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We are doing our interview with a family friend of Bryan's.  He works for PNC Bank as a Wealth Manager, which is very related to Actuarial Science.  We have the interview lined up to be conducted some time over the next few weeks.  We will talk to him to get information about how he likes the field he is in, but also to get information from someone who has real world knowledge about actuarial science.

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Beyond the Fiscal Cliff: the Dollar At Risk? | Axel G Merk | FINANCIAL SENSE

Beyond the Fiscal Cliff: the Dollar At Risk? | Axel G Merk | FINANCIAL SENSE | Actuarial Science in Sports | Scoop.it

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Alec Giugliano and Bryan Morell's comment, March 2, 2013 1:19 PM
This is talking about the fiscal cliff and how at risk the dollar is. Actuaries would be the people to do these calculations. We can use this as an example.
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US government risks financial exposure from climate change -GAO - AlertNet


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Alec Giugliano and Bryan Morell's insight:

This article will be helpful to us because actuarial science is defined as managing financial risk.  This could be a case where the government uses actuaries to help them.

 

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Understanding the historical probability of drought

Understanding the historical probability of drought | Actuarial Science in Sports | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) Feb 06, 2013 -
Droughts can severely limit crop growth, causing yearly losses of around $8 billion in the United States.

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Alec Giugliano and Bryan Morell's comment, March 2, 2013 11:00 AM
This article talks about using probability to look at how often droughts would occur. This is what actuaries use probability for, except financially.
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BBC Maths - Probability

BBC Maths - Probability | Actuarial Science in Sports | Scoop.it

A superb interactive BBC maths video with games about probability.

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Maths


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Alec Giugliano and Bryan Morell's comment, March 2, 2013 11:02 AM
This article is about probability and how it is used. We will use this to get more information on one of the major components of actuarial science, which is probability.
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Does probability come from quantum physics?

Does probability come from quantum physics? | Actuarial Science in Sports | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—Ever since Austrian scientist Erwin Schrodinger put his unfortunate cat in a box, his fellow physicists have been using something called quantum theory to explain and understand the nature of waves and particles.

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This article discusses where probability comes from.  We can use this article because probability is a big component of actuarial science so we can find more info about it in this article.

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Alec Giugliano and Bryan Morell's comment, March 2, 2013 1:14 PM
Some of our comments, like this one, are in the article insight above.
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Statistics help clear fog for better climate change picture

Statistics help clear fog for better climate change picture | Actuarial Science in Sports | Scoop.it
University Park PA (SPX) Feb 22, 2013 - Statistics is an important tool in sorting through information on how human activities are affecting the climate system, as well as how climate change affects natural and human systems, according to...

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Alec Giugliano and Bryan Morell's insight:

This talks about the use of statistics to help clear fog better for climate change pictures.  This involves us becuase statistics are discussed in the article and that is a major component of actuarial science.

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Interesting Twitter Statistics for Business [ Infographic ]

Interesting Twitter Statistics for Business [ Infographic ] | Actuarial Science in Sports | Scoop.it
Interesting statics about twitter and its user demographics,
inc a breakdown of users by location and gender.



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Alec Giugliano and Bryan Morell's insight:

This article talks about statistics with social media and relates them to business, kind of like actuaries would do.  That is why we chose this article, because it relates to our project.

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AVMA statistics: Horse ownership is down, and so are veterinarians’ visits

AVMA statistics: Horse ownership is down, and so are veterinarians’ visits | Actuarial Science in Sports | Scoop.it

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Once again the use of statistics is why we chose this article. We can look at how they are used and relate them to actuaries.

 

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Use Social Media Statistics to Find Your B2B Audience

Use Social Media Statistics to Find Your B2B Audience | Actuarial Science in Sports | Scoop.it
Alec Giugliano and Bryan Morell's insight:

We liked this article because it talks about social media statistics.  This is relating them to B2B audiences.  We have an interest in the use of statistics because that is a major component of actuarial science.

