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Highlights from the final ASA Board of Directors meeting of 2016.
More than 40 department chairs from more than 25 states attended an ASA-hosted workshop that featured themes on workforce demands and needs, data science education and research, mentoring and junior faculty, and federal funding.
Temple University’s Department of Statistics has been renamed the department of statistical science to reflect the discipline’s evolution.
“Your gifts will help many improve research literacy in the world,” Ronald LaPorte said about the generous donations of statistics books to improve statistical literacy in developing countries.
Planning has begun for the next United States Conference on Teaching Statistics, which will be held at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center in May and hosted by the Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education.
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Carnegie Mellon University hosted more than 120 researchers in June for Statistical Challenges in Modern Astronomy VI, bringing together experts in statistical methods and machine learning with astronomers and cosmologists to discuss pressing inference problems facing this data-rich field.
A conference devoted to nonclinical biostatistics—a vibrant and challenging application area in biopharmaceutical research—will take place June 12–14, 2017, at the Fiber Optics Building at Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey.