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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.

APLU's Anderson Presented at HBCU Philanthropy Symposium on Legacy, Duality & Prosperity: HBCUs Today
Eugene L. Anderson, Ph.D.
Vice President, Access and Success

Eugene Anderson, APLU's Vice President for Access and Success, presented at Delaware State University’s 2018 HBCU Philanthropy Symposium on legacy, duality and prosperity at HBCUs. He described the importance of HBCU contribution, navigating shifting enrollments, competing with new providers and innovating on campus to prepare for innovating off-campus.

APLU's Anderson Leads Discussion at UNCF Career Pathways Initiative Annual Convening
Eugene L. Anderson, Ph.D.
Vice President, Access and Success

Eugene Anderson, APLU's Vice President for Access and Success served as a collaborative accelerator for UNCF CPI convening sessions. He was tasked to push the level of sharing and dialogue to ensure that institutional participants fully engage. Industry experts and HBCU faculty, staff and executive leaders discussed and shared knowledge on technology-driven best practices. He also sat on a panel for the collaborative fishbowl session where he explained the most stimulating topics discussed during the conference and action items for the future.

APLU's Jyotishi Featured by Engaging Scientists and Engineers in Policy Coalition
Shalin Jyotishi
Assistant Director, Economic Development and Community Engagement

APLU’s Shalin Jyotishi was featured during this month’s member spotlight by the Engaging Scientists and Engineers in Policy (ESEP) Coalition, an ad hoc alliance of associations, scientific societies, universities and other organizations dedicated to engaging scientists and engineers in the policy process at all levels of government. Jyotishi discussed his own pathway into science and technology policy. Read the spotlight and engage in the conversation on the ESEP Coalition’s online community on Trellis Science.

APLU's Jyotishi Discussed Student Engagement in National Academies Webinar
Shalin Jyotishi
Assistant Director, Economic Development and Community Engagement

APLU’s Shalin Jyotishi discussed engaging university students, policy fellows, and young scholars in science, technology, and innovation policy through the Journal of Science Policy & Governance during a webinar hosted by the Government-University-Industry-Research-Roundtable (GUIRR) at the National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM). Jyotishi serves as the CEO of the journal, an internationally recognized peer review publication dedicated to empowering university students and early-career trainees. View the webinar recording here.

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