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January 7, 2021
The US modernizes its energy policy and gives an overall boost to federal research funding in a jam-packed year-end budget deal to fund most of the federal government. The deal provides a total of $1.4 trillion for fiscal 2021, along with a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package. Total R&D funding for 2021 amounts to $165 billion, an increase of less than 1% over 2020, according to an analysis by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
December 16, 2020
The first coronavirus vaccines are being distributed in the U.S. after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday gave emergency authorization to Pfizer's version. It's a critical step in the fight against the pathogen — one public health officials hope will stem its he first coronavirus vaccines are being distributed in the U.S. after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday gave emergency authorization to Pfizer's version. It's a critical step in the fight against the pathogen — one public health officials hope will stem its spread.
December 10, 2020
A new report describes a framework for embedding industry certifications into bachelor's degree programs, an approach that could increase the job-market value of some degrees. The report is based on a project led by Workcred, a nonprofit organization, 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).
November 13, 2020
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A University of Utah program that helps facilitate connections with underserved west side communities recently won a $20,000 prize for its outreach efforts. University Neighborhood Partners won the C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award presented by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities as announced during the association's annual meeting on Wednesday.
November 13, 2020
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) named Northern Arizona University the winner of its 2020 Degree Completion Award during a ceremony at its annual meeting Monday in Washington, D.C. The annual award recognizes institutions that employ innovative and evidence-based approaches to improve degree completion while ensuring educational quality.
November 13, 2020
APLU’s IEP Universities designation program recognizes institutions committed to university economic development and helps higher education institutions advance their support of economic and community development. “UTEP has long identified as a community-engaged institution,” said John Wiebe, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs. “This designation recognizes our commitment not only to the educational, cultural and social prosperity of the region, but it speaks to the hard work of our faculty, staff and students to build UTEP’s role as an economic anchor for the community.”
November 10, 2020
After months of rancorous campaigning and several days of counting ballots, former vice president Joe Biden emerged on Nov. 7 as the winner of the 2020 US presidential election.
November 10, 2020
About 19 universities in the U.S. have joined the third cohort of a program called, Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive & Diverse STEM Faculty. The initiative looks to develop more inclusive faculty recruitment, hiring and retention models within STEM, reported Forbes.
November 10, 2020
In a normal presidential election year, analysis of the role of science in the presidential campaign might focus on the nuances of the candidates’ competing priorities for the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and other federal scientific agencies. Nanoscience versus neuroscience, say, the moon versus Mars.
November 10, 2020
Last Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Education issued its final rule on religious liberty and free inquiry, which details protections for faith-based institutions and religious student groups at public universities and seeks to bolster campus free speech. The rule reflects – and sometimes contradicts – a fraught, growing body of case law about religion and free speech in higher education.