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<em>Significance</em> Magazine—An ASA and RSS Partnership

Beginning with the September 2010 issue, the ASA and the Royal Statistical Society will collaborate on the publication of the statistical outreach magazine Significance. Each ASA member will receive the quarterly as a benefit of membership. Here, Julian Champkin, editor of Significance, offers a brief introduction to the magazine.

How does a flock of a million starlings or more manage to keep itself together as it wheels about the sky? How can you fairly handicap a yacht race? Do big firms or small firms create more jobs? Is organic milk really better for your health than nonorganic? And where exactly are the certainties—and, as important, the uncertainties—in climate change? Statistics holds the answer to all of these questions. Significance is a magazine about statistics.

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In the 1980s and 1990s, there was concern within the mathematical sciences community that postsecondary education in the mathematical sciences was in trouble. The National Science Foundation (NSF) launched a program of Grants for Vertical Integration of Research and Education in the Mathematical Sciences (VIGRE). These grants were designed for institutions with PhD-granting departments in the mathematical sciences, to develop quality education programs, that are vertically integrated with the research activities of these departments. Here, members of the Committee to Evaluate the program share their findings.

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“GIVE to ASA” is my mantra for the year. That’s a G for Growth, an I for Impact, a V for Visibility, and an E for Education.

Additional Features, Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics Highlights »

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Here are the highlights of the March issue of the Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics. This issue features an editorial overview of the potential usage of animation in electronic versions of JCGS articles.

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This month’s member spotlight is on Tasneem Zaihra who is an assistant professor at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.