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[1 May 2011 | Comments Off on Pfizer Contributes to ASA’s Educational Ambassador Program | 1,128 views]

Pfizer recently contributed $6,000 to the ASA’s Educational Ambassador program for 2011.

Additional Features, Technometrics Highlights »

[1 May 2011 | Comments Off on Fingerprint Individuality Assessment Featured in May Issue | 2,038 views]

Here, Hugh Chipman, editor of Technometrics, highlights the featured articles that are included in the May issue, such as “Accessing Fingerprint Individuality Using EPIC: A Case Study in the Analysis of Spatially Dependent Marked Processes” and “Modeling Spectral-Temporal Data from Point Source Events.”

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Meet Susan Boehmer, New IRS Statistics of Income Director

Amstat News invited new Statistics of Income Director Susan Boehmer to answer some questions so readers could learn more about her and the agency she directs.

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[1 May 2011 | Comments Off on TAS Article Cited in Supreme Court Case | 1,391 views]

A 2009 The American Statistician article, “How Likely Is a Simpson’s Paradox?” was recently cited in a case before the Supreme Court.

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Peace Through Statistics

The list of recent Nobel Peace Prize laureates goes as follows: 2009—Barack H. Obama, president of the United States of America; 2010—Liu Xiaobo, Chinese dissident; 2011—Miodrag Lovrić (Serbia), Jasmin Komić (Bosnia and Herzegovina), and Ksenija Dumičić (Croatia), statisticians.

That’s a joke, isn’t it? Actually, no, but a possible (perhaps not very likely) outcome for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize award. Lovrić, Komić, and Dumičić were among the 241 nominations (188 individuals and 53 organizations) entered by the February 1, 2011, deadline for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. What led to the nomination of a group of three statisticians for such a prestigious award?