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  • Pundit Takes the "Mystery" Out of Academic Aspect of Big Ten Membership

    Sep 28, 2010
    A sports columnist for The (Champaign-Urbana) News-Gazette tried to take the "mystery" out of the "academic aspect" of the University of Nebraska-Lincon's future move to the Big Ten athletic conference in a column on Sunday, Sept. 26. Loren Tate spoke...
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  • All CIC Universities Included in List of World's Top 200 Universities

    Sep 17, 2010
    All 12 CIC member universities were ranked in the top 160 of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings released Thursday, demonstrating their excellence not only nationally, but globally. No CIC university ranked lower than 156. University of Chicago (12),...
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  • Center for Library Initiatives A Partner on Cross-Consortial Grant Award

    Sep 10, 2010
    The Committee on Institutional Cooperation is one of four partners on a National Leadership Collaborative Planning Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services that will fund the beginning of a national conversation that may lead to the development...
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  • Penn State Lauds Benefits of CIC Membership

    Sep 07, 2010
    Virtually everyone at Pennsylvania State University "has reaped the benefits of membership" in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, said Rod Erickson, Penn State's executive vice president and provost in an article published Sept. 3 by Penn State's news arm. The...
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  • CIC Announces Staff Promotions

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Committee on Institutional Cooperation is pleased to announce the promotions of three staff members. Kim Armstrong has been promoted to Deputy Director of the CIC Center for Library Initiatives, Amber Marks has been promoted to Associate Director, and Galen...
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  • New Report Analyzes Study Abroad Trends Across CIC

    Aug 12, 2010
    Study abroad programs are immensely popular throughout the consortium. A new CIC report shows several trends in study abroad enrollment over the years 2006-08. The report analyzes data from the Open Doors Survey, administered annually by the Institute of International...
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  • CIC Launches Center for Advanced Study in International Competitiveness

    Aug 09, 2010
    Champaign, Ill. (Aug. 9) -- The CIC has launched its first large-scale collaborative research effort across the consortium. The multi-university, cross-disciplinary Center for Advanced Study in International Competitiveness (CASIC) will provide research leadership in the study of complex international competitiveness issues that have both scholarly...
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  • CIC-UNL Timeline, FAQ Posted

    Aug 02, 2010
    On June 17, the CIC extended an invitation of membership to the University of Nebaska-Lincoln, which was accepted. UNL will enter the CIC on July 1, 2011, the same date as it becomes a full member of the Big Ten...
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  • Undergraduate Researchers Convene at OSU For 24th Annual CIC SROP Conference

    Jul 21, 2010
    Columbus, Ohio – Ohio State University will host 450 students from colleges and universities nationwide for the 24th annual CIC Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) Research Conference on July 23-25, 2010. Sponsored by the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), SROP...
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  • Daily Illini Examines the CIC's Role in Digitization at the University of Illinois

    Jul 20, 2010
    The Daily Illini, the student newspaper at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, on July 15 published an in-depth article spotlighting digitization efforts at the University of Illinois library and the CIC's role in those efforts. The University of Illinois...
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  • Nebraska Administrators Visit CIC, Interviewed By Local Press

    Jul 01, 2010
    Two senior-level administrators from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln visited the Champaign, Ill., offices of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation on June 30 to lay the groundwork for UNL's 2011 admission into the consortium. Ellen Weissinger, Interim Senior Vice Chancellor for...
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  • CIC Staff Serve as Panelists at Major Conferences

    Jun 30, 2010
    Two CIC staff members recently participated in panels at major conferences. Mark Sandler, director of the CIC's Center for Library Initiatives (CLI), was on a distinguished panel of experts discussing the proposed Google Book Search settlement on June 26 at...
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  • June Center For Library Initiatives eNewsletter Launches

    Jun 25, 2010
    The June edition of the bi-annual Center for Library Initiatives eNewsletter is now available online. This issue features an article on two members of the same family who work on the Google digitization project at two different campuses; a photo...
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  • June Center For Library Initiatives eNewsletter Launches

    Jun 25, 2010
    The June edition of the bi-annual Center for Library Initiatives eNewsletter is now available online. This issue features an article on two members of the same family who work on the Google digitization project at two different campuses; a photo...
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  • Inside Illinois Features CIC

    Jun 17, 2010
    Inside Illinois, the newspaper for faculty/staff at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, featured the University's membership in the CIC for its June 17 edition. The article, titled "Campus sees many benefits from CIC membership," also describes CIC programs and...
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  • CIOs Share Cyberinfrastructure Strategy for CIC with Provosts

    Jun 17, 2010
    At the request of the Provosts, the CIOs developed "A Research Cyberinfrastructure Strategy for the CIC: Advice to the Provosts from the Chief Information Officers." The report, shared with the Provosts at their June 7 meeting, highlights campus best practices...
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    • Technology Collaboration
  • Champaign-Urbana Media Descend on CIC

    Jun 14, 2010
    Barbara McFadden Allen, director of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, appeared on WCIA's 10 p.m. newscast on Friday, June 11, and was prominently featured in the Saturday, June 11 editions of The News-Gazette. Both media outlets are located in Champaign,...
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  • CIC Seeks Assistant Director

    Jun 11, 2010
    The CIC has an opening for a new assistant director. This senior-level position is responsible for operations related to finances, human resources, communications, grants management, internal technology and facilities. To see the position announcement and/or apply online, please visit the...
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  • Omaha World-Herald Quotes Minnesota Provost, Lists CIC Initiatives

    Jun 09, 2010
    University of Minnesota Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Thomas Sullivan was interviewed and quoted by a recent Omaha World-Herald article about the academic benefits of being a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, the consortium of...
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  • Presentation Gives Fresh Overview of the CIC

    Jun 08, 2010
    We invite you to watch this new presentation that gives a brief overview of the CIC. The presentation debuted at the semi-annual Members meeting June 7 as the CIC Provosts convened in Chicago.CIC Overview June 2010...
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