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ASA President Sastry Pantula was recently appointed Division Director for Mathematical Sciences in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate at the National Science Foundation.

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Statistics Partnerships among Academe, Industry, and Government (SPAIG) is updating its list of advisory boards and review teams for academic statistics programs.

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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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[1 Jun 2010 | Comments Off | 874 views]

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.