ASA Member News Archive
ASA Member News April 2005
Welcome to the April edition of ASA Member News, the ASA's monthly e-newsletter.
Did you know that April is Math Awareness Month? Join the American Statistical Association, the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics as we celebrate Mathematics and the Cosmos. Resources for this year's Mathematics Awareness Month program.
In Amstat News
The Statistics of Disability Guest Column by Dr. Sarah Hughes
Obtaining accurate data on disability worldwide is notoriously difficult. The United Nations, domestic policymakers, and interested researchers all have found that differences in concepts and methods used to identify people with disabilities prohibit the comparison of prevalence rates across countries. In 1982, which marked the beginning of the Decade of Disabled Persons, the UN called for the development of systematic collection and dissemination of information on disability. Several bodies within the UN responded to the request. Subsequently, the World Health Organization spent nearly two decades developing a classification system to describe how people live with their health conditions. Read more.
Check out the ASA Resources section at the end of your most recent issue of Amstat News. This special section is to help members quickly access information of interest to them. ASA Resources includes a directory of ASA products, services, contact information, and more.
ASA COMMITTEE ON LAW AND JUSTICE STATISTICS DEADLINE: May 1, 2005
Proposals for this research grant program for the analysis of Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) data are due May 1, 2005. This program is designed to encourage the creative and appropriate use of these data to inform substantive and methodological issues. Young investigators are encouraged to apply. Grants are available to support dissertation research. Awards are generally for a one- or two-year period. An illustrative list of BJS data sources for potential research topics includes the National Crime Victimization Survey, National Incident-based Reporting System, Federal Justice Data, Law Enforcement Data, and National Prisoner Statistics. Additional information.
VOTE IN THE ASA ELECTION DEADLINE: May 16, 2005
The ASA encourages you to participate in the election of your ASA officers. Vote online through May 16, 2005, at 11:59 p.m. EDT. View biographies and cast your vote now.
JSM 2005 INFORMATION & DEADLINES
JSM ABSTRACT EDITING DEADLINE: April 29, 2005
Speakers can edit previously submitted abstracts for the JSM 2005 program until 11:59 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 29, 2005.
ALL JSM REGISTRATION OPENS MAY 2, 2005. EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2005
JSM registration materials will be mailed on April 25. Beginning on May 2, register online or download registration materials.
JSM Career Placement Registration also opens May 2. The JSM Career Placement Service offers a full-service recruiting facility. Whether you are seeking a position in statistics or have an opening in your organization, the JSM Placement Service can help you. Beginning on May 2, register for JSM Placement.
JSM 2005 CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES LISTED ONLINE
View the schedule-at-a-Glance or the online program of Continuing Education Courses being offered at JSM 2005. Register for these courses when you register for the JSM starting May 2.
JSM STUDENT HOUSING DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2005
The University of Minnesota is offering student housing at affordable rates for the JSM. Limited space is available, so reserve your room early. More information.
JSM GENERAL HOUSING DEADLINE: July 14, 2005
The JSM Housing Bureau will begin taking hotel reservations on May 2, 2005. Please do not contact the ASA or the hotels directly to make reservations as all reservations must be made through the housing bureau. The Housing Form in the Registration Book (page 11) shows the JSM Housing Bureau telephone number to be the same as the fax number; the correct telephone number for the housing bureau is (612) 767-8200. More information.
CONTINUING EDUCATION PROPOSALS FOR JSM - CHANGE IN DUE DATE
Starting Fall 2005 for JSM 2006 CE has a new date for submission of proposals. September 30 is the new due date. Please pass this information to potential presenters and potential co-sponsors.
JSM PROGRAM NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
View the JSM program online. All technical sessions, luncheons, CE courses, tours, and business and committee meetings have been scheduled. A PDF version of the preliminary program will be available by May 31, 2005.
WASHINGTON STATISTICAL SOCIETY SHORT COURSE
Privacy, Confidentiality, and the Protection of Health Data: A Statistical Perspective will be offered again on May 4, 2005 in Washington, D.C. Based on the enthusiastic response received from participants of the April 2004 course, the presenters have agreed to conduct this course again this May. Registration is due by April 25, 2005. Register Now.
THE 21ST ANNUAL QPRC AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
The 2005 QPRC, May 18-20, 2005, will showcase new developments in the ways that statisticians, quality professionals, health care leaders, information systems professionals, computer scientists, and managers are contributing to this transformation. This year's theme is "Data, Quality Transformation, and the Healthcare Supply Chain." Register online for the conference and the preconference workshop. Registration includes a conference banquet on Wednesday evening and a Mississippi riverboat dinner cruise on Thursday evening.
POST-CALCULUS INVESTIGATION OF STATISTICAL CONCEPTS AND METHODS FACULTY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
Sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America, as part of its Professional Enhancement Programs (PREP) Project, and co-sponsored by the ASA and Duxbury-Brooks/Cole, this faculty development workshop is intended for college faculty who teach introductory statistics courses for mathematically inclined students. The workshop will take place in San Luis Obispo, CA July 18-22. Learn more.
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******FREE ONLINE CIS ACCESS AVAILABLE FOR ASA MEMBERS******
All ASA members now can enjoy free online access to the "Current Index to Statistics" (CIS). To activate your CIS access, log in to ASA Members Only and select the CIS Web Access tab at the top of the page for instructions.
LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP IN THE ASA AVAILABLE
ASA is happy to announce that we now have three distinct Lifetime Membership options available to meet the specific needs of our members. Learn More.
DUXBURY THOMSON LEARNING
ASA Members may now purchase "Statistics - A Guide to the Unknown," 4th Edition, at 30% off regular rates. To receive the 30% discount, call Thomson Customer Service at 1 (800) 347-7707 and use the discount code ASA30DSCNT. This code will expire April 15, 2006. Details.
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