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  • manuals, 58 ranks of pipes, and 3 electronic ranks, for a total of about 3000 pipes. Previous to the renovation, the organ did not have space for a full- length (open) 32-foot pipe ( 16 Hz). The new electronic ranks give strong bass down to 16 Hz with economy of space. This organ was dedicated in 1959 by Virgil For and most recently was played by the famous French organist Marie-Madeleine Durufle.

    National collegiate invention competition call for entries

    The BFGoodrich Inventors Program wants to reward students who are engaged in research projects that may lead to patentable inventions. This national competition recognizes and rewards scientific and technical achievement by full-time college and university students in the United States. Entries are judged on originality, usefulness or benefit to society, completeness, and presentation. Deadline for entering the 1993 competition is 16 February 1993.

    Up to three winning entries will receive $5000 and their advisors will each receive $2500. In addition, a full-day patent seminar is presented at the winning schools.

    For applications and further information call Rose Heintz, 216-762- 4463, or write: The BFGoodrich Collegiate Inventors Program, 80 W. Bow- ery, Suite 201, Akron, OH 44308.

    Conference on implantable auditory prostheses

    The 1993 Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses will be held 11-15 July 1993 on the campus of Byrant College, Smithfield, RI. This is the sixth in a series of binennial research conferences originating with the 1983 Gordon Conference. The meeting will provide a forum for interaction among scientists in all disciplines related to the field of cochlear implants. The program will comprise invited presentations by leading researchers and will include substantial discussion periods to foster free exchange of ideas and information among all participants. Facilities will also be available for informal presentation of contributed papers and posters during free time. Session topics will integrate recent findings from research in physiology, pathology, mathematical modeling, psychophysics, signal processing, speech reception, speech production, and perception. For further informa- tion contact: Chris van den Honert, Div. of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, Box 3550, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27110, Tel.: 919-684-6099, E-mail:chx @ dukehrl.mc.duke.edu

    Conference on recent advances in active control of sound and vibration

    The Second Conference on Recent Advances in Active Control of

    Sound and Vibration will be held 28-30 April 1993 at Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia. This conference is intend- ed to provide a continuing forum for the latest developments in the area of active control of sound and vibration. Nearly 100 technical papers will be presented, including control approaches, advanced transducers, structural acoustics, adaptive structures, interior noise, and initial applications. Key- note speakers will be Dr. P. A. Nelson, ISVR, University of Southampton, England; Prof. A. H. Epstein, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cam- bridge, MA; and Prof. H. Hamada, Tokyo Denki Univ., Japan. Representa- tives from NASA Langley Research Center, the Office of Naval Research, and the U.S. Army will talk on future research directions.

    The conference is jointly sponsored by NASA Langley Research Cen- ter, Office of Naval Research, and U.S. Army Aerostructures Directorate. Other participating organizations include the Acoustical Society of Amer- ica, Institute of Noise Control Engineering, American Institute for Aero- nautics and Astronautics, and the American Helicopter Society. For further information contact: Dawn Williams, Mechanical Engineering Dept., 205 Randolph Hall, VPI & SU, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0238, Tel.: 703-231-4162; FAX: 703-231-9100.

    Penn State offers summer program in acoustics A four-week program of graduate level courses in acoustics and related

    areas will be offered in June 1993 by Penn State's Graduate Program in Acoustics in cooperation with the University's Applied Research Laborato- ry (ARL). Twelve courses are offered in the following three areas: General and Applied Acoustics (4 courses); Underwater Acoustics and Sonar (4 courses); Noise and Vibration Control (3 courses).

    The program provides professional and academic opportunities in a convenient four-week period. For those interested in pursuing an advanced degree, credits earned can be applied toward a Master of Engineering degree in Acoustics from Penn State or transferred to other academic institutions.

    Those already working in acoustics may elect to audit courses to acquire basic knowledge in specialized areas or to enrich and update their technical skills. For those new to acoustics, the program provides a means of obtain- ing a comprehensive orientation to the field. For further information con- tact: Dr. Alan D. Stuart, Summer Program Coordinator, Penn State Grad- uate Program in Acoustics, P.O. Box 30, State College, PA 16804, Tel.: 814-863-4128; FAX: 814-865-3119.

    Short courses

    The George Washington University Continuing Engineering Educa- tion short course program will offer over 25 courses in 1993 on a variety of subjects including Introduction to Modern Sonar Technology; Modern Digital Filters; Analysis, Design, and Applications; and Modern Digital Signal Processing. For full details contact: Merril A. Ferber, George Wash- ington Univ., Continuing Engineering Education, Washington, DC 20052, Tel.: 202-994-8522 (Toll free in U.S., 800-424-9773; FAX: 202-872-0645).

    Calendar

    Listed below is a summary of meetings related to acoustics to be held in the U. S. in the near future. The month/year notation refers to the issue in which a complete meeting announcement appeared.

    7-11 Feb.

    1993

    ARO Midwinter Meeting, St. Petersburg Beach, FL [ARO Business Office, 431 E. Locust St., Des Moines, IA 50309, Tel.: 515-243-1558; FAX: 515-243-2049].

    11-16 Feb. 1993 Annual Meeting, American Association for the Ad- vancement of Science, Boston, MA [AAAS, 1333 H St., N.W., Washington, DC 20005, Tel.: 202-326-6400.

    18-20 Feb. 18th Annual Conference, National Hearing Conserva- tion Association, Albuquerque, NM [Michele Johnson, Executive Director, 431 E. Locust St., Suite 202, Des Moines, IA 50309, Tel.: 515-243-1558; FAX: 515-243- 2049].

    24-26 Feb. Damping '93, San Francisco, CA [CSA Engineering, Inc., 2850 W. Bayshore Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94303-3843 ].

    27 Feb.-6 Mar.

    9-13 Mar.

    12-16 April

    27th Colorado Otology-Audiology Conference, Breck- enridge, CO [Jerry Northern, Colorado Hearing Foun- dation, Box B210, 4200 E. Ninth Ave., Denver, CO 80262, Tel.: 302-270-7856; FAX: 303-270-5084].

    Georgetown Univ. Roundtable on Languages and Lin- guistics [Helen E. Karn, Coordinator, GURT 1993, School of Languages and Linguistics, 303 Intercultural Ctr., Georgetown Univ. Washington, DC 20057-1067, Tel.: 202-687-5726, FAX: 202-687-5712, E-mail: gurt @ guvax.bitnet or gurt @ guvax.georgetown.edu

    Third Automatic Object Recognition Conference, spon- sored by SPIE, Orlando, FL [Dr. Guillermo C. Gaun- aurd, Naval Surface Warfare Center, R-42, White Oak, Silver Spring, MD 20903, Tel.: 301-394-2469. Deadline for manuscripts March 15 ].

    1210 J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 93, No. 2, February 1993 Acoustical News--USA 1210

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