The Task Force urges OMB Director Mick Mulvaney to make basic scientific research a priority in the FY18 budget.
AAU brief that was filed February 16 in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York.
Following is a list of AAU member Universities
that have issued statements on President Trump's executive order restricting
entry into the United States for 90 days for individuals from seven countries —
Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
The Obama Administration today issued a final rule that amends the “Common Rule,” the set of regulations governing federally funded research using human subjects. AAU and APLU commented on the earlier proposed rule in December 2015. Following is a statement by the two association heads, AAU President Mary Sue Coleman and APLU President Peter McPherson, praising the new rule.
Association of American Universities President Mary Sue Coleman issued a statement Friday on Senate passage of the
FY17 continuing resolution, which includes significant funding for the
National Institutes of Health pursuant to the 21st Century Cures Act.
Five higher education associations, including AAU, submitted comments to the National Institute of Standards and Technology regarding proposed changes to regulations governing the transfer of federally funded university and nonprofit research discoveries into the marketplace.
This edition of the Weekly Wrap-up features coverage of CR negotiations in Congress, the Cures Act, and the DOL's overtime rule. Read on to learn more.
MIT President L. Rafael Reif appeared recently on CBS This Morning to discuss the university's latest innovations and the importance of federal funding for university research.
The Association of American Universities (AAU) announced today it is continuing its Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative
past its original five-year duration. The AAU initiative, originally
announced in September 2011, is aimed at increasing the quality and
effectiveness of undergraduate STEM education at its 62 leading research
This edition of the Weekly Wrap-up features a statement on an FTC report on patent assertion entities, administration regulations on teacher preparation, and more.
The Weekly Wrap-Up looks at a House hearing on university endowments, a COGR report on new overtime rules, and the status of the short-term FY17 continuing resolution.
The Association of American Universities
(AAU), the association of 60 leading U.S. research universities,
calls on presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to
that foster innovation, enhance college affordability, attract
and retain top international talent, and make the federal investments in
higher education more efficient.
This edition of the Weekly Wrap-up features coverage of a GAO report on research regulatory reform, proposed regulations from the Department of Education on state authorization, and more.
Our Weekly Wrap-up features AAU's statements on FY17 appropriations and to the presidential candidates, as well as the Senate competitiveness bill, and more.
AAU, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, and the Council on Governmental Relations today praised a report from the National Academy of Sciences on regulation of research, stating in particular that they share the concerns expressed in the report regarding the recent Common Rule Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the treatment of human subjects in research.
The Association of American Universities called on presidential candidates to advocate policies that promote innovation, enhance college affordability, attract and retain top international talent, and make federal investments in research and higher education more efficient.
This edition of the Weekly Wrap-up covers COMPETES Act reauthorization, House Committee approval of higher education bills, and the Supreme Court's decision to uphold affirmative action in college decisions. Read on to find out more.
The American Council on Education submitted a letter on
behalf of several higher education associations, including AAU, on a package of five House higher education bills.
This edition of the Weekly Wrap-up covers House approval of an FY17 defense appropriations bill, House and Senate approval of NEH funding, Senate approval of a Defense authorization bill, and more.
These investments reflect a bipartisan commitment to college access and the nation’s investment in finding cures and extending lives through biomedical research.
This edition of AAU's Weekly Wrap-up reviews Senate approval of the FY17 Energy & Water funding bill, a 75-organization letter urging the House Science Committee to review a small business research bill, an analysis of Common Rule comments, and more.
A group of more than 75 organizations urges the House Science Committee to review and hold hearings on a small business research bill.
The Weekly looks at the status of FY17 appropriations, an FAA clarification on student drone use, IRS delay in tuition reporting change.
This edition of the Weekly Wrap-up features House and Senate appropriations action, AAU and COGR comments submitted to the OMB on a proposed open source software policy, and the release of a new resource for strengthening campus research safety. Read on to find out more.
AAU, ACE, and NAICU issued a statement today opposing state legislation proposed in Connecticut to tax Yale University's endowment and academic properties.
This edition of the Weekly Wrap-up covers a House Small Business bill increasing SBIR/STTR research set-asides, an association letter to the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, and regulatory reform bills introduced in the House and Senate. Read on to find out more.
The Association of American Universities and the Council on Governmental Relations today issued the following statement of support for draft legislation issued by Representative Daniel Lipinski (D-IL) to reduce the burden of federal regulation on research.
Nearly Blocked by Political Concerns, Study Has Had Major Impact on Understanding of Social Factors Affecting Adolescent Health, and on Effect of Adolescent Health on Long-term Adult Well-being
Federal aid rarely affects tuition policies at colleges and universities, shows ACE report.
