With my first post, I would like to congratulate my mentor Bill Kuperman for winning the prestigious Gold Medal award of the Acoustical Society of America. It will be officially announced at the upcoming Hong Kong meeting. The medal is for outstanding contributions in the field of acoustics and for great contributions to the society. Bill is not only a former president of the society but a friend, collaborator, and helper to everyone he meets. Bill was just given the 2011 Munk Award at the last meeting. Congratulations on a great year!