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     October 27, 2000 Vol. 43 No. 2     
     Editor: Cheryl Bissett Autumn 2000     


Statistics Seminars:
Monday, October 30 2000
(Joint with NRCSE).
Caren Marzban, visitor to NRCSE from the National Severe Storms Lab, NOAA and Dept. of Physics, University of Oklahoma.
"On the Correlation Between U.S. Tornadoes and Pacific Sea Surface Temperatures."
Communications 120 at 3:30 P.M.

Monday, November 6 2000
Thomas Richardson, Department of Statistics, University of Washington.
"Markov models and data-generating processes."
Communications 120 at 3:30 P.M.

Monday, November 13 2000
Krzysztof Burdzy, Department of Mathematics, University of Washington.
"Remarks on the philosophy of Bayesian decision making."
Discussant: Matthew Stephens, Department of Statistics, University of Washington.
Communications 120 at 3:30 P.M.

Wednesday, November 29 2000
(Joint with CSSS)
Ingram Olkin, Department of Statistics, Stanford University.
"Apportionment Methods in Proportional Representation: A Majorization Representation."
Savery 209 at 12:30 P.M.


Out of Town:
Cliff Lunneborg
9/17-11/30, Open Univ. Inst. of Psych.
12/1-12/15, Univ. of Padua, Italy.
Alejandro Murua
10/5-11/5, IMA, Minn.
Werner Stuetzle
10/24-11/1, New Jersey.

Puget Sound Chapter, American Statistical Association, Dinner and Presentation.
Monday, November 6 2000.
"The Mathematics of Travel Demand Modeling: Travel Demand Modeling at the Puget Sound Regional Council".
Larry Blain, Principal Planner, Puget Sound Regional Council.
Location:
Romio's Greenwood,
8523 Greenwood Ave N.
Please RSVP by Oct 30th to psasa@u.washington.edu.
For further information check out the Puget Sound ASA chapter webpage: http://depts.washington.edu/psasa/meet4.html


Pacific Northwest Statistics Meeting.
Friday, November 17 2000.
1.45 P.M. June Morita, UW - Bothell.
"Contributions to Statistical Literacy".
3.30 P.M. Constance van Eeden, University of British Columbia.
"Estimation in Restricted Parameter Spaces: Some History and Some Recent Developments".
5.00 P.M. Reception/cash bar, UW Faculty club.
6.00 P.M. Dinner, UW Faculty club.