ASA Member News Archive
ASA Member News October 2005
Welcome to the October edition of ASA Member News, the ASA's monthly e-newsletter.
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In Amstat News
In this column and the two that follow, ASA President Fritz Scheuren's last, will connect the structure of the ASA with our lives as statisticians. This month, with the help of George Cobb, he tackles the subject of our ASA Committees; then, with help from June Morita, Chapters in November; and finally, with help from Nat Schenker, Sections in December. Because of Hurricane Katrina, sadly, he also covers an unplanned topic. To read more, plus JSM Highlights, the 2005 SPAIG Salary Survey, and the ASA Poster and Project Competitions.
PROCEEDINGS SUBMISSION - Deadline: October 21, 2005
If you presented a paper at JSM 2005 or another approved meeting and would like to have it published on the 2005 Proceedings CD please see the submission guidelines. You also may preorder the 2005 Proceedings CD, available in early 2006. For more information, email Val Snider.
SYMPOSIUM ON GEOGRAPHY AND DRUG ADDICTION CALL FOR PRESENTERS - Deadline: November 8, 2005
The Association of American Geographers and the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Drug Abuse are jointly sponsoring a research symposium on geography and drug addiction. The symposium will be held March 8, 2006, in conjunction with the 2006 Annual Meeting of the AAG at the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. For more information, contact Douglas Richardson.
NOETHER SENIOR SCHOLAR & YOUNG RESEARCHER NOMINATIONS - Deadline: November 30, 2005
The Noether Award Committee invites nominations for the Noether Senior Scholar Award and the Noether Young Researcher Award.
CALL FOR EDITOR NOMINATIONS - Deadline: December 1, 2005
The American Statistical Association invites nominations for the following positions: Editor of the Application and Case Studies (A&CS) section of the Journal of the American Statistical Association (JASA); Editor of the Journal of Business & Economic Statistics (JBES); Editor of the Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics (JCGS); Editor of the Journal of Statistics Education (JSE) and Editor of the Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics (JABES).
DEMING LECTURER NOMINATIONS - Deadline: December 1, 2005
Do you know someone you would like to see receive the Deming Lecturer Award and speak at the 2006 Joint Statistical Meetings in Seattle? If so, the Deming Lectureship Committee would like to hear from you. If you have an interest in submitting a nomination, please contact Randy Spoeri.
SOLICITATION FOR PROPOSALS FOR ASA/BJS STATISTICAL METHODOLOGICAL RESEARCH PROGRAM SMALL GRANTS FOR ANALYSIS OF DATA ROM BUREAU AND JUSTICE STATISTICS - Deadline: December 1, 2005
The ASA Committee on Law and Justice Statistics announces a small grant program for the analysis of Bureau of Justice Statistics and other justice-related data. Award preference will be given to research using BJS data. This program is designed to encourage the creative and appropriate use of these data to inform substantive and methodological issues.
2005-06 CAUCUS FOR WOMEN IN STATISTICS POSTER PROJECT COMPETITION FOR GIRLS IN GRADES K-12 - Deadline: December 10, 2005
Any female attending a high school, middle school, or elementary school is eligible to participate in this national competition for girls, supported by the Caucus for Women in Statistics. The winner of each grade category will receive $100 and a certificate of recognition.
JSM 2006 DATA EXPOSITION PROPOSAL - Deadline: February 1, 2006
The ASA Sections on Statistical Graphics, Statistical Computing, and Statistics and the Environment are sponsoring a data exposition for JSM 2006. Entrants are asked to provide a graphical summary of the important features of a dataset of geographic and atmospheric data from NASA.
FELLOWS OF THE AMERICAN STATISTICAL ASSOCIATION NOMINATIONS - Deadline: March 1, 2006
Each year, ASA members nominate their peers as Fellows of the ASA. Awarded annually, this is a great honor. The number of recipients is limited to no more than one-third of one 1% of the ASA membership. For additional information about ASA Fellows, please contact Carole Sutton.
