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2014 Joint Statistical Meetings See you in Boston! Onsite information, including conference hours, can be found here.

Peterson, Balzer to receive Causality in Statistics Education Award

Maya Peterson, a University of California, Berkeley biostatistics professor, and Berkeley biostatistics doctoral candidate Laura Balzer will be presented the ASA's Causality in Statistics Education Award Sunday at the 2014 Joint Statistical Meetings in Boston. Each will receive $5,000 and a plaque during a special awards ceremony. This award, established last year by Judea Pearl, is presented annually to an individual or team that does the most to enhance the teaching and learning of causal inference in introductory statistics courses. Read more.

ASA White Papers Explain Statistics Impact on National Research Priorities

The ASA has released three white papers detailing how statisticians and statistical science are vital to advancing three federal scientific research priorities: the Big Data Research and Development Initiative, BRAIN Initiative and climate change. Primary audiences for the papers are the White House Office of Science and Technology (OSTP), National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other federal agencies involved in these research priorities. "The white papers detail how statisticians are vital partners in advancing science with their expertise in experimental design, inference and uncertainty quantification," said Science Policy Director Steve Pierson. Read more at this Amstat News piece or the ASA press release.

2014 Zellner Award Competition

The Business and Economic Statistics Section of the American Statistical Association and SAS recently announced that the winner of the 2014 Zellner Thesis Award and its $1,500 prize is Joachim Freyberger for his Northwestern University thesis, "Essays on Models with Endogeneity."

Honorable mentions were awarded to Brendan Kline of Northwestern University for "Essays on the Econometrics of Games," SeoJeong Lee of the University of Wisconsin-Madison for "Misspecification-Robust Bootstrap for Moment Condition Models," and Minjing Tao of the University of Wisconsin-Madison for "Large Volatility Matrix Inference Based on High-Frequency Financial Data." Read more.

Winner of Free ASA Membership

Winner of Monthly Drawing for FREE ASA Membership Congratulations to Katherine Wright, winner of the June drawing for FREE ASA membership.


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Peter Thall Wins 2014 Don Owen Award

The 2014 Don Owen Award, given by the San Antonio Chapter of the American Statistical Association, was presented to Peter Thall March 21 at the Conference of Texas Statisticians by the chapter vice president, Jesús Cuéllar Fuentes. Read the full announcement.

TAS Special Issue: Statistics and the Undergraduate Curriculum

The American Statistician editorial team announces the development of a special issue of TAS focused on issues related to undergraduate programs in statistics and statistical science. The issue will include a mix of invited and submitted papers. Although an emphasis will be placed on articles suitable for Teachers Corner and Statistical Computing and Graphics, the team also will consider articles for Statistical Practice, History Corner, and Interdisciplinary. Read more.

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