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August 6, 2015
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities recognized the University of Arizona as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University on June 24. Only awarded to 18 universities, the designation was given to recognize the universities’ commitment to economic engagement in their respective regions.
July 30, 2015
Binghamton University has been nationally recognized for its role in local economic development. The SUNY school was one of 18 public universities to be named an Innovation & Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) last week.
July 6, 2015
East Carolina University is being recognized for its community partnerships by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, which chose ECU as one of 18 Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities.
July 1, 2015
Chancellor Steve Ballard announced earlier today that he will be stepping down from his position as the chancellor of East Carolina University.
June 27, 2015
SIU was recently designated an Innovation and Economic Prosperty University by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU). The designation lasts 10 years and SIU is one of 18 colleges to receive the distinction this year. There are 48 universities and colleges in the nation with the designation.
June 24, 2015
Kansas University is one of 18 institutions named this year to the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities 2015 class of Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities, KU announced Wednesday.
June 24, 2015
The University of Arizona has been recognized as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.
June 4, 2015
“Am I allowed here?” asked former UNC-Chapel Hill graduate student, Mark Weinberg, during the reception at the end of the first day of the Summer Meeting of the Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness, and Economic Prosperity in Hunt Library on Monday. Weinberg, now Dean of the School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University, was one of many representatives from public universities across the country who convened to discuss effective practices in advancing the role of university in technology-based economic development.
April 13, 2015
By Kelly Riddell
Legislation aimed at stymieing bogus patent lawsuits is heating up in the nation’s capital — pitting universities against industry groups, entrepreneurial innovators against the titans of Silicon Valley and some establishment Republican politicians against political newcomers.
February 25, 2015
By Nick Anderson
University officials from around the country fear that a key engine of U.S. innovation and economic power is in danger of stalling: federal investment in basic research. The nation needs to spend more, they say, in pursuit of discoveries with unknown and long-term payoffs. Sometimes, they say, lawmakers focus too much on research with short-term goals. The time it takes for basic research to yield a payoff can be 10, 15, or 20 years. That translates to five or 10 congressional elections.