Montana State University

Honored professor to speak on statistics, public perception

November 16, 2006 -- From MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN -- "Statistics and Public Perception" will be discussed Nov. 30 in the first lecture given by the new Letters and Science Distinguished Professors at Montana State University.

Statistician John Borkowski will give the inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. Thursday, November 30, in room 275 of the Strand Union Building on the MSU campus. His lecture will be followed by a reception hosted by the College of Letters and Science. The public is welcome.

Borkowski joined the mathematical sciences department in 1991 after completing his doctorate at the University of Delaware. As a statistician, he has analyzed and interpreted complex sets of data for Yellowstone National Park, providing significant insights regarding issues of national importance such as the effects of winter recreation on wildlife. He has made important contributions in response surface methodology, design construction, and assessment.

Larry Carucci, Rufus Cone and Al Jesaitis, the other three Letters and Science Distinguished Professors, will give their inaugural lectures during the spring semester.

Evelyn Boswell, (406) 994-5135 or evelynb@montana.edu