Asian Pacific American

MAY is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! Asian Pacific American Heritage month began in 1978 as Asian American Heritage Week celebrated the first week of May. This date was chosen because the first immigrants from Japan arrived on May 7, 1843. Below are 5 (actually 6)  Asian Pacific American people who have made their mark […]

Room Acoustics Basics

By Jim Koz Why Does The Room Matter? Ever been watching TV and no matter how loud you make the volume, it’s still hard to hear? Ever walk down a long, narrow hall and clap your hands to hear a strange twang echo? Well, those are just some of the effects that rooms have on […]

learning about noise

International Noise Awareness Day 21st Anniversary by Center for Hearing Communication All over the world, people, organizations, and governments will commemorate the 21st Annual International Noise Awareness Day (INAD) on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. The Center for Hearing and Communication (CHC) founded this yearly event in 1996 to encourage people to do something about bothersome […]

Prince and Paisley Park Recording Studios In 1985, 23-year-old architect Bret Thoeny was asked to build something he had never constructed before: an artist’s compound. “Back then, this wasn’t done. Artist’s weren’t building their own compounds, only large companies or record labels were,” Thoeny said in an interview with Billboard Thursday night (April 22). “But Prince had this vision […]