Welcome to the December edition of ASA Member News, the ASA's monthly e-newsletter.
Did you know that the ASA has created a new membership to specifically meet the needs of statisticians who reside in economically developing countries? This membership is available to residents of economically developing countries as designated by the World Bank. Eligible residents can join for only $40 and receive electronic subscriptions to JASA, TAS and JBES. If you know someone who may be eligible, direct them to the online application.
In Amstat News
2004-2005 Salary Report of Academic Statisticians
In September, as in previous years, we asked chairs of statistics departments and professors not associated with statistics departments at U.S. colleges and universities to provide salary, rank, and time-in-rank information for professors, associate professors, assistant professors, instructors, and others. See summary results for different ranks of professors.
ASA Presidents Issue Two Position Letters
The ASA Presidents have issued two position letters during the last month. One states the ASA's support of funding for the Census Bureau's American Community Survey; the other requests further study and a delay in implementation of the National Institutes of Health plan to gather and electronically distribute journal articles. Read the letters.
JSM 2005 Abstract Submission Deadline: February 1, 2005
The online submission process for contributed abstracts will close on February 1, 2005. Submit your abstract. Registration and payment are required at the time of abstract submission for all presenting authors. The JSM 2005 web site is now available. Check it out and make note of key dates in your calendar so you don't miss a critical deadline.
Strategic Initiatives for 2005 Proposals Deadline: March 1, 2005
The approved ASA budget for 2005 includes $100,000 to fund Strategic Initiatives. ASA members and groups are invited to submit proposals for an initiative specifically directed toward items in the Strategic Plan that could be considered for implementation in 2005. The Planning Committee and the Budget Committee will jointly review all initiatives and assign priorities to them in March and April 2005. Proposers will be notified of the funding decisions in April. Projects approved for funding will also be announced in Amstat News. Submit a proposal or see past initiatives that the board has funded.
Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship New Deadline: April 1, 2005
The application deadline for the 2005 Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship has been changed to April 1, 2005. Details.
Spring Statistical Symposium
The American Statistical Association and the University of Maryland Statistics Consortium will cosponsor the Spring Statistical Symposium in College Park, Maryland, March 22-25, 2005. The symposium is a week-long series of short course offerings for professional statisticians and students of statistics. Among the courses to be offered are Practical Data Mining, Longitudinal and Incomplete Data, and Latent Class Analysis. See the full schedule of courses.
LearnSTAT Workshops at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in January
The ASA Council of Chapters Traveling Course Committee Announces 2005 Courses
The ASA Council of Chapters (COC) Traveling Course Committee is pleased to announce two courses for 2005: "Bootstrap Methods and Permutation Tests for Doing and Teaching Statistics." by Dr. Tim Hesterberg, and "Applied Nonlinear Statistical Methods," by Dr. Timothy E. O'Brien. More information.
The Library of the University of Adelaide is pleased to announce the launch of the expanded R.A. Fisher Digital Archive. Fisher's archives are held within the Special Collections of the Library of the University of Adelaide and they are attracting many research inquiries from within Australia and overseas. In 2000 the library began progressively digitize selections from Fisher's published and unpublished work to further publicize his scientific contributions and make his work more readily available to users beyond Adelaide.
Give the Gift of ASA Membership
This holiday season, give the gift of ASA membership. Do you know a student studying statistics or a recent graduate from a statistics program? Do you have a colleague who would benefit from membership in the ASA? You can give an ASA membership quickly and easily online. When you complete our online Gift Membership process, the recipient will receive an email letting them know that you just purchased a year of ASA membership for them. You will also receive a confirmation email with the details of your purchase.
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