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Alcohol Outlets and Problem Drinking — Nov. 19, 2007

An article on alcohol sales outlets and problem drinking co-authored by PRGS alumnus Khoa Truong '07 and Professor Roland Sturm was published recently by the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, and has been picked up by internet news sites in India and Australia. Truong and Sturm found that, although on-sale establishments were significantly associated with excessive alcohol consumption and heavy episodic drinking, off-sale retails, such as liquor stores, were not found to be related to problem drinking.

Diesel & Hybrid Vehicles Can Provide More Societal Benefits than Gas Autos
— Nov. 8, 2007

Cars and light trucks powered by advanced diesel technology or hybrid technology can provide larger societal benefits than traditional gasoline-powered automobiles. Vehicles fueled by E85 compare unfavorably with the other two alternatives. This study, by PRGS Dean John Graham, was further explored in a December issue of USA Today.

PRGS Professor Contributor to Nobel Prize Winning Organization — Nov. 7, 2007

Robert Lempert, Professor of Policy Analysis at PRGS, was a contributor to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 2007 along with Vice President Al Gore.

Oval Office Overhaul — Oct. 9, 2007

Doctoral Fellow Elizabeth Brown and PRGS Dean John Graham suggest that reorganizing the Executive Branch could improve the U.S. government's problem-solving capability in this Washingtonpost.com commentary.

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