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ASA Gears up for Conference on Statistical Practice

The fourth annual ASA Conference on Statistical Practice will take place February 19 – 21 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Attendees will have opportunities to learn new statistical methodologies and best practices in statistical analysis, design, consulting, and statistical programming. Early registration for the conference closes on January 5.

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Additional Features »

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Here is a historical event that occurred during the month of November.

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The Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute has two new programs for 2015–2016: the Challenges in Computational Neuroscience and Statistics and Applied Mathematics in Forensic Science. ASA members who join the programs will have the opportunity to collaborate with people in disciplines such as neurobiology, applied mathematics, and forensic science.

President's Corner »

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ASA President Nathaniel Schenker details a number of activities ASA has created to strengthen the role of the profession in the areas of Big Data and data science, and outlines important steps ASA has taken in education and professional development.

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The Statistical Computing and Statistical Graphics sections of the ASA are co-sponsoring a student paper competition on the topics of statistical computing and statistical graphics.

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Submissions are being accepted for the 2015 Biopharmaceutical student paper awards. In 2014, the awards were $1,000 for first place, $600 for second place, and $400 for third place.

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.

175, Columns »

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Fred Hulting reviews the aim of StatImpact and how we’re raising the visibility of the power of statistics.

Departments, Education »

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The University of Auckland’s Chris Wild writes that the universe of data, big and otherwise, is growing explosively, and argues we have to find ways to get much further, much faster—to open our students’ eyes to an enormously wider world of possibility, opportunity, and excitement.

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.

People News »

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

Additional Features, News and Announcements, Uncategorized »

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ASA President Nat Schenker led the board through a 175th anniversary–oriented agenda and other highlights during its annual meeting at JSM in Boston August 1–2, 2014.

Member News, Obituaries, People News »

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

A Statistician's View, Departments »

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Norman Matloff, professor of computer science at the University of California, Davis, argues that the field of statistics is being eclipsed by other disciplines, notably computer science.

Departments, Education, Meetings »

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Six $400 scholarships from ASA’s Quality and Productivity Section were awarded to students to attend this past JSM in Boston, Massachusetts.

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

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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.

President's Corner, President's Invited Column »

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For the October President’s Corner, Nathaniel Schenker invited Scott Keeter, director of survey research for the Pew Research Center in Washington, DC, to write a column about election polling.

Member News, People News »

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

Member News, People News »

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The International Indian Statistical Association (IISA) Conference on Research Innovations in Statistics for Health, Education, Technology, and Society was held July 11–13 at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, California.

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Kenneth C. Schoendorf from the National Center for Health Statistics and J. Gregory Robinson from the U.S. Census Bureau were honored with the 2014 Jeanne E. Griffith Mentoring Award in a ceremony on July 9.

Departments, Education »

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As the 2014 ASA Educational Ambassador, Juan Carlos Salazar Uribe of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia attended the Joint Statistical Meetings in Boston, Massachusetts, to participate in Continuing Education courses.

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The American Statistical Association/National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Joint Committee on Curriculum in Statistics and Probability sponsored a Beyond AP Statistics workshop at the annual Joint Statistical Meetings in Boston on August 6.

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The next United States Conference on Teaching Statistics will be held at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center May 28–30, 2015, and hosted by the Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education.

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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.

Featured »

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Using the Classroom to Bring Big Data to Statistical Agencies

Big Data has the potential to fundamentally change the way federal statistics are produced and disseminated. If statistical agencies are to retain their unique role as the trusted source of statistics, they must reconsider the way data are being generated and used. Fortunately, statisticians are responding to this call to action.

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Meet Joseph Reilly, Administrator of NASS

Joseph T. Reilly of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service talks with Amstat News about his work with the NASS.