USU Urban Update Newsletter
USU Urban Update  
July 2016

From the Vice President

The USU 11th Summer Meeting was a terrific success thanks to the efforts of our facilitators, attendees, and our host Portland State University.
                                             Photo: Working groups at the USU 11th Summer Meeting. 

This month USU/APLU, in partnership with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) released a report this week with proposed actions for improving the evidence base for university strategies to diversify the biomedical research workforce.

Also, USU, APLU, and our Collaborating for Change Initiative, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, released their newest report in June, Revolutionizing the Role of the University: Collaboration to Advance Innovation in Higher Education.  

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USU in the News 

Robert Jones, president of the University at Albany, has been chosen as the next chancellor of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

University of Cincinnati's president, Santa J. Ono, has been named president of the University of British Columbia.

In the Chronicle’s On Leadership video series, Nancy L. Zimpher, chancellor of the State University of New York (SUNY) explores rethinking how public universities prepare tomorrow’s educators by owning the K-12 Challenge. 


CEOs for Cities will host its National Meeting, "The Opportunity City" in Columbus, OH on September 27 - 29, 2016. Participants in The Opportunity City will explore how cities and regions are working to achieve inclusive economic growth and opportunities for widespread economic success.

USU Spotlight

The spotlight is on Arizona State University and its youth summer programs. During the summer, nearly 4,500 young people will attend more than 30 summer programs at the Polytechnic, Downtown Phoenix, West and Tempe campuses. One of ASU's missions is to serve its surrounding communities and expand access to education.



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September 27 - 29, 2016: CEOs for Cities Annual Meeting, Columbus, OH

November 13-15, 2016: APLU 2016 Annual Meeting, Austin, TX

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