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October 11, 2018

As part of its ongoing efforts to increase degree completion, APLU named Arizona State University; the University of Memphis; the University of Nevada, Reno; the University of Rhode Island; and Wayne State University as finalists for its 2018 Degree Completion Award. The annual prize works to identify, recognize, and reward institutions that employ innovative approaches to improve retention and degree completion. One of the five finalists will be named the 2018 Degree Completion Award winner during the APLU Annual Meeting, November 11-13, in New Orleans, Louisiana. In this second of a five-part series, APLU profiles the University of Memphis’s efforts to improve retention and degree completion.

October 4, 2018

Ohio State University Professor Stephen M. Gavazzi and West Virginia University President Gordon Gee will publish their new book, Land-Grant Universities for the Future, in November. The book examines present challenges to and future opportunities facing land-grant universities. Below is the Q&A with Stephen Gavazzi, who will be signing copies of the book November 12, from 5:15 to 6:30 pm CST at the APLU Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana in the Galerie 2 room.

October 3, 2018

The University of Vermont's Wellness Environment (WE) has drawn national headlines for its neuroscience-based approach to creating a healthier campus. 

October 2, 2018

The Association of Public and Land-grant (APLU) Universities’ Council on Research (CoR), which is comprised of senior research officers at the nation’s public research universities, has named seven rising research leaders to its second cohort of CoR Research Leader Fellows. The fellowship enables individuals who aspire to become vice presidents, vice chancellors, or vice provosts for research to develop critical new knowledge and skills. The fellows, who join the eight inaugural fellows selected in 2017, were selected earlier this summer and introduced at the 2018 CoR Summer Meeting in Bozeman, Montana.

October 2, 2018

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