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Many Honored at Presidential Address, Awards Ceremony

This year’s Joint Statistical Meetings was particularly special because the ASA celebrated its 175th anniversary. There were special events, a slew of activities, and a few firsts. To top it off, it was the largest meeting in JSM history, with 6,809 in attendance. Read on to learn about some of the highlights.

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

Additional Features, Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports Highlights »

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The September 2014 issue of the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports features five articles covering topics in hockey, basketball, and American football. All make for interesting reading and demonstrate innovations in statistical work that have become a hallmark of manuscripts published in JQAS.

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Interest in statistics for many people begins with sports. Indeed, sports may be responsible for many statisticians becoming statisticians (professional and amateur). The September 2014 issue of CHANCE is devoted to methods and applications in sports statistics.

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Five fellows from the Data Science for Social Good program offer advice and respond to questions about their experiences, views on data science, and future plans.

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The American Statistical Association and American Society for Quality invite nominations and applications for the position of editor of Technometrics.

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Tyson Lee summarizes the high points of his JSM 2014 experience en route UA flight 1699 from Boston to San Francisco on August 7, 2014.

Biometrics, Member News, Section News »

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The Biometrics Section held its annual business committee meeting at JSM 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. Read on to find out what the section has accomplished this year.

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Pictures from the 2014 Joint Statistical Meetings in Boston, Massachusetts

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James Cochran recaps the JSM roundtable breakfast “Past Presidents and Executive Directors Reminisce.”

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The Survey Research Methods Section offers a student travel award for students in any terminal degree program in statistics, survey methodology, or allied survey research disciplines.

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The Statistical Education Section had a very productive JSM 2014 under Program Chair Ming-Wen An, sponsoring or co-sponsoring six invited panels/sessions, seven topic-contributed panels/sessions, eight contributed paper sessions, one poster session, and 13 roundtables. Erin Blankenship will chair the section’s 2015 JSM program.

Member News, Quality and Productivity, Section News »

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The following members of the ASA Quality and Productivity Section were elected Fellow this year: Martha Gardner, Timothy Robinson, Stefan Steiner, and David Trindade.

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The Industrial Speakers Program was established by SPES in the early 1990s to coordinate visits by experienced statisticians to universities and colleges across the country. SPES approves up to six speaker visits per year and can reimburse the host institution up to $500 for the speaker’s travel expenses.

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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Last November, the ASA launched a new journal, Statistics and Public Policy.

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The SPAIG committee is seeking collaboration on two pervasive concerns: Big Data and declining response.

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A three-stage rollout of the ASA’s new public awareness campaign—This Is Statistics—has generated a buzz that is spreading word about the initiative within the statistics community and, more importantly, to the campaign’s audiences and the media.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.