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AIF Winner Announced

SFC Eladio Tirado, who is from Puerto Rico, speaks with residents as he helps during recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria, in San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico, October 7, 2017

Photo by Lucas Jackson/Reuters

RAND alumni have voted and selected the project Partnering with the People of Puerto Rico in Disaster Recovery to receive Alumni Impact Fund support. Congratulations to researchers Marielena Lara and Vivian Towe, who will use the funding to disseminate RAND's findings directly to the people of Puerto Rico.

From the RAA President

  • Natalie W. Crawford

    Issue 82 of the Alumni Bulletin: January 2020

    In the latest issue of the Alumni Bulletin: The AIF Campaign sets a new record; alumnus featured in film "Midway"; Zwick Award extends research in support of underserved Pittsburgh communities; carrying forward the Wolf family legacy; and more.

Alumni Association News

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    Alumnus Featured in Film "Midway"

    Jan 15, 2020

    Lt. Commander Richard (Dick) Best, who worked at RAND for almost three decades, is the main character in the movie "Midway." The film, which opened in theaters in November 2019, is based on the attack on Pearl Harbor and the subsequent Battle of Midway during World War II.

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    Zwick Award Recipients Announced

    Jan 15, 2020

    Researchers Tamara Dubowitz and Wendy Troxel have been selected to receive Zwick Impact Award funding to extend the reach of their research in support of underserved Pittsburgh communities.

  • Theresa and Charles Wolf, photo by Diane Baldwin/RAND Corporation

    Carrying Forward the Wolf Family Legacy

    Jan 15, 2020

    The late Charles Wolf, Jr. was an economist who spent more than 60 years at RAND and was the founding dean of what is now the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He and his wife, Theresa, were longtime philanthropic supporters of the school. Tim Wolf, their son, plans to carry on the family commitment.

The Latest from the RAND Blog

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    School May Be Suspended, But Sleep Schedules Shouldn't Be

    Mar 31, 2020

    People of all ages sleep better when they follow consistent daily and nightly routines. These days, the school bell isn't ringing for most of our kids, and it's up to parents to ensure that children and teens get the sleep that they need during these stressful and uncertain times.

  • People walk around an almost empty Grand Central Terminal as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in New York City, U.S., March 29, 2020, photo by Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

    On the Horns of the COVID-19 Dilemma

    Mar 30, 2020

    COVID-19 poses two dire threats to the United States: the potential deaths of many thousands of Americans, and the devastation of the $22 trillion annual economy. Protecting the health of as many people as possible by shutting down ordinary life seems completely justifiable, but that necessarily inflicts damage to the economy. This is truly a dilemma.

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    Should You Consider Taking a Loved One Out of a Long-Term Care Facility?

    Mar 30, 2020

    As modern living is changing during this pandemic, so is assisted living. Already, many of us are facing difficult decisions about whether someone we know should stay in an assisted living facility or be taken out due to the coronavirus crisis. If you're in the position to bring someone to hunker down with you, is it even a good idea?

  • U.S. Airmen take off in an Alaska Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 30, 2018, photo by Alejandro Pena/U.S. AIr Force

    Force Planning in the New Era of Strategic Competition

    Mar 28, 2020

    If the United States means to take a return to strategic competition seriously, force planning must evolve beyond the post–Cold War approach of designing forces and capabilities. A new framework would enable users to test their intuition and identify areas of advantage while avoiding the risk of persisting in competitions that would impose onerous costs on the United States.

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