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     March 31, 1999, 1999 Vol. 38 No. 1     
     Editor: Cheryl Bissett Spring 1999     


Statistics Seminars:
Monday, April 5, 1999
Department of Statistics, University of Washington
"Modern Robust Regression with Applications in Finance."
Communications 120 at 3:30 P.M.

Monday, April 12, 1999
Guy Nason, University of Bristol
"Time Scale Analysis."
Communications 120 at 3:30 P.M.


Welcome:

Piet Groeneboom, Delft University, The Netherlands is here to teach Statistics 583 this Spring Quarter and to do research with Jon Wellner.

Dean Billheimer, has been appointed to the position of Acting Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics.


Special Probability Seminar for Ron Pyke:

Tuesday, May 25th at 3:30 P.M. Location to be announced. This will be followed by a retirement dinner for Ron on either May 25 of May 27.


Congratulations:

June Morita won the University of Washington Distinguished Teaching Award. June is the second winner from our department.

David Madigan won the award as Assistant Professor in 1995.

Sharon and Brian Browning have accepted Visiting Assistant Professor positions in the Department of Statistics and Mathematics at Texas A&M University.


Out of Town:
Cliff Luneborg
2/15-5/15, Univ. of Melbourne & La Trobe Univ.
6/1 - 8/30, Univ. of Queensland & Queensland Univ. of Tech., Brisbane
9/1 - 11/30, MacQuarrie Univ., Sydney & Univ. of Sydney
12/1 - 2/15/00, Univ. of Western Australia & Murdoch Univ., Perth
Werner Stuetzle
4/5 - 4/7
Carol Quintero
4/1- 4/6, Eastern Washington