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  • Natalie W. Crawford

    Issue 83 of the Alumni Bulletin: June 2020

    In the latest issue of the Alumni Bulletin: Responding to COVID-19; RANDites use sewing skills to keep colleagues safe; supporting COVID-19 research; remembering alumnus Russell Shaver; and more.

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.


Alumni Association News

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    Responding to COVID-19

    Jun 17, 2020

    RAND researchers and Pardee RAND Graduate School students are hard at work on finding solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigating its effects. A number of research projects are underway, as well as community partnerships to share resources and assist with recovery.

  • Monica Hertzman took her cheerful tie-dyed masks to RAND's Pittsburgh office

    RANDites Use Sewing Skills to Keep Colleagues Safe

    Jun 17, 2020

    RAND put out a call for volunteers to craft 200 face masks for staff who need to work on-site in the Santa Monica, Washington, and Pittsburgh offices. A number of staff members stepped up to help meet this critical need.

  • A magnifying glass aimed at coronavirus cells, illustration by South_agency/Getty Images

    Supporting COVID-19 Research

    Jun 17, 2020

    The RAND Rapid Research Response Fund was launched in response to the growing demand for fact-based research and analysis. The fund will provide vital resources to research divisions and the Pardee RAND Graduate School.

The Latest from the RAND Blog

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during the 13th Political Bureau meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) in this image released June 7, 2020 by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency, photo by KCNA/Reuters

    North Korea Has Agreed to Denuclearization. Trump Could Try to Make It Happen

    Sep 28, 2020

    President Trump came into office determined to rein in the North Korean nuclear weapons program, but it has become quite clear that North Korea has no intention of giving it up. How might the United States bring North Korea into compliance with its denuclearization commitments?

  • Array of portraits of a diverse group of doctors, photo by JohnnyGreig/Getty Images

    When It Comes to U.S. Health Systems—Diversity Matters

    Sep 25, 2020

    Health care systems are a powerful and relatively well-resourced stakeholder in the effort to eliminate inequities both among the health workforce and among patient populations. The deliberate practice of increasing diversity within the workplace may have the power to create significant, positive impacts on workplace culture and patient care.

  • The Kuomintang party headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, August 9, 2004, <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/92283658@N00/1326494217">Photo</a> by <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/alanchan/">Alan Chan</a>/<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">CC BY-NC-SA 2.0</a>

    Taiwan’s KMT May Have a Serious '1992 Consensus' Problem

    Sep 25, 2020

    The 1992 Consensus is an agreement between the Kuomintang opposition party in Taiwan and mainland Chinese authorities on the existence of only “One China.” Maintaining the 1992 Consensus as the cornerstone of the Kuomintang's platform has not helped the party's cause, and more importantly, has probably done the opposite.

  • Health Care Price Transparency, COVID-19 Vaccinations, Gun Laws: RAND Weekly Recap

    Sep 25, 2020

    This weekly recap focuses on what private health plans pay compared to what Medicare pays, when COVID-19's global spread really began, laws that could reduce firearm deaths, and more.

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