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EPA’s Barry D. Nussbaum Elected 112th ASA President

Barry D. Nussbaum, chief statistician at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), was elected the 112th president of the American Statistical Association by the membership.

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Additional Features, Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports Highlights »

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The June 2015 issue of the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports (JQAS) showcases a variety of sports applications, as well as a diverse set of statistical and modeling approaches..

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We invited Barry Johnson, head of the IRS Statistics of Income Division, to respond to a few questions so readers could learn more about him and the agency he leads.

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At the Capitol Hill Exhibition of the Coalition for National Science Funding, the ASA featured the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) booth titled “SAMSI: Fostering Research Innovations in Statistics and Mathematics for Data-Centered Science.”

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The ASA section looks forward to JSM 2015 and the Fall Technical Conference.

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Members from the Ann Arbor and Detroit Chapters served together as judges on a special awards committee at the Southeast Michigan Science Fair on March 13.

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The 2015 Don Owen Award, given by the ASA San Antonio Chapter, was presented to Nitis Mukhopdhyay by chapter president Jesus Cuellar Fuentes April 10 at the Conference of Texas Statisticians.

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Students from area high schools, accompanied by their teachers, met to take a mock AP statistics exam hosted by the George Mason University Department of Statistics.

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This is a listing of ASA members who have recently passed away.

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The Senior Statisticians Society held its bimonthly meeting at Maggiano’s Restaurant in Washington, DC, May 11.

Government Statistics, Member News, Section News »

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The Government Statistics Section shares the highlights from their upcoming JSM 2015 sessions.

A Statistician's View, Additional Features, Departments »

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Murray Aitkin responded to Mark van der Laan’s piece, “Statistics as a Science, Not an Art: The Way to Survive in Data Science.” He agrees with van der Laan’s first issue—the role of consulting statisticians—but cites a different view on the role of statistical theory in the kinds of analysis statisticians use.

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Gabriel Huerta and Ray Bain were selected to serve on the board of trustees for the The National Institute of Statistical Sciences .

Biopharmaceutical, Member News, Section News »

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The Biopharmaceutical Section has created a mentoring program based on the mentoring blueprint created by the Committee on Applied Statisticians.

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Here is a list of the JSM 2016 Program Committee Members.

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Members of the ASA organized a weeklong visit to Ethiopia, that included a conference, meetings, and seminars.

Quality and Productivity, Section News »

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The ASA Section on Quality and Productivity sponsored a conference at North Carolina State University and is gearing up for the Fall Technical Conference in October.

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Brent Moulton, associate director for national economic accounts of the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), was selected recently to receive the 2015 Julius Shiskin Memorial Award for Economic Statistics.

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The number of undergraduate statistics degrees has nearly doubled in the last four years—making it the fastest growing STEM degree—and master’s degrees are also growing quickly. Further, the number of universities granting undergrad statistics degrees has increased from the 74 in 2003 to more than 110 last year.
In the April issue of Amstat News, we profiled five of the largest and fastest-growing undergraduate U.S. statistics programs. This month, we look at new undergraduate data science programs.
 
Northern Kentucky University
Bachelor of Science in Data Science
Number of students currently enrolled: 23
First students expected …

Additional Features, Journal of the American Statistical Association Highlights »

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The May issue of The American Statistician is devoted to a celebration of the ASA’s 175th anniversary.

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The Nonclinical Biostatistics Leaders’ Forum announces a call for nominations for best nonclinical statistical application paper published during 2011–2014.

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Check out some of Seattle’s attractions beyond the convention center.

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Two papers published in the Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology will be featured in invited sessions at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Seattle this August.

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Meet Megan Ruyle, the ASA’s newest graphic designer and production coordinator.

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ASA Experts Make Meaningful Contribution

Students at James Baldwin High School in New York City, considered whether the lottery hurts or harms communities. On the off chance he would respond, they emailed Ron Wasserstein, asking him to provide additional assistance and review their project.

A Statistician's Life, Featured »

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ASA Leaders Reminisce:  William B. Smith

Past ASA Executive Director William B. (Bill) Smith discusses his career and his thoughts about the future of the ASA with James Cochran.