CONTACT: GARY GALLUZZO
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Iowa City IA 52242
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Release: Oct. 30, 2000
UI hosts distinguished statistician as Ida Beam Lecturer Nov. 2-3
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Bruce Lindsay, Distinguished Professor of Statistics
at Pennsylvania State University, will lecture on the use of statistics Nov.
2-3 at the University of Iowa as an Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting
His free, public lecture, "Using Mixture Models to Assess Indirect
Scientific Evidence," will be presented at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2
in Room 140 of Schaeffer Hall. Prior to the lecture, refreshments will be
served in Room 302 of Schaeffer Hall.
He is also scheduled to deliver a more technical talk at 2:30 p.m. Friday,
Nov. 3 in Room 140 of Schaeffer Hall on "Statistical Distances as Tools
in Scientific Work." Following the lecture, refreshments will be served
in the conference room of the department of statistics and actuarial science,
Room 241B of Schaeffer Hall.
Lindsay is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and the American
Statistical Association and an elected member of the International Statistics
Institute. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow and is a co-winner of the Snedecor
Award, given by the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS)
for the best paper in Biometrics in 1995-96.
His visit is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts department of statistics
and actuarial science, the UI Office of the Provost and the Ida Cordelia Beam
Visiting Professor Program. Ida Beam, a native of Vinton, willed her family
farm to the UI Foundation in 1977. Her only university connection was a relative
who graduated from the College of Medicine. With proceeds from the sale of
the farm, the UI established a fund to bring a variety of top scholars to
the university for lectures and discussions.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored
events. Persons with disabilities who require an accommodation in order to
participate should contact the department of statistics and actuarial science