Obituary
  James Robert Thompson, Noah Harding Emeritus Professor of Statistics at Rice University, died in December at age 79. When Jim Thompson joined the Rice faculty in 1970, after three years teaching statistics at Indiana University and three at Vanderbilt, it was as a member of the Mathematical Sciences Department…

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  Even though David Wallace was not well known across the broad landscape of statistics, among academic statisticians he was widely considered to be one of the most insightful statisticians of his generation. David was not a prolific publisher, but he was a penetrating thinker, and a fierce and inspirational…

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  Ronald Kay Getoor, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mathematics at the University of California, San Diego, died peacefully at his home on October 28, 2017. He was 88. Getoor was born in Royal Oak, Michigan, on February 9, 1929. He attended the University of Michigan, receiving an A.B.…

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J.K. Ghosh in 2010, during a trip to the Lake of Ozarks, MO. Photo: Jyotishka Datta Professor Jayanta K. Ghosh passed away on September 30; he was 80. J.K. Ghosh was born in Calcutta, India, on May 23, 1937. Over a period of nearly 60 years, Professor Ghosh made timely…

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Some information on the life of James Hannan, whose widow’s legacy has created the Hannan Graduate Student Travel Awards (see cover article). James F. Hannan, Fellow of the IMS and professor emeritus in the Department of Statistics and Probability at Michigan State University, died on January 26, 2010, at the…

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