Eric Dieckman, a junior physics major from Wellington, Mo., won second place in the musical acoustics student paper competition at a recent national meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Honolulu, Hawaii (Nov. 28–Dec. 2, 2006), for his research presentation, “Input Impedance of Asian Free-reed Mouth Organs.”

Oleksiy Golovin, a junior physics major from Kent, Ohio, received a Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research for the purchase of an infrared photoelectric photometer. This grant has a highly competitive application process and only approximately 25 percent of applicants receive funding. Golovin will use the photometer to support his ongoing research on the variation in brightness of cool, red giant stars.

A review essay by Arnold Preussner, professor of English, covering the Summer 2006 productions of Shakespeare’s “Titus Andronicus and Coriolanus” at the Globe Theatre, London, can be found in the Winter 2006 issue of Shakespeare Bulletin.

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