John Gordon won the 2011 Arthur Goodzeit Book Award for Fighting for MacArthur: The Navy and Marine Corps' Desperate Defense of the Philippines, a World War II history. The award was presented by the New York Military Affairs Symposium.
Paul Baran, who helped develop the building blocks of the Internet during the 1960s while working as a researcher at the RAND Corporation, was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame. He was honored posthumously in the Pioneers Circle with others who were instrumental in the early design and development of the Internet.
The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) is accepting applications for its 2012 awards, which honor education projects around the world—including in primary education—that have had a positive societal impact and can serve as models for other institutions or nations.
RAND's contributions to education research and analysis will be in the spotlight at the American Educational Research Association's yearly conference on April 13-17, 2012. RAND experts will present their work and AERA's Division L will give RAND its "Outstanding Policy Report" award for "A Big Apple for Educators."
Roger C. Molander, an arms control strategist who worked at the highest levels of government in the 1970s and later became a prominent grass-roots organizer after he grew convinced that policymakers alone could not avert a nuclear war, died on March 25.
On March 19, RAND senior international policy analyst Alireza Nader took part in the Atlantic Council's "Iran's Internal Politics" briefing. Nader and his fellow panelists, moderated by Barbara Slavin, discussed the political landscape in Iran today in light of the March 2 elections.
At its annual meeting in April, Division L of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) will give the first "Outstanding Policy Report (Short Report)" award to "A Big Apple for Educators"—an evaluation of New York City's Schoolwide Teacher Bonus Program. RAND Education research on teacher quality also will be presented in a panel discussion.
James Q. Wilson, a longtime board member of the RAND Corporation and its Pardee RAND Graduate School (PRGS) who was known, among other things, for his analyses of the nature of bureaucracy, died today in Boston from complications relating to leukemia.
The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences selected a paper by James P. Smith, Distinguished Chair in Labor Markets and Demographic Studies at the RAND Corporation, as one of six published by PNAS in 2011 to receive the Cozzarelli Prize.
International Privacy Day celebrates the day in 1981 that the first international convention on privacy was signed. Research by RAND Europe illustrates the complexities of maintaining privacy protections while supporting the legitimate use of personal data for economic and social purposes.
Several online postings containing false information regarding RAND Corporation research have appeared on various websites and blogs produced in China. RAND has never published the comments or reports cited in the online postings. The online postings do not represent the views of RAND scholars.
RAND helped Louisiana develop its 2012 Coastal Master Plan to guide the state's coastal investments and help its coastal citizens plan for the future. The plan strikes a balance between providing immediate relief to hard hit areas and laying groundwork for large-scale efforts.
RAND Europe staff presented the Mapping Pathways project, which focuses on antiretroviral-based HIV/AIDS prevention, at the biennial International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) 2011.
Since 1995, Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) has been a catalyst for transforming Qatar's carbon economy into a knowledge economy. In a special issue of The Foundation magazine, QF reflects on how RAND's research and policy insights have informed decisions about education, health, environmental, labor, and other important issues.
James P. Smith, who holds the Distinguished Chair in Labor Markets and Demographic Studies at RAND, has been elected for membership in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies. Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.
Escarce is a senior natural scientist at RAND and has been a member of the RAND Health staff for more than a decade. His research on various health care issues has been published in top ranking health services and economics journals. Current projects include an assessment the effects of Medicare's payment methods on care of seniors, and factors of coronary heart disease development.
Michael D. Rich, a member of the RAND Corporation's senior leadership team for two decades, has been selected president and chief executive officer of the nonprofit and nonpartisan research institution, according to Paul H. Kaminski, chairman of the RAND Board of Trustees.
Recent proposed reforms to the Stafford Act (improving disaster recovery capability) and the National Disaster Recovery Framework (a guide to cooperation between federal agencies) cluster around five key areas where RAND has relevant studies offering additional insight and context.
Nearly a dozen current and former first ladies joined RAND, the U.S. Dept. of State's African Women Entrepreneurship Program and the Corporate Council on Africa to promote women's leadership and economic empowerment across Africa. Now in its third year, the RAND African First Ladies Initiative partners with first ladies, supporting their efforts to become champions of change in their own countries on issues related to Millennium Development Goals.
In a week-long series, "Life in 9/12 America," Patt Morrison is interviewing RAND experts on the topics of their chapters in The Long Shadow of 9/11: America's Response to Terrorism on 89.3 KPCC, Southern California Public Radio.
Natalie Crawford, Senior Fellow at the RAND Corporation, will be presented with an Air Force Association (AFA) Lifetime Achievement Award during the National Aerospace Awards ceremony at the AFA's 2011 Air and Space Conference on September 19, 2011.
Paul Shekelle has received this year's Under Secretary's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Health Services Research, the highest honor for a Veterans Affairs health services researcher. He has more than 20 years invested in healthcare research in the greater Los Angeles VA system.