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James Woodell
APLU's Woodell Publishes Tech Transfer Recommendations in New Paper
James K. Woodell, Ph.D.
Vice President, Economic Development and Community Engagement

APLU's Jim Woodell published technology transfer recommendations in Technology and Innovation, the Journal of the National Academy of Inventors. The article, Technology Transfer for All the Right Reasons, written with AAU's Tobin Smith, outlines how technology transfer must be undertaken in a way that aligns with universities' core missions of teaching and research, and for the primary purpose of serving the public good. 

APLU's Michelle DeFreese Examines the Intersection of Higher Education and Food Security
Michelle DeFreese
Leland International Hunger Fellow
As a Leland International Hunger Fellow, Michelle DeFreese is working on a multidimensional evaluation framework designed to track both private and social returns to higher education investments during her time at APLU. She is using primary, project-level data collected from her work in Tanzania to test the framework and incorporating the results into policy recommendations and findings for improving monitoring and evaluation of projects with a higher education and long-term training component. 
York Publishes Research on Service-learning for Low-income, First-generation College Students
Travis York, Ph.D.
Director of Student Success, Research, and Policy
APLU's Dr. Travis York published new research in a recent volume of the International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement. The article, Exploring Service-Learning Outcomes and Experiences for Low-Income, First-Generation College Students: A Mixed-Methods Approachexamines service-learning for low-income, first-generation college students.
Craig Lindwarm
APLU’s Craig Lindwarm in Roundtable Discussion at the Higher Education Government Relations Conference
Craig Lindwarm
Director, Congressional & Governmental Affairs

Craig Lindwarm participated in a roundtable discussion on: New and Traditional Ways of Advancing the Higher Education Agenda at the 23rd annual Higher Education Government Relations Conference organized by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), APLU, and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

Jennifer Poulakidas
APLU's Jennifer Poulakidas Presented at 2016 Higher Education Government Relations Conference
Jennifer T. Poulakidas
Vice President, Congressional & Governmental Affairs
APLU's Jennifer Poulakidas provided a federal higher education policy update at the 2016 Higher Education Government Relations Conference organized by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), APLU, and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
APLU's Alvis Writes Article on Global Learning in Agricultural Education Magazine
Samantha Alvis, Ph.D.
Director, International Development and Programs
Samantha Alvis, APLU's Assistant Director for International Development and Programs, penned an article on the importance of global learning in higher education in the September-October issue of the Agricultural Education Magazine.
APLU’s Alvis Presented at the Third Annual Summit on Global Food Security and Health
Samantha Alvis, Ph.D.
Director, International Development and Programs

APLU’s Samantha Alvis, Ph.D., Assistant Director of International Programs and Development presented as part of a panel on The Many Dimensions of Global Food Security at the Third Annual Summit on Global Food Security and Health at the Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University. 

APLU's Anderson to Present at Two Higher Ed Conferences
Eugene L. Anderson, Ph.D.
Vice President, Access and Success
APLU's Eugene Anderson will address how HBCUs can play a critical role in diversifying the tech industry at the HBCU CSe Faculty Summit on Oct. 26, sponsored by Google and White House Initiatives on HBCUs. Anderson will also participate in a panel on higher ed policy influencers at the ASHE Conference on Nov. 10. 
Jared C. Avery
APLU’s Avery to Present at the 2016 National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Week on Monday, October 24th
Jared C. Avery, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Access & Success

APLU's Jared Avery will present on how HBCUs, specifically the historically black, land-grant universities, help build a diverse and highly-skilled workforce in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

APLU's DeFreese to Present at the Fifth African Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Biennial Conference 2016
Michelle DeFreese
Leland International Hunger Fellow
APLU's Michelle DeFreese will present on the topic of Public-Private Partnerships for Skills Development at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) and will examine lessons learned from engaging the private sector for innovation and skills acquisition in public research universities in Africa. 

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