Founding president and CEO of the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations (LANO) Melissa Flournoy has agreed to become director of the RAND Gulf States Policy Institute (RGSPI). Flournoy will assume leadership of RGSPI May 19 and will be based in the New Orleans office.
Jeffrey Hiday, a veteran public relations executive and news reporter, has joined the RAND Corporation as director of media relations. Hiday will be based at RAND's Washington office, and will direct staff in both RAND's Santa Monica headquarters and in Washington.
Iao Katagiri, Deputy Vice President of the Office of External Affairs and Director of Community Relations for the RAND Corporation, is being honored as one of fifty exceptional women in Los Angeles who are over the age of fifty.
The RAND Corporation's Washington office has been selected as one of The Washingtonian's Great Places To Work for 2007. The magazine notes that RAND "… researches everything from healthcare reform to criminal justice—and media and government pay attention to Rand [sic] reports."
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the RAND Corporation a $6 million grant to conduct a five-year study of the effectiveness of a technology-based mathematics curriculum created by Carnegie Learning, Inc., of Pittsburgh.
Lloyd Dixon, Senior Economist at RAND, was named one of the Institute for Civil Justice Distinguished Scholars for 2006-2007. Dr. Dixon is being recognized for his leadership in establishing a research agenda in liability and compensation for catastrophic events.
After six years of expansion in Pittsburgh, RAND celebrates the opening of new offices in the RAND Building on June 21, 2006. In a commentary in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, RAND President and CEO James A. Thomson and Barry Balmat highlight RAND's commitment to making the city and region better.
The RAND Corporation has received the U.S. Green Building Council's Gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for the environmentally responsible design of its headquarters in Santa Monica, CA, along with the Los Angeles Architectural Award for corporate headquarters design.
A new DVD titled Ideas in Action: 60 Years of RAND explores the history of RAND and demonstrates how the organization has adhered to its mission of quality and objectivity. The documentary was directed by Richard Robbins, and is available now for purchase.
Dr. Thomas Schelling, recipient of the 2005 Nobel Prize in economics, had a nearly 50-year affiliation with RAND, including one year as a staff economist in the late 1950s. He received the prize "for having enhanced our understanding of conflict and cooperation through game-theory analysis."
The RAND Corporation and the University of Southern California announced a partnership designed to encourage collaboration between the institutions on research projects, educational programs and staff recruitment.
A pioneering RAND Corporation study based on the first national probability sample of HIV adult patients receiving medical care in the United States has been awarded the 2005 Policy Impact Award by the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR).
Designed by Los Angeles-based DMJM Design and built by Turner Construction Co., the new headquarters adjacent to RAND's longtime home was constructed to reflect the institution's values of researcher collaboration, conservation of client and natural resources, and an ability to adapt to future changes.
RAND Europe Research Leader Andrew Rathmell, who risked his life to protect others during a mortar and rocket attack in Iraq, has become the first non-American to receive the Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense Medal of Valor.