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     May 29, 1998 Vol. 35 No. 1     
     Editor: Cheryl Bissett Summer 1998     


Statistics Seminars:
Monday, June 1, 1998
Richard Karp, Departments of Computer Science and Engineering and Molecular Biotechnology
"Analysis of a Strategy for Sequencing the Human Genome."
Thomson 101 at 3:30 P.M.


Examinations:
Thursday, June 4, 1998
Final Examination:
Ying Zhang
"Estimation for Counting Processes with Incomplete Data."
Advisor: Jon Wellner
Communications Building 326 at 3:30 P.M.

Friday, June 5, 1998
General Examination:
Enrica Bellone
"Hidden Markov Models for Precipitation."
Advisors: Peter Guttorp and Jim Hughes
Johnson Hall 123 at 10:00 A.M.


Congratulations:

Elizabeth Thompson has been elected as a Fellow to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Paul Sampson has been promoted from Research Associate Professor to Research Professor, effective July 1, 1998.

Judy Zeh has been elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. She will be formally inducted as a Fellow at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Dallas, August 9 - 14.

Aaron Gullickson, one of our undergraduates, has been invited to membership in Phi Beta Kappa by the Washington Alpha Chapter.


Out of Town:
Jon Wellner
8/18 - 9/6, Prague and Berlin, meetings
Paul Sampson
5/25 - 5/29, 7th Int'l Meeting on Stat. Climate, Whistler, BC
Elizabeth Thompson
6/21 - 6/23, 6th Purdue Symposium
6/24 - 6/28, BWF workshop, Berkeley, CA
6/28 - 7/1, WNAR meeting, San Diego, CA
7/1 - 7/2, PMB short course, Berkeley, CA
Michael Perlman
6/11 - 6/24, 6th Purdue Symposium
9/13 - 9/18, HSSS Structural Learning, Turino, Italy
David Poole
5/12 - 6/15, South Africa
Joel Reynolds
6/22 - 6/25, Anchorage, AK
7/15 - 7/26, VII Int'l Congress of Ecology, Florence, Italy
7/27 - 8/14, vacation