Additional Features »

[1 Apr 2012 | Comments Off on Trip to Sri Lanka Warm, People Welcoming | 926 views]

As 2011 ASA president, Nancy Geller was invited to be a plenary speaker at the International Statistics Conference last December in Columbo, Sri Lanka. Here, she tells us about her experience.

Additional Features, Journal of the American Statistical Association Highlights »

[1 Apr 2012 | Comments Off on March JASA Features Novel Methods for Handling Censored Data | 2,049 views]

The March 2012 issue of the Journal of the American Statistical Association is the first for new Theory and Methods section editors Xuming He of the University of Michigan and Jun Liu of Harvard University. Their first issue contains the usual broad assortment of theory and methods contributions, affecting both study design and data analysis. The Applications and Case Studies section includes applications in education, environmental science, medicine, and public health.

Additional Features »

[1 Apr 2012 | Comments Off on Statisticians Participate in 2nd Annual Climate Science Day | 1,074 views]

Five ASA members participated in the second annual Climate Science Day (CSD) on Capitol Hill February 1. Co-organized by the ASA and jointly sponsored by the ASA and other professional societies, the event’s primary purpose is for scientists to develop relationships with congressional staff so they will consult the scientists on climate-related questions.

Cover Story »

[1 Apr 2012 | One Comment | 1,808 views]
Data Deluge Selected as Theme for Mathematics Awareness Month

April is Mathematics Awareness Month, and members of the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics selected “Mathematics, Statistics, and the Data Deluge” as the theme for this year.

President's Corner »

[1 Apr 2012 | Comments Off on Statistical Leadership: Perspectives of Past Presidents | 1,413 views]

ASA President Bob Rodriguez gives his insights on leadership from past ASA presidents and a little-known story about one of our best-known presidents.