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An Interview with Steve Fienberg, 2015 NISS Jerome Sacks Award for  Cross-Disciplinary Research Winner

Stephen Fienberg, Maurice Falk University Professor of Statistics and Social Science and co-director of the Living Analytics Research Center at Carnegie Mellon University, discusses his career, interests, and work, and shares advice for new statisticians.

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New Journal Calls for Papers, Strives to Meet Goal

The open-access online journal Statistics and Public Policy is calling for article submissions and assistance in spreading the word about this important platform.

Columns, Featured, Science Policy »

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Evidence-Based Policy at the U.S. Department of Labor

Demetra Nightingale, chief evaluation officer for the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL), describes her office’s evidence-based approach for improving the effectiveness of DoL’s many programs.

Additional Features, ASA Leaders Reminisce, Featured »

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ASA Leaders Reminisce: Jon Kettenring

In the 17th installment of the Amstat News series of interviews with ASA presidents and executive directors, we feature a discussion with 1997 ASA President Jon Kettenring.

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[1 Apr 2016 | No Comment | 219 views]
ASA Leaders Reminisce: Nancy Geller

In the sixteenth installment of the Amstat News series of interviews with ASA presidents and executive directors, we feature a discussion with 2011 ASA President Nancy L. Geller.

Departments, Featured, Meetings »

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Learning on the Left Coast: CSP Has Another Successful Year

The Conference on Statistical Practice (CSP) expanded its boundaries by visiting the West Coast this year. The ASA’s 5th meeting for statistical practitioners was the biggest yet, with more than 550 attendees at the Westin San Diego February 18–20.

Departments, Education, Featured »

[1 Apr 2016 | 4 Comments | 346 views]
Christine Franklin Named First ASA K–12 Statistical Ambassador

The ASA is pleased to announce Christine Franklin, a recognized leader in K–12 statistics education, as the inaugural ASA K–12 Statistical Ambassador.

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FY17 Requests for NIH, NSF, Federal Statistical Agencies Largely Positive

President Barack Obama’s requested budget for Fiscal Year 2017 maintains his record of proposing generally healthy increases for the NIH, NSF, and many federal statistical agencies, but realizing increases of any amount will be challenging.

Departments, Education, Featured »

[1 Mar 2016 | 2 Comments | 162 views]
GAISE 2016: Update  and Request for Feedback

A committee assembled through the Section on Statistical Education has taken on revising and updating the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) College Report, originally endorsed by the ASA in 2005.

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[1 Mar 2016 | No Comment | 176 views]
ASA Leaders Reminisce: Ray Waller

In the 15th installment of the Amstat News series of interviews with ASA presidents and executive directors, we feature a discussion with 1995–2001 executive director, Ray A. Waller.