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[1 May 2011 | 18 Comments | 11,791 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 | 3,925 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.

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[1 Apr 2011 | Comments Off on Meet James Lynch, Director of BJS | 2,312 views]
Meet James Lynch, Director of BJS

Amstat News invited new Bureau of Justice Statistics Director James Lynch to answer some questions so readers could learn more about him and the agency he directs.

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[1 Apr 2011 | Comments Off on Papers Sought for FCSM Research Conference | 958 views]

The Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology is planning a research conference—to be held at the Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC, from January 10–12, 2012—and abstracts are being accepted.