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The Accounting Hall of Fame announced three inductees for 2004. The honorees are Dennis R. Beresford, E&Y Executive Professor at the University of Georgia, former chairman (1987–1997) of the Financial Accounting Standards Board and writer of professional articles; Gerald A. Feltham, a professor of accounting at the University of British Columbia and accounting researcher; and William J. Vatter, an educator and author whose published works include The Fund Theory of Accounting and Its Implications for Financial Reports. Established in 1950 at Ohio State University, the hall of fame recognizes accountants who make significant contributions to the profession’s advancement.

The Institute is accepting proposals for cases under the 2005 Professor/Practitioner Case Development Program, which promotes collaboration of accounting educators and practitioners to formulate realistic case studies for use in accounting education ( www.aicpa.org/members/div/career/edu/ppcdp.htm ). Proposals are due December 1.

The AICPA invites state CPA societies and individuals to nominate an accounting educator for the 2005 AICPA Distinguished Achievement in Education Award ( www.aicpa.org/members/div/career/edu/laaea.htm ). The award recognizes full-time college accounting educators for excellence in teaching and national prominence in the accounting profession. Nominations are due February 1.

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