Campus Advisories

GW classes canceled; administrative and academic offices closed on March 5

05:10am, Thursday, March 05, 2015

GW classes are canceled, administrative and academic offices are closed, and activities and events will not take place on Thursday, March 5 at all of our Washington metropolitan area campuses and locations because of inclement weather throughout the region.

When the university declares a change to its operating status, employees classified as Designated On-Site are required to report to and/or remain at work, employees classified as Essential are generally expected to telecommute, and employees classified as Non-Essential are not required to work unless directed to do so by a supervisor.

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Date: Friday, Feb 13th, 3:30-4:30pm

Location: Duques Hall, Room 251

Title: Central Limit Theorems in Special Relativity and Quantum Mechanics

Speaker: Dr. Ian McKeague, Columbia University

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Department of Statistics

Founded in 1935, GW's Department of Statistics was the first statistics department in a College of Arts and Sciences in the United States. We play a leading role in statistical education, research and applications, and many outstanding statisticians have served as department chair, including Dr. Frank Weida, Dr. Solomon Kullback, Dr. Jerome Cornfield and Dr. Samuel Greenhouse. Graduates go on to hold high positions in the government, the private sector and academia. We continually produce high quality research in both theoretical and applied areas of statistics and probability.

The department offers BS, MS and PhD degrees in Statistics, along with MS and PhD degrees in Biostatistics in collaboration with the Milken Institute School of Public Health. We also teach a Graduate Certificate in Survey Design and Data Analysis to prepare professionals for careers in survey research. Each of these programs provides statistical training balanced in theory, applications and computation.

Our location in the heart of D.C. brings unique opportunities. Many major government agencies and private companies surround GW and employ a vast number of statisticians who generate remarkable projects. Many acclaimed statisticians within the federal and the private sector are connected to our department; several of whom teach courses at GW and bring valuable practical experience into the classroom. Our faculty also engages in collaborative research with government statisticians. The nearby Washington Statistical Society provides numerous additional activities for students to learn about the field and meet distinguished statisticians.

Interim Chair

Professor Diana L. Lipscomb is the Interim Chair of the Department of Statistics. She specializes in the systematics and evolution of unicellular eukaryotes, or protists. Learn more.