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January 11, 2022
APLU today issued the following statement in support of the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas
January 6, 2022
Washington, D.C. — Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement on the one-year anniversary of the January 6 attacks on the U.S. Capitol.
December 15, 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 California, Riverside, Florida International University, San Jose State University, University of Texas at Arlington, and University of Texas at El Paso 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.
December 7, 2021
Washington, DC – Aiming to address racial injustice and inequity through university-city partnerships, the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) today named Portland State University as a Racial Justice and Equity Program Award Winner. In partnership with local non-profit organizations, Portland State will focus on increasing university diversity and inclusion through the development of a leadership academy to cultivate personal and professional development of employees from minoritized backgrounds.
November 17, 2021
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced its 2022 Board of Directors. At a ceremony during the association’s 134th Annual Meeting, University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank became Chair of the Board, succeeding Montana State University President Waded Cruzado.
November 17, 2021
Washington, DC – In recognition of its extraordinary global learning, research, and engagement efforts, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill the Platinum winner of its 2021 Institutional Award for Global Learning, Research & Engagement. The Platinum Award is APLU’s highest-level award granted to a member institution in recognition of inclusive and comprehensive efforts to internationalize its campus. The University of Maryland, Baltimore County was also recognized for its internationalization efforts as a recipient of the Gold Award in Leadership and Pervasiveness. The Gold Award recognizes an institution’s leadership and commitment to both prioritizing internationalization across campus and moving the campus culture toward internationalization.
November 16, 2021
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named four winners of its ninth annual Innovation & Economic Prosperity (IEP) University Awards and two new IEP University designees. The awards recognize innovative projects or programs in economic engagement.
November 16, 2021
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named Florida State University the winner of its 2021 Degree Completion Award during a ceremony at its annual meeting. The Degree Completion Award works to identify, recognize, and reward institutions that employ innovative and evidence-based approaches to improve degree completion while ensuring educational quality.
November 16, 2021
Washington, DC – Amid a record-shattering number of American workers quitting their jobs to seek better opportunities, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today released a report outlining the ways public research universities can innovate to meet the upskilling needs of a rapidly changing labor force so workers can attain better careers. The report, Building a Future Workforce for All Learners: How Public and Land-grant Universities and Urban Serving Universities Drive Innovative Solutions, also outlines how public research universities are deploying a diverse array of strategies to build 21st Century skills for learners through new models for higher education and life-long learning.
November 15, 2021
Washington, DC – In recognition of extraordinary community outreach, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) the winner of the 2021 C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award during a ceremony at the group’s annual meeting.