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Activity Number: 638 - Celebrating the New COPSS Florence Nightingale David Lecture
Type: Invited
Date/Time: Thursday, August 1, 2019 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies
Abstract #307988 Presentation
Title: Professor David in the World’s First University Statistics Department
Author(s): Amanda L. Golbeck*
Companies: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Florence Nightingale David (1909-1993) is a legend in the field of statistics. She has been recognized as the greatest British woman statistician of the mid 20th Century, and as one of the greatest statisticians of her time. This talk will focus on the years between 1933 and 1967 when she succeeded against all odds as a graduate student and faculty member at the University College London, the world’s first university statistics department. New primary information from three site visits to the UK (e.g., University College London archives) will be included. The talk will highlight FND’s productivity, breadth, and depth as a world-class and influential statistician and probabilist.

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