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Excitement and Momentum Follow ASA’s Conference on Statistical Practice

Another successful Conference on Statistical Practice is in the books! Warm and sunny Tampa, Florida, was the location for this year’s conference that took place from February 20–22 at the Hilton Tampa Downtown. Four hundred participants enjoyed the short courses, oral sessions, poster sessions, tutorials, and keynote address provided by 2014 ASA President Nathaniel Schenker.

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President's Corner »

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Nathaniel Schenker interviews David Banks, chair of a workgroup charged with developing a prototype for the long-discussed statistics portal, an enhanced repository for important statistical information that would not ordinarily reside in a journal.

Additional Features »

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Here is a list of certain historical events that occurred during the month of April.

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The National Science Foundation recently announced support for eight NSF-CBMS regional research conferences to be held during 2014. These eight bring to 353 the total number of such conferences since the NSF-CBMS Regional Research Conference Series began in 1969.

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The ASA, National Institute of Statistical Science, and Institute of Mathematical Statistics will hold a writing workshop for junior researchers August 3 and 6 during JSM in Boston.

Member News, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Section News »

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The SPES program for JSM is coming together with four invited sessions, three topic-contributed sessions, 35 contributed papers, seven contributed posters, and four contributed SPEED posters.

Member News, Obituaries, People News »

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This is a listing of ASA members who have recently passed away. For a complete listing of the most recent members’ obituaries, click here

Additional Features, International »

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The Spanish Society of Statistics and Operations Research is a scientific society that aims to promote the advancement of the theory, methodology, and applications of statistics and operations research.

A Statistician's View, Departments »

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Jean Gibbons responds to Ingram Olkin’s Amstat News article, “Where Have All the Tenured Women Gone?”

Member News, People News »

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The first GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)-Duke Statistics Workshop on Critical Statistical Issues in Drug Development was held October 29, 2013, at the GSK Research Triangle Park location. It was well attended, with more than 100 participants from both Duke and GSK.

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Here is a list of the ASA’s longtime members.

Member News, People News »

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In 1987 and 1990, the University of Tampere in Tampere, Finland, hosted two conferences on statistics (and related matrix theory). The videos of those conferences are now available.

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The third annual Thomas R. Ten Have Symposium on Statistics in Mental Health will be held at the Yale School of Public Health May 29–30.

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Organized and chaired by Devan V. Mehrotra of Merck Research Laboratories, the ASA Committee on Career Development will sponsor a panel session titled Career Development: Challenges and Opportunities for Statistical Innovation and Impact August 3 from 2–4 p.m. at JSM in Boston.

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The Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies COPSS have published a book called Past, Present, and Future of Statistical Science to celebrate both its 50th anniversary and the International Year of Statistics.

Biometrics, Member News »

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The Biometrics Section is sponsoring six continuing education courses and five invited sessions at the 2014 Joint Statistical Meetings in Boston, Massachusetts.

Member News, Section News, Survey Research Methods »

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Much of SRMS’ activity in 2014 will be centered on the Joint Statistical Meetings, to be held in Boston, Massachusetts, in August. SRMS will again sponsor many activities, including short courses and a variety of technical sessions.

Member News, People News »

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In November of 2013, the American Association for the Advancement of Science council elected 388 members as fellows. The 10 new fellows of the statistics section are listed here.

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The 21st meeting of the Biopharmaceutical Applied Statistics Symposium (BASS XXI) will be held November 3–7 at the Crowne Plaza Washington, DC-Rockville.

Member News, Obituaries, People News »

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This is a listing of ASA members who have recently passed away. For a complete listing of the most recent members’ obituaries, click here.

Trivia Challenge »

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The ASA’s Trivia Challenge is a fun way to read Amstat News and learn about the ASA. Every month, there will be three questions asked here, with the answers scattered throughout the magazine. Whoever has the most correct answers at the end of each quarter will be entered into a drawing to win a 175th anniversary T-shirt!

Award Deadlines and Information, Member News »

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Deadlines and contact information for ASA national awards, special lectureships, and COPSS awards

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