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News: 2019

November 10, 2019
San Diego, CA – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named the University of North Carolina at Charlotte the winner of its 2019 Degree Completion Award during a ceremony at its annual meeting, now underway in San Diego, California. The annual award works to identify, recognize, and reward institutions that employ innovative and evidence-based approaches to improve degree completion while ensuring educational quality.
November 10, 2019
San Diego – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today honored four public university faculty with national teaching awards recognizing excellence in agricultural sciences teaching and student engagement. Dennis Decoteau of Pennsylvania State University and Michelle Schroeder-Moreno of North Carolina State University were named recipients of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Excellence in College and University Teaching Awards for Food and Agricultural Sciences. Elizabeth Karcher of Purdue University and John Tummons of the University of Missouri were named recipients of National Teaching and Student Engagement awards. The awards, which celebrate university faculty for their use of innovative teaching methods and service to students, were presented at the 132nd APLU Annual Meeting now underway in San Diego.
October 28, 2019
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today sent the following letter and policy analysis to House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott in which he notes APLU’s support for key parts of the College Affordability Act while expressing serious concerns for other parts of the bill.
October 22, 2019
Washington, DC – The National Science Foundation-funded INCLUDES Alliance, Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive & Diverse STEM Faculty, today announced the selection of 20 public research universities for its three-year institutional change effort to help the institutions develop inclusive faculty recruitment, hiring, and retention practices. The new cohort joins an inaugural set of 15 institutions that began working together to advance such work earlier this year.
October 16, 2019
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Board on Human Sciences (BoHS) today announced that four outstanding individuals will be honored with its 2019 Board on Human Sciences Awards. The annual honors are presented to national leaders working to advance human sciences in higher education. The awards will be presented at the APLU Annual Meeting on November 11, 2019 in San Diego, California.
October 15, 2019
Washington, DC – Recognizing their contributions to the advancement of global food security, the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) today named two winners of its BIFAD Awards for Scientific Excellence in a Feed the Future Innovation Lab. The awards annually recognize senior and student researchers supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for exceptional research that helps drive inclusive and sustainable agriculture-led economic growth, strengthened resilience among people and systems, and a well-nourished population.
October 15, 2019
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement after the House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott announced introduction of the College Affordability Act.
October 15, 2019
Des Moines, IA – The U.S. receives broad-based economic, national security, and diplomatic benefits from its agricultural assistance investments in the developing world, according to a new report commissioned by the Board for International Food and Agriculture Development (BIFAD). U.S. agricultural exports to developing countries total $90 billion (of a total of $140 billion) annually and help generate an increase in total U.S. economic activity of $259 billion. By increasing agriculture capacity and production, agricultural aid lifts incomes in the developing world and fuels demand for goods and services abroad. The report was unveiled today at the World Food Prize, now underway in Des Moines.
October 7, 2019
Washington, DC – Recognizing visionary leadership and diversity in educational programming, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Cooperative Extension, and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced that Matthew Devereaux of the University of Tennessee will receive the 2019 Excellence in Extension Award and two Iowa State University-led teams will receive the National Extension Diversity Award. Both awards, along with Regional Excellence in Extension Awards, will be presented at a ceremony on Nov. 10 in San Diego, California during APLU’s 132nd Annual Meeting. NIFA and Cooperative Extension have sponsored the awards since 1991.
September 27, 2019
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement after United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Chairman Lamar Alexander formally cosponsored S. 800, The College Transparency Act.