December 15, 2020
All Members invited to attend
March, 2021
Watch for more info on topics and format for this interactive virtual program
October 18-21, 2021
University of Utah Research Park, Salt Lake City, UT

Watch for more info and make your plans to unite physically in 2021!
AURP CEO BLOG (new postings available)
Articles on the Endless Frontier Act; 40th anniversary of the Bayh-Dole Act;
Creating sustainable medical product supply lines; and more!
As we near the close of a very challenging yet hopeful year, all of us at AURP extend Season's Greetings to you and your families!

We wish you and yours a happy and healthy holiday season filled with joy and good health, and we look forward to a new year of opportunity and prosperity in 2021!

With our warmest regards! The AURP Team
AURP Annual State of the
Association Meeting, Dec. 15


Tuesday, December 15
3:00 – 4:00 pm EST

Don't miss out on this meeting for MEMBERS ONLY. Click here to RSVP & Access Link!
Member News: Sterling Bay's Stephanie Smothers Wins "Women in Real Estate" Award
In November, Connect Media named Stephanie Smothers, NCIDQ IIDA, Senior Interior Designer with Sterling Bay, as one of 20 winners in its 2020 Women in Real Estate Awards.

Smothers, who joined Sterling Bay in 2017, has brought her skills to projects in Chicago’s West Loop (333 N. Green and 600 W. Chicago) and in Miami’s burgeoning Wynwood neighborhood.

Connect Media’s Women in Real Estate Awards honor the achievements and inspirational stories of women who have reached respected positions of leadership and play key mentorship roles for others. Read more.
AURP Membership Renewal Notices
REMINDER, renewal invoices are due by December 31, 2020 to remain as a current member.

Renewal notices were emailed in mid-November and reminders sent just earlier this week. Pay invoices through your online member profile.

It's a great time to review your current online profile, organizational representatives, plus review the new member portal and opportunities to connect with colleagues!

Contact the AURP team with any questions!
Member News: Jane Shaab Named One
of 2020 “Maryland’s Top 100 Women”
Jane Shaab, Senior Vice President with the University of Maryland (UMB) Health Sciences Research Park Corporation (RPC), and Associate Vice President for Economic Development with the
University of Maryland, Baltimore, was named one of 2020 “Maryland’s Top 100 Women” by The Maryland Daily Record.

The Daily Record began Maryland’s Top 100 Women in 1996 to recognize outstanding achievements by women demonstrated through professional accomplishments, community leadership and mentoring. A panel of business professionals and previous Maryland’s Top 100 Women honorees from throughout the state selected this year’s honorees. Read more.
Member News: Sally Morton Named Executive VP of ASU's Knowledge Enterprise
Sally Morton will become the first woman to lead Arizona State University’s Knowledge Enterprise, an organization with annual research expenditures of $640 million covering space exploration to food systems.

As executive vice president, Sally, who succeeds Sethuraman "Panch" Panchanathan who is now director of the National Science Foundation, will be responsible for enhancing ASU’s research competitiveness, strengthening and diversifying the university’s research portfolio, forging strategic partnerships with public and private-sector industries, helping launch new companies and developing international ties. Read more.
Industry News: APLU to Host "Broadband’s Role in Rural Economic Development," Jan. 27
The APLU Office of Economic Development & Community Engagement is hosting a virtual conference on "Broadband’s Role in Rural Economic Development: Exploring the Intersection between Community and Agricultural Broadband Needs," Wed., Jan. 27, 2:00pm ET.

The conference, supported by a grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), welcomes researchers and extension professionals interested in contributing to a research and extension agenda in the areas of broadband and agriculture.

The conference aims to address "how the demand for broadband among farmers might complement the provision of broadband to rural communities — sparking a virtuous cycle of higher agricultural productivity, increased adoption among consumers and other rural industries, leading to greater rural prosperity." Read more.
Welcome to the Newest
AURP Members!
Check out the AURP Career Center to discover your next career opportunity:

  • Assistant Vice President of Partner Success, University of Cincinnati
  • President and Chief Executive Officer, The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED), Research Triangle, NC
  • Associate Vice President, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
  • Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO

Would you like to showcase your Community of Innovation, tenant or university activities in an upcoming AURP Park Post? We want to hear your stories so we can share them with the greater AURP community. Email us today!
During unprecedented times, our
AURP Community is 'IN ACTION'!
Driving new engagement initiatives, educating municipalities and leaders on safety precautions, and driving innovation in resolve of the Covid-19 pandemic.