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INFORMS has a new Continuing Education Program and is offering the first two courses in what will be a portfolio of courses. These courses were designed for analytics professionals. The initial courses are Essential Skills for Analytics Professionals and Data Exploration & Visualization.

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The last challenge was O.R. and Social Networking, and has become quite the hot topic around the INFORMS office. In August, the INFORMS Board of Directors highlighted social networking in one of their official strategic goals and priorities, which states

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As we say a final farewell to our favorite Harry Potter characters this summer and return to the land of the Muggles, I have to wonder what these muggles – non-wizardy folks with no magical ability – had to say about the events that were taking place right under their noses.

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Everything from pink spreadsheets to photos of O.R. memories, love and O.R. were in the blogosphere for the month of February. The blog “O.R. at Work” is involved at a global level with #LoveSafely and the North Star Alliance to provide healthcare services and supplies across Africa to help with the fight against AIDS. O.R. can help in your personal search for love (secretary problem), wooing...

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INFORMS’ first Blog Challenge was a hit! We received 14 entries on the topic of O.R. and the Holidays. As you might suspect, the travelling salesman problem was noted, with Santa needing to make his marathon delivery to all of the good little girls and boys of O.R. However, the O.R. suggestions for holiday success were not limited to Santa...

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