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Alec Giugliano and Bryan Morell's comment, March 1, 2013 12:35 PM
Our comment is in the insight above.
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24 Statistics Just to Verify Obama Has Been a Horrible President

24 Statistics Just to Verify Obama Has Been a Horrible President | Actuarial Science in Sports | Scoop.it
Under Barack Obama, the U.S. economy has performed worse than it did under any other president since the end of the Great Depression.  After every other re
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Alec Giugliano and Bryan Morell's comment, March 1, 2013 12:29 PM
This article uses statistics which are a big part of an actuary's career, so we chose this article to help us.
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Tips on Finding Actuarial Jobs | Every Day Blogs

For the sake of this example, to illustrate that's a practice you are uncomfortable with dassault falcon 2000. At that point not only do you have to leave your.


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Alec Giugliano and Bryan Morell's comment, February 25, 2013 12:01 PM
This article gives info and tips on finding jobs as actuaries.
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Overview of the Actuarial Profession

Dr Geraldine Kaye of GAAPS Actuarial gives an overview of the actuarial profession which is always in a state of evolving change. She looks at the different actuarial sectors, the growth of accountancy firms, salary levels and the actuarial lifestyle. Register now for actuarial jobs at www.GAAPS.com Part 2 of "Overview of the Actuarial Profession" lecture at Heriot-Watt Dr Geraldine Kaye was formally a senior research fellow at City University Actuarial Department (now part of the Cass Business School). She was also an honorary research fellow at Gresham College and previously had held senior positions in the financial services industry. She is now managing director of GAAPS Actuarial Recruitment.


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Alec Giugliano and Bryan Morell's comment, February 25, 2013 11:48 AM
This video will help us with some more details about this profession and will help our knowledge in this field
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On The Fed's Sudden Need For "Risk Managers" And "Financial Engineers" | ZeroHedge

There was a time when getting a stable, lucrative financial job meant working for a hedge fund, preferably in the risk department.

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Alec Giugliano and Bryan Morell's comment, March 2, 2013 1:20 PM
This talks about the Fed needing risk managers and financial engineers, or in other words, Actuaries. These could be alternative titles for actuaries.
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Research centre to study risks to financial system launched at LSE

Research centre to study risks to financial system launched at LSE | Actuarial Science in Sports | Scoop.it
 

A research centre which will study the risks that could trigger the next financial crisis is being launched at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) it was announced today.

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Alec Giugliano and Bryan Morell's comment, March 2, 2013 1:18 PM
This is talking about studying risks financially, which is the definition of what actuaries do. We can use this for more info about actuaries.
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Progression for Statistics and Probability, Grades 6–8

Here is the draft progression for Statistics and Probability, Grades 6–8:

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As usual, comments and suggestions are welcome.  [New file with corrections ...

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Alec Giugliano and Bryan Morell's comment, March 2, 2013 10:59 AM
This article discusses the progression of probability and statistics and these are two of the main components of actuaries science.
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Value, probability and risk

Value, probability and risk | Actuarial Science in Sports | Scoop.it

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Moses's curator insight, February 10, 2013 3:50 AM
Successful gambling is all about being able to beat the market in assessing what is the true price of an event occurring. If you can consistently get odds that exceed the right price then you are going to win. The better you get at figuring out what the price should be, the more accurate your ratings are and the better off your betting balance will be. If your goal is to be a successful punter then you must have a very clear idea of the concept of value.
Alec Giugliano and Bryan Morell's comment, March 2, 2013 11:01 AM
This article talks about probability and risk, which is basically all actuaries deal with on a daily basis. This will be very useful information for us.
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Probability Tools

Get Probability Tools on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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Alec Giugliano and Bryan Morell's comment, March 2, 2013 11:03 AM
This article is about probability tools. Since probability is such a big part of an actuary's career, we can use this article to see how probability is used and how it applies to actuaries.
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Teenage Driving Statistics and Accidents

Teenage Driving Statistics and Accidents | Actuarial Science in Sports | Scoop.it

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Teenage driving stats are very important in the world today and actuaries could often be used to figure things out relating to teenage driving.

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Moses's curator insight, February 22, 2013 9:17 AM
There are a few components in careless adolescent driving that elucidate the larger part of mishaps and expirations yearly.
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Making Sports Statistics More Scientific | News Service - ISNS

Making Sports Statistics More Scientific | News Service - ISNS | Actuarial Science in Sports | Scoop.it
Sports analytics conference explores which measures are best at capturing players' contributions to success.

