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春秋棋牌官方平台Thank you for supporting the Alumni Impact Fund (AIF), which helps RAND researchers expand the impact of their research and analysis. Gifts to the fund from RAND alumni and friends are pooled—together we met our goal of raising $125,000 by December 31, 2019!

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.

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    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.

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  • Community Schools, Brexit, Coronavirus: RAND Weekly Recap

    春秋棋牌官方平台Jan 31, 2020

    春秋棋牌官方平台This weekly recap focuses on the promise of community schools, the costs of uncertainty after Brexit, the coronavirus, and more.

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    Book Review: 'A Game of Birds and Wolves' by Simon Parkin

    Jan 30, 2020

    In A Game of Birds and Wolves, journalist Simon Parkin reports on a long overlooked piece of World War II's Battle of the Atlantic. Captain Gilbert Roberts enlisted the Women's Royal Naval Service to build and run a game modeling a two-sided tactical fight between British escorts and German U-boats.

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    Teens Are Driven to Stay Up Late, but Why?

    春秋棋牌官方平台Jan 30, 2020

    That adolescents have a biologically driven delay in their sleep-wake schedules is uncontested, and in fact, it is observed across cultures, including those with limited access to technology. But why this occurs is a tougher nut to crack. Truth be told, there are many issues pertaining to human biology that remain a mystery even to scientists and physicians.

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    Economic Gain Is Possible for All Involved If Infrastructure Is Improved in Countries Encompassed by the China BRI

    Jan 30, 2020

    China's true motivations for the Belt and Road Initiative may still be unclear but the West could also consider the initiative's potential to deliver sustained economic, social, and environmental benefits for all, and find ways to support infrastructure improvements in the countries involved.

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