Tuesday, August 5, 2014


Christine Franklin was presented the American Statistical Association's Founders Award at the Joint Statistical Meetings Tuesday, August 5, 2014.  The Founders Award is among the highest honors that the ASA bestows upon its members.  According to an August 6th ASA press release, Chris receives this honor for "her outstanding leadership and efforts in curricular development and teaching statistics; for her research, leadership and professional service in helping to grow the field of statistics education; for chairing the ASA-sponsored strategic initiative titled the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education; and for chairing and participating in numerous committees devoted to statistics education..."  Our warmest congratulations to Chris for this well-deserved honor!

View the ASA Press Release here!

View the UGA Press Release here!

Monday, June 23, 2014

We are excited to announce the partnership of the University of Georgia Department of Statistics and State Farm through State Farm's Modeling and Analytics Graduate Network (MAGNet) program.  The new program is set to begin this fall and will offer select master's degree students the opportunity to gain real-world experience while completing their degree. More information about this exciting opportunity may be found at https://stat.uga.edu/MAGNet.

View the UGA press release here!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Congratulations to Dr. Sanjay Shete for being appointed the Barnhart Family Distinguished Professor at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center effective June 1, 2014.  Dr. Shete obtained his Ph.D. in Statistics under the guidance of Dr. T.N. Sriram in 1998.  According to Dr. Sriram, Dr. Shete has been "scaling new heights for some years now...Sanjay really makes us all proud."

Monday, May 12, 2014


Each year, the American Statistical Association (ASA) names select individuals as Fellows.  According to ASA, "the designation of Fellow has been a superlative honor in ASA for nearly 100 years."  This year, we congratulate Nicole Lazar for receiving this prestigious recognition!

View the ASA Press Release here!


Monday, April 28, 2014

Congratulations to Christine Franklin for being named the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) Teacher of the Week! This is truly a well-deserved honor.  Read more about this award at http://www.ctl.uga.edu/teacher-of-the-week