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Gender Balance in ASA Activities Update

This article continues the tradition of looking at the representation of ASA women members among a range of activities supported by the ASA, using more recent data from September 2015. This report was written on behalf of the Committee on Women in Statistics (COWIS) with the primary objective to indicate areas where gender disparities have subsided, as well as highlight those areas where they persist.

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President's Corner »

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2016 ASA President Jessica Utts recounts the lessons she learned from promoting statistics abroad and illustrates the importance of statistics in daily life.

Additional Features, Staff Spotlight »

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James is the ASA’s new marketing and communications coordinator, and though his previous work was in politics, it was your work as statisticians and data scientists that lured him to the ASA.

Health Policy Statistics, Section News »

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With 246 registrants from 8 different countries and dozens of exciting workshops, sessions, and speakers, the 11th International Conference on Health Policy Statistics (ICHPS) in October 2015 was a great success.

Biometrics, Member News, Section News »

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The Biometrics Section invites you to consider volunteering to chair a session at JSM 2016. Aldo, applications are being accepted for funding to support career-development efforts for assistant professors or associate/full professors interested in moving into a new research area.

Government Statistics, Member News, Section News »

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Looking for data? Data.gov is a one-stop resource for the U.S. government’s open data—federal, state, and local government and university-collected data on topics ranging from agriculture to energy to public safety.

Columns, Science Policy »

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Steve Pierson, ASA Director of Science Policy, breaks down the Fiscal Year 2016 omnibus spending bill signed into law in December, which included needed increases for the National Institutes of Health and many federal statistical agencies.

Additional Features »

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With a year having passed since the release of the ASA Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Programs in Statistical Science–and data science programs and courses burgeoning across the United States–Amstat News asked several educators about how they were changing their intro stats courses so students have “appropriate capacity to ‘think with data’.”

Award Deadlines and Information, Member News »

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The Committee on Excellence in Statistical Reporting Award is accepting nominations for its 2016 award.

Member News, People News »

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

Additional Features »

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The ASA recently partnered with Chapman & Hall/CRC Press to launch a book series describing in simple, nontechnical ways how statisticians approach problems, and how they make a difference. The editors welcome book ideas.

Award Deadlines and Information, Member News »

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The Statistics Division of the American Society for Quality is offering $7,500 scholarships to support students enrolled in or accepted into a master’s degree or higher program with a concentration in applied statistics and/or quality management.

Award Deadlines and Information, Member News »

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The ASA Quality and Productivity Section announces the 2016 Mary G. and Joseph Natrella Scholarship, which supports student participation in the Quality and Productivity Research Conference.

Member News, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Section News »

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The SPES Marquardt Memorial Speakers Program facilitates visits of experienced applied statisticians to interested colleges and universities to give seminars and meet with students and professors. Read on to find out how you can become involved.

Featured »

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Argentine Statistics Making Turnaround

Graciela Bevacqua was recently announced as the technical director for the Argentine National Institute of Statistics and Census (INDEC), the agency from which she was fired in 2007 under the previous government for defending the integrity of INDEC inflation data.

Cover Story »

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Gender Balance in ASA Activities Update

This article continues the tradition of looking at the representation of ASA women members among a range of activities supported by the ASA, using more recent data from September 2015. This report was written on behalf of the Committee on Women in Statistics (COWIS) with the primary objective to indicate areas where gender disparities have subsided, as well as highlight those areas where they persist.

Additional Features, ASA Leaders Reminisce, Featured »

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ASA Leaders Reminisce: Katherine K. Wallman

In the fourteenth installment of the Amstat News series of interviews with ASA presidents and executive directors, we feature a discussion with 1992 ASA President Katherine K. Wallman.