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Featured Initiative: Alumni Impact Fund

  • Help Us Reach Our Goal!

    Jun 21, 2016

    The Alumni Impact Fund is an opportunity for the entire RAND family to help extend the impact of top-flight RAND research and analysis. Contribute to the 2016 campaign today.

From the RAA President

  • Issue 70 of Alumni Bulletin, Now Available Online

    In this issue of the Alumni Bulletin, we remember Charles Wolf, Jr., a former RAND trustee is awarded the country's highest civilian honor, an Alumni Impact Fund-winning project to address antimicrobial resistance makes progress, and more.

Alumni Association News

  • Former Trustee Minow Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

    Dec 1, 2016

    Newton (“Newt”) Minow was awarded the medal, the nation’s highest civilian honor, by President Obama at a ceremony at the White House on November 22, 2016, where he joined this year’s 20 other distinguished honorees.

  • Sina Beaghley Discusses the "Going Dark" Problem

    Dec 1, 2016

    At an alumni event in Santa Monica, Sina Beaghley discussed how—in the wake of the Edward Snowden unauthorized disclosures—privacy questions were raised in the U.S. and around the world about the extensive reach of government surveillance activities.

The Latest from the RAND Blog

  • The Legal Marijuana Middle Ground

    Dec 1, 2016

    There are many ways to legalize marijuana supply besides the for-profit approach. But to learn what effects various models have, the federal government will have to make it easier for states to implement some middle-ground options.

  • Americans Don't Sleep Enough, and It's Costing Us $411 Billion

    Nov 30, 2016

    Sleep and sleep loss are often considered to be among the most intimate of personal behaviors, but sleep matters to all aspects of society, from an individual’s health to the success of the global economy.

  • Before We Measure Teaching Quality, We Should Know What It Is

    Nov 29, 2016

    The lack of an evidence base on teaching quality and its impact in higher education points to a need for more research, made more pressing by the imminent roll-out of the Teaching Excellence Framework, which intends to assess and monitor teaching quality at UK higher education institutions.

  • Finding the 'Sweet Spot' in the UK Minimum Wage Debate

    Nov 28, 2016

    Increases in the UK national minimum wages have not had adverse effects on employment overall. But it's important that the new national living wage and minimum wage aren’t increased to a point that is unsustainable for businesses.