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The ASA will celebrate its 175th anniversary in 2014. In preparation, column “175”—written by members of the ASA’s 175th Anniversary Steering Committee and other ASA members—will chronicle the theme chosen for the celebration, status of preparations, activities to take place, and, best yet, how you can get involved in propelling the ASA toward its bicentennial.

Contributing Editors
Dionne PriceDionne Price is a mathematical statistician and team leader at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. She served as the 2010 program chair for the Biopharmaceutical Section and is the section’s current secretary.

 

herringAmy Herring is professor of biostatistics at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and past president of ENAR. She earned her doctorate in biostatistics from Harvard University and is a Fellow of the ASA.

While the ASA’s official 175th anniversary will occur in late fall, we plan to commemorate it in our society’s hometown of Boston during the Joint Statistical Meetings with a champagne toast, hors d’oeuvres, dessert, and the ASA’s Got Talent Competition. The evening promises to energize our future with Master of Ceremonies Ron Wasserstein at the helm and four member-led performances by the following ASA’s Got Talent Competition finalists:

 

The Imposteriors
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Brad Carlin (University of Minnesota), Mark Glickman (Boston University), Michael Jordan (University of California at Berkeley), Jennifer Hill (New York University), and Don Hedeker (University of Illinois-Chicago)

 

Fifth Moment Band
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Kristin Linn, Bradley Turnbull, Sidd Roy, Joe Usset, and Jason Osborne (North Carolina State University)

 

Jami Jackson
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(North Carolina State University)

 

Almost Shirley
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Avner Halevy with Nico Ballarini and Tracy Spears (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

 
The audience will vote live for their favorite performance!

In addition to the celebration, be sure to stop by the ASA booth to see historical vignettes, pick up anniversary memorabilia, and learn more about how the ASA plans to energize our future. For a head start, check out the historical information online.

The ASA’s 175th Anniversary Celebration will feature:

  • ASA’s Got Talent contest
  • Sweet and savory treats
  • A celebratory toast

Tuesday, August 5, 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Ballroom East
Tickets are $20 and can be added to your registration now, but they will not be available for purchase onsite. Get yours today!

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