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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • MSU to lead Big Ten Academic Alliance multi-university language learning effort

    Aug 03, 2016
    Michigan State University will use a three-year $1.2 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to lead a Big Ten Academic Alliance multi-university research project to improve the teaching of less commonly taught languages, or LCTLs.
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  • The Power of the Collective: CIC Annual Report Now Available

    Mar 10, 2016
    The newly released CIC Annual Report details the collective power and progress of this enterprise, highlighting the Health Equities initiative between the state Departments of Health and the member schools; faculty collaborations in theater, music education, and business; and data on the economic impact of the scientific workforce and funded research being done across the campuses.
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  • Penn State Programs Ranked #1 for Veterans

    Oct 02, 2015
    This year, Penn State welcomes the third annual meeting of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation's Military and Veterans Services Peer Group to University Park to share best practices and current developments at their respective schools.
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  • CIC CLI Director Mark Sandler to Retire

    Jun 12, 2015
    Mark Sandler, Director of the CIC Center for Library Initiatives, has announce his retirement effective February 29, 2016. Now entering his tenth year of service to the CIC and its 15 member universities, Dr. Sandler also served for 20 years on the staff of the University of Michigan Library.
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  • International Research Workshop Explores Non-Coding RNAs in Chronic Disease

    Apr 01, 2015
    Biomedical researchers at CIC universities along with researchers affiliated with CAPES Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior), a unit within Brazil’s Ministry of Education, will delve into current research on microRNAs and non-coding RNAs on April 30-May 2nd at an international research workshop held at The Ohio State University.
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  • CIC Global Collaborations Take the Lead in Comprehensive Internationalization

    Aug 12, 2014
    CIC universities continue lead the field of education abroad, with award-winning programming and insightful analysis of the structures and support for international study and overseas learning.
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  • CIC's CourseShare Helps Students Explore Reactions to Korean Ferry Tragedy

    Apr 29, 2014
    A recent Rutgers University news article highlights how the CIC CourseShare program brings students together from across different CIC schools to explore cultures and learn less commonly taught languages (LCTLs). Nearly 65 LCTLs and culture courses – Uzbek, Czech and many others – are offered through CourseShare.
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  • CIC Universities Awarded Global Innovation Initiative Grants

    Apr 29, 2014
    Five CIC universities are part of new multilateral university partnerships that have been created by the Global Innovation Initiative, a new program funded by the UK and U.S. governments to foster multilateral research collaborations with higher education institutions in Brazil, China, India, and Indonesia.
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  • University of Maryland Embraces Opportunities Offered by CIC Membership

    Apr 10, 2014
    University of Maryland has maximized its first year in the CIC.
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  • The CIC Welcomes Monsters University to Membership

    Apr 01, 2014
    Monsters University has become a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, effective April 1, 2014. Founded in 1313, MU is a private, pan-educational university with over 12,000 undergraduates, located two hours from downtown Monstropolis.
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  • "Together We Work. Together It Works." CIC Annual Report 2012-2013 Now Available Online

    Feb 10, 2014
    CIC's latest Annual Report explores the impact of our joint efforts across the breadth of member universities and higher education.
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  • Mellon Awards CIC/UM Islamic Studies Virtual Curriculum $3 Million Grant

    Jan 27, 2014
    The CIC and the University of Michigan Announce Virtual Collaboration in Islamic Studies
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  • Call for Proposals: The Chicago Language Symposium 2014

    Jan 13, 2014
    Call for Proposals: The CHICAGO LANGUAGE SYMPOSIUM 2014, Bridges to Everywhere: Language Learning Collaborations. April 25-26, 2014 at the University of Chicago
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