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  • Op-Ed by IRIS PIs on how Tax bill would imperil nation’s innovation, future

    Dec 15, 2017
    In a piece in the Columbus Dispatch on December 14, 2017, IRIS PI Bruce Weinberg, with IRIS PI co-authors Julia Lane and Jason Owen-Smith, discuss the value of research spending and harmful portions of the tax bill passed by the House.
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  • Big Ten universities reported the highest number of students in Learning Abroad programs in five years

    Dec 04, 2017
    One of the most comprehensive analysis of Learning Abroad strategies in the United States shows growth among members of the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) in the number of students who participated in Learning Abroad Programs during Fall 2015 through Summer 2016.
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  • Strength in Numbers: Building a Consortial Cooperative Cataloging Partnership

    Oct 23, 2017
    Librarians across the Big Ten Academic Alliance are collaborating to provide greater access to cross-institutional collections through a strategic effort to supplement cataloging capacity.
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  • Keith A. Marshall, Ph.D., Named New Executive Director

    Apr 24, 2017
    The Big Ten Academic Alliance is delighted to announce that Keith A. Marshall, Ph.D., has been appointed as the new Executive Director, effective June 6, 2017.
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  • Latest Annual Report Now Available Online

    Apr 04, 2017
    The newly released Annual Report details the collective power and progress of this enterprise, highlighting projects such as library collaborations that have resulted in space savings of over 73 miles of linear shelf space; a nationally-recognized model for diversifying the professoriate; and strategic sourcing agreements that save our universities more than $15.7 million.
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  • Barbara McFadden Allen on: Is College Worth It?

    Feb 03, 2017
    In Is College Worth It? Experts Pick Sides, Barbara McFadden Allen, Big Ten Academic Alliance Executive Director, joins a discussion with chancellors, college presidents, and CEOs to debate the return of investment on a college degree.
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  • Mark Sandler wins 2017 Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award

    Feb 02, 2017
    Mark Sandler, former Big Ten Academic Alliance Director of Library Initiatives, has been awarded the 2017 Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award.
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  • Big Ten Academic Alliance Leadership Opportunity--Executive Director

    Dec 05, 2016
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  • Katherine Galvin Named New Big Ten Academic Alliance Director of Programs

    Dec 01, 2016
    The Big Ten Academic Alliance is delighted to announce that Katherine Galvin has been appointed as the Director of Programs, effective January 3, 2017.
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  • International Learning: Big Ten Students Study Abroad at Record Rates

    Nov 21, 2016
    A recently released report details how Big Ten universities are sending record numbers of students to learn abroad.
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  • A Message from the Executive Director

    Nov 02, 2016
    Fall descends on the Big Ten campuses with an especial beauty. Students and faculty rush from class to event to neighborhoods as the canopy above turns a rich and vibrant hue. Each autumn, we engage in practices that have been part of teaching and learning for millennia.
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  • New Name Leads to Greater Awareness

    Nov 02, 2016
    The Committee on Institutional Cooperation became the Big Ten Academic Alliance on July 1, 2016 and the benefits of this name change are already resulting in a greater awareness of the organization and its programs.
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  • Faculty Pipeline Initiative Is a National Model

    Nov 02, 2016
    For over 30 years, the Big Ten Academic Alliance Graduate Deans have fostered pipeline programs designed to increase the number of URM graduate student enrollments and faculty candidates. The Professorial Advancement initiative is now seen as a national model for its multi-pronged approach
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  • Library Initiatives Update

    Nov 02, 2016
    Under the leadership of the university librarians, new Director of Library Initiatives, Kim Armstrong, and new Assistant Director, Rob Van Rennes, are working with the libraries to build on their strong collaborative success.
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  • Fellowship Opportunities

    Nov 02, 2016
    Fellowship opportunities available through collaborative partnerships with the Smithsonian Institution and the Associated Colleges of the Midwest
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  • Barbara McFadden Allen to Retire September, 2017

    Sep 15, 2016
    Barbara McFadden Allen, the longtime Executive Director of the Big Ten Academic Alliance, has announced that she will be retiring from her position in September 2017.
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  • Big Ten Academic Alliance's Professorial Advancement Initiative Featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education

    Sep 12, 2016
    The Chronicle of Higher Education's Wider Spectrum series has highlighted the transformational work of the Big Ten Academic Alliance's Professorial Advancement initiative
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  • Barbara McFadden Allen on How the Big Ten Academic Alliance is Driving Higher Education

    Sep 06, 2016
    Big Ten Academic Alliance Executive Director, Barbara McFadden Allen recently spoke to Rod Berger of MindRocket Media on the impact the Big Ten member universities are having on higher education.
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  • Big Ten Academic Alliance Co-Hosts Capitol Hill Health Equity Forum

    Aug 18, 2016
    Co-sponsored by the Big Ten Academic Alliance and Congressman John Sarbanes(D-MD), this year's University of Maryland Capitol Hill Forum is centered on the theme of health equity, focusing on innovative community-based interventions for health promotion and disease prevention in vulnerable populations.
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  • Big Ten Academic Alliance Leadership Opportunity--Director of Programs

    Aug 10, 2016
    The Big Ten Academic Alliance seeks a highly motivated, talented leader to take some of the most productive collaborations in American higher education to new levels of impact for the member universities.
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