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     August 20, 1997 Vol. 31 No. 4     
     Editor: Cheryl Bissett Summer 1997     


Congratulations:

Sandra Catlin received her Ph.D. and has accepted the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Christopher Volinksy received his Ph.D. and has accepted a position at AT&T in New Jersey. Christopher Volinksy and Christine Turnberg were married on July 27th at the Monte Villa Farmhouse in Bothell.

Martin O'Conner received his Master's Degree last Spring and will be moving back to Ireland.

Michelle Keim received her Ph.D. and has accepted a position at Boeing, Applied Statistics Group.

Andrew Shaffner received his Ph.D. and has accepted the position of Assistant Professor in the Statistics Department of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Simon Heath has accepted the position of Assistant Professor in the Laboratory of Statistical Genetics at Rockefeller University, New York and will be leaving at the end of August.


Out of Town:
Joel Reynolds
8/15 - 8/30, vacation
Cheryl Bissett
8/21 - 8/29, vacation
Judy McPhee
8/19 - 8/22, vacation
Finbarr O'Sullivan
on Sabbatical
Michael Perlman
8/30 - 9/12, Newton Inst., UK
Adrian Raftery
8/25 - 8/29, ASA
Thomas Richardson
7/25 - 12/19, U. of Cambridge
Elizabeth Thompson
8/17 - 8/26, ISI, Istanbul, Turkey
9/4 - 9/5, Program Review, NCSU
Jon Wellner
9/6-9/20, Amsterdam

Welcome:

Yoshihiko Konno, Chiba University in Japan, will be visiting the Department for one year.

Malcom Griffin, Queen's University in Ontario, Canada, is visitng the Department for one year.

Jochen Kumm, will be joining the Department as a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on NIH funded research on the Genetic Epidemiology of Complex Traits with Elizabeth Thompson. Jochen joins us from the Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, where he obtained his Ph.D. in 1995.

Carol Quintero has joined the office staff in the Department.


New Students:

Moulinath Banerjee, Indian Statistical Institute.

Jake Brutlag, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Peter Craigmile, University of Glasgow, Cambridge University in UK.

Tracy Glass, Vanderbilt University in Tennessee.

Kerrie Nelson, University of Melborne, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Sally Rodriguez, University of Arizona.

Elizabeth Sugar, Pomona College, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Jeremy Tantrum, University of Auckland, New Zealand.


Orientation Schedule:
M, 9/22 11:00 A.M.
TA's meeting in lounge and pub night.
T, 9/23 1:00 P.M.
Computing orientation with Heiko Bailer.
W, 9/24
Mariners vs. Angels at Kingdome.
Th, 9/25 1:00 P.M.
Research Day, a series of student talks followed by wine and cheese.
F, 9/26 9:00 a.m.
Student hike (will be moved to Saturday in case of inclement weather).