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.
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 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.