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     October 1, 1998 Vol. 36 No. 2     
     Editor: Cheryl Bissett Fall 1998     


Statistics Seminars:
Friday, October 2, 1998
Donald Richards, University of Virginia
"Hierarchies of FKG Inequalities."
Communications Building 120 at 3:30 P.M.

Monday, October 5, 1998
Donald Richards, University of Virginia
"Plug-in quadratic discriminant functions in multivariate analysis."
Communications Building 120 at 3:30 P.M.

Monday, November 16, 1998
Michael D. Perlman, University of Washington
"The Emperor's New Tests: A Defense of the Likelihood Ratio Criterion."
Communications Building 120 at 3:30 P.M.


Congratulations:

Nilanjan Chatterjee was the winner of this year's WNAR Student Papers Competition. In a year of several excellent papers, his was outstanding.


Welcome:

Bernt Guldbrandtsen, of the Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, is visiting to do research with Elizabeth Thompson.

Andre Berchtold, of the University of Geneva, is here to to do research with Adrian Raftery.

Christina Curtis is our Student Helper this quarter. She is an undergraduate from the School of Forestry.


New Graduate Students:
(Rebecca) Ayesha Ali
University of Toronto
Amy Anderson
University of Oregon
Dana Dragicesu
University of Bucharest
Adam Karp
UW Law School
Sinjinni Mitra
Indian Statistical Institute
Solveig "Solly" Sieberts
Harvey Mudd College
Shuguang Song
UW Dept of Oceanography
Russell Steele
Carnegie Mellon University
Johnny Stutsman
UW Dept of Physics, Stat GNN
Erin Sullivan
University of Puget Sound

Out of Town:
Peter Guttorp
7/30 - 1/99,Univ. of Stockholm, Sweden
June Morita
7/30 - 1/99, Sweden
Robert Wijsman
9/20 - 10/20, Australia
Myrna Jewett
10/22 - 11/3, Hawaii