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APLU In The News: November 2014

November 25, 2014
By Carol Sander
Henry English, director of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Small Farm Program, received a 2014 Regional Excellence in Extension award recently at the 127th annual Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities meeting in Orlando, Fla. English, one of five regional award winners, received the award for providing education and technical assistance to socially disadvantaged, small and limited-resource producers in 22 counties in eastern and southwestern Arkansas. English won the 1890 Institutions Region Award.
November 19, 2014
By Cookson Beecher
Ask any doctor or veterinarian to rate the important medical discoveries of the past century, and antibiotics would surely be at or near the top of the list. In this century, too, antibiotics are expected to remain an essential tool for treating animal and human diseases. But the “miracle of antibiotics” is being threatened. There are clouds hovering over their use in both human health and animal agriculture — with antibiotic resistance casting perhaps the largest shadow.
November 17, 2014
By P. Scott Shearer
A “Task Force on Antibiotics Resistance in Production Agriculture” has been created by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges. The task force will help advise the federal government on a research agenda and publicly disseminate information on the use of antibiotics in production agriculture.
November 12, 2014
By Stephen Sawchuk
Even in higher education, where knowledge-sharing is prized, institutions have a tendency to take a protective approach to adapting to change. But what if colleges' and universities' collective expertise in a particular program area were harnessed toward meeting a common challenge? That's essentially the thinking behind an unusual cross-institution partnership now working to improve the preparation of middle and high school math teachers for the changes wrought by the Common Core State Standards for mathematics. The Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership, or MTEP, a project of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.
November 12, 2014
By Mike Osborne
The number of research dollars awarded to Tennessee’s public universities has fallen dramatically in recent years, thanks in large measure to a drop in federal funding. University of Tennessee affiliated schools report a decline of about 9 percent in the last three years. The state’s other higher education system, the Tennessee Board of Regents, reports that its six universities saw research funding drop by more than 23 percent during the same period.
November 7, 2014
A new task force created by two education associations will try to address antibiotic resistance in production agriculture. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) have come together to advise the federal government on an antibiotic resistance research agenda and to help disseminate information to the public about antibiotic use on farms.
November 5, 2014
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) today announced the creation of the Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Production Agriculture. The goal of the task force is to help advise the federal government on a research agenda and to aid in disseminating information on the use of antibiotics in production agriculture.
November 5, 2014
Challenges related to the evolution of antibiotic resistant bacteria have led to a new multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional collaborative endeavor, The Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Production Agriculture. Created by The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC), the task force is comprised of representatives from U.S. agricultural and veterinary medicine colleges, land-grant universities, the production animal agriculture community and the pharmaceutical industry
November 5, 2014
By Rebecca Troyer
On the eve of its 30th birthday, N.C. State University's Centennial Campus has received national recognition for what the judges called "its reinvention of the very notion of what a research park should be." The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities named four winners of its second annual Innovation and Economic Prosperity University Awards. N.C. State's Centennial Campus received the "Place" award for "creating a self-sustained city" that includes research facilities, industry offices, residential and retail properties and the James B. Hunt Jr. Library.
November 4, 2014
The University of Tennessee has received national recognition for improving the retention and graduation rates of its students over the past decade. The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, one of the nation's largest coalitions of colleges, honored UT with its "Most Visible Progress" Trailblazer award during its meeting Tuesday in Orlando, Fla. The school will receive a sculpture and a $20,000 prize to be used toward further improving degree completion.