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Alec Giugliano and Bryan Morell's insight:

This article is helpful for us because we are focusing on actuaries in the sports world and this is talking about sports statistics, which is what actuaries deal with.

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Carla Gentry CSPO's comment, March 1, 2013 12:49 PM
Thanks for sharing my scoops!
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The Latest 27 Social Media Facts, Figures and Statistics for 2012 - Infographic

The Latest 27 Social Media Facts, Figures and Statistics for 2012 - Infographic | Actuarial Science in Sports | Scoop.it
The social media landscape has continued to evolve at a rapid pace. It has become more fun with the addition of Instagram and Pinterest.

 

Two Significant Trends in Social Media
There are two trends that have emerged in the last two years that have changed the social media landscape and fabric.

Visualisation of content: This is obvious when you see the rapid rise of Pinterest and Instagram and the evolution of larger images on Facebook and its user interface. Google+ had realised this when it launched last year with its feature and function sets applying a highly visual format.Mobile use and sharing: Instagram is the leader of this trend and is one of the reasons that Facebook made a $1 billion purchase of a non profitable company (Instagram) with only 16 employees.

 

Alec Giugliano and Bryan Morell's insight:

This is another article about statistics with social media and we can use this to evaluate how they are used and how it applies to actuarial science.

 

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100 Fascinating Social Media Statistics and Figures From 2012

100 Fascinating Social Media Statistics and Figures From 2012 | Actuarial Science in Sports | Scoop.it

With Pinterest expanding its features for businesses, Instagram launching a Web version and Facebook continually expanding its advertising options, now is as good a time as ever to bolster your social media presence for the future.

Before doing so, it's important to understand the data behind each social channel to gain insights into what works and what doesn't with your audience. Here are 100 of the most fascinating social media statistics and figures from 2012 that can help you better understand Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Google Plus for the coming year.

Alec Giugliano and Bryan Morell's insight:

This article is talking about 100 statistics and figures about social media.  We can use this to look at the use of statistics and how actuaries could have taken part in evaluating them.  

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15 Social Media Statistics That Every Business Needs to Know

15 Social Media Statistics That Every Business Needs to Know | Actuarial Science in Sports | Scoop.it
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rosiemedia's curator insight, March 1, 2013 8:28 AM

Just some fun... but now I want a donut.

Alec Giugliano and Bryan Morell's comment, March 1, 2013 12:32 PM
This article talks about stats in social media. This relates to us because we can look at how these stats are used for examples of how actuaries use statistics
Gilles Fontaine's curator insight, March 16, 2013 10:05 AM

Sometime images communicate best... I`m off to Tim Hortons

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If you love maths, money and lots of study, this may be the job for you… - eFinancialCareers.hk

If you love maths, money and lots of study, this may be the job for you… - eFinancialCareers.hk | Actuarial Science in Sports | Scoop.it

If you love maths, money and lots of study, this may be the job for you…eFinancialCareers.hkActuaries are hard to find because ...


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Walt Bechtell's comment, February 24, 2013 12:11 PM
Also, please edit your page to include Bryan's name.
Walt Bechtell's comment, February 24, 2013 12:13 PM
And lastly, change that scary avatar! ;)
Alec Giugliano and Bryan Morell's comment, February 25, 2013 11:46 AM
This article talks about the mentality you need in this field. We both feel that this suits us well because we have always enjoyed and excelled in math
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How to Qualify as an Actuary

Tips on qualifying as an actuary from Dr Geraldine Kaye of GAAPS Actuarial. Valuable advice on balancing studying for the actuarial exams with your social life. Qualify quickly with exemptions and a coffee addiction. Register now for actuarial jobs at www.GAAPS.com Part 3 of "Overview of the Actuarial Profession" lecture at Heriot-Watt Dr Geraldine Kaye was formally a senior research fellow at City University Actuarial Department (now part of the Cass Business School). She was also an honorary research fellow at Gresham College and previously had held senior positions in the financial services industry. She is now managing director of GAAPS Actuarial Recruitment.


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Alec Giugliano and Bryan Morell's comment, February 25, 2013 12:02 PM
This video talks about qualifying for the field of actuarial science. This mentions how you have to love and be successful in math.