September 23, 2008 Luncheon - The Effects of Freedom Reforms on the Growth
 Rate of the South African Economy

Jaques Kibambe, University of Pretoria
October 21, 2008 Luncheon - Data analysis of multi-wavelength magnitudes
the SDSS-DR3 using a modified Autoregressive Conditional
Heteroskedasticity (ARCH) process

Byron Bell, Harold Washington College
November 5, 2008
Luncheon - Phase 1 Cancer Trials: Why Are They Not Trivial?
Borko Jovanovich, Northwestern University
December 2, 2008 Holiday Luncheon
Steven Stigler, University of Chicago
January 20, 2009 Luncheon - People are very good at statistics-when they
 do not think they are actually doing statistics

Konrad Koerding, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
February 17, 2009 Luncheon- The use of statistical modeling in airline operations.
Krishnan Saranthan, United Airlines 
March 17, 2009  Luncheon- Discussion of the sorts of information and
the statistical analyses performed at the Bureau

Jay Mousa, Bureau of Labor Statistics
March 20, 2009 Workshop- Short Course on Longitudinal Data Analysis
Presenter: Don Hedeker, University of Illinois-Chicago 
April 28, 2009 Luncheon - Predicting the "Unpredictable"
Rakesh Vohra, Northwestern University

May 15, 2009

Conference - Proliferation of Digital Information
 and Recent Uses in Statistical Applications

Statistical Advocate Award - Avinash Kaushik

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