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[1 Aug 2023 | No Comment | ]

The fifth annual celebration of Florence Nightingale Day spanned six months and was started in 2018 to promote future career opportunities.

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[1 Dec 2020 | Comments Off on Virtual WSDS Maintains Connection Among Participants | ]

More than 350 people attended the virtual WSDS. The conference themes are Share Knowledge, Build Community, and Grow Influence, which are represented in the sessions and poster presentations.

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[1 May 2020 | Comments Off on Significance Special Issue Celebrates Florence Nightingale | ]

In its April 2020 issue, Significance celebrates the bicentenary of the birth of Florence Nightingale with a special collection of articles about the renowned nurse, statistician, and reformer.

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[1 May 2020 | One Comment | ]

This new lyric honors the bicentennial of the birth of Florence Nightingale, adapting her quote, “To understand God’s thoughts, we must study statistics, for these are the measure of His purpose.”

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[1 Mar 2020 | One Comment | ]

President Wendy Martinez encourages members to remember those who’ve inspired them in all aspects of their life—personally and professionally—and asks: What will be your legacy?

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[1 Jun 2019 | Comments Off on 2018 Stewardship Report: A Big Impact on Data for Good | ]
2018 Stewardship Report: A Big Impact on Data for Good

David Corliss discusses how the American Statistical Association’s annual stewardship report, published in April, serves a necessary function in reporting how the ASA spends the money members have contributed to programs and the causes we care about.

Celebrating Women in Statistics, Featured »

[1 Oct 2018 | One Comment | ]
Florence Nightingale Day Urges Students to Discover, Do, Develop

Florence Nightingale Day is a new collaborative effort between the American Statistical Association, House of Statistics, and Caucus for Women in Statistics that encourages students to meet successful women in statistics and data science, take on data challenges, and have fun.

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[18 May 2017 | 2 Comments | ]

ASA member Lawrence Mark Lesser wrote “’Florence’: A Statistics Song” to honor the approaching bicentennial of the birth of Florence Nightingale.

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[22 Sep 2016 | 2 Comments | ]

In 1840, Florence Nightingale begged her parents “to let her study mathematics instead of doing worsted work and practicing quadrilles.” Her mother “did not approve, home duties were not to be neglected for mathematics.” She assumed that her daughter’s destiny was marriage, “and what use were mathematics to a married woman?” Her father, who loved math and had communicated that love to his daughter, nevertheless urged her to study more appropriate subjects (for a woman), “history or philosophy, natural or moral.” Florence expressed her preference for mathematics by saying, “I …

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[1 Jun 2016 | One Comment | ]

ASA President Jessica Utts explores Nightingale’s powerful lessons for statisticians today and shares her discussion with internationally recognized Nightingale scholar Barbara Dossey.