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     October 4, 1999 Vol. 27 No. 4     
     Editor: Cheryl Bissett Fall 1996     


Statistics Seminars:
Monday, October 7, 1996
Carmen Fernandez and Mark F.J. Steel, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
"On Bayesian Modelling of Fat Tails and Skewness."
Thomson 101 at 3:30 P.M.

Wednesday, October 9, 1996
General Examination
Andrew A. Schaffner
"Benchmarks, Facets, and the World-Wide Web: Tools for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education."
Advisor: David Madigan
Thomson 101 at 3:30 P.M.

Thursday, October 10, 1996
General Examination
Carlos Diaz Avalos
"Space-time analysis of forest fires."
Advisor: Julian Besag
Social Work 32 at 11:30 A.M.

Monday, October 14, 1996
Carmen Fernandez and Mark F.J. Steel, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
"Reference Priors in non-Normal Location Problems."
Thomson 101 at 3:30 P.M.


Puget Sound Chapter of the American Statistical Association: Dinner and Meeting

Tuesday, October 8, 1996

The meeting will be held at Lombardi's Restaurant, 2200 N.W. Market St., Seattle. Festivities begin at 6:00 p.m. Dinner will be served starting at 6:30 p.m. The meal will include a choice of entree and salad, and will cost $16 with a $4 discount for students. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. and last for about an hour.

If you wish to attend, please e-mail asa@stat.washington.edu or telephone Stephen Jones, at 865-3550 by Monday October 7.


Goodbye and Best Wishes:

Ian Painter has moved and accepted a position at North Carolina State University.

Eric Parner left for Canada and will be there until Christmas. He will then return to the University of Aarhus, Denmark.

Finbarr O'Sullivan will be at the University College in Cork, Ireland for 2 years.

Kingshuk Roy Choudhury will be at the University College in Cork, for one year.

Hsi-Guang Sung has moved and accepted a position at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Texas.


Out of Town:
Jon Wellner
9/18 - 10/17, Vacation in Nepal
Bob Wijsman
10/31 Champaign, Illinois
Judy Mcphee
10/7 - 10/10, SRA meeting in Toronto