ASA Member News Archive
ASA Member News June 2005
Welcome to the June edition of ASA Member News, the ASA's monthly e-newsletter.
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In Amstat News
Statistics Without Borders
By now you may have noticed changes to the news portion of Amstat News. In November a regular monthly feature was added, news from other professional statistical societies around the world. Read more.
LATE-BREAKING SESSIONS AT JSM 2005
The 2005 Joint Statistical Meetings, to be held August 7 - 11 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, will be the fourth JSM to feature late-breaking sessions. These are special invited sessions that highlight the role of statistics in recent developments in science, technology, and policy, covering important issues that arose too late to be included as part of the regular JSM invited program. Read more.
HAVE YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE? HSR IMPACTS NOMINATIONS DEADLINE: July 29, 2005
AcademyHealth requests nominations of health services research that has made a positive impact on health policy and/or practice. Up to two winners will be selected, and each will receive $2,000. In addition, the winning research will be disseminated widely as part of AcademyHealth's ongoing effort to promote the field of health services research and communicate its value for health care decision making. The awards will be announced at the 2006 National Health Policy Conference held February 6 - 7. Registration, travel, and lodging will be provided for the winners. Research may be published or unpublished, a single study or a body of work, the work of an individual or a team. Nominators and nominees are not required to be AcademyHealth members, and self-nominations will be accepted. Details about the award and submitting a nomination.
JSM GENERAL & CAREER PLACEMENT REGISTRATION EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: June 30, 2005
Register today! Fees go up after June 30
Register for the Joint Statistical Meetings by June 30, 2005 to receive the Early Bird Registration rate. All attendees who register by the Early Bird deadline will receive their badge and tickets in the mail in advance of the meeting.
JSM Career Placement Registration fees also increase after June 30, 2005. Register for Career Placement.
JSM STUDENT HOUSING DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2005; JSM HOUSING DEADLINE: July 14, 2005
Sign up for regular and student housing. Hotel rooms are still available in Minneapolis at convention rates.
JSM TRAVEL DISCOUNTS
JSM attendees start planning your trip to Minneapolis. Travel discounts are now available.
PREP STATISTICAL CONCEPTS WORKSHOP -- San Luis Obispo, California, July 18 - 22, 2005
Sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America as part of its Professional Enhancement Programs (PREP) Project and cosponsored 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 be held on the campus of Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, located on the beautiful central coast of California. It will begin with dinner on Monday, July 18 and conclude with lunch on Friday, July 22. The registration fee of $250 includes room and board as well as all workshop materials. Register for the workshop.
JOINT STATISTICAL MEETINGS PROGRAM -- Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 7 - 11, 2005
The JSM Program is available online. All technical sessions, luncheons, CE courses, tours, and business and committee meetings have been scheduled. Please refer to the online program for detailed information about JSM. Download the PDF version of the preliminary Program. You also may request a hard copy by emailing the Meetings Department or calling (800) 308-8943. Any changes made to the program after May 16 will be reflected in the online version only.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR AT JSM -- Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 7, 2005
Make plans to attend the free JSM Career Development Seminar "Communicating, Negotiating, and Gaining Influence: How Statisticians Can be Successful in the Office and in the Classroom" with Dr. Murray K. Clayton, University of Wisconsin-Madison. This seminar will take place Sunday, August 7, from 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in the Minneapolis Convention Center Room 102C. Refer to page 25 of the June issue of Amstat News for details.
BEYOND AP STATISTICS (BAPS) WORKSHOP -- Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 8, 2005
The ASA/NCTM Joint Committee is pleased to sponsor a Beyond AP Statistics (BAPS) Workshop at the annual Joint Statistical Meetings in Minneapolis on August 8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The BAPS workshop is offered for AP Statistics teachers and consists of enrichment material just beyond the basic AP syllabus. The cost of the workshop is $30 which covers all materials. Beverages will be served in the morning and light snacks in the afternoon. Lunch will be on your own. To register for the workshop, please contact Madge Haven, Center for Statistics Education, or call (703) 684-1221 x 165.
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2005 ASA BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION RESULTS ARE IN
The 2005 ASA Election results are now available online. A special thanks to all candidates for their continuing interest in and support of the ASA. President-Elect Mary Ellen Bock, Purdue University; Vice President Robert N. Rodriguez, SAS Institute; Council of Sections Board Representative Ronald S. Fecso, National Science Foundation; Council of Chapters Board Representative Katherine L. Monti, Rho, Inc.; Publications Board Representative Edward J. Wegman, George Mason University; COS Governing Board Chair-Elect Lynne Stokes, Southern Methodist University; Vice Chair Jeri Metzger Mulrow, National Science Foundation; COC Governing Board Chair-Elect J. Lynn Palmer, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Vice Chair Fred C. Djang, Bristol-Myers Squibb. Complete results are online and in Amstat News.
JABES, JBES, AND JCGS NOW AVAILABLE ON JSTOR
The JSTOR database now houses all issues of JASA, TAS, Technometrics, JABES, JBES, and JCGS from inception through five years ago. Available to ASA members only. For more information and to purchase access for only $25 per title.
COPIES OF ASA BULLETIN NEEDED
JSTOR is seeking copies of Vols. 1-7 (1938-1947) of the American Statistical Association Bulletin, a previous title to The American Statistician. JSTOR also needs the following three sold-out issues: Vol. 45 (1) and Vol. 46 (1) of Technometrics and Vol. 22 (1) of the Journal of Business & Economic Statistics. JSTOR's objective is to archive and provide access back to Vol. 1 (1) for every JSTOR participating journal. If you know of any individual or library that might have copies of these volumes and is willing to loan or donate to JSTOR for this effort, please let us know. If the copies are loaned, JSTOR will rebind and return them as requested. Please contact Ronnie Precup or call (703) 684-1221.
EDUCATIONAL AMBASSADOR SEARCH
The ASA is recruiting a Ph.D. in statistics from Argentina to serve as an Educational Ambassador. The successful candidate will receive a subsidy to attend two Annual Joint Statistical Meetings in the United States and to attend and teach a statistics course at JSM and in Argentina. Applications will be accepted from June 6 to July 4, 2005. For more information, please contact Martha Bilotti-Aliaga.
CALL FOR CHANCE ARTICLES
Chance is interested in publishing articles that showcase the use of statistical methods and ideas, particularly on topics that inform, enlighten, intrigue, amaze and tantalize readers. Examples include statistical applications in areas from anthropology to zoology, current events that involve statistics and statistical analysis and primers on modern statistical topics like genomics or data mining. Ifyou have an idea or article please contact Dr. Michael Lavine, Chance editor.
A SPECIAL OFFER FROM THE ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT (OECD)
OECD is now offering ASA members a 30% discount off the OECD Factbook 2005: Economic, Environmental, and Social Statistics. The OECD Factbook 2005 is the first edition of a comprehensive and dynamic new statistical annual from the OECD. To order, log in to ASA Members Only and select the OECD offer in the left column, or call OECD at (800) 456-6323.
FREE ONLINE CIS ACCESS AVAILABLE FOR ASA MEMBERS
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.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR SEARCH
The ASA is seeking an Assistant Director of Research and Graduate Education Programs with research and teaching experience in graduate statistics education. See the full position listing.
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