This edition of the AAU Weekly Wrap-Up includes: House Republican Budget Calls for Cuts in Mandatory Spending; House Subcommittee Looks at Freedom of Speech on Campus; and House Select Panel Holds Hearing on Ethics of Fetal Tissue Research
The Wrap-up features items on FY17 appropriations and the snag over completion of the Senate's energy policy bill.
This edition of the Weekly Wrap-up covers the variety of provisions in the recently passed omnibus appropriations bill, and a statement from the AAU Board of Directors affirming the importance of student diversity. Read on to find out more.
The statement reaffirms the importance of student diversity at
research universities and points to research showing successful outcomes
for underrepresented minority students who benefit from admissions
policies designed to create diverse student bodies.
This edition of the Weekly Wrap-up covers the latest developments in a potential omnibus deal, the status of tax extenders, and Senator Flake's "Wastebook." Read on to find out more.
A bipartisan group of 58 House Members ask Education Secretary Duncan to hold off on such guidance at this time
Twenty-two higher education groups, including AAU, asked appropriators to give priority to higher education programs in the FY16 L-HHS-Ed appropriations bill.
AAU and COGR detail concerns about Defense interim rule to expand safeguards on controlled unclassified information.
This edition of the Weekly Wrap-up features coverage of the two-year budget package in Congress, an effort to take up a Perkins Loan extension, and the launch of AAU's new water research webpage.
This edition of the Weekly Wrap-up covers the President's veto of the defense authorization bill and other budget action, as well as new DHS rules on non-immigrant STEM students, a White House strategy for American innovation, and more.
A call to action by American industry, higher education, science, and engineering leaders urging Congress to enact policies and
make investments that ensure the United States remains the global innovation leader.
This edition of the Weekly Wrap-up covers college costs and tax policy, action in the House Science Committee, and association comment on a dear colleague letter about student medical records.
AAU has updated its facts & figures document about the association and its member institutions.
This edition of the Weekly Wrap-up covers the short-term budget extension passed to avert a government shutdown, the expiration of the Perkins loan program, and AAU's announcement of its next president. Read on to find out more.
In this edition of the Weekly Wrap-up, AAU and APLU urge support for research and higher education in the FY17 budget, while AAU, APLU, and COGR comment on proposed definitions for export controls.
The three associations submit comments to the Department of Commerce on proposed revisions to definitions in the Export Administration Regulations.
Universities can no longer blame K-12
teachers, authors of Nature article argue
The proposed NIH investments would allow NIH to support thousands more researchers in their efforts to advance discovery and innovation to find new treatments and cures for diseases.
The higher education associations say the proposed rule is too prescriptive.
The associations express concerns about application of the proposed rule to universities.
ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES ASSOCIATION OF PUBLIC AND LAND-GRANT UNIVERSITIES FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 3, 2015 CONTACTS: Barry Toiv (AAU) – 202-408-7500, firstname.lastname@example.org Jeff Lieberson (APLU) – 202-478-6073, email@example.com STATEMENT BY APLU AND AAU ON PATENT ACT MANAGER’S AMENDMENT We thank the spons
We cover FY16 budget & appropriations action in the House, as well as patent legislation in both chambers. Also, AAU issues a statement on the 21st Century Cures discussion draft and weighs in on a NASA bill.
Six higher education associations, including AAU, issued a joint statement on the Senate PATENT Act.
The AAU letter discusses provisions in the measure.
experts should be part of NTIA working groups on privacy issues
Following is a statement by the Task Force on American Innovation on H.R. 1806, legislation that would reauthorize the America COMPETES Act.
Opposes H.R. 1806 in Its Current Form; Legislation to Reauthorize America
COMPETES Needs to Help Close the Innovation Deficit
An AAU-APLU joint statement thanking the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade for holding a hearing on their draft TROL Act bill.
AAU-APLU letter expresses support for the goals of the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act
AAU, APLU Support the Goals of the FASTR Act (S. 799)AAU-APLU letter supports the goals of the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act
AAU thanks Senator Durbin (D-IL)
for introducing the American Innovation Act, legislation to help close
the nation’s innovation deficit by bolstering funding
for several federal research agencies that are key drivers of the nation’s
Associations announce joint letter on FY16 budget resolution.
We look at a new report on NIH funding, patent legislation, policy proposals for accreditation reform, and revised legislation to address campus sexual assault.
The Wrap-up reviews the Task Force report on streamlining higher education regulations, new AAU-APLU guidelines for developing campus economic impact reports, House approval of charitable tax provisions, and the NASA reauthorization.
A statement by Hunter Rawlings, President of the Association of American Universities (AAU), on the report of the Task Force on Federal Regulation of Higher Education.
summarizes proposed funding for selected research and higher education programs
in the President’s FY16 budget.
