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6000+ Statisticians Expected in Chicago

With more than 3,400 individual presentations arranged into approximately 181 invited sessions, 400 contributed sessions, and 500 poster and speed presentations, the 2016 Joint Statistical Meetings will be one of the largest statistical events in the world.

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Having been dismissed from her job in 2007 for refusing to bend to government pressure to tweak the consumer price index, Graciela Bevacqua returned to find the CPI “destroyed” by political interference.

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In honor of the exam’s 20th anniversary, ASA President Jessica Utts provide a behind-the-scenes look at its features, including who writes it, who grades it, and why people keep coming back to grade exams for a full week!

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ASA member Shelby Aaberg shares some of the teaching techniques and philosophies that led him to win the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

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The ASA/NCTM Joint Committee will sponsor a Beyond AP Statistics (BAPS) workshop for experienced teachers at the annual Joint Statistical Meetings in Chicago.

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Christopher Bilder walks you through how to get the most out your first Joint Statistical Meetings.

Biometrics, Member News, Section News »

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The latest news from ASA’s Biometrics Section, including information about invited sessions and short courses at JSM 2017 and funding opportunities for student outreach projects.

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The Harvard University Statistics Department is soliciting nominations for the 2016 Pickard Lecture Award to recognize an outstanding university faculty member.

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The San Antonio Chapter hosted Statistics Career Day March 5 to emphasize the significance of statistical and quantitative education in any career path, as well as raise awareness regarding statistics as a rewarding profession.

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The JSM Diversity Workshop and Mentoring Program brings minority statisticians together with senior mentors, and being a docent is a great way to help first-time JSM attendees!

Chapter News, Member News, Twin Cities »

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Several members of the Twin Cities Chapter volunteered their time on February 27 to talk with high-school students about potential careers in statistics at a career fair in Elk River, Minnesota.

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JSM 2016 will feature an MWM statistics workshop for middle- and high-school mathematics and science teachers.

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For those days at JSM 2016 when there isn’t enough time to venture far, there’s Museum Campus—a collection of some of Chicago’s top sites within 10 minutes of the convention center.

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The Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education (CAUSE) in conjunction with the American Statistical Association is accepting applications for its seventh annual undergraduate statistics project competition (USPROC).

Member News, People News »

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

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Leading statistical groups create prestigious platform to recognize far-reaching contributions—The International Prize in Statistics.

Member News, Section News, Statistics in Defense and National Security »

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The latest news from the ASA’s Section on Statistics in Defense and National Security, including its student poster award winners at the Conference on Data Analytics.

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The 2016 Electronic Conference on Teaching Statistics (eCOTS) will be held online May 16–20 to spark new ideas for how to change with technology, help bring existing ideas to fruition, and provide a forum for us to learn from and engage with each other.

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The American Society for Quality Statistics Division is accepting nominations for its 2016 William G. Hunter Award. Also, the department of biostatistics and school of public health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) are requesting nominations for the 14th annual Janet L. Norwood Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Statistical Sciences.

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JSM 2016 will feature its first data art exhibit and competition, as well as a school supply and book drive for local Chicago schools through IMPACT Chicago!

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The latest news from the ASA’s Quality and Productivity Section, including information about its offerings at JSM 2016.

Member News, Section News, Statistics in Epidemiology »

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The latest news from the ASA’s Statistics in Epidemiology Section, including the pilot of its new one-on-one mentoring program for JSM 2016—now accepting applications!

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An Interview with Steve Fienberg, 2015 NISS Jerome Sacks Award for  Cross-Disciplinary Research Winner

Stephen Fienberg, Maurice Falk University Professor of Statistics and Social Science and co-director of the Living Analytics Research Center at Carnegie Mellon University, discusses his career, interests, and work, and shares advice for new statisticians.

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New Journal Calls for Papers, Strives to Meet Goal

The open-access online journal Statistics and Public Policy is calling for article submissions and assistance in spreading the word about this important platform.