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     November 4, 1996 Vol. 28 No. 3     
     Editor: Cheryl Bissett Fall 1996     


Statistics Seminars:
Monday, November 4, 1996
Dr. Tim Hesterberg, Research Scientist, Data Analysis Products Division, MathSoft, Inc.
"Tecumseh's Revenge, Paul Bunyan's Dog, and Seismic Deformation Estimation."
Thomson 101 at 3:30 P.M.

Wednesday, November 6, 1996
General Examination - Angshuman Saha
"Application of Ridge Regression in Compartmental Models."
Advisor: Finbarr O'Sullivan
Thomson 135 at 3:30 P.M.


Pacific Northwest Statistics Group Meeting:

Friday November 15, 1996.

The meeting will be held at Halpern Center, SFU campus. Dinner will be at the Diamond University Club, SFU campus.

Registration is from 1:00 - 3:30 at the Halpern Center, Room 126. The cost is $25.

http://www.math.sfu.ca/stats/pnwsg/


Welcome:

Florence Forbes of LMC/IMAG in France. She will be visiting and doing research with Adrian Raftery for one year.

Heike Bickeboller, a UW Statistics Ph.D. graduate (1993) now working in the Institute for Medical Statistics at the Technical University of Munich. She will be visiting Seattle from November 2-11.


Combined Fund Drive:

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All donor information is kept confidential unless you want the charity to recognize the contribution.

The Charity Guides are available in the main office.

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The campaign officially ends on November 15, 1996.