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News: 2021

July 27, 2021
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) today announced grants to the University of New Orleans, the University of Memphis, and Cal State LA that will further their partnerships with local community organizations and businesses aimed at providing students with the skills they’ll need to successfully enter the workforce upon graduation.
July 26, 2021
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement applauding the Department of State and Department of Education’s Joint Statement of Principles in Support of International Education.
July 15, 2021
Washington, DC – Aiming to address racial injustice and inequity through university-city partnerships, the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) today named the University of Texas at Arlington as its inaugural Racial Justice and Equity Program Award Winner. UT Arlington will focus on improving health literacy to address inequities as part of its efforts to create a thriving community.
July 12, 2021
Washington, D.C.— Gene editing in agricultural animals has the potential to unleash enormous gains in productivity. But in order for those gains to be realized, “a remodeling of the federal regulatory landscape is needed.” That’s the conclusion of a panel of experts convened by the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) that spent the past 18 months studying the issue.
July 12, 2021
Washington, D.C.— The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced that Dr. James Butterfield and Dr. Mark Mattson are the 2021 recipients of the Michael P. Malone International Leadership Award. The Malone Award, a national honor sponsored by APLU and awarded annually, recognizes individuals who advance international education at public universities.
June 29, 2021
Washington, D.C.— Recognizing extraordinary efforts to address COVID-19-related challenges in their communities through research, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named the University of California, Davis and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as the inaugural winners of the APLU Research Response to a Community in Crisis Award. The association also honored Dr. Alicia Knoedler, Vice President for Research and Innovation at Miami University, for her tireless efforts to mentor individuals and establish national leadership programs.
June 28, 2021
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today issued the following statement on the passage of the NSF for the Future Act in the House of Representatives.
June 25, 2021
Washington, D.C.— The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named six universities as finalists for its ninth annual Innovation & Economic Prosperity (IEP) University Awards.
June 16, 2021
Washington, DC – APLU President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the introduction of a bill in the House and Senate that would double the maximum Pell Grant award and expand the program’s eligibility to Dreamers.
June 11, 2021
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 2021 W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award. As regional winners, the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of Minnesota, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Virginia Tech will compete for the national C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award, which will be announced in November.