Alumni News & Announcements

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    Preserving Access and Quality in an Era of Rising University Tuition Fees

    Sep 28, 2012

    State financing of higher education is under stress as countries all over the world struggle with fiscal pressures. PRGS professor Charles A. Goldman, student Megan Clifford (cohort '09) and alumna Lindsay Daugherty (cohort '05) review a number of cost-sharing policies that can be adopted and how they may affect access to and the quality of education.

  • Schuster Examines Racial, Ethnic Health Disparities in Pre-Teens

    Aug 24, 2012

    Interventions that address potentially detrimental consequences of low socioeconomic status and adverse school environments among pre-adolescent Latino and black children may help reduce racial and ethnic differences in child health, according to research by PRGS alumnus Mark Schuster (cohort '91).

  • Alumni Interview: Donna Farley Discusses Her PRGS, RAND Career

    Jun 27, 2012

    After 14 years as senior researcher at RAND Health, PRGS alumna Donna Farley (cohort '89) retired in September 2010. She recently spoke with Jeffrey Wasserman (cohort '85), Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs at PRGS, and reflected upon her experiences both as a PRGS student and a RAND researcher.

  • Samantha Ravich presents Mark Albrecht with the inaugural Pardee RAND Alumni Leadership Award

    Albrecht Honored with Inaugural Alumni Leadership Award

    Jun 25, 2012

    Mark J. Albrecht (cohort ’73) is the inaugural recipient of the Pardee RAND Alumni Leadership Award. The award was given on Friday, June 22, 2012, at the Celebratory Dinner during Commencement Weekend.

  • Alumna Beth McGlynn Receives AcademyHealth's Distinguished Investigator Award

    Jun 25, 2012

    PRGS alumna Elizabeth McGlynn (cohort '83) has been honored with AcademyHealth's 2012 Distinguished Investigator Award. Her extensive research on health care quality has had an enormous impact on how experts evaluate health care reform.

  • Houses are partially submerged in flood waters after a Hurricane Isaac levee breach in Braithwaite, Louisiana August 31, 2012

    Bringing Sustainability to the Louisiana Coast

    Jun 5, 2012

    Pardee RAND professor/alum David Groves (cohort '01) describes RAND's role in helping to develop a plan to guide Louisiana's coastal investments, help its coastal citizens plan for the future, and create a sustainable coast.

  • Does Junk Food in Schools Increase Childhood Obesity?

    Apr 30, 2012

    Despite growing concern that junk food availability in schools has contributed to the childhood obesity epidemic, research by PRGS alumna Ashlesha Datar (cohort '99) shows that the availability does not significantly increase BMI or obesity among a group of fifth-graders.

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    Professor Contributes Thoughtful Commentary to Marijuana Legalization Debate

    Apr 20, 2012

    Being honest about the uncertainties involved is the price of admission to any serious discussion about marijuana legalization, writes PRGS professor Beau Kilmer in the Wall Street Journal. Kilmer and PRGS alumna Angela Hawken (cohort '98) are co-authors of Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know.

  • Resilient Communities Audio Podcast

    Creating Resilient Coastal Communities

    Feb 28, 2012

    In this Resilient Communities podcast, PRGS professor and alum Jordan R. Fischbach (cohort '04) discusses research that has helped the city of New Orleans address the challenge of reducing flood risk and is relevant to many other coastal communities that are concerned with water resources, infrastructure planning, rising sea levels, and flooding.

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    Alumni Contribute to Louisiana's Coastal Master Plan

    Feb 2, 2012

    Alumni David Groves (cohort '01) and Jordan Fischbach (cohort '04) were key members of the RAND team that developed a hurricane flood risk model and a planning tool to assess Louisiana's coastal restoration projects. Be the Answer!

  • Events @ RAND Audio Podcast

    California's Water Challenges

    Oct 25, 2011

    David Groves discusses an innovative approach to dealing with the many challenges that may contribute to sustainable and affordable solutions of long term water supplies in California.