2005 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HEALTH POLICY RESEARCH - Boston, MA - October 28-30, 2005
The 2005 ICHPR: Methodological Issues in Health Services and Outcomes Research will be held October 28-30, 2005, in Boston, Massachusetts. With a series of invited speakers and workshops, sessions will examine a range of topics related to causal inference, the congruence of results obtained from studies with different designs, and the combination of data from different sources. View the final program for the 2005 ICHPR. Onsite registration will be available at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel throughout the conference.
NEW LEARNSTAT SHORT COURSE - Boston, MA - November 12, 2005
Negative Binomial Regression: Modeling Overdispersed Count Data will be held November 12, 2005, in Boston, Massachusetts. This course will examine the history, theory, and varieties of negative binomial regression. Particular emphasis will be given to the nature and identification of overdispersion and how various types of negative binomial models have dealt with it.
ADDITIONAL LEARNSTAT SHORT COURSE OFFERINGS - Washington, DC - Fall 2005
Additional courses offered this fall in the Washington, DC area are Design and Analysis of Cluster Randomization Trials, October 28, and Applied Recurrent Events Data Analysis, November 11.
ASA & APHA PARTNER TO SUPPORT HEALTH COURSES - Philadelphia, PA - December 10-14, 2005
The ASA and the American Public Health Association will cosponsor Continuing Education Institutes at the 133rd APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition, December 10-11, 2005, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
GET INVOLVED WITH AP STATISTICS CALL FOR READERS - Lincoln, NE - June 2006
The Advanced Placement Program invites you to participate in an enriching professional development opportunity. Join approximately 385 college faculty and AP Statistics teachers to grade AP Statistics exams. Travel, meals, and lodging are provided in addition to a $1,450 honorarium. Contact Brad Hartlaub with questions, or complete the online application.
SATELLITE MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL BIOMETRIC CONFERENCE 2006 - Montréal, Québec, Canada - July 14-15, 2006
Methodological issues in oral health research will be addressed in five tutorials for statisticians interested in modeling complex data or dental researchers with a strong interest in biostatistical methods. Invited speakers include Melissa Begg, Niels Keiding, Thomas Gerds, Gary Slade, Helmut Küchenhoff, and Amy Anderson. Further information.
INTERNATIONAL BIOMETRIC CONFERENCE 2006 - Montréal, Québec, Canada - July 16-21, 2006
The International Biometrics Conference 2006 will be held in Montréal a few weeks before JSM 2006. It is only the third time in IBC history that this meeting will occur in North America. Steve Stigler will give the plenary address. Please look for the call for abstracts this month.
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SHOP ASA: ONLINE ASA MARKETPLACE IS OPEN!
SHOP ASA, the ASA's new online marketplace is open for business. JSM Proceedings and various brochures were added recently and can be ordered online! Save 10% on your first purchase by entering ASASTORE at checkout.
NSF SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE VACANCY
The National Science Foundation is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director, Division of Mathematical Sciences, Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences. In addition to seeking candidates who are interested in an appointment on a Senior Executive Service career basis or limited-term basis, NSF also is inviting individuals who might be interested in an Intergovernmental Personnel Act assignment to submit an application. More information.
OIS DEVELOPS NEW MAPPING IMMIGRATION SECTION
The Office of Immigration Statistics has developed a new section on its web site called, Mapping Immigration. In this area, you will find a series of three maps that display the geographic distribution of the Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) flow between the calendar years 1980 and 2003.
SDSC ANNOUNCES DATA CENTRAL
The San Diego Supercomputer Center, a National Science Foundation center, recently launched Data Central, the first program of its kind to make available significant research and community data collections and databases. Eligible researchers may request a data allocation from SDSC that provides expanded access to SDSC's Data Central facilities and expert knowledge in data collection managing, hosting, and analyzing, as well as data mining.
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