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Kari Lock-Morgan named 2015 Tombros Fellow

The Tombros Fellows Program is intended to encourage and foster the development and implementation of innovative teaching methodologies, assessment techniques, and new courses in the Eberly College of Science.

FIVE ELEMENTS to Keep Your Working Group Active

The paleoclimate group, now known as the “Paleo Family,” including Penn State's Martin Tingley and Murali Haran, began meeting as part of the 2009–2010 program on Space-Time Analysis for Environmental Mapping, Epidemiology, and Climate Change continue meeting.

Lin honored with title of Distinguished Professor

Dennis Lin, professor of statistics at Penn State University, has been selected to receive the title of Distinguished Professor of Statistics. Lin was honored with the title in recognition of his exceptional record of teaching, research, and service to the University community. The honor is designated by the Office of the President of Penn State based on the recommendations of colleagues and the dean of the Eberly College of Science.

Dennis Lin awarded 2015 Shewhart Medal

Dennis Lin, Distinguished Professor of Statistics at Penn State University, has been selected to receive the 2015 Shewhart Medal from the American Society for Quality.

Greater Rates of Mitochondrial Mutations Discovered in Children Born to Older Mothers

Statististicians participate in a large study of mutations in mitochondrial DNA. A multidisciplinary Penn State and UC Berkley team including researchers in genomics, bioinformatics, medical sciences, forensic sciences and statistics produced and analyzed breakthrough data on mutations that accrue as human mitochondria are passed from mothers to children. These mutations are involved in a large number of diseases. The findings that mitochondrial DNA molecules undergo a small bottleneck, and that mutations are more common in children of older mothers, are therefore critical for genetic counseling.

Dennis Lin  wins the William G. Hunter Award

Dennis Lin wins the William G. Hunter Award

The William G. Hunter Award, presented annually in honor of the founding chair of the Statistics Division of the American Society for Quality to a person whose qualities mirror those of Bill Hunter.