March 15, 2016
Washington, DC – A group of leading experts from public universities across the U.S. today unveiled a comprehensive research agenda and action plan that seeks to integrate agriculture, nutrition, food and health care systems to holistically improve human health outcomes and help prevent chronic disease. The new research agenda and action plan, Healthy Food Systems, Healthy People, is the product of a joint initiative coordinated by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), which aims to convene, integrate and leverage the wide array of expertise housed at the nation’s public universities.
November 17, 2015
Indianapolis, IN – A report released today from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Task Force on Tenure, Promotion, and Technology Transfer today called for public research universities to formally consider, when relevant, faculty involvement in technology transfer activities as part of tenure and promotion decisions. With many research universities placing an increased emphasis on the economic development dimension of their mission, the task force noted it is appropriate for faculty activities in technology transfer to be considered according to quality criteria as are published research papers and other activities included in faculty advancement decisions.
November 15, 2015
Indianapolis, IN – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities today named Terence J. Centner of the University of Georgia and Garey A. Fox of Oklahoma State University, along with five regional and two new teacher awardees, 2015 recipients of the Excellence in College and University Teaching Awards for Food and Agricultural Sciences. The awards, which honor university faculty for their use of innovative teaching methods and service to students, were presented at the 128th APLU Annual Meeting now underway in Indianapolis, Indiana.
October 29, 2015
Washington, DC - 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 unveiled a much-anticipated report that outlines a comprehensive national strategy for diminishing the role antibiotics used in food animal production systems play in the broader antimicrobial resistance (AMR) problem.
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.
February 2, 2015
President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the release of President Obama’s FY2016 budget proposal: