SMS scnews item created by Samuel Mueller at Mon 1 Dec 2014 0921
Type: Seminar
Modified: Thu 29 Jan 2015 0731
Distribution: World
Expiry: 1 Feb 2015
Calendar1: 30 Jan 2015 1400-1800
CalLoc1: Carlslaw 175
Auth: mueller@p8202.pc (assumed)

Much more than U-statistics: A Symposium to celebrate Neville C Weber

Symposium website

When: 30 January 2015 starting at 2pm
Cost: Nil
Registration: For catering purposes registration is essential

In ancient Greek, the symposium (from sympinein "to drink together") was a drinking party and a key Hellenic social institution. It was a forum for men of good family to debate, plot, boast, or simply to revel with others. They were frequently held to celebrate the introduction of young men into aristocratic society. Symposia were also held by aristocrats to celebrate other special occasions, such as victories in athletic and poetic contests. They were a sort of pride for them.

Neville is retiring by the end of 2014 and will be a young man among the many more mature retirees. Neville plans to retire quietly, however, after talking to some of his current and previous colleagues, it is more than clear that Neville deserves better. He stands out as one of the best that academia can produce, his mentorship helped fast-track many a career, his generous help could be experienced by all who had the pleasure to interact with Neville.

The Symposium is followed by a 7pm dinner. This is not the official retirement dinner for Neville; the School will organise this later in the year and it will be advertised separately.


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