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APLU In The News: 2015

December 18, 2015
Antimicrobial stewardship is of vital interest to the livestock industry. That’s why our friends at Farm Foundation will hold a free, national summit highlighting policy, education and economic issues surrounding the stewardship of antimicrobial drug use in food-producing animals Jan. 20-21, 2016, in Washington, D.C. A collaboration of Farm Foundation, NFP, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), the Association of American Veterinary Medicine Colleges (AAVMC) and USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS), this summit will highlight the diverse issues involved in antimicrobial stewardship. Targeted to livestock producers, feed suppliers, veterinarians, academics and government agency staff, the summit is an opportunity to advance the conversation on the industry’s adaptation to the changing landscape of antimicrobial drug use.
December 17, 2015
Designated as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, the University of South Florida increased its total research expenditures from $459.4 million in FY 2013 to $488.6 million in FY 2014 – a 6.4 percent increase – although research funded by the federal government decreased 1.2 percent. Good news for USF … and Tampa Bay.
December 14, 2015
Higher education institutions contribute to a region’s economy in a variety of ways. In addition to being large employers, universities enhance the human capital required for the modern economy through the education of students, are important components of an innovative and entrepreneurial environment, and enhance quality of life through cultural, social, and community events.
December 11, 2015
Advocates for public colleges know a degree has value beyond increased wages for their graduates. Now they are trying to convince everyone else. How to make that argument is the theme here at the annual conference of higher-education lobbyists representing public two- and four-year colleges — members of the American Association of Community Colleges, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, and the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities. Members of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education also attended.
December 8, 2015
Last month, a memorandum of understanding was signed by USDA and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Cooperative Extension and Experiment Station sections to better equip farmers, communities and individuals with information and technology so they can best adapt to climate change and weather variability.
December 2, 2015
A strategy for addressing the use of antibiotics in food animal production has been recently launched by the Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Production Agriculture. The strategy includes preparing producers for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Guidance #213, which will require producers to obtain authorization from a licensed veterinarian to use antibiotics for food animals.
November 18, 2015
Over the weekend, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities issued a legislative analysis explaining why it opposes the bill, noting it is "deeply troubled" by the restrictions blocking colleges from fully responding to sexual assault reports.
November 18, 2015
Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has been elected as chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.
November 17, 2015
As public universities work to expand the number of students who attend college, a primary purpose of our institutions is to provide access to a quality higher education for all — regardless of means, background, race, gender, religion or sexual orientation.
November 16, 2015
More than 1,200 university representatives from throughout the United States are in Indianapolis for the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities' 128th annual meeting. University of California President and former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano is keynoting the event.