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     March 12, 1998 Vol. 33 No. 3     
     Editor: Cheryl Bissett Winter 1998     

Puget Sound Chapter - Dinner and Talk:
Monday, March 30, 1998
Dr. Carl Bennett, Scientist
"The Last Lecture Series."
Olympia II Pizza and Spaghetti House
4501 Interlake N.

Last year the Puget Sound Chapter initiated an annual lecture series which we called the "Last Lecture" series. The purpose of the "Last Lecture" is to allow distinguished statisticians in the Puget Sound Region to provide us with their "Last Lecture" to share with us the culmination of his/her years of experience as a statistical Teacher/Researcher/Consultant/Administrator.

The speaker at the second annual last lecture will be Dr. Carl Bennett. Dr. Bennett is a graduate of the University of Michigan. His work has encompassed many areas, including the quality of chemical and radiological measurements, the design of inspection systems, the evaluation of effectiveness of both domestic and international nuclear safeguards, and techniques for dealing with the behavioral and social aspects of crime statistics, recidivism, and security tasks.

Please plan to attend what promises to be an informative and entertaining evening.

Festivities begin at 6:00 P.M. with a mixer. Dinner will be served at 6:30 P.M. The meal will cost $12 with a $2 discount for students.

If you wish to attend, please contact Stephen Jones via email at, or via telephone 425-865-3550, by noon Monday March 30.


Tilmann Gneiting is our new tenure-track Assistant Professor. Please join us in welcoming Tilmann as a permanent member of our faculty.

Adrian Raftery has been selected as the co-recipient of the 1998 Clifford Clogg Award, which is awarded jointly by the Population Association of America and Penn State University. The biennial award commemorates the life and contributions of the late Clifford Clogg, one of the brilliant sociologist-statisticians of our (or any) era. The award is given for distinguished scholarship in population statistics and will be presented to Adrian at the PAA meetings on April 3, 1998.

Thuy Nguyen, our student helper, will be graduating from the UW with a degree in Mathematics. She will be leaving the department to pursue her career.

Out of Town:
Jon Wellner
3/7 - 3/22, Munich, Germany
4/16 - 4/19, Lubbock, Texas; Symposium in honor of W. van Zwet
8/18 - 9/6, Prague and Berlin, meetings