Recent grad student, Setsuko (Seiko) Matsuzawa has accepted an assistant professor position at the College of Wooster. Founded in 1866, the College of Wooster is an independent liberal arts college located in Wooster, Ohio. According to the recent NSF study, Wooster ranks in the top 7 percent nationally as the baccalaureate origin of recent PhDs when compare with other 4-year institutions. It is also nationally recognized for an innovative curriculum that emphasizes independent learning. Each Wooster senior creates an original research project, written work, performance or exhibit of artwork, supported one-on-one by a faculty mentor. This Independent Study or I.S., is the cornerstone of a Wooster education.