The Weekly Wrap-up looks at the President's FY16 budget release next week, a variety of new biomedical research bills, education tax and research legislation, and more.
A group of 12 higher education associations, including AAU, have endorsed Rep. Lloyd Doggett's (D-TX) bill to consolidate higher education tax benefits.
House and Senate Appropriators Race to Finish FY15 “Cromnibus”
House Sends Tax Extenders Package to the Senate
University Research Community Continues to Urge Congress to Close the Innovation Deficit
Letter by Coalition to Promote Research Supports NIH Peer Review
NSF Issues New Guidelines for Communicating Value of its Grants to the Public
NIH Issues Draft Policy on Use of Single IRBs in Multi-site Clinical Trials
AAU President Responds to Criticism of AAU Sexual Assault Survey
AAU Publishes Latest Edition of the “Scientific Enquirer”
The higher education associations urge leaders of the Senate Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee not to redirect funding from the Pell Grant Program to other purposes in their FY15 bill
AAU publishes its 4th volume of the Scientific Enquirer, which includes stories about investments in funny sounding science that result in a big return for society.
Issues include closing the innovation deficit, testimony on copyright policy, new Harkin HEA bill, President's immigration executive order
Association of American Universities announced today that it has contracted
with Westat, a respected national research firm, to help design and administer
a sexual assault climate survey at as many of its 60 U.S. research universities
that choose to participate. The association said that Westat would carry out
the survey in April 2015.
Some 133 organizations send letter to Congress urging greater investments in research and higher education to help close the innovation deficit
White House announces new initiative on college access, associations submit amicus brief on institutions' liability standards, AAU launches new website homepage.
See the university research behind the smartphone.
The Association of American
Universities (AAU) today released a new graphic
illustrating that today’s smartphones would be impossible without the federally
funded university research that laid the foundation for many of their key
components. As the new graphic shows, such elements as multi-touch screens, GPS,
lithium ion batteries, and multi-core processors have their origins in
university research supported by federal research agencies such as the National
Science Foundation, NASA, and the Departments of Energy and Defense.
White House releases policy on dual use research, the Golden Goose Award ceremony plays to a packed house, "ACT for NIH" launched.
BUDGET, APPROPRIATIONS, AND TAX
Approves Short-Term FY15 Continuing Resolution NEW
Introduce FY15 Labor-HHS-Education Bill
OTHER CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES
Approves Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act
Statement Supports Senate America COMPETES Act Reauthorization Bill
Submit Comments to FCC on Net Neutrality
Education Associations Explain Their Views on TEACH Act NEW
Goose Awards Honor Researchers Whose Unusual Work Yielded Big Results NEW
President Helps Launch Report on Value of Research to the American Dream
Foundation Selects First President
11 other higher education and library associations on September 15 submitted net neutrality reply comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Net neutrality refers to the
non-discriminatory treatment of digital content flowing over the Internet.
Eight researchers from several disciplines will be celebrated tonight 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. The researchers,
whose work was supported by the National Science Foundation, the
National Institutes of Health and the former Atomic Energy Commission,
will be honored at a ceremony at the Library of Congress in Washington,
DC. A bipartisan group of Members of Congress will be on hand to help
present their awards. The scientists are:
RESTORING THE FOUNDATION The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dreamamerican academy of arts & sciences Cherishing Knowledge, Shaping the Future Since its founding in 1780, the American Academy has served the nation as a champion of scholarship, civil dialogue, and useful knowledge. As one of the nation
AAU Weekly Wrap-up
September 12, 2014
BUDGET, APPROPRIATIONS, AND TAX ISSUES
Congress Hopes To Approve a Short-Term FY15 Continuing Resolution Next Week NEW
OTHER CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES
Higher Education Associations Submit Comments on Sexual Assault Legislation NEW
AAU Endorses House Bill to Establish USPTO
AAU letter endorses legislation introduced by Re. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) that would establish the Law School Clinical
Certification Program within the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
AAU WEEKLY WRAP-UP
September 5, 2014
BUDGET, APPROPRIATIONS, AND TAX ISSUES
Congress Expected to Approve a Short-term FY15 Continuing Resolution NEW
Higher Education Groups Weigh in on Proposed HEA Teacher Preparation Provisions
What could we possibly learn from massaging rat pups? The answer is, a
lot. Just ask the millions of families whose prematurely born infants
have survived and thrived on account of that research.
August 29, 2014
AAU Submits Comments on Draft Senate HEA Reauthorization Bill
Faculty Survey Shows Researchers Still Spending Significant Time on Administration NEW