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Are You a Harvard Freshman or Sophomore Interested in Statistics?
If yes, please join us for an information session and lunch! Friday, April 3 from 12:00–2:00pm, Science Center 7th floor. Bring your questions about our courses, concentration, secondary field, tracks in quantitative finance & computational biology, and more! Hosted by the Co-Directors of Undergraduate Studies: Prof. David Harrington (Acting Chair) and Prof. Michael Parzen.

Panos Toulis Awarded 2015 Dempster Prize
Many congratulations to PhD candidate Panos Toulis! Here is more information on this graduate student research prize, awarded annually, named in honor of Professor Emeritus Arthur P. Dempster.

Alice Moses Receives Dean's Distinction Award
This noteworthy award recognizes 1% of FAS staff for exceptional service & citizenship; it is a well-deserved honor for Alice Moses, our Student Coordinator.

Recent Books by Harvard Stat Dept Faculty
Among the titles are Handbook of Mixed Membership Models and Their Applications (edited by Edo Airoldi et al.), Introduction to Probability (by Joseph Blitzstein and AB/AM alumnus Jessica Hwang), An Introduction to Quantitative Finance (by Stephen Blyth), Strength in Numbers: The Rising of Academic Statistics Departments in the U.S. (edited by Alan Agresti and Xiao-Li Meng) and Designs for Clinical Trials (edited by David Harrington). More to come soon...

Quadruple Honors for Donald Rubin
Honorary professorships from Nanjing University of Science & Technology, Xian University of Technology, and Shanghai Finance University were awarded to John L. Loeb Professor of Statistics Donald Rubin in October. As if these are not enough, in April he will then receive the Doctorate Honoris Causa from Universidad Santo Tomás.  An recent interview with him will appear soon in Statistical Science.

Statistics Professor to lead Harvard Management Company
Warm congratulations to Stephen Blyth, Professor of the Practice and PhD alumnus, on being named President and Chief Executive Officer of HMC, which is responsible for investing Harvard’s endowment.