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Welcome New Students/Welcome Back Old
The study card signing schedule (Jan. 27-30) for undergraduate Stat concentrators is available here.  Please visit the Academics tab (above nav bar) for information on our courses and degree requirements.

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.

Understanding the Value of Every Movement on the Basketball Court
Luke Bornn, assistant professor, and Stat Ph.D. students Dan Cervone & Alex D’Amour are featured in this fascinating Grantland article about sports analytics. Harvard Gazette coverage appears here. More Ph.D. students Alex Franks (Stat) & Andy Miller (CS) contribute to this Wired video. Bornn's innovative project-based course "Learning from Big Data" is also featured here

Online STAT 110 Receives Accolades
Our online probability course has recently been praised here (by an aerospace engineer and a cardiologist, among others). The center of all this attention, Joseph Blitzstein, was interviewed here.