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[1 Apr 2017 | No Comment | 174 views]
BEA’s Innovation Spurs Projects for Richer Economic Statistics

The people of the Bureau of Economic Analysis have to be economic data pioneers. Here is a snapshot of a few of the data projects BEA’s economists are working on.

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[1 Apr 2017 | No Comment | 356 views]
Popular Resource for Teachers Now Online

STN began as a paper newsletter mailed out, and then transformed into an electronic newsletter as a PDF. Starting this month, it makes another change to an online magazine called Statistics Teacher (ST). ST will bring together resources from the American Statistical Association and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, with ASA K–12 Statistical Ambassador Christine Franklin serving as managing editor.

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[1 Mar 2017 | No Comment | 855 views]
2018 ASA Board of Directors Candidates

The ASA announces the selection of candidates for the 2017 election. Voting begins March 15 and May 1. Make sure to look for your ballots in your email inbox.

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[1 Mar 2017 | 4 Comments | 318 views]
What Do Statisticians Like to Do When They Are Not Being Statisticians?

Amy Nussbaum is the science policy fellow at the American Statistical Association. When she isn’t working, she enjoys being an amateur historian specializing in United States presidents.

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[1 Mar 2017 | No Comment | 204 views]
A Note on <em>Statistics Surveys</em>

Statistics Surveys is a free online journal for expository papers about specific statistical methodology. It is an outlet for papers that are deep and magisterial reviews of subfields within statistics, such as bootstrap methodology for finite populations, spatial prediction with Big Data, or causal inference.

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[1 Mar 2017 | One Comment | 167 views]
Active Learning Focus of CBMS Joint Statement

A joint statement, Active Learning in Postsecondary Mathematics, released in July of 2016 by the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences, calls on the mathematics and statistics communities to make a commitment to create classroom learning environments that encourage students to “try, fail, and not give up.”

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[1 Feb 2017 | No Comment | 153 views]
Call for JSM Late-Breaking Session Proposals

Two invited slots have been set aside for sessions that cover technical, scientific, or policy-related topics that have arisen during the one-year period prior to JSM 2017.

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[1 Feb 2017 | No Comment | 237 views]
Fritz Scheuren to Give Deming Lecture

The ASA has chosen Fritz Scheuren, senior fellow and vice president in the Center for Excellence in Survey Research at NORC, as the recipient of its 2017 Deming Lecture Award.

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[1 Feb 2017 | One Comment | 641 views]
Pastimes of Statisticians: What Do Statisticians Like to Do When They Are Not Being Statisticians?

This new series will focus on what statisticians do outside of work. Susan Spruill shares her hobby: keeping bees.

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[1 Feb 2017 | No Comment | 733 views]
Biostatistics Competencies Maintained in Public Health Accreditation Criteria

The biostatistics community rallied to make the case for the importance of biostatistics to public health research and practice when the 2016 draft CEPH Masters of Public Health Accreditation Criteria no longer included specific mention of biostatistical skills among the required competencies.