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October 15, 2015
Sightlines and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today released a comprehensive study that found there is a collective total of $8.4 billion in deferred maintenance at the buildings and supporting facilities at schools of agriculture authorized to receive U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funding. Perhaps even more alarming, the study found that 29 percent of the asset value of these campus buildings has deteriorated as a result of deferred maintenance.
September 24, 2015
Washington, DC -- Dr. Chase A. Crawford has been named Director of the Antibiotic Resistance Initiative in a professional staff position jointly funded by the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). Crawford will provide administrative leadership for the development of a series of research and educational programs that the APLU/AAVMC Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Production Agriculture will recommend in its much-anticipated report slated for release in two weeks.
May 6, 2015
One hundred twenty-five years after the signing of the second Morrill Act led to the creation of 19 historically black land-grant colleges and universities, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Council of 1890 Universities today renewed their memorandum of understanding for an additional five years. The MOU reaffirms, engages, and sustains the partnership between USDA and the historically black colleges created under the Second Morrill Act of 1890 – represented by the APLU Council of 1890 Universities.
April 23, 2015
APLU today announced it has formed the Task Force on Laboratory Safety, which will provide research universities with recommendations and guidance on the most appropriate strategies to enhance a culture of laboratory safety. The task force, which APLU created in coordination with the Association of American Universities (AAU), American Chemical Society (ACS), and Council on Government Relations (COGR), is comprised of senior research officers and environmental and health safety experts.
March 27, 2015
Washington, DC – Dr. Lonnie King, chair of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) /Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Production Agriculture today released the following statement on the unveiling of the Obama administration’s plan to address antibiotic resistance.