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     December 9, 1999 Vol. 28 No. 4     
     Editor: Cheryl Bissett Fall 19996nbsp;    


Statistics Seminars:
Monday, December 9, 1996
Adam Finkelstein, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington
"Curve Editing and Image Querying: Two Applications of Wavelets in Computer Graphics."
Thomson 101 at 3:30 P.M.


Happy Holidays:

The University of Washington will be closed on December 25th for Christmas Day and January 1st for New Year's Day.

Classes end on December 11th and begin Winter quarter on January 6th.

Exams will be held December 12th - 19th.


Goodbye:
Søren Højsgaard has returned to the Danish Institute of Plant and Soil Science. He can be reached at sorenh@jbs.agrsci.dk.

Ross Taplin has returned to Murdoch University in Australia.

Angshuman Saha has left for a vacation and then will join Finbarr O'Sullivan and Kingshuk Roy Choudhury at the University College in Cork, Ireland, for one year.


Congratulations:

Galen Shorak and Thea Habersetzer were married on September 15th in an evening ceremony at the Arboretum's Graham Center. They also had a reception at the 3:30 departmental tea following the October 21 seminar.

David and Aine Madigan have a new baby girl, Orna. She was born on November 13th.

The National Center for Environmental Statistics has now opened its office in the University District Building on NE 45th St. and 11th Ave. NE. The Center has hired Gerri Goedde as office supervisor, and Peter Sutherland as webmaster.


Just Published:

Three current and one former Statistics Department faculty featured in the just published book Pathbreakers: A Centure of Excellence in Science and Technology at the University of Washington. Former faculty member Hubert M. (Tad) Blalock was cited for his pioneering work on causal inference, which has had a huge impact on the social sciences. Adrian Raftery was cited for the development of Bayesian model selection, which is replacing Fisher's significance tests and P-values in much of quantitative sociology. Werner Stuetzle and Jon McDonald were included for their work on computer modeling of three-dimensional objects, in an article called "Three-dimensional models in a flash."