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Statistics, Biostatistics Degree Growth Continued in 2021

The number of master’s degrees in business statistics awarded annually increased from 37 in 2010 to nearly 3,000 in 2021, paralleling the growth in bachelor’s and master’s degrees in statistics and biostatistics over the last couple decades. Similarly, the number of universities awarding the business statistics degree increased from 4 to 55 in the same period, according to the latest preliminary data release for 2021 degree completions from the National Center for Education Statistics.

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Additional Features, CHANCE Highlights »

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Wendy Martinez and Donna LaLonde are the new co-editors of the ASA’s CHANCE magazine. Here, they answer a few questions about themselves and their plans for the publication this year.

President's Corner »

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In her last column as ASA President, Katherine Ensor revisits her initiatives and reviews her contributions to the American Statistical Association.

Additional Features »

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The Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation trains researchers to be better communicators through three programs: communication bootcamps, MathStatBites and Carry the Two podcast .

Additional Features »

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The ASA’s Committee on Minorities in Statistics held its 22nd annual—and third virtual—StatFest on September 17. The virtual conference hosted high-school, undergraduate, and graduate students.

My ASA Story »

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Twenty-nine years after Nicole Close joined the ASA, she continues to look to the association for news, educational activities, and employment updates and opportunities.

The American Statistician Highlights »

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The American Statistical Association invites applications for the position of editor of The American Statistician.

Member News, People News »

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The October 17 announcement states, “Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.”

Additional Features, Journal of Statistics and Data Science Education Highlights »

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The papers in the current issue of the Journal of Statistics and Data Science Education focus on how to teach reproducibility and responsible workflow from different perspectives: refreshing and organizing teaching materials, providing guidelines for student work, engaging students in editorial work, and revising curriculum at the programme level.

JEDI Corner »

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Joseph Gastwirth suggests changes in the way courts have interpreted the equal employment laws since the mid-1980s likely contributed to sustained socioeconomic inequality.

Member News, People News »

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ASA member Mulugeta Gebregziabher won an award, while Hollylynne Lee and Gemma Mojica were given a grant.

Additional Features »

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Nominations are being sought for ASA president-elect and vice president candidates for the 2024 election.

Member News, Quality and Productivity, Section News »

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The Quality and Productivity Section executive committee reviews the section goals for 2023.

Departments, Education »

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Pat Hopfensperger—retired statistics teacher—recently interviewed Stuart J. Murphy about Show and Tell! Great Graphs and Smart Charts: An Introduction to Infographics, his new book for children in grades K–4.

Member News, People News »

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For the second time in the award’s history, there are two recipients: Montserrat Garcia-Closas and Barry Graubard. Both were chosen for their outstanding mentoring and will be honored during a virtual ceremony.

Section News, Survey Research Methods »

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The Survey Research Methods Section reports on its latest business meetings and upcoming conference BigSurv23.

Member News, Section News, Text Analysis »

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David Banks, chair of the Text Analysis Interest Group, talks about the work ahead for those in the text analysis field. Wendy Martinez will serve as the first chair of the section.

Member News, People News »

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The first Rousseeuw Prize for Statistics was presented to the winners by his Majesty King Philippe of Belgium.

Columns, Stats4Good »

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David Corliss reports on the many accomplishments the Data for Good community achieved in 2022 and looks forward to events in the upcoming year.

Award Deadlines and Information, Member News »

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The ASA’s extensive awards program recognizes statisticians who have made outstanding contributions through research, teaching, consulting, and service to the association and statistical profession. These awards are listed in order of deadline date.