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December 21, 2018
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released a statement about the impending partial government shutdown that will go into place at midnight unless Congress and the White House reach an agreement.
March 7, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC— The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and University Economic Development Association (UEDA) today announced a partnership to provide access to APLU’s Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) University Program to all higher education institutions. Until now, the IEP program, which recognizes higher education institutions that make regional economic development a priority, was only available to public research universities and land-grant institutions in APLU’s membership.
November 14, 2017
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American Universities (AAU) hosted the inaugural University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase on Capitol Hill tonight, spotlighting 21 startup companies that have created products born out of federally funded, university-based research. House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, House Science Committee Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson, and House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot all delivered remarks at the event.
November 1, 2017
University of Michigan Awarded NIST-Funded Study to Evaluate Promising Collaborations at APLU's Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP)-Designated Universities
July 17, 2017
Washington, D.C.— In recognition of their extraordinary community outreach initiatives, four member universities of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) have been selected as regional winners of the 2017 W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award. As regional winners, East Carolina University, the University of New Hampshire, Oklahoma State University, and Purdue University will represent and compete for the national C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award, which will be announced during the APLU Annual Meeting November 12-14 in Washington, DC.
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.
February 22, 2017
The initiative will engage educators and manufacturing scientists to ensure instruction includes the latest technology.
November 17, 2015
Indianapolis, IN – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named winners of its fourth annual Innovation & Economic Prosperity (IEP) University Awards. The winners — Clemson University, the University of Minnesota, Auburn University and the University of Maryland — competed in four different categories that recognize different components of economic engagement. The categories are talent, innovation, place and connections. The awards, which honor public universities actively engaged in and promoting regional economic development, were awarded on the final day of the APLU Annual Meeting now underway in Indianapolis, Indiana.
June 24, 2015
Washington, DC - In recognition of a strong commitment to economic engagement, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today designated 18 public institutions in the 2015 class of Innovation & Economic Prosperity Universities. The designation acknowledges universities working with public and private sector partners in their states and regions to support economic development through a variety of activities, including innovation and entrepreneurship, technology transfer, talent and workforce development, and community development. Each university received the designation after conducting a thorough self-review with outside stakeholder input and subsequently submitting an application that went through a rigorous independent review process.