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Visualizing Data: Challenges to Presentation of Quality Graphics—and Solutions

Naomi Robbins, author of Creating More Effective Graphs, offers tips for solving some of the problems statisticians face when preparing data presentations.

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[1 Sep 2011 | 4 Comments | 3,426 views]

Fritz Scheuren, past ASA president, is committed to improving the lives of others. The evidence of this can be seen through his human rights projects, volunteer work, and leadership activities.

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The Summer Internship Partnership of ASA and Novartis Oncology: A Multi-Win Endeavor

The American Statistical Association and Novartis Oncology summer internship partnership is a win-win relationship. William Mietlowski, a biometrical fellow who has coordinated the internship program for Novartis Oncology, discusses the selection process, as well as internship projects and activities.

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[1 Sep 2011 | Comments Off on A Conversation with Monroe Sirken—His Early Career | 1,614 views]

This is an excerpt from the original article “A Conversation with Monroe Sirken,” published in Statistical Science in 2007. The interviews conducted by Barry Graubard, Paul Levy, and Gordon Willis took place in three sessions at the National Center for Health Statistics during the spring of 2006.

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[1 Sep 2011 | Comments Off on Good Mentors Are All Around Us: Seek Them Out! | 1,704 views]

Anyone can be a mentor, however it takes hard work to train our future problemsolvers. A mentor is an excellent listener. He or she listens with the intent to understand and share experiences that the person being mentored can use. Here, Sastry Pantula, head of the Division of Mathematical Sciences at the National Science Foundation offers advice and shares ways to become a great mentor.