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[1 Feb 2017 | One Comment | 625 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 | 612 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.

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[1 Jan 2017 | No Comment | 1,231 views]
Survey: Employers Struggling to Meet Demand for Data Analysts

More and more public and private sector employers are adding statisticians and data analysts to their ranks, but are having a difficult time finding qualified candidates, according to a new national survey released by the Society for Human Resource Management and sponsored by the American Statistical Association.

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[1 Jan 2017 | No Comment | 105 views]
ASA Strategic Plan Revised

The ASA Board of Directors updated the association’s strategic plan at the November board meeting. The plan includes enhancing the diversity and breadth of the association, as well as increasing the visibility and ensuring the future of the profession.

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[1 Jan 2017 | No Comment | 343 views]
Call for SPAIG Award Nominations to Recognize Successful Collaborations

The Statistics Partnership of Academic, Industry, and Government (SPAIG) Committee seeks nominations that recognize excellence among collaborating organizations for the ASA SPAIG award.

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[1 Jan 2017 | No Comment | 216 views]
Haitian Aid Survey: Field Notes from a Statistician

After October’s Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti, Monica Dashen traveled to the island with Statistics without Borders to help find out who had received aid and how the hurricane had affected them.

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[1 Dec 2016 | No Comment | 1,183 views]
Interview with Professor Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao

Frank Nielson—a professor of computer science at Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France, and a senior researcher at Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.—interviewed C. R. Rao this past year to learn more about his life and work. Read about what he discovered.

ASA Leaders Reminisce, Featured »

[1 Dec 2016 | One Comment | 237 views]
ASA Leaders Reminisce Sally C. Morton

In the 20th installment of the Amstat News series of interviews with ASA presidents and executive directors, we feature a discussion with 2009 ASA President Sally Morton.

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[1 Dec 2016 | No Comment | 140 views]
ASA and Census … A Long and Productive Relationship

Members of the ASA have had a long and collaborative history with the United States Census—including dealing with controversy and Congress.

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[1 Dec 2016 | One Comment | 259 views]
Get on the JSM Program: Submit an Abstract or Volunteer

The JSM 2017 Program Committee has put together 204 invited sessions. The topics are interesting and diverse, ranging from machine learning and analysis of complex data to reproducible research, climate science, precision medicine, sports policy, and survey methodology. Now it’s time to submit your contributed abstract before February 1, 2017.