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Announcement

  • The Alumni Impact Fund: Expanding the Reach of RAND Research

    Apr 24, 2014

    How do we turn more of the problems we face together into solutions we arrive at together? RAND's president, Michael Rich, believes the answer lies in ensuring that our insights become better known, better appreciated, and more widely used. This past December, he created the Alumni Impact Fund to give all alumni an opportunity to extend the reach and impact of RAND analysis on issues of critical importance. If we hit $100,000 by June 30, each and every alumni donor will get to vote on the research project(s) the impact fund will support. There’s never been a better reason to give!

From the RAA President

  • Issue 60 of Alumni Bulletin, Now Available Online

    Although most of us would at this point find it hard to imagine a world without the Internet, many of our charter members remember RAND’s very first web pages in 1994. If you haven’t already done so, I hope you’ll all visit the new RAND.org that launched earlier this month.

Alumni in the News

  • Michael Rich Delivers Eulogy for Willis Ware

    Mar 28, 2014

    "The field of computer science is relatively young, but it has seen its share of visionaries and trailblazers. Few, however, have pushed the frontiers of technology with as much persistence and longevity as Willis Howard Ware," noted RAND president Michael Rich at a memorial for Ware.

  • U.S. Air Force Academy Presents Natalie Crawford with Thomas D. White National Defense Award

    Nov 19, 2013

    RAND Senior Fellow Natalie Crawford received the U.S. Air Force Academy's 2012 Thomas D. White National Defense Award for her significant contributions to national security. Previous award winners include the Air Force's first chief of staff, General Carl Spaatz, and actor Bob Hope.

The Latest from the RAND Blog

  • Make HOT Lanes Permanent

    Apr 23, 2014

    The first HOT lanes in L.A. have improved traffic flow and travel time reliability, are fair to users of the facilities, have improved transit service and have generated revenue needed to fund those improvements from voluntary toll payments.

  • Improving DHS Accountability for Acquisitions

    Apr 22, 2014

    As the House of Representatives considers legislation that would reform the Department of Homeland Security's acquisitions process, an important issues come to the forefront—the need for accountability in the acquisitions process.

  • A Liberated Yuan Is Likely to Fall

    Apr 22, 2014

    Some critics claim that the People's Bank of China is contriving to weaken the yuan's value to promote Chinese exports and stimulate the country's lagging growth. But the yuan's true value may be lower than some popular estimates, says Charles Wolf, Jr.

  • Tracking the ACA with the RAND Health Reform Opinion Study

    Apr 22, 2014

    The HROS uses panel data to track changes in public opinion regarding the Affordable Care Act and insurance coverage. By surveying the same respondents each month, the HROS observes not only aggregate changes, but also individual changes in opinion or insurance coverage over time.