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Announcements and News

New Students—Orientation Week and Course Registration!
Orientation Week activities and course registration for Autumn Quarter all take place from Monday, September 22, through Friday, September 26. See the schedule and check for last-minute updates as the week approaches. Welcome to Autumn at the U of C!

Prospective Students
Read more at our Admissions site about exciting changes to our programs of study. Questions? Email us at admissions@galton.uchicago.edu.

Faculty Accolades
Congratulations to Professors Mike Stein and Steve Stigler for recognition of their contributions at the Joint Statistical Meetings. Stein received a Distinguished Achievement Award from the JSM Section on Statistics and the Environment; Stigler delivered "The Seven Pillars of Statistical Wisdom" as the "ASA President's Invited Address." JSM 2014 took place in Boston this August.

Honorary Degree Awarded
The Department is pleased to announce that one of the seven honorary degrees presented at the 519th convocation on Saturday, June 14, was awarded to statistician-geneticist Terence Speed. Terry Speed gave a lecture on "Removing Unwanted Variation" on Wednesday, June 11.

Consulting Project Award Winner
The Department's annual Consulting Project Award was given to Ph.D. candidate Subhajit Goswami on Monday, June 2, 2014, at 1:00 pm in E110. Congratulations, Subhajit!

The Computational and Applied Mathematics Initiative builds on the interdisciplinary efforts of Statistics faculty, students; their research, seminars, and classes.

Department Events This Week

MONDAY, September 22–FRIDAY, September 26, 2014, Autumn Quarter Graduate Registration.

MONDAY, September 22–FRIDAY, September 26, 2014, Statistics New-student Orientation.

FRIDAY, September 26–28, 2014, Financial Statistics Conference, 5727 S. University Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637.