While attendance is not currently tracked, students in the Field of Statistics are expected to attend the regular Wednesday statistics seminar. Going to seminars serves several purposes. First, seminars are a good place to meet the faculty and students, and to meet the many visitors to our department. Second, seminars report on current work and can provide you with ideas for new research. Third, seminars provide you with a benchmark for your progress in the program: your level of understanding should continually improve throughout your time at Cornell.