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The National Institute of Statistical Sciences Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary

The National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) simultaneously celebrated the 20th anniversary of its creation and the 10th anniversary of the formation of its affiliates program.
The pre-history of NISS goes back to a 1984 meeting of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences at Lake Tahoe. There, a number of visionaries realized how much the statistical sciences would benefit from deeper engagement in cross-disciplinary research and that an institute was a key component to making this happen. A proposal was sent to the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a panel study on cross-disciplinary research. The resulting report, coauthored by Ingram Olkin and Jerome Sacks, was published in 1988.

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This is an appeal to interested parties in the scientific community for help developing the Painlevé Project by organizing and tabulating the properties of the Painlevé functions.

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This month’s member spotlight is on Ana Ivelisse Aviles, a statistician with the U.S. Government Accountability Office in Washington, DC.

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Nominations are being sought for ASA president-elect and vice presidential candidates for the 2012 election year. Read on to see how you can nominate your colleagues.

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Fasttrack gets articles out fast, before they’ve appeared in a specific journal issue, which means readers get the statistics literature they want right away and authors are published much faster. Throughout November, all the articles on Fasttrack will be available for free download.