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September Meeting Notice

59th Joint Meeting with Akron and Northeast Ohio Local
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015
Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, OH 44124

4:30 pm Dr. Carroll meets students/Executive Committee Meeting
5:30 pm Social/Networking
6:15 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Presentation

Statistics and the Shirelles: How Physical Sciences Thinking Informs Popular Music Analytics
William F. Carroll, Jr. Ph.D., ACS President, 2005; Board Chair 2012-14

    Human beings love lists, especially lists of the “Best of All Time.” But
very seldom can direct comparison be made between things that had their
heydays in different times—whether football teams, home run hitters,
boxers or even records. So how might you get to a list of the “Best”
records of all time? Is that only a subjective determination—“It’s what I
like”—or are there objective measures that could be used?
This talk starts that analysis by comparing the history on the Billboard
charts of records that were popular between 1958 and 1980, including the
methodology for creating the charts and how it varied with time. Then
various schemes for determining the strongest charting songs are compared.
    In the end we’ll learn how various data handling and thinking techniques
used in the physical sciences help with the analysis of music charts, and
how a number of different approaches can be brought to consensus by these techniques.

Please RSVP to Dr. David Orosz at with the names and
number of people in your party by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9.
A buffet style dinner will be offered with vegetarian options. We now can
take credit card payments, checks made out to “Cleveland ACS,” or cash.
$20 for members and guests, $10 for retirees or unemployed, $5 for

11th Annual Midwest Carbohydrate and Glycobiology Symposium (MCGS)
October 23 and 24, 2015
Cleveland State University

They welcome all interested and request abstract submission and registration for this year’s MCGS. This is a resgistration free symposium with around 100 - 150 attendees. The deadline for abstract submission and registration is October 19, 2015

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