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[1 May 2011 | Comments Off on Meet Susan Boehmer, New IRS Statistics of Income Director | 3,213 views]
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 | 1,393 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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[1 May 2011 | 18 Comments | 11,773 views]
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?

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[1 May 2011 | Comments Off on Writing Workshop for Junior Researchers to Take Place at JSM | 1,095 views]

The National Institute of Statistical Science and the American Statistical Association will hold a writing workshop for junior researchers in Miami Beach, Florida, in conjunction with the Joint Statistical Meetings. Applications are due June 1.

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[1 Apr 2011 | Comments Off on Recognizing the ASA’s Longtime Members | 3,920 views]

The American Statistical Association would like to thank its longtime members by continuing its tradition of honoring those members who joined the association 35 years ago or more.