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[1 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 145 views]
Twice as Nice: Conference on Statistical Practice Has Another Successful Year

The 2015 Conference on Statistical Practice in New Orleans, Louisiana, was a big success, with more than 400 attendees and participants enjoying short courses, poster sessions, tutorials, and more.

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[1 Mar 2015 | 2 Comments | 565 views]
Academic Salary Survey: What’s Your Number?

This year’s academic salary survey includes both faculty and nonfaculty statisticians and biostatisticians. We received responses from 58 institutions in the United States.

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[1 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 178 views]
Public Relations Campaign Now in Second Year

As this year gets under way, ASA President David Morganstein is asking association members to share news of the This Is Statistics campaign and its promotional resources with students, parents, teachers, and education administrators in their communities. “It is critical that ASA members get involved in this awareness campaign,” said Morganstein. “A thousand voices speaking as one are more powerful and effective than a single voice. By spreading the word about the This Is Statistics campaign, you will make new connections that otherwise will not be established.“

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[1 Jan 2015 | One Comment | 514 views]
An Update to the American Community Survey Program

What is the status of the American Community Survey (ACS), and what are the significant developments, challenges, and achievements that have marked the ACS in the last decade? Read on to find out.

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[1 Dec 2014 | One Comment | 250 views]
The Future Lies Ahead

Our 175th year is coming to an end, and with that come two temptations. One is to look forward to the 200th anniversary, 25 years from now. The other is to look backward at the past 175 years and assess what we have accomplished. Here, column editor Steven Stigler takes the shorter view and predicts what the future will offer the ASA in 2039.

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[1 Nov 2014 | One Comment | 164 views]
ASA Gears up for Conference on Statistical Practice

The fourth annual ASA Conference on Statistical Practice will take place February 19 – 21 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Attendees will have opportunities to learn new statistical methodologies and best practices in statistical analysis, design, consulting, and statistical programming. Early registration for the conference closes on January 5.

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[1 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 252 views]
Many Honored at Presidential Address, Awards Ceremony

This year’s Joint Statistical Meetings was particularly special because the ASA celebrated its 175th anniversary. There were special events, a slew of activities, and a few firsts. To top it off, it was the largest meeting in JSM history, with 6,809 in attendance. Read on to learn about some of the highlights.

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[1 Sep 2014 | 2 Comments | 2,337 views]
Which Career Path Will You Follow?

There are many routes a statistician can take to reach an area to study. Amstat News asked a few ASA members to answer questions about the paths they took to get where they are today.

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[1 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 3,101 views]
Statistics Poster and Project Competition Winners

The American Statistical Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Poster Competition and Project Competition.

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[1 Jul 2014 | 4 Comments | 1,440 views]
Statistical Scientists Advance Federal Research Initiatives

Responding to calls from the National Science Foundation and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, three ASA groups wrote whitepapers detailing how statisticians can contribute to administration research initiatives and priorities. The whitepapers, profiled here, cover the BRAIN Initiative, the Big Data Research and Development Initiative, and climate change.