Acoustical Society of America
131st Meeting Special Events
Woodbury, New York, April 12, 1996
The following are some highlighted special events planned for the
131st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, May 13-17, 1996
at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis Hotel in Indianapolis, IN.
Tutorial Lecture on "Pitch, Periodicity, and the Brain"
Lecturer: William M. Hartman, Michigan State University
Monday, May 13, 1996, at 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Mt. Rushmore
Registration Fee: $15 in advance, $25 at the door
Distinguished Lecture on "Nonlinear Effects in Musical Acoustics"
Lecturer: Neville H. Fletcher, Australian National University,
Tuesday, May 14, 1996, at 2:00 p.m. (Session 2pMUa1)
Short Course on "Community Noise"
Instrcutors: Eric Stusnick, and Kenneth Plotkin, Wyle Laboratories
Sunday, May 12 (12:00 Noon to 5:00 p.m.) and
Monday, May 13, (8:30 am to 12:30 p.m.), 1996, p.m. in Bryce Canyon.
Registration Fee: $250
course is intended for engineers, scientists and planners who are
interested in understanding the nature of community noise, the
reaction of communities to it, and methods for assessment and
mitigation. The course begins with a description of the noises
besetting modern communities, from transportation and industrial
noise through natural sounds. The effect of this noise on people
is described, showing the psycho- and socioacoustic basis of
community intrusion and their practical implementation into simply
applied criteria. Quanitifcation of noise by modeling and
measurement is outlined. The environmental impact assessment
process, as it applies to noise intrusion, is described. Finally,
methods of controlling community noise are described.
Special Workshop on Voice Perception
Sponsored by the Technical Committee on Speech Communication
Monday, May 13, 1996, in Sessions 1aSC and 1pSC
The goal of this workshop is to bring
together researchers working on various aspects of voice
Special Workshop on Therapeutic Applications of Medical Ultrasound
Sponsored by the Technical Committees on Physical Acoustics and
Bioresponse to Vibration and to Ultrasound
Tuesday and Wednesday, May 14 and 15, 1996, in Sessions 2aPAa,
2pPAa, 3aPAa, 3pAA
Special Session Musical Performance
Cosponsored by the Technical Committees on Architectural and
Wednesday, May 15, 1996, in Session 3pAA
For this session Professor
Juergen Meyer of Braunschweig, Germany will have the assistance of
the New World Symphony, one of Indianapolis' Youth Orchestras to
demonstrate some effects in relation to the directivity of musical
instruments and orchestral timbre.
Ohio State University Wind Ensemble Concert
Sponsored by the Technical Committee on Musical Acoustics
Tuesday, May 14, 1996, 5:15 to 6:30 in Regency A & B
An Afternoon with Leo Beranek
Sponsored by the Technical Committee on Architectural Acouctics
and the National Council of Acoustical Consultants
Tuesday Afternoon, May 14, 1996, (Session 2pAAb)
A reception on the
occasion of the publication of Leo Beranek's new book, "Concert
and Opera Halls: How They Sound." Leo Beranek will be on hand to
sign copies of his book which will be on sale at the meeting.
Special Seminar: "Noise Control: A Seminar for Plant
Engineers and Product Designers"
Session I: Noise Control of Products, Friday, May 17, 1996, 8:30 a.m.
to 12:00 noon in Mt Rushmore
Session II: Noise at the Workplace, Friday, May 17, 1996, 1:15 p.m.
to 4:30 p.m. in Mt Rushmore
Registration Fee: $50.00
This seminar will be offered to individuals in
industry who have little or no experience in acoustics. The
program will address, among other topics, the ability of
manufacturers to meet the United States and foreign requirements on
noise emissions from products and equipment and the ability of
manufacturers to meet OSHA requirements on noise exposure at the
ASTM Meeting in Conjunction With ASA
All ASA members are invited to attend the meetings of the
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Committee E33 on
Environmental Acoustics which will be held 12--13 May, in
conjunction with the ASA meeting. On 12 May meetings will be held
in Mt. Rushmore A & B and the Executive Boardroom and 13 May in
National Parks. ASTM Committee E33 meetings deal with
architectural- and building-acoustical standards. There is no
charge to attend the ASTM meeting. For more information contact
Steve Mawn, ASTM, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, W. Conshohocken, PA 19428-
2959; Tel.: 610-832-9726.
Various exhibits of equipment and descriptive literature on
acoustics, shock and vibration instruments, associated signal
processing equipment, and noise control products will be open on
Tuesday, 14 May, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Wednesday, 15
May, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Mt. Rainier/Mt.McKinley. See
pp. 2620 for a list of exhibitors. On both days complimentary
coffee will be served in the morning and soft drinks in the
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