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     October 20, 1997 Vol. 32 No. 1     
     Editor: Cheryl Bissett Fall 1997     

Statistics Seminars:
Monday, October 20, 1997
Susan Murphy, Department of Statistics, Pennsylvania State University
"Profile Likelihood Inference in High Dimensional Models."
Thomson 101 at 3:30 P.M.

Tuesday, October 21, 1997
Susan Murphy, Department of Statistics, Pennsylvania State University
"Variety in Maximum Likelihood Estimation for High Dimensional Models."
Thomson 119 at 3:30 P.M.

General Examinations:
Wednesday, November 5, 1997
Nilanjan Chatterjee
"Semiparametric Methods for Missing Data Problems and Their Applications to Multi-phase Designs."
Advisors: Jon Wellner and Norman Breslow
Smith 105 at 3:00 P.M.

Thursday, November 6, 1997
Antonio Eduardo Gomes
"Lifetime and Disease Onset Distributions from Incomplete Observations."
Advisors: Jon Wellner
Thomson 235 at 3:30 P.M.


Tilman Gneiting, Acting Assistant Professor is here now from Germany. He is teaching Stat 519 this quarter.

Janet Witt has joined the department as an Editorial Assistant for JASA. Janet is currently Managing Editor of Sociological Methodology and also a member of the Sociology Department staff. She received her degree (B.A. in English) from Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California. Previously, she worked in the field of Grants and Contracts, here at the University of Washington and before that at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Janet has written several poems.

Thuy Nguyen is our new Student Assistant. She works 1:30 - 4:30 Monday through Friday.

Rick Benoit will be working with the Math Sciences Computing Group and Statistics for a few months. His office is Padelford B-312.

Out of Town:
Adrian Raftery
9/29 - 10/22, IWC meeting
Thomas Richardson
7/25 - 12/19, U. of Cambridge
Connie Sugatan
11/10 - 11/14, vacation
Cliff Lunneborg
9/2/97 - 3/1/98, Open University, UK