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News: July 2017

July 24, 2017
DETROIT – A new report from leading national higher education and workforce experts says colleges and universities should work with industry to modify their curricula to ensure students gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities they will need upon graduation for jobs that involve new lightweighting technologies, materials, and processes.
July 20, 2017
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson released the following statement applauding the DREAM Act of 2017, which U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced today.
July 17, 2017
Washington, D.C.— In recognition of their extraordinary community outreach initiatives, four member universities of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) have been selected as regional winners of the 2017 W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award. As regional winners, East Carolina University, the University of New Hampshire, Oklahoma State University, and Purdue University will represent and compete for the national C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award, which will be announced during the APLU Annual Meeting November 12-14 in Washington, DC.
July 17, 2017
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced that Dr. Lance Matheson, professor of business information technology at Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business, is the 2017 recipient of the Michael P. Malone International Leadership Award for his career-long commitment to internationalizing business education. The Malone Award, a national honor sponsored by APLU and awarded annually, recognizes individuals who advance international education at public universities.
July 13, 2017
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies’ passage of its Fiscal Year 2018 bill.