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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.
February 24, 2015
By Anne L. Kim
As lawmakers make another effort to pass legislation targeting abusive patent litigation, universities are continuing to let them know they have problems with proposals they think go too far. On Tuesday, more than 140 universities signed a letter to House and Senate Judiciary Committee leaders saying they’re “deeply concerned” that “much of the patent legislation currently being discussed in Congress, including the Innovation Act, H.R. 9, goes well beyond what is needed to address the bad actions of a small number of patent holders, and would instead make it more difficult and expensive for patent holders to defend their rights in good faith.”
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.