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ASA Endorses Recommendations to Improve Forensic Methods

The ASA Board of Directors recently voted to endorse recommendations made in Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward, a 2009 National Academies’ report. In its statement, the board recognized the pivotal role of forensic science in the U.S. judicial system and cited the value of statistical methods and research to improve forensic methods.

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A free writing workshop for junior researchers will take place during JSM on August 1 and 4. The workshop will provide instruction for writing journal articles and grant proposals.

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ASA Releases Statement on Risk-Limiting Audits

The ASA Board of Directors recently released a statement recommending that routine risk-limiting audits be conducted and reported in all federal elections, as well as in statewide and other governmental election contests. The statement also urges election officials to seek statistical advice about how to efficiently attain the desired accuracy.

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Nominations and applications are being sought for the next editor of CHANCE magazine. The editor’s term will be from 2011 to 2013.

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More than 2,400 high school juniors and seniors participated in Moody’s Mega Math (M3) Challenge in March and spent up to 14 hours using their math know-how to evaluate the U.S. Census Bureau’s methods for undercount adjustment, the best method for apportioning the U.S. House of Representatives.