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November 10, 2019
San Diego, CA – 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 South Florida the winner of the Platinum Level of its 2019 Institutional Award for Global Learning, Research & Engagement. The Platinum Level recognizes institutions at the leading edge of inclusive and comprehensive efforts to internationalize their campuses. The University of British Columbia, Pennsylvania State University, and Florida International University were all recognized for their internationalization efforts as recipients of Gold Level Awards. The Gold Level award recognizes institutions that have excelled in one of the four dimensions of internationalization.
October 15, 2019
Washington, DC – Recognizing their contributions to the advancement of global food security, the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) today named two winners of its BIFAD Awards for Scientific Excellence in a Feed the Future Innovation Lab. The awards annually recognize senior and student researchers supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for exceptional research that helps drive inclusive and sustainable agriculture-led economic growth, strengthened resilience among people and systems, and a well-nourished population.
October 15, 2019
Des Moines, IA – The U.S. receives broad-based economic, national security, and diplomatic benefits from its agricultural assistance investments in the developing world, according to a new report commissioned by the Board for International Food and Agriculture Development (BIFAD). U.S. agricultural exports to developing countries total $90 billion (of a total of $140 billion) annually and help generate an increase in total U.S. economic activity of $259 billion. By increasing agriculture capacity and production, agricultural aid lifts incomes in the developing world and fuels demand for goods and services abroad. The report was unveiled today at the World Food Prize, now underway in Des Moines.
July 16, 2019
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced that Dr. Brian Steffenson, Professor and Lieberman-Okinow Endowed Chair of Cereal Disease Research at the University of Minnesota, is the 2019 recipient of the Michael P. Malone International Leadership Award. Steffenson is receiving the award for his renowned international agriculture research as well as his career-long commitment to helping put his research into practice across the globe. The Malone Award, a national honor sponsored by APLU and awarded annually, recognizes individuals who advance international education at public universities.
November 13, 2018
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the 2018 Open Doors Report from the Institute of International Education (IIE) and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The report details the profile of international students in the United States and U.S. students studying abroad.
November 11, 2018
New Orleans, LA – In recognition of its extraordinary global engagement efforts, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named Florida State University the winner of Platinum Level of its 2018 Institutional Award for Global Learning, Research & Engagement. The Platinum Level of the award recognizes institutions at the leading edge of inclusive and comprehensive efforts to internationalize their campuses. The University of Alberta, Arizona State University, and the University of South Carolina were all recognized for their internationalization efforts as recipients of Gold Level Awards. The Gold Level award recognizes institutions that have excelled in one dimension of internationalization.
July 18, 2018
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) yesterday named Robert Klimek, teaching professor and music director, and Catherine Skokan, associate professor emerita of engineering, as winners of the 2018 Michael P. Malone International Leadership Award for their work to advance international education through a cross-cultural international learning program at the Colorado School of Mines. The Malone Award, a national honor sponsored by APLU and awarded annually, recognizes individuals who advance international education at public universities.
July 17, 2018
La Asociación de Universidades Públicas y Land-grant (APLU, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universites), la Asociación Nacional de Universidades e Instituciones de Educación Superior (ANUIES), y la Universidad de Guadalajara (UdG) emitieron la siguiente declaración conjunta en una reunión de la APLU llevada a cabo en Guadalajara, México. APLU es una organización de universidades públicas de investigación de México, Estados Unidos y Canadá. ANUIES es una Asociación Nacional que reúne a las mejores universidades públicas y privadas de investigación, así como centros de investigación en México. La Universidad de Guadalajara es una de las principales universidades de investigación en México.
June 26, 2018
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the Trump administration’s travel ban.
May 30, 2018
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today released the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of State’s reported plans to let consular officials limit how long some Chinese citizens’ visas are valid, effective June 11, 2018.