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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 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. 
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. 
APLU's Looney to Speak at Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities Annual Conference
Shannon Looney
Director, Urban Initiatives

APLU's Shannon Looney will examine lessons learned from innovation across urban public research universities. Looney will present on Collaborating for Change, which tests and deploys strategies that foster innovation across urban public research universities. 

Julia Michaels
APLU's Michaels to Speak at Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities Annual Conference
Julia Michaels
Director, Urban Initiatives
APLU's Julia Michaels will examine lessons learned from innovation across urban public research universities. Michaels will present on Urban Universities for HEALTH, which aims to build a diverse health and biomedical research workforce to address health disparities. 

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