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Campus Highlights

Students pose with some of their posters. Photo by Diane Baldwin/RAND.

Students pose with some of their posters. Photo by Diane Baldwin/RAND.

Events Shine Spotlight on Research, Leadership

Thirteen Pardee RAND students presented research posters to more than 50 RAND colleagues at a Career Services event in February. Attendees had the opportunity to rate the presentations, and the top presenters were honored at a panel discussion the following afternoon. The events provided students the opportunity to hone their presentation skills in a supportive environment, receive constructive feedback, and then hear from RAND colleagues what it takes to be a successful research leader. More »

Limiting K-12 Classroom Discussions Affects Teaching, Learning

Many have states passed policies restricting classroom discussions about race- or gender-related topics. Five Pardee RAND students explored how these limitations are affecting teachers' instruction and students' learning. More »

Is Corporate Crypto Worth Taking Seriously?

Mandlenkosi Dube (’21) and Jim Mignano (’20) say companies experimenting with their own digital currencies, or corporate cryptocurrencies, need a better way to hash out their projects' societal implications with policymakers. More »

Faculty Focus

A female U.S. paratrooper helps a woman and child evacuating from Afghanistan in August 2021. Photo by U.S. Central Command Public Affairs

A female U.S. paratrooper helps a woman and child evacuating from Afghanistan in August 2021. Photo by U.S. Central Command Public Affairs.

Gender Diversity Improves Defense Operations

Gender advisers “made a compelling case for taking a comprehensive approach to consider gender dimensions for all aspects” of Operation Allies Welcome—and other military efforts, according to Professors Joselyn Fleming and Karen Sudkamp, and students Elisa Yoshiara (’21) and Khadesia Howell (’20), coauthors of Women, Peace, and Security in Action. More »

Social Media Posts Have Power, and So Do You

Professors Alice Huguet and Julia Kaufman, with student Melissa Diliberti (’19), created a tool and videos to help older adults stop the spread of false and misleading information during voting season. More »

The Promise and Peril of AI in the Power Grid

Professors Ismael Arciniegas Rueda and Henri van Soest, with student Hye Min Park (’21), write that significant investments will be required to update the grid and realize the benefits of emerging technology. More »

Alumni Impact

Neeraj Sood, photo courtesy of USC

Neeraj Sood. Photo courtesy USC.

Alum Aims to Improve Global Health and Health Care Delivery

Neeraj Sood (’99) confronts popular yet erroneous beliefs that pose a barrier to public health. A feature in USC Today describes his latest research, with fellow alumni Arnab Mukherji (’01) and Rushil Zutshi (’17), on a simple way to reduce childhood illness in India. Read »

Inside the Cyber Doomsday Threats Facing the United States

Samantha Ravich (’92) examines the security of U.S. infrastructure and how prepared the country is to identify and counter a 9/11-level cyber event. Watch »

The Future of Alzheimer's Care in America

Jodi Liu (’12) worked with students Lawrence Baker (’19) and Annie Chen (’19) on an interactive tool to explore the potential delivery of disease–modifying treatments. Explore »

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