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     January 15, 1998 Vol. 33 No. 1     
     Editor: Cheryl Bissett Winter 1998     


Statistics Seminars:
Thursday, January 15, 1998
Gesine Reinert, University of California, Los Angeles
"Compound Poisson approximation for occurrences of multiple words in DNA sequences."
Thomson 101 at 3:30 P.M.

Thursday, January 22, 1998
(Joint with the Department of Biostatistics)
Xiao-Li Meng, Department of Statistics, University of Chicago
"The Art of Data Augmentation."
Health Sciences T-639 at 3:30 P.M.

Monday, January 26, 1998
Tore Schweder, University of Oslo
"Likelihood and confidence."
Thomson 101 at 3:30 P.M.

Monday, February 2, 1998
Fredric Schoenberg, University of California, Berkeley
"Assessment of Multi-dimensional Point Process Models with Applications to Seismology."
Thomson 101 at 3:30 P.M.


Farewell and Best Wishes:

Florence Forbes has returned to LMC/IMAG in France.

Chris Triggs has returned to the University of Auckland, New Zealand.


Welcome:

Poul Svante Erickson of Aalborg University, Denmark, will be visiting the department through July.

Kingshuk Roy Choudhury and Angshuman Saha have returned to the department from their stay in Ireland.

Thomas Richardson has returned to the department from his visit to the University of Cambridge, UK.


Out of Town:
Cliff Lunneborg
9/2/97 - 3/1/98, Open University, UK

Holiday:

The University of Washington will be closed on January 19th for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.