IMS Bulletin Vol 37 (2008)

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Volume 37, Issue 1: January/February 2008

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  • Introducing the Membership Issue
  • Members’ News: IPCC’s Nobel Prize
  • IMS News: Elyse Gustafson; Paul Shaman
  • IMS awards and nominations; Jonathan Taylor
  • Grant news
  • Membership articles: Per Mykland; Pierpaolo de Blasi; Sasha Gnedin; J K Ghosh
  • IMS-ISBA membership deal; other awards and nominations
  • 2006 Annual Survey: Second and Third Reports
  • Obituary: Anders Hald
  • Terence’s Stuff: Don’t read this!
  • Filming Statisticians
  • Letter to the Editor

Volume 37, Issue 2: March 2008

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  • Introducing the Refereeing Issue
  • Member’s News: David Blackwell
  • Members’ News: Dipak Dey; Jianqing Fan; C R Rao
  • Letters to the Editor
  • German Mathematical Statistics
  • African statisticians
  • IISA awards
  • Bulletin website
  • Journal News
  • Special Issue: On Good Refereeing
  • Obituary: Al Bowker
  • Terence’s Stuff: Anti-Glacier
  • IMS Meetings

Volume 37, Issue 3: April 2008

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  • IMS meeting in China
  • Member’s News: Sourav Chatterjee; Somnath Datta & Hira Koul; Carl-Erik Särndal
  • AOAS News: Lost Tomb of Jesus article
  • Support your journals!
  • MCMSki II report
  • ICCS-IX report
  • Open Access news
  • IMS printers go greener
  • Obituary: D.G. Kendall
  • Terence’s Stuff: PCA
  • Probability News

Volume 37, Issue 4: May 2008

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  • IMS Elections
  • Members’ News: Nancy Reid; Marvin Zelen; Winfried Stute; Laha Awards
  • MLE conjecture; Baby statisticians
  • COPSS Fisher lecture
  • In conversation: Sourav Chatterjee
  • IMS Elections: nominees
  • Terence’s Stuff: Intelligent Designs
  • Obituary: Sam Karlin
  • Obituary: Sándor Csörgő
  • Obituary: David Young

Volume 37, Issue 5: June 2008

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  • IMS Grows Internationally
  • Members’ News: Tom Liggett, Adrian Smith
  • Meeting report: Composite Likelihood Methods
  • IMS China special articles: Louis Chen on Connecting China; Nanny Wermuth on Contacts in China; Peter Hall on China and Mathematical Statistics; Meet the IMS China Committee; Zhi-Ming Ma In Conversation
  • Rick Durrett: Remembering
  • Terence’s Stuff: Memoirs
  • Obituary: Andrei Yakolev
  • Letters
  • JSM Preview

Volume 37, Issue 6: July 2008

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  • IMS Annual Meeting
  • Members’ News: Richard A Johnson; George Roussas; Sastry Pantula; ASA fellows; Guenther Walther
  • Bayesian Analysis journal
  • Citation Statistics report
  • Meeting reports: Bayesian Methods; SSP; ENAR
  • Medallion Lecture: Mary Sara McPeek
  • Shooting ourselves in the foot?
  • Profile: Tom Liggett
  • Other news
  • Rick’s Ramblings
  • IMS Fellows 2008
  • Singapore in a Nutshell
  • Letters
  • Terence’s Stuff: 2×2
  • Obituaries: Chris Heyde; Shihong Cheng

Volume 37, Issue 7: August/September 2008

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  • IMS Election results
  • Members’ News: Prakasa Rao; Joseph Glaz; Je Wu; Jon Rao
  • ASA Awards at JSM
  • Euclid RSS/Atom feed
  • Profile: Richard Johnson
  • Film: Barbara Bailar
  • JSTOR/IMS 10 years
  • Australian cuts
  • Terence’s Stuff: A Rose…
  • IMS China meeting
  • Letter
  • Neyman Lecture: Peter McCullagh
  • IISA conference
  • Obituary: Aryeh Dvoretzky
  • Journal news

Volume 37, Issue 8: October 2008

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  • Welcome message from new IMS President
  • In Memoriam: Oded Schramm; B.K. Ghosh; Gil Hunt; Walt Federer; Dan Horvitz; Leo Hurwicz
  • Members’ News: John Robinson; Heping Zhang
  • IMS Special Invited Lecturers
  • NISS News
  • World Congress: report
  • Wald Lectures
  • Presidential Address
  • World Congress: Provost’s speech honoring probabilists
  • Korean Statistical Society
  • AOAS new issue
  • COPSS Awards
  • Cox Race at JSM
  • Profile: Tony Cai
  • Terence’s Stuff: Optimizing

Volume 37, Issue 9: November 2008

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  • Improving IMS Meetings
  • Members’ News: Jeff Wu; Sally Morton
  • Journal News
  • Meetings: Workshop for Women in Probability; International Workshop in Applied Probability
  • Contribute
  • IMS Awards
  • Laha Awardees
  • Making the Most of Meetings
  • Obituaries: Oded Schramm; B. Kumar Ghosh; Marc Raimondo
  • IMS Collections Volume 3
  • Dues reminder
  • Terence’s Stuff: My Favourite Algorithm

Volume 37, Issue 10: December 2008

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  • IMS journals
  • Members’ News: Hwai-Chung Ho; Xiao-Li Meng; Jianqing Fan; Peter Hall
  • NISS/SAMSI new wing
  • Annals of Statistics special issue
  • IMS Awards
  • SAMSI programs
  • Meetings: Fall conference on Statistics in Biology; WNAR/IMS; Workshopon Understanding New Statistics; Algorithms for Modern Massive Data Sets; New Researchers’ Conference
  • Obituary: Walter Federer
  • Obituary: Gilbert Hunt
  • Terence’s Stuff: Death in Statistics: a tribute to David Freedman
  • Awards and grants

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