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APLU’s Julia Michaels Presents on Powered by Publics at the Higher Learning Commission’s Annual Conference
Julia Michaels
Deputy Executive Director, APLU Center for Public University Transformation

Julia Michaels, Deputy Director of APLU's Center for Public University Transformation, was a panelist at two sessions at the Higher Learning Commission’s annual conference on April 8, alongside four institutions from the Big 10, Urban, and Metropolitan clusters of the association's Powered by Publics initiative. The panels showcased each university’s student success work and how peer collaboration through Powered by Publics is helping them accelerate change on campus.

APLU’s Rovito presents on Moonshot Research Initiatives at SXSW EDU
Sarah Rovito
Director, Science & Research Policy

APLU’s Sarah Rovito spoke on a panel on Why & How Universities Should Take on Moonshots at SXSW EDU in Austin, Texas. Rovito joined colleagues from the University of Texas at Austin Bridging Barriers, UCLA Grand Challenges, and Schmidt Futures to share how university-led Grand Challenge, or “moonshot” initiatives, are capable of solving societal problems and conveying the value of research to the public. An audio recording of the panel is available here.

APLU’s Saab presents at the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students Spring Advocacy Summit
Hanan Saab
Associate Director, International Policy, Congressional and Governmental Affairs
APLU’s Hanan Saab led a breakout session on international student issues at the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS) Spring Advocacy Summit in Arlington, Virginia.
APLU's Rovito Presents at the National Association Graduate-Professional Students Spring Advocacy Summit
Sarah Rovito
Director, Science & Research Policy

APLU’s Sarah Rovito presented at the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS) Spring Advocacy Summit in Arlington, Virginia. Rovito participated on the From Grad to Policy Panel: What to Know.

APLU’s Rovito published in Science and Engineering Ethics
Sarah Rovito
Director, Science & Research Policy

APLU’s Sarah Rovito is an author of Scientific Integrity Principles and Best Practices: Recommendations from a Scientific Integrity Consortium, published in the February 2019 issue of Science and Engineering Ethics. The article shares a set of recommended principles and best practices that can be used across scientific disciplines as a mechanism for consensus on scientific integrity standards.

APLU’s Michaels Presents at Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience
Julia Michaels
Deputy Executive Director, APLU Center for Public University Transformation

APLU’s Julia Michaels led a workshop at the Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience hosted by the National Resource Center at University of South Carolina. The workshop helped institutions identify and address loss points that knock students off the path graduation and connect those loss points to institutional solutions, with the aim of addressing barriers facing low-income, minority, and first-generation students.

APLU's Jyotishi Highlights IEP Universities Program Before International Economic Development Council Higher Education Advisory Committee
Shalin Jyotishi
Assistant Director, Economic Development and Community Engagement

APLU's Shalin Jyotishi joined a webinar panel before the International Economic Development Council (IEDC)'s Higher Education Advisory Committee. The IEDC is North America’s largest non-profit membership organization serving economic development professionals. IEDC’s HEAC focuses on building capacity of economic developers and higher education institutions to work collaboratively to grow jobs, investment and talent in a knowledge economy. A recording of the video may be found here. Presentation slides may be found here.

Jennifer Poulakidas
APLU's Poulakidas Named AAAS Fellow
Jennifer T. Poulakidas
Vice President, Congressional & Governmental Affairs
Jennifer Poulakidas, APLU's Vice President for Congressional and Governmental Affairs, was elected an American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow. The lifetime honor recognizes individuals for extraordinary achievements in advancing science. Poulakidas was named a AAAS Fellow in the Section on Societal Impacts of Science and Engineering for “passionate leadership of national collaborations to promote public support of U.S. science, particularly collaborations of public universities and their partners.” 
APLU's Jyotishi Speaks on Policy Engagement During National Science Policy Network Workshop
Shalin Jyotishi
Assistant Director, Economic Development and Community Engagement

APLU’s Shalin Jyotishi gave a presentation during a workshop organized by the National Science Policy Network (NSPN) and hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science regarding leveraging the Journal of Science Policy & Governance as a vehicle to engage university student organizations in science, technology and policy debate. Jyotishi serves as the CEO of the journal, an internationally recognized peer-review publication dedicated to empowering university students, post-docs and early-career trainees in policy debate. The presentation recording will be available on the NSPN website later this fall.

Rovito Presents on Best Practices Scientific Integrity Webinar
Sarah Rovito
Director, Science & Research Policy

APLU's Sarah Rovito presented on scientific integrity principles and best practices in a September 20 webinar sponsored by the Scientific Integrity Consortium.

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