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November 12, 2017
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson yesterday wrote to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch and Ranking Member Ron Wyden detailing strong concerns that public research universities have with provisions in the version of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act that the Senate Finance Committee is expected to markup this week. The letter, which was also sent to each House and Senate office, notes that those provisions would ultimately impact the services students receive and tuition they pay, and impede efforts to develop the highly-skilled workforce needed to propel our nation’s economy forward.
November 12, 2017
Washington, DC – In recognition of extraordinary community outreach, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named Oklahoma State University (OSU) the winner of the 2017 C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award during a ceremony at the group’s annual meeting in Washington, DC.
November 12, 2017
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named three winners of its sixth annual Innovation & Economic Prosperity (IEP) University Awards. The winners – Iowa State University, Kansas State University, and the University of Maryland – competed in four different categories that recognize different components of economic engagement. Iowa State University won the “talent” category and Kansas State University won the “innovation” category. The University of Maryland won both the “place” and top-prize in the competition, the “economic engagement connections” award, becoming the first university to become win IEP University Awards winner in multiple categories or in multiple years.
November 1, 2017
University of Michigan Awarded NIST-Funded Study to Evaluate Promising Collaborations at APLU's Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP)-Designated Universities
October 4, 2017
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named five public research institutions as finalists for its fifth annual Innovation & Economic Prosperity (IEP) University Awards. The winners will be announced on November 12 at the association’s annual meeting in Washington, DC. The finalists — Georgia Institute of Technology, Iowa State University, Kansas State University, Pennsylvania State University, and the University of Maryland — are competing for four different awards that recognize different components of university economic engagement: Talent, Innovation, Place and, the top prize in the competition, the Economic Engagement Connections Award.
July 24, 2017
DETROIT – A new report from leading national higher education and workforce experts says colleges and universities should work with industry to modify their curricula to ensure students gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities they will need upon graduation for jobs that involve new lightweighting technologies, materials, and processes.
June 21, 2017
Washington, DC - The Association of American Universities, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, Association of University Technology Managers, and Council on Governmental Relations today released the following statement regarding the introduction of the STRONGER Patents Act in the U.S. Senate.
May 16, 2017
Washington, DC - Facing a vast array of food and nutrition security problems in the U.S. and abroad that pose significant humanitarian, environmental, and national security risks, a commission of prominent researchers and leaders from public universities, government, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector today announced a comprehensive, coordinated effort to solve these challenges.
April 24, 2017
Washington, DC – Following up on their call for Congress and the president to enact critical measures to ensure the United States maintains its role as global innovation leader, the organizers of a coalition of more than 500 businesses, scientific organizations, and universities in all 50 states today issued a progress report that charges Congress and the White House must do more to maintain and expand America’s innovation advantage. While the report details some important achievements, the organizers of “Innovation: An American Imperative” warn that the U.S. risks falling behind other nations that are doubling down on investments in research, science, education, and other innovation-related policies.
March 16, 2017
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget blueprint.