Chairperson’s Corner

By Patricia Pruitt
Patricia Pruitt reviews the Education and Research Section’s activities and gives a thank you to those who help make them possible.

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49th Actuarial Research Conference: University of California, Santa Barbara

By Ian Duncan and Raya Feldman
The Actuarial Research Conference heads back to the west coast this July to the University of California, Santa Barbara. Ian Duncan and Raya Feldman give a preview of what to expect at this year’s conference.

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Teaching Matters: You Do Not Really Understand MLC Unless

By Yvonne Chueh
Students in Yvonne Chueh’s actuarial course in Models for Life Contingencies used life tables and Excel tool building projects to demonstrate their understanding.

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Diversity in the Actuarial Profession

By Barry McKeown
The CAS and SOA, along with some universities have programs that promote the actuarial profession to these underrepresented groups. Barry McKeown shares information about current initiatives to increase diversity.

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University Programs for Academic/Practitioner Collaboration—Part One

By Jay Vadiveloo and Ian Duncan
What makes a successful university-industry partnership? Jay Vadiveloo describes the activities of the Goldenson Center for Actuarial Studies at UConn as an example of a successful partnership.

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Preparing Future Actuaries: The Second Annual CAE Student Summit

By Rick Gorvett
Students from all 24 of the Centers of Actuarial Excellence institutions in the United States, Canada and Hong Kong gathered in Chicago last August for the second annual CAE Student Summit.

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48th Annual Actuarial Research Conference

By J. David Cummins and Krupa Viswanathan
Temple University was host to the Annual Actuarial Research Conference in 2013. The 48th annual ARC attracted professors, practicing actuaries, and graduate students from around the world.

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Living to 100 Symposium a Big Success!

By Tom Edwalds
Tom Edwalds provides a Summary of a sampling of papers and talks presented at the 2014 Living to 100 Symposium.

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April 2014, Issue No. 48