Terence’s Stuff: Speaking, reading, writing

Terry Speed knows the importance of good communication. He is inspired by a beautiful little book by R.D. Richardson: on Emerson, on writing

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Rick’s Ramblings: Writing an NSF proposal with New Broader Impacts

Rick Durrett, Jedi Master of proposal-writing, writes some instructions for the Younglings, including the NSF’s revised broader impacts criterion.

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Obituary: Patrick Billingsley, 1925–2011

Patrick Billingsley, scholar, writer, and actor, died Friday, April 22 at the age of 85. He is survived by his children Franny, Patty, Julie, Marty and Paul, and by his [ More.. ]

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Obituary: Anatolii Skorokhod, 1930–2011

The world’s mathematical community lost one of its most prominent members when Professor Anatolii Vladimirovich Skorokhod died on January 3, 2011. Anatolii Skorokhod was born on September 10, 1930 in [ More.. ]

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Anirban’s Angle: Berkeley & Indian Statistics

Anirban DasGupta reminisces on the fond relationships that have developed over the years between statisticians from India and UC Berkeley.

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Project Euclid Receives 2011 PAM Division Award

Project Euclid—the premier platform and information community for mathematics and statistics resources from independent publishers—received the 2011 Division Award from the Physics-Astronomy-Mathematics (PAM) Division of the Special Libraries Association. Given [ More.. ]

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COPSS Awards 2011

The Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies announced its awards, presented at its annual ceremony at JSM in Miami Beach on August 3 by COPSS president Xihong Lin. The winner [ More.. ]

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IMS Presidential Address by Peter Hall

“Ranking Our Excellence,” or “Assessing Our Quality,” or Whatever…   One of the final responsibilities of each IMS President is to deliver a Presidential Address at the IMS annual meeting. [ More.. ]

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IMS at JSM

The Institute of Mathematical Statistics held its 74th annual meeting at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Miami’s South Beach, from July 30 to August 4, 2011. The IMS highlights at [ More.. ]

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Members’ News: September 2011

Featuring news items about Christian Genest, CR Rao, Joe Glaz, Xuming He, Jean-Pierre Fouque, and Craig A. Tracy

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Terence’s Stuff: Gender Equity

Terry Speed believes that gender equity is not just desirable but possible and beneficial—but it is not an easy journey…

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Jul 15, 2011

Obituary: Bernard Harris 1926–2011

Bernard Harris passed away peacefully on January 28, 2011, at Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans, La., following complications from heart surgery. Bernard was born on June 20, 1926, [ More.. ]

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Jul 15, 2011

Obituary: Timothy Robertson 1937–2010

Professor Tim Robertson passed away on April 5, 2010, to the regret of his colleagues, family and friends. His former students, collaborators and colleagues who had held him in high [ More.. ]

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Anirban’s Angle: A New Core?

Anirban DasGupta writes: PhD students in statistics departments across the world are asked to take a course on the core theory of inference, the so-called “qualifier theory course”. I took [ More.. ]

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Jul 15, 2011

IMS activities at JSM

If you’re coming to the Joint Statistical Meetings in Miami, Florida (July 30 to August 4), please drop by the IMS booth in the Expo to say hello. If your [ More.. ]

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