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The Future Lies Ahead

Our 175th year is coming to an end, and with that come two temptations. One is to look forward to the 200th anniversary, 25 years from now. The other is to look backward at the past 175 years and assess what we have accomplished. Here, column editor Steven Stigler takes the shorter view and predicts what the future will offer the ASA in 2039.

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

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The National Institute of Statistical Sciences’ 8th annual International Total Survey Error Workshop fostered an exchange of ideas and preliminary research findings toward a better understanding of total survey error.

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Members of the Scientific and Public Affairs Committee invite all 2015 JSM poster contributors to compete for a policy applications prize in the fifth Statistical Significance competition.

Member News, People News »

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News and information about members of the ASA highlighted in the December issue. For a complete listing of news and information about the members of the ASA, click here.

Member News, Quality and Productivity, Section News »

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The Quality and Productivity Section invites members to present at and attend the annual Fall Technical Conference and Quality and Productivity Research Conference. The section also seeks nominations for the Gerald J. Hahn Q&P Achievement Award, and outgoing section chair, Di Michelson, shares the section’s plans for a new social media coordinator.

Departments, The World of Statistics »

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Here is the latest news from The World of Statistics.

Member News, People News »

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In September, more than 150 GlaxoSmithKline employees and Duke faculty and students attended the second Joint GSK-Duke Workshop on Critical Statistical Issues for Drug Development.

Biometrics, Member News, Section News »

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Abstract submissions for contributed and topic-contributed papers will be accepted online until February 2, 2015. Those interested in organizing a topic-contributed session should notify the 2015 JSM Biometrics Section chair, Rebecca Hubbard, and submit a proposal online by January 15, 2015.

Member News, Section News, Statistics in Epidemiology »

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The Nathan Mantel Award consists of $1,000 and a plaque and will be presented at the 2015 Joint Statistical Meetings in Seattle, Washington, in August.

Member News, Special Interest Group »

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Statistics Instructors in Cyberspace is a new ASA special interest group that supports statistics educators who teach online courses and/or have an interest in online teaching and online learning.

Member News, President's Corner »

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In his final President’s Corner, Nat Schenker ponders the question, “If you had a ‘do over,’ would you accept the nomination again?”

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The ASA’s outreach group Statistics Without Borders recently joined with the Royal Statistical Society’s Statisticians for Society, a new initiative to help statisticians volunteer their time and skills.

Government Statistics, Member News, Section News »

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Nominations for the Jeanne E. Griffith Mentoring Award will be accepted beginning in January 2015. This recognition is awarded annually to a supervisor, technical director, team coordinator, or other member of federal, state, or local government statistical staff for his or her efforts in supporting the work and developing the careers of junior statisticians.

Additional Features, Departments, Education »

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A list of internship opportunities is posted on STATtr@k, the new professional’s website.

Member News, People News »

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The Emory University Department of Bioinformatics celebrated its 50th anniversary in October.

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.

Member News, Teaching of Statistics in the Health Sciences »

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During 2015, the Teaching of Statistics in the Health Sciences Section will offer the Distinguished Achievement Award, Young Investigator Award, Outstanding Teaching Award, and Best Contributed Paper Award.

Member News, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Section News »

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A message from the 2014 chair of the Section on Physical and Engineering Sciences , Liz Schiferl, outlines the past year’s activities.

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The “Dominant Role of Statistics in Contemporary Science and Technology” seminar from The Bangladesh Academy of Sciences highlighted how statistics is playing an increasingly dominant role in state-of-the-art research solving complex issues of our time.

Award Deadlines and Information, Member News »

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Nominations sought for the Spiegelman Award, Deming and Noether Lecturers, and 2015 ASA Fellows. Get nomination criteria, deadlines and more information here.

Additional Features, Committee on Nominations »

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Nominations are being sought for ASA president-elect, vice president, and international representative candidates for the 2016 election year.

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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The 21st meeting of the Biopharmaceutical Applied Statistics Symposium (BASS XXI) will be held November 3–7 at the Crowne Plaza Washington DC-Rockville. At least 16 one-hour tutorials on diverse topics pertinent to the research, clinical development, and regulation of pharmaceuticals will be presented.

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The Future Lies Ahead

Our 175th year is coming to an end, and with that come two temptations. One is to look forward to the 200th anniversary, 25 years from now. The other is to look backward at the past 175 years and assess what we have accomplished. Here, column editor Steven Stigler takes the shorter view and predicts what the future will offer the ASA in 2039.

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Training Students to Extract Value from Big Data

Recently, the Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics held a workshop on how to teach students to draw reliable inferences from large and complex data sets.