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News: April 2015

April 30, 2015
Washington, DC -- The Association of American Universities, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, Association of American Medical Colleges, American Council on Education, Association of University Technology Managers, and Council on Governmental Relations today released the following statement on the introduction of the PATENT Act by Senators Grassley, Leahy, Cornyn, Schumer, Hatch, Klobuchar, and Lee.
April 30, 2015
A new report released by a group of three leading higher education organizations—the Coalition for Urban Serving Universities, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, and the Association for American Medical Colleges, which have partnered as “Urban Universities for HEALTH”—finds that faculty “cluster” hiring, an emerging practice designed to expand interdisciplinary research, can also be used to increase faculty diversity and cultivate a more inclusive campus climate.
April 30, 2015
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today released the following statement regarding the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Authorization Act for 2016 and 2017. The House Science, Space and Technology Committee is marking up the bill today.
April 29, 2015
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today released the following statement regarding the 21st Century Cures discussion draft.
April 29, 2015
The Association of American Universities (AAU) and APLU last week provided comments to two federal agencies regarding the use of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS).
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.
April 21, 2015
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today released the following statement regarding H.R. 1806, which would reauthorize the America COMPETES Act. The House Science, Space and Technology Committee is scheduled to mark-up the bill tomorrow.
April 16, 2015
Washington, DC – The Association of American Universities (AAU) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today released the following joint statement regarding the Targeting Rogue and Opaque Letters (TROL) Act.