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December 7, 2016
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today issued the following statement regarding Senate passage of the new 21st Century Cures Act. The measure, which passed the House last week, now moves to the White House where President Obama is expected to sign it into law.
November 29, 2016
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson issued the following statement regarding the new 21st Century Cures Act.
November 14, 2016
Austin, TX – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow, and the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) today announced an initiative to empanel an Expert Education Team to identify the knowledge, skills and abilities workers at all levels will need in order to deploy new technologies, materials, and processes in manufacturing.
November 13, 2016
Austin, TX — At its 129th Annual Meeting in Austin, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named the University of Minnesota winner of its inaugural Institutional Award for Global Learning, Research, and Engagement. The award recognizes institutions at the leading edge of inclusive and comprehensive efforts to internationalize their campuses. The University of Minnesota established a wide-ranging internationalization effort that spans the entire institution – from international students and study abroad to research projects and curriculum design.
November 13, 2016
Austin, TX — At its 129th Annual Meeting in Austin, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named the University of California, Riverside the winner of its 2016 Project Degree Completion Award. The annual Project Degree Completion Award identifies and honors institutions employing innovative methods or programs to increase retention and graduation outcomes and/or close achievement gaps for all students or specific groups of students. To markedly boost graduation rates, UC Riverside reengineered introductory mathematics curriculum and employed new advising tools to target students at risk of non-completion. UC Riverside will receive a $15,000 prize to help expand and magnify its successful retention and degree completion efforts.