Department of Statistics and Operations Research received a generous gift from the estate of Dr. James Francis Hannan and Ms. Bettie Creighton Hannan that will support our recruitment and retention of top graduate students and faculty. We are grateful to the family of Dr. James Hannan and Ms. Bettie Hannan.  Dr. Hannan received his Ph.D. from the Department of Statistics at UNC in 1953 under the direction of Dr. Herbert Robbins. Dr. Hannan reminisced fondly about his time in Chapel Hill as a graduate student in a very interesting interview that appeared in Statistical Science (https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ss/1280841737).

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