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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • CIC Education Abroad: “If It Matters, Count It. If It’s Counted, It Matters.”

    Feb 26, 2014
    The CIC Study Abroad Directors’ Group is undertaking a major benchmarking initiative that promises to inform the national picture of education abroad as well as the institutional structures and support for overseas learning within CIC schools.
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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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  • Connections, Collaborations, and Opportunities Abound for New CIC Member University

    Sep 05, 2013
    Access to library resources, leadership development programs, and increased Study Abroad opportunities are some of the early benefits to membership in the CIC, as outlined in a recent article in the University of Maryland's student newspaper, The Diamondback.
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  • Research Matters: UMD Talk Show Focuses on the CIC

    Apr 25, 2013
    CIC Executive Director, Barbara McFadden Allen, joined UMD's Senior Vice President and Provost, Mary Ann Rankin, along with UMD Dean of Libraries, Patricia Steele, to talk about the many opportunities for collaboration between UMD and the member universities of the CIC.
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  • CIC's Karen Partlow Leading Key Initiatives

    Mar 28, 2013
    CIC Executive Director, Barbara McFadden Allen announced that Karen Partlow is now a Senior Associate Director of the consortium.
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  • Collaboration Works: CIC Annual Report 2011-12 now available

    Mar 12, 2013
    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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  • From the Midwest to the World: CIC International Initiatives' Continued Momentum

    Nov 12, 2012
    Building on the hugely successful co-hosting of the 5th Global University Summit, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation has continued to increase the impact of its international efforts. With leadership from Senior International Officers (SIOs), CIC member universities have increased support...
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  • New Agreement Brings Brazil's Best Students to CIC Universities

    Nov 05, 2012
    UMN's Molly Portz and Michael Anderson; CIC Executive Director Barbara McFadden Allen; Brazilian Minister of Education, Leonardo Barchini; William Brustein of OSU; Wolfgang Schlor of UI, and Karen Partlow of the CIC CIC universities soon will be welcoming more students...
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