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CHANCE: special issue on George Casella’s books

February 10, 2013

The special issue of CHANCE on George Casella’s books has now appeared and it contains both my earlier post on George passing away and  reviews of several of his books, as follows: Andrew Gelman on Introducing Monte Carlo Methods with R Bill Strawderman on Statistical Inference Jean-Louis Foulley on Variance Components Larry Wasserman on Theory […]

George Casella ISBA 2012 memorial

June 28, 2012

”Death is but crossing the world, as friends do the seas; they live in one another still. For they must needs be present, that love and live in that which is omnipresent. In this divine glass, they see face to face; and their converse is free, as well as pure. This is the comfort of […]

Memorials and donations for George Casella

June 20, 2012

There will be several memorials in remembrance of George: a memorial service at 5:00pm Thursday at the United Church of Gainesville, Florida; a session at 7:00pm Friday in Fowler Hall, Stewart Center, Purdue University, Indiana, during the 8th International Purdue Symposium on Statistics that takes place on June 20-24; a session at 1:00 pm next Wednesday, […]

George Casella

June 18, 2012

Last night, my dear friend George Casella passed away, after a long illness he had fought with his usual determination and optimism. Having known George for 25 years, I am devastated… He was a great father / friend / collaborator / researcher / teacher / editor / runner, and, above all, a great and unique […]

George’s dream

April 11, 2015

While I have shared this idea with many of my friends [in both senses that I mentioned it and that they shared the same feeling that it would be a great improvement], the first time I heard of the notion was in George Casella‘s kitchen in Ithaca, New York, in the early 1990’s… We were […]