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APLU’s Saab Presents at the innoVATE Symposium
Hanan Saab
Assistant Director for International Issues

Saab presented at the innoVATE Intersections of Policy and Practice to Strengthen Agricultural Education and Training Systems Symposium on June 8, 2017. InnovATE's mission is to achieve sustainable food security, reduce poverty, promote rural innovation. Saab presented a session on how to tell a compelling story about agricultural education and higher education capacity building investments to policy makers.

Craig Lindwarm
APLU's Lindwarm Participates in Law and Policy Panel
Craig Lindwarm
Assistant Vice President, Congressional & Governmental Affairs

APLU’s Craig Lindwarm participated in a panel on law and policy at a recent meeting of the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International. Lindwarm discussed the new administration, Congress, and implications for higher education.  

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 tech transfer must align with universities' core teaching and research missions. 

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, DeFreese is working on a multidimensional evaluation framework designed to track both private and social returns to higher education investments. 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. 
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
Assistant Vice President, 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 AACC, AASCU, APLU, and 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. 

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