ASA Member News Archive
ASA Member News November 2005
Welcome to the November edition of ASA Member News, the ASA's monthly e-newsletter.
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In Amstat News
Like his column in October about ASA Committees, ASA President Fritz Scheuren connects the structure of the ASA with our lives as statisticians in this month's column. With the help of Monica Clark and June Morita, he tackles the subject of ASA Chapters. Read the column.
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. More information.
2006 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 or (732) 369-3282.
PROPOSALS FOR ASA/BJS STATISTICAL METHODOLOGICAL RESEARCH PROGRAM - 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.
ASA/NSF FEDERAL STATISTICS RESEARCH PROGRAM - Deadline: December 10, 2005
The ASA administers the ASA/NSF Research Fellowship Programs with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and several federal statistical agencies. The upcoming deadline is for the ASA/NSF/Census and the ASA/NSF/BLS Research Fellowship Programs.
JSM 2006 ONLINE SUBMISSION FOR CONTRIBUTED ABSTRACTS - Deadline: February 1, 2006
The online submission process for contributed abstracts will open on December 1, 2005, and close on February 1, 2006. Submit an abstract.
DON OWEN AWARD - Deadline: February 15, 2006
The San Antonio Chapter is currently accepting nominations for the 2006 Don Owen Award, presented annually to a statistician who embodies the accomplishments of Donald B. Owen, from ASA Chapters nationwide. The nominee must be a member of the ASA, but is not required to be a member of the nominating Chapter. Nomination guidelines.
WILKS MEMORIAL MEDAL NOMINATIONS - Deadline: April 1, 2006 (new deadline)
The 2006 Samuel S. Wilks Memorial Medal Committee invites members to submit nominations for this award, to be presented at the 2006 annual meetings in August. The award consists of a medal, a citation, and an honorarium.
BRYANT SCHOLARSHIP NOMINATIONS - Deadline: April 1, 2006 (new deadline)
The Edward C. Bryant Scholarship for Outstanding Graduate Student in Survey Statistics is awarded each August at the Joint Statistical Meetings. The winner receives a certificate and a $1,500 cash prize. Contact Elizabeth A. Stasny with questions about submitting a nomination.
THE ASA, APHA PARTNER TO SUPPORT HEALTH COURSES - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - December 10-14, 2005
The American Statistical Association and the American Public Health Association will cosponsor Continuing Education Institutes at the 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition, December 10-11, 2005, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
HANDS-ON BAYESIAN DATA ANALYSIS USING WINBUGS - Cleveland, Ohio - December 15, 2005
This workshop is designed to provide statisticians, scientists, or engineers with the tools necessary to begin to use Bayesian inference in applied problems. Topics discussed will include Bayesian modeling, Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithms, convergence tests, model validation, and inference. For more information, please contact John Holcomb. More information.
FIFTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON BUSINESS AND INDUSTRIAL STATISTICS - Lima, Peru - January 11-13, 2006
The International Society for Business and Industrial Statistics, a section of the International Statistical Institute, is pleased to announce the Fifth International Symposium on Business and Industrial Statistics, which will be held at the J.W. Marriott hotel in Miraflores. For more information, please contact Geoff Vining.
2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TELEPHONE SURVEY METHODOLOGY- Miami, Florida - January 11-15, 2006
The 2nd International Conference on Telephone Survey Methodology will be held at the Hyatt-Regency Miami in Miami, Florida. Registration is open until December 21, 2005, and housing information will be available until December 23, 2005.
NATIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE - Washington, DC - February 6-7, 2006
Join AcademyHealth and Health Affairs to hear leading experts from the administration, academia, Congress, and the health industry share their insights on critical health care issues confronting policymakers. Among the topics to be addressed are reducing disparities in health care, patient safety, improving services for mental health and substance use disorders, public and private sector perspective on responsibility for America's health care, preventing and managing chronic conditions in children, pay for performance, and MMA implementation.
XXIII INTERNATIONAL BIOMETRICS CONFERENCE - Montreal, Quebec, Canada - July 16-21, 2006
The XXIII International Biometrics Conference, hosted by McGill University and the Eastern North American Region of International Biometric Society, will focus on development and application of statistical and mathematical methods for agricultural, biological, clinical, ecological, epidemiological, environmental, medical, and pharmaceutical research. Abstract submission closes January 16, 2006.
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THE JSM 2006 WEB PAGE IS NOW AVAILABLE
Check out the JSM 2006 website for more information and to make note of key dates so you don't miss a critical deadline.
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ARTIST TESTS OF STATISTICAL REASONING
This is an invitation to participate in the fall class testing of ARTIST (Assessment Resource Tools for Improving Statistical Thinking) online tests.
A NOTE TO OUTGOING CHAPTERS AND SECTIONS OFFICERS
In order to ensure an easy transition and continued health of your group, please remember to pass on functional information to the newly elected members. For more information, please contact Monica Clark.
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