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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.
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.
January 27, 2021
Washington, DC —The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced an effort to build and pilot a model for creating career pathways for low-income rural students while addressing the needs of rural employers. APLU is partnering with the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development at Purdue University for the project. Together, the groups will support a team of Cooperative Extension professionals as they work to create a model to identify rural workforce needs, develop stakeholder partnerships, map workforce pathways, recruit and support low-income rural learners, and build entrepreneurship and leadership skills.
December 1, 2020
A new framework to support the development and scaling of certification-degree pathways has been published today by Workcred – an affiliate of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) – in partnership with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU), and the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA). This collaborative, nationwide initiative that culminated in the development of the framework was made possible by a grant from Lumina Foundation.
November 11, 2020
Washington, DC – In recognition of extraordinary community outreach, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named University of Utah the winner of the 2020 C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award during a ceremony at the group’s annual meeting.
November 2, 2020
Washington, D.C.— The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced it received a grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to improve the competitiveness of small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) by generating and testing effective partnerships with NIST Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Centers housed at public and land-grant universities. MEP Centers work to increase SMM competitiveness through technical support such as connecting them with leading university researchers. APLU is undertaking the work with Innovation Associates and Jim Woodell & Company.
October 6, 2020
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 2020 W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award. As regional winners, the University of Memphis, The Ohio State University, the University of Utah, and the University of Vermont will compete for the national C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award, which will be announced in November.
February 11, 2020
Washington, DC – APLU's Vice President for Economic Development and Community Engagement Sheila Martin testified before the House Subcommittee on Innovation and Workforce Development Hearing today on “The Innovation Pipeline: from Universities to Small Businesses.” Martin's remarks explained how universities fuel small business innovation. The following are the prepared remarks she delivered before the committee.
November 10, 2019
San Diego, CA – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named four winners of its sixth annual Innovation & Economic Prosperity (IEP) University Awards and three new IEP University Designees.
November 10, 2019
San Diego – In recognition of extraordinary community partnership, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named Cornell University the winner of the 2019 C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award during a ceremony at the group’s annual meeting, now underway in San Diego.