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ASA unveils new web site

ASA unveils new web siteThe American Statistical Association is pleased to announce the availability of its newly redesigned web site. The goal of the redesign was to create a clean, contemporary look, and say more with fewer words. We also sought to improve the way in which we presented information to internal (volunteers, officers, staff) and external (general membership, media, the public) audiences.

David Blackwell to be Honored

David Blackwell, recently named "greatest black mathematician and statistician," will be honored Dec. 30 by the African and African-American Diaspora Club of the University of California, Stanford University, Cal Tech, and the University of Southern California. Blackwell is professor emeritus of statistics at the University of California, Berkeley. Read more about his extraordinary career.

Salary Surveys Now Available

2008 Salary Surveys Available - Academic and Biostatistics/Biomedical StatisticiansThe 2008-2009 Academic Salary Survey and 2008 Salary Survey of Biostatistics and Other Biomedical Statistics Departments and Units are available for viewing.

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ASA Travel Grants to Durban, South Africa for the 57th Session of ISI

The American Statistical Association (ASA) has received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support travel to Durban, South Africa for the August 16 – 22, 2009 meeting of the International Statistical Institute (ISI). The grant will provide partial transportation assistance to individuals presenting papers or who have an official function at the ISI meeting. Read more...

Winner of Free ASA Membership

Winner of Monthly Drawing for FREE ASA Membership Congratulations to Kelli Heinzerling, winner of the December drawing for FREE ASA membership.


Journal of Statistics Education Call for Nominations and Applications

Journal of Statistical Education Call for Nominations and ApplicationsThe American Statistical Association invites nominations and applications for the position of editor of the Journal of Statistics Education (JSE). JSE disseminates knowledge for the improvement of statistics education at all levels, including elementary, secondary, post-secondary, post-graduate, continuing, and workplace education. Read full solicitation.

Other Recent Headlines

Change to Online Subscription Service

Effective January 1, 2009, online subscription access to the ASA’s journals will be provided by Atypon. The transition to this new service provider requires that all institutional and nonmember individual subscribers activate their account, even if they have previously done so on Ingenta. More...

Updated NSF Solicitation Available

Collaboration in Mathematical Geosciences (CMG)
Submission window for Full Proposal: February 24, 2009 - March 10, 2009

John H. Thompson Named President of NORC

NORC at the University of Chicago announced today that John H. Thompson has accepted the position of President. Read full release...

Statistics in Defense and National Security (SDNS) University Speakers Program

Have you ever wondered what kind of statistical research helps keep our nation safe from biological attacks or helps officials understand terrorist networks? Are you interested to learn what a defense statistician’s job is like and what kinds of problems they face? If so, read on!

January 2009

Upcoming Events


2009 Bayesian Biostatistics
Houston, Texas


Undergraduate Statistics Project Competition
Columbus, Ohio


National Health Policy Conference
Washington, District of Columbia


OCC & NISS Explorations Workshop: Financial Risk Modeling & Bank Regulation
Washington, District of Columbia


International Conference on Wireless Information Networks and Business Information System
Kathmandu, International