The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) and the Office of Science and Technology will hold a dinner reception on June 28, 2012 at the Embassy of France in Washington, DC to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the passage of the Morrill Act. Signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln in 1862 during the Civil War, this piece of legislation funded U.S. research universities through the sale of federally granted land.
To celebrate this landmark in education and to share the achievements of U.S. public and land-grant universities with the international community, this reception will bring together 130 Provosts and Vice Presidents from leading American research universities and members of the Science Diplomats Club (SDC) from around the world. The evening promises to offer engaging dialogue between leading academic researchers and science diplomats in the hopes of forging new relationships and partnerships.
For more information on APLU events celebrating the Morrill Act Sesquicentennial Anniversary, visit: http://www.aplu.org/page.aspx?pid=2186.