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October 12, 2020
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Board on Human Sciences (BoHS) today announced that four public university scholars will be honored with 2020 Board on Human Sciences Awards. The annual awards, to be presented on November 3, 2020, are given to national leaders working to advance human sciences in higher education.
October 6, 2020
Washington, D.C. — In recognition of their extraordinary community engagement initiatives, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced that four of its member universities have been selected as regional winners of the 2020 W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award. As regional winners, the University of Memphis, The Ohio State University, the University of Utah, and the University of Vermont will compete for the national C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award, which will be announced in November.
October 2, 2020
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 Jamie Ellis of the University of Florida will receive the 2020 Excellence in Extension Award and the University of Missouri’s 4-H Center for Youth Development will receive the National Extension Diversity Award. USDA-NIFA and Cooperative Extension have sponsored the awards since 1991. The awards will be presented virtually on October 28.
September 21, 2020
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg.
September 9, 2020
Washington, DC - Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Education’s release of a final rule on “free inquiry and religious liberty.”
September 2, 2020
Washington, D.C.— The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named six universities as finalists for its eighth annual Innovation & Economic Prosperity (IEP) University Awards.
August 26, 2020
Washington, D.C. — Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement on the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin.
August 19, 2020
Washington, D.C.— Twelve exemplary colleges and universities today were named Excellence in Assessment designees for their commitment to the comprehensive assessment of student learning outcomes as a means to drive internal improvement and advance student success at the institution-level. The Excellence in Assessment (EIA) designation is the first national designation of its kind, spotlighting institutions that successfully integrate assessment practices across an institution, providing evidence of student learning, and using assessment results to guide institutional decision-making and improve student performance. Now in its fifth year, a total of 39 institutions have received the designation, including this year’s class.
July 27, 2020
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement on Senate Republicans' proposed Phase IV coronavirus relief package.
July 23, 2020
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement on the Research Investment to Spark the Economy (RISE) Act, which Senators Markey, Tillis, Gardner, and Peters introduced today. A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced companion legislation in the House last month.