo wins American Book Award

© Washington State University

Alex Kuo’s Lipstick and Other Stories has won him the honor of the American Book Award. Kuo is Washington State University’s first writer-in-residence and chair of the Comparative American Cultures Program (CAC) and an English department faculty member. “The Peking Cowboy,” a story from the collection, appeared in the Spring 2002 Washington State Magazine.

Kuo teaches Asian American and Native American literatures in the CAC, cultures of the American West in American Studies, and creative writing in English. He has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fiction Fellowship and grants from the United Nations and the Idaho Commission for the Arts for background research in China for his completed novel, The Man Who Dammed the Yangtze. In 1991-92 he taught in China as a Senior Fulbright Scholar, and in 1997-98 in Hong Kong as the Lingnan Visiting Scholar in American Studies.

The American Book Award was established by the Before Columbus Foundation “to acknowledge the excellence and multicultural diversity of American writing.” Kuo received the award at a ceremony in New York City in May.

Categories: WSU faculty, Awards and honors | Tags: Authors

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