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     January 15, 2002 Vol. 47 No. 1     
     Editor: Cheryl Bissett Winter 2002     


Welcome:

Francesca Bruno, from the University of Bologna is visiting to do research with Peter Guttorp. She will be here until June 30, 2002.

Matthew Conroy, from the Department of Mathematics at the University of Washington will be teaching Stat 394/395 this Winter 2002.

David Henderson, Acting Assistant Professor in Biostatistics for Winter Quarter 2002. David has just graduated from Virginia Tech, and will teach the Biostat/Stat 552 StatGen II classs, before taking up a VIGRE positionat Iowa State in April. Although based primarily in Biostat, David will also be a visiting researcher with the Statistical Genetics group in Statistics.

Yulia Gel, She received her Ph.D. in Mathematics from St. Petersburg State University. She is here as a PostDoc on Adrian Raftery's MURI and will be visiting until September 15th, 2002 with option to renew.


New Student:

Vaishali Kukreja from Lady Shri College and the University of Delphi, India.


Statistics Seminars:
Monday January 28th, 2002
Professor Marlos Viana, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago
"The Covariance Structure of Circular Ranks"
Smith 205 at 3:30 P.M.



Congratulations:

Elizabeth Thompson was awarded the Weldon Memorial Prize. The Weldon Memorial Prize is awarded by the University of Oxford since 1911 every 2-3 years for outstanding contributions to Biometric Science. The prize is given without regard to nationality or membership of any university. Joe Felsentein (UW Professor of Genetics and Adjunct Professor of Statistics) won the prize last year.

Michael Na Li and Jianmin Liu are both very happy that their baby, Bryan Tianxing Li was born on November 4th.

Andrew and Odette George are also very proud and happy parents of Iona Caitlyn George (named after a Scottish island they both loved). Iona was born on December 1st.

Haijun Li returned to the Department of Mathematics at Washington State University.


Holiday:

The University of Washington will be closed on January 21, 2002 in observance of Matin Luther King Jr. Day.