Stigler to weave historical figures into Ryerson lecture on risk, gamblingBy Steve Koppes
Stephen Stigler, the Ernest DeWitt Burton Distinguished Service Professor in Statistics, will deliver the free lecture this year. Stiglers remarks will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Max Palevsky Cinema of Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St.
Casanova must be well-known to the University community, judging from the worn covers on the librarys copies of his memoirs. But I would guess that his lottery is not, Stigler said.
I will briefly try to impart two subtle statistical lessons, but the lecture will be nontechnical, he said.
Stigler is beginning a two-year term as president of the International Statistical Institute.
The Universitys Board of Trustees established the Ryerson Lecture in 1972 to give distinguished members of the faculty an opportunity to speak to the University community about their research.
The President appoints a faculty committee, which nominates the Ryerson lecturer.