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ARIA weekly listserv announcements #26 - week of June 14, 2010

American Risk & Insurance Association
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     email: aria@cpcuiia.org 

Greetings ARIA members:


Today’s listserv contains the following:


  • Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Center for Risk Management & Decision Processes seeks Postdoctoral Fellowship positions
  • New Actuarial Journal Award sponsored by ARIA
  • ARIA’s Administrative Assistant office hours




Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania


The Center for Risk Management and Decision Processes at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania is accepting applications for one or two postdoctoral fellowship positions that will begin in the Fall of 2010 or sooner.  Please see the attached document for additional information.



New Actuarial Journal Award


At the last annual Board meeting of the American Risk and Insurance Association (ARIA), Patrick Brockett, at the request of the ARIA Board, made a presentation related to creating a new ARIA research award tentatively titled “The ARIA Actuarial Journal Award”. It was approved by the ARIA Board, and Pat Brockett was appointed to chair a committee to raise the funds to endow the award. 


The award will be given annually for the best risk management or insurance related article in the Society of Actuaries’ North American Actuarial Journal or the Casualty Actuarial Society’s journal Variance.  Pat Brockett has started off the funding of the award with a gift.  The first award will be given in 2011.  It is hoped that this will draw the Society of Actuaries, the Casualty Actuarial Society, and ARIA even closer.  It is modeled on the CAS’s ARIA Award presented annually at the ARIA Annual Meeting for the paper published in an ARIA journal which has the greatest impact on casualty actuarial science.  Predictive modeling, mathematical economics of insurance, regulation, reinsurance, and other areas which are published in these two journals are very important, and much of this work deserves recognition by the ARIA community. 


ARIA has a goal of raising at least $25,000 to fund the award for perpetuity and would like to request that contributions be made by ARIA members to the funding.   Checks of any size can be sent to:


Tony Biacchi
ARIA Executive Director
716 Providence Road
Malvern, PA 19355-3402
Tel:  610-640-1997        
Fax: 610-725-1007  
E-mail: Biacchi@cpcuiia.org


Be sure to specify that this is for the ARIA Actuarial Journal Award.  You can discuss with Tony any issues you need, such as obtaining letters that document your donation for tax purposes or invoices if you need them for your university or firm to create a check. 


Also, if you can think of any firms or individuals that should be contacted for funding, please send an email to Pat Brockett at brockett@mail.utexas.edu and let him know so he can follow up with them.  Names of people at the suggested firms would be useful if you have a contact there.



ARIA’s Administrative Assistant, Lee Gardner, is in the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


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