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     January 10, 2001 Vol. 44 No. 1     
     Editor: Cheryl Bissett Winter 2001     


Statistics Seminars:
Monday, January 22 2001
(Joint with NRCSE).
Paul Sampson, NRCSE and Department of Statistics, University of Washington.
"Georges Matheron, the Father of Geostatistics."
Smith 205 at 3:30 P.M.

Monday, January 29 2001
Fred Bookstein, University of Michigan.
"Missing Data in Morphometrics."
Smith 205 at 3:30 P.M.

Monday, February 5 2001
Chris Triggs, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
"The Strength of Evidence Found by Searching a Database."
Smith 205 at 3:30 P.M.

Monday, February 12 2001
Steve Stigler, University of Chicago.
"Risk and the Eighteenth Century French Lottery: Napoleon Meets his Chi-Square."
Smith 205 at 3:30 P.M.

Monday, February 26 2001
(Joint with NRCSE).
Peter Guttorp, NRCSE and Department of Statistics, University of Washington.
"Environmental Statistics."
Smith 205 at 3:30 P.M.

Monday, March 5 2001
Elizabeth Thompson, Department of Statistics, University of Washington.
"Something About Fisher."
Smith 205 at 3:30 P.M.


Holiday:

On January 15th the University of Washington will be closed in honor of "Martin Luther King's Day".


Congratulations:

Peter Guttorp has been elected President-Elect of the International Environmetrics Society.

Marina Meila and Carl de Marcken had a baby girl on Friday, December 29th weighing 3.7 kilograms. Her name is Nina de Marcken.

Jeremy Tantrum has announced his engagement to Barbara Cummins. Their wedding will take place on June 30, 2001.


Welcome:

Dr Roger Ngouenet is visiting Adrian Raftery's group. Originally, he came from Cameroon. He completed his advanced education in France. His background includes work on protein sequence analysis at IRISA, a French government research institution, and a project at Open University, UK for developing multivariate analysis techniques for the Anglo-Dutch conglomerate Unilever.

Penni-anne Bricker is our new Program Assistant replacing Jason Racey. She came from the English Department of the University of Washington.

Man-Suk Oh, Ewha Women's University is visiting until February 14th.

Chris Triggs, University of Auckland is visiting here and will head the Statistics Consulting Group this Winter quarter.


Condolences:

Bill Birnbaum, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Statistics passed away on Friday, December 15, 2000. He was the Father of Mathematical Statistics in the Pacific Northwest. A memorial dinner will be held in the Faculty Club on April 6th.