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David H. Blackwell passed away in Berkeley, California, on Thursday, July 8, 2010, at the age of 91. Professor Blackwell was the second president of the Bernoulli Society. Throughout his academic career he was a most distinguished teacher and researcher. He did fundamental work in game theory, Bayesian inference and information theory. He is an author of the classic book Theory of Games and Statistical Decision. He had appointments in both the Mathematics and Statistics departments of the University of California at Berkeley, where he became Emeritus Professor in 1989.

Previous to the 58th World Statistics Congress of the ISI in Dublin, August 21-26, 2011,The Bernoulli Society is organizing a Satellite Meeting on Dynamic Statistical Models, Copenhagen

On Wednesday September 8, 10:50-11:15 the ISI President-Elect Jae C. Lee and the Bernoulli Society President-Elect Edward Waymire will talk about: The future of societies of mathematical statistics and probability. This is a special Session for the World Statistics Day at the Osaka 2010 SPA Conference.

Vidmantas Kastytis Bentkus, the head of the Mathematical Statistics
Department in the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Vilnius, died
on June 3, 2010, from a heart attack at the age of 60. The last 15 years
he was working on finding an optimal and most precise form of inequalities
for sums of independent random variables.

The Fifth International Workshop in Applied Probability (co-sponsored by the Bernoulli Society) will be held at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Colmenarejo Campus, on July 5th-8th, 2010. The aim of this workshop is to bring together and foster collaboration among scientists engaged in applied probability. A wide range of active research fields will be covered featuring seven invited plenary lectures presented by leading specialists. In addition, there will be a large variety of invited sessions, contributed talks, and posters.

The special issue 120/5 of the journal SPA, “A Tribute to Kiyosi Itô”, edited by Marc Yor and Maria Eulalia Vares, can be downloaded free of charge from the SPA website.
A word of appreciation to Elsevier´s fortunate gesture of granting a perpetual free access to this special issue of one of the Bernoulli Society official publications.

There are some limited funds for permanent residents in some developing countries to participate in the two Bernoulli Society meetings taking place during 2010: The 28th European Meeting of Statisticians (Piraeus, Greece, August 17-22) and the 34th Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications (Osaka, Japan, September 6-10). For further details see the Information on the ISI's World Bank Fund.

Professor Lester Dubins passed away on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, at the age of 89. A distinguished probabilist, Professor Dubins was an Emeritus Professor of the University of Califormia at Berkeley. He is the author of the classical How to Gamble if You Must (with L.J. Savage), and many fundamental research articles in probability and geometry. Obituray for Lester Eli Dubins by David Gilat, Ted Hill and Bill Sudderth.

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