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     April 14, 1999 Vol. 30 No. 1     
     Editor: Cheryl Bissett Spring 1997     


Statistics Seminars:
Friday, April 18, 1997
Judea Pearl, UCLA
"The Logic of Cause and Effect: Unifying Counterfactual, Graphical and Structural Models."
Smith 120 at 12:30 P.M.

Friday, April 25, 1997
Andrew Abbott, University of Chicago
"Gibbs sampling for subsequence resemblance: application to rhetorical sequences."
Smith 120 at 12:30 P.M.

Friday, May 2, 1997
Michael E. Sobel, University of Arizona
"Some Log-Linear and Log-Nonlinear Models for Ordinal Scales with Midpoints, with an Application to Public Opinion on the Environment."
Smith 120 at 12:30 P.M.

Friday, May 9, 1997
James J. Heckman, University of Chicago
"Characterizing Selection Bias Using Experimental Data."
Smith 120 at 12:30 P.M.


PNWSG Meeting:

April 18th at the University of Victoria. Further information concerning the meeting will be made available through the Department of Mathematics and Statistics under Colloquia, Seminars and Events.


ASA Meeting:

The Puget Sound chapter of the American Statistical Association will have a Dinner & Talk on April 15. Festivities will begin at 6:00 p.m. Dinner orders will be taken between 6:00 and 6:s0 p.m. Dinner will be served between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m. If you wish to attend, please e-mail asa@washington.edu of phone Stephen Jones at 865-3550 by Thursday, February 27.

Tuesday, April 15, 1997
Dr. Elizabeth Thompson, Department of Statistics, University of Washington
"Quantifying the Weight of DNA Evidence."
China First on 45th
1121 NE 45th St.

Welcome:

Cliff Lunneborg has returned from the United Kingdom to teach Spring quarter.

Friedrich Pukelsheim, Universitat Augsburg, Germany, is visiting the departmet until August and working with Michael Perlman.

Piet Groeneboom, Delft University, The Netherlands, will be visiting the department until August and working with Jon Wellner.

Tom Freng will be working for Kristin until she returns. She is on sick leave until the beginning of the Summer quarter.


Out of Town:
Connie Sugatan
5/15 - 5/16, Vacation