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     January 5, 2000 Vol. 41 No. 1     
     Editor: Cheryl Bissett Winter 2000     


Welcome:

Pip Courbois, our VIGRE postdoc, has arrived from Oregon State University. He will be teaching Stat 341 Winter quarter.

Michael Marion, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill is here to teach Stat 390 Winter Quarter.


Goodbye:

Hans Skaug and Astrid Lunde returned to Norway.


Announcement:
Mark Handcock will be joining our department in Fall 2000 as Professor of Statistics and Sociology, and he will also be the first faculty member to be hired as part of the Center for Statistics and Social Sciences UIF initiative. He is currently on the faculty at Penn State University, and visiting the University of Western Australia in Perth.

Martina Morris will be joining our department in Fall 2000 as the Blumstein-Jordan Professor of Sociology and Professor of Statistics. She will also be an active member of the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences. She is currents Professor of Sociology and Statistics at Penn State University.


Out of Town:
Cliff Lunneborg
12/1 - 2/15/00, Univ. of Western Australia & Murdoch Univ., Perth
Werner Stuetzle
9/99 - 9/00, on sabbatical.
Samantha Bates
12/7 - 1/15/00, on vacation.

Statistics Seminars:
Monday, January 10, 2000
Sharon Browning, Department of Statistics, Texas A&M University
"The relationship between count-location and stationary renewal models for the chiasma process."
Smith 205 at 3:30 P.M.

Wednesday, January 12, 2000
(Joint with CSSS)
Peter Hoff, Department of Statistics and Biostatistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"The Marriage Model: A Two Sided Model of Opportunity and Choice"
Savery 209 at 12:30 P.M.

Thursday, January 13, 2000
Peter Hoff, Department of Statistics and Biostatistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Constrained Nonparametric Estimation via Mixtures, with an Application in Cancer Genetics"
Smith 205 at 3:30 P.M.