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Here, Lionel Weiss discusses the life of Jack (Jacob) Wolfowitz, who was considered unmatched in his ability as a teacher and an eminent researcher in coding theory.

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Getting a Job: What Distinguishes You?

The Mayo Clinic Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics (BSI) recruits top statisticians at all levels. There is intense competition for talented people. What do they look for in a statistician? Here, you’ll find out what it takes to be the top candidate for a job.

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Why Statistics? Why BLOG?

Short for weblog, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary describes a blog as a website that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and hyperlinks provided by the writer. Recently, there has been an outcropping of blogs about statistics, so Amstat News asked a few statistical bloggers how they got started in both statistics and blogging. Read their answers here.

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Rensis Likert made a tremendous impact on the development of social statistics. Read about his famous “Likert scale,” which has been adopted throughout the world, his service to the ASA, and how he set up the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan.

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Ellen Gundlach of Purdue University was selected as the grand prize winner of the ASA Hands-On Statistics Activity Competition. Her project will be featured at the ASA booth in October’s USA Science and Engineering Festival on the National Mall in Washington, DC.