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JSM Highlights and Events

Check out the EXPO for featured events throughout the week.

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ASA Visits Capitol Hill During Seventh Climate Science Day

On March 21, statisticians Peter Bloomfield, Noel Cressie, Dorit Hammerling, and Leonard Smith joined 23 other scientists for the 7th annual Climate Science Day (CSD), which puts scientists in the same room as lawmakers and their staffs for discussions about climate science research.

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What Does Susan Hilsenbeck Do When She Is Not Being a Statistician?

Susan Hilsenbeck is a professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. In her spare time, she likes to quilt and scuba dive.

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CSP 2017 Brings Statisticians Face to Face

The 2017 Conference on Statistical Practice was held February 23–25. Four hundred fifty participants gathered at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Jacksonville, Florida. 

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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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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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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 | 327 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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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 | 174 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.”