Cornell College Events

Thursday, November 16th

Time Event Title
11:10 am-12:00 pmSIG (Science Interest Group) Lecture: Brandi Shanata West Science
Brandi Shanata, Lecturer in Statistics and Consulting Statistician, will talk on “Finding Stories in Data: Rankings, Ratings, and Relevance in Consulting Statistics.” Statistics are just numbers until you add context. Nowadays, easy access to a variety of computer programs makes it possible to perform complex (or simple) analysis on most data sets. The difficulty, and beauty, of statistical analysis often comes at the beginning—collecting data—and the end—meaningful interpretation of the numbers. This talk will explore the importance of both, drawing from years as a statistical consultant, as well as offer a realistic window into what a career as a consultant can be like. We will learn how to ask Are you happy?, see how statistics improved safety training, discuss what to do when ethics clash with clients, and overall think critically about our statistics to find the story within the numbers.
11:15 amAlcoholics Anonymous (AA) Allee Chapel
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS (AA), Thursdays 11:15 to Noon in Allee Chapel (except during breaks). Offering support. Living the 12 Steps. Open to students, faculty, staff, and townspeople. For more info. email scoleman. ~Sponsored by Chaplain & Spiritual Life
12:00 pm-1:00 pmFaculty & Staff Wellness Lunch and Learn Thomas Commons
This lunch-and-learn event will be presented by Dr. Katherine Mellen, Senior Lecturer in Health Promotion and Exercise Science at the University of Iowa. Her presentation is titled "Nutrition 101: Separating Fact from Fiction." Plan to come a few minutes early to grab your lunch as the presentation will start at noon.
7:00 pmMen's Basketball at Maranatha Watertown, Wis.

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