June 9, 2016
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the Senate Appropriations Committee’s approval of the Fiscal Year 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education appropriations bill.
May 11, 2016
Washington, DC – Drawing on the unique academic, research and leadership capabilities of public research universities, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today convened a new commission, The Challenge of Change: Engaging Public Universities to Feed the World, to address growing domestic and global food security challenges and ensure universal food security by 2050.
May 9, 2016
Washington, DC—The Council on Governmental Relations (COGR), with support from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), today released a comprehensive review and analysis of 2,186 public comments on the Obama administration’s 2015 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for revising the “Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects,” better known as the “Common Rule.”
April 11, 2016
Washington, DC – Seeking to provide a roadmap for university-wide efforts to renew and strengthen a culture of research safety, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ (APLU) Task Force on Laboratory Safety today released its Guide to Implementing a Safety Culture in Our Universities. The task force also released a companion website (www.aplu.org/researchsafety) intended to make the guide more accessible and allow for the continued sharing of best practices and other information to improve safety at research universities nationwide.
March 31, 2016
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement condemning the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives on its efforts to subpoena organizations to release names, institutional connection, and the nature of involvement of those connected with research that utilizes fetal tissue. APLU joined the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Association of American Universities (AAU) today in sending a letter to the panel that expressed strong concerns about the subpoenas.