Rising Above The Gathering Storm
STAT 29000, Fall 2014

Seminar: Tuesdays, 3:30 PM -- 4:20 PM, in UNIV 001
(STAT 29000-001; Banner CRN 68730)

Professor: Mark Daniel Ward
Email: mdw@purdue.edu
Office: MATH 540
Phone: 765-496-9563

Office hours: Dr. Ward is always happy to meet with students.
Dr. Ward is available for walk-in or scheduled appointments anytime, throughout the week.
He is also always guaranteed to be available MWF, 7:30 AM -- 8:20 AM, in MATH 540.

Course description: click here

Course policy: click here

Please plan to be present for every seminar.

Seminar Speaker Schedule
Week 1: Tues, Aug 26
Dr. Rebecca W. Doerge
Head of Department of Statistics,
Director of Statistical Bioinformatics Center,
Trent and Judith Anderson Distinguished Professor of Statistics,
Professor of Agronomy
Week 2: Tues, Sep 2
Ms. Nastasha Johnson
Physical and Mathematical Sciences Information Specialist,
Assistant Professor of Library Science
NOTE: Special location: MATH building, Library lounge (3rd floor)
Week 3: Tues, Sep 9 Ms. Veronica Schirm
Director, National & International Scholarships Office
Purdue University Honors College
Week 4: Tues, Sep 16
Dr. Zenephia E. Evans
Purdue University, College of Science,
Director of Multicultural Science Programs
and Associate Director of Diversity
Week 5: Tues, Sep 23
Mr. Daniel E. Rubin
Senior Actuary, Nationwide Financial
Fellow of the Society of Actuaries
Member of the American Academy of Actuaries
2008 Actuarial Science Outstanding Alumnus
Week 6: Tues, Sep 30
Ms. Kayalvizhi Madhivanan and Ms. Swetha Ramadesikan
Graduate students in the Biological Sciences
conducting research with Dr. R. Claudio Aguilar
Week 7: Tues, Oct 7
Mr. Randy Herban
High-Performance Computing Research Systems Manager
and Mr. Preston Smith
Manager of Research Support
(both within Information Technology at Purdue)
Week 8: Tues, Oct 14
October Break (no seminar)
Week 9: Tues, Oct 21
Dr. Laura Starr (Associate Director for Experiential Learning
and Student Success, College of Science) and
Ms. Tracy Harrington-Atkinson (Career Development
and Retention Specialist, College of Science)
Week 10: Tues, Oct 28
Dr. Steven M. Witz (Director)
and Dr. Kenneth J. Musselman (Strategic Collaboration Director)
Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering
NOTE: Special location: Mann Hall, Suite 203 (2nd floor)
203 S. Martin Jischke Drive
Week 11: Tues, Nov 4
Dr. R. Claudio Aguilar
Assistant Head and Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Week 12: Tues, Nov 11
Dr. Janet Beagle
Director, Office of Graduate Admissions,
Purdue University, The Graduate School
Week 13: Tues, Nov 18
Dr. Hao Zhang
Associate Head and Professor, Department of Statistics,
Professor of Forestry and Natural Resources
Week 14: Tues, Nov 25
(no seminar)
Week 15: Tues, Dec 2
Graduate student panel:
Mr. Matt Bowers (Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences; Statistics);
Ms. Nicole Eikmeier (Mathematics);
Mr. Mohan Gopaladesikan (Statistics);
Ms. Kelly-Ann Dixon Hamil (Statistics);
Ms. April Harry (Statistics);
Ms. Bingrou Alice Zhou (Statistics);
Week 16: Tues, Dec 9
(no seminar)


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1246818. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.