"Sound" is the general subject for the science symposium this evening in Emerson D at 8 o'clock, when Professors F. A. Saunders, G. H. Parker '87, and A. T. Davison '06 will give lectures on this subject from the physical, zoological, and musical standpoints.
This is the second science symposium to be given this season at the University under the auspices of the University chapter of the Gamma Alpha, the national graudate science society. These meetings are open to the public.
This evening Professor Saunders will discuss "Vibrations and the Theory of Sound" and will illustrate this lecture by experiments. Professor Saunders before coming to the University was a physics professor at Syracuse University and Vassar College and is famous as an experimenter.
Professor Parker, who is Professor of Zoology and Director of the Zoological Laboratory, will speak on "Production and Reception of Animal Sound." Professor Parker is a member of the most important biological and zoological societies of the country and is the author of "Biology and Social Problems" and "The Elementary Nervous System." He is chiefly interested in the anatomy and physiology of sense organs and animal reactions.
The final speaker is Dr. Davison, who has been conductor of the University Glee Club for many years. "Harmony and Noise" is his subject.
If the symposium this evening is as successful as the one on "The Origin of Life," held on November 6, a third symposium may be arranged.