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  • Higher Education Leaders Urge House & Senate Budget Committee Leaders to Repeal Sequestration & Help Close the Innovation Deficit With Investments in Research & Education

    As House and Senate budget leaders begin crafting the Fiscal Year 2016 budget, three major national higher education organizations whose membership comprises all the major public and private universities in the United States urged those leaders to promote long-term economic growth by repealing sequestration and placing a high priority on scientific research and higher education…

  • Higher Education Community Statement On The Innovation Act

    Six Associations Support Tailored Legislation to Combat Patent Trolls, Say Provisions of Innovation Act Would Debilitate U.S. Patent System

  • Public College and University Associations Form Collaboration to Increase Certificate & Degree Completion Levels as Part of White House Summit on College Opportunity

    American Association of Community Colleges, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, & Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Develop New Collaborative Efforts to Support & Accelerate College Completion Efforts of Their Member Institutions

  • Public Universities & Veterinary Medical Colleges Groups Announce Creation of Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Production Agriculture

    APLU and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) today announced the creation of the Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Production Agriculture.

  • APLU Creates Task Force on Tenure, Promotion, Technology Transfer

    APLU has created a Task Force on Tenure, Promotion, and Technology Transfer (TPTT) that will focus on the appropriate consideration of technology transfer in faculty personnel decisions. (Note that the Task Force will work in parallel with the recently announced APLU Task Force on Managing University Intellectual Property.) After conducting a survey of current practices…

  • APLU Creates Task Force on Managing University Intellectual Property

    A new APLU task force on Managing University Intellectual Property began its work today by examining the purposes of university innovation, technology transfer, commercialization, and entrepreneurship, including a review of related materials and input from APLU members.

  • Third Annual Golden Goose Awards Ceremony Honors Researchers Whose Unusual Work Produced Big Results

    Eight researchers from several disciplines were celebrated at the third annual Golden Goose Award ceremony for their roles in improving the health of premature infants and in paving the way for the telecommunications and supercomputing revolutions.

  • Golden Goose Award to be given to Groundbreaking Researchers Next Week

    The third annual Golden Goose Award Ceremony will take place on September 18, 2014 on Capitol Hill. Individual or teams of scientists will be awarded the GGA in front of their peers in the scientific community, Members of Congress and their staff, and members of the scientific advocacy and policy community in Washington, DC.

  • APLU Statement on Senate Introduction of America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2014

    APLU President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the introduction of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2014 in the Senate:

  • Closing the Innovation Deficit One Year Later: Some Progress But Much More Needed

    One year after they launched a campaign to urge Congress and the President to close the nation’s innovation deficit, a group of prominent university, scientific, and business organizations today renewed their call for increased federal investments in research to build a strong long-term economy, improve medical treatments, and strengthen national security.

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