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  • CIC awarded Mellon grant for "Enhancing the Midwest Knowledge Ecosystem" Project

    Jul 02, 2012
    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a $109,000 planning grant to the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) and the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) to explore areas of common ground and the potential for collaboration between the two...
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  • CIC's UBorrow wins The Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative's 2012 Innovation Award

    Jun 20, 2012
    CIC partners develop innovative technical solution to improve consortial borrowing for users The Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative has announced that the winner of the Rethinking Resource Sharing (RRS) 2012 Innovation Award is UBorrow, a project of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation....
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  • Big Ten/CIC and the Ivy League Announce Research Collaboration to Study Head Injuries in Sports

    Jun 19, 2012
    World-class academic and research institutions agree to coordinate ongoing efforts to address head injuries in athletics, including concussions The Big Ten Conference and the Ivy League, in conjunction with the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), have announced plans to engage...
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  • More From CIC's Digital Humanities Summit

    May 18, 2012
    The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Committee on Institutional Cooperation hosted the first Digital Humanities Summit in Lincoln from April 19-20, 2012. A key strategy of the CIC Digital Humanities Initiative is forming a stronger CIC faculty community and networks...
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  • In The News: CIC/Big Ten Traumatic Brain Injury Research Collaboration

    May 17, 2012
    Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delaney spoke further about the CIC/Big Ten TBI Research Collaboration this week. As covered by ESPN, Commissioner Delaney talked about the impact of the collaboration: "In addition to trying to work with the NFL and NCAA...
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  • World Leaders in Higher Education, Government, and Industry Converge at the 5th Global University Summit

    May 01, 2012
    Over 230 attendees, including Presidents, Rectors, Chancellors, Vice-Chancellors, and representatives of 85 leading educational and research institutions from 35 countries, as well as government and private sector leaders from all over the world participated in the 5th Global University Summit...
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  • CIC 2010-2011 Annual Report Now Available Online

    Mar 14, 2012
    CIC Annual Report 2010-11: Leveraging Impact is an overview of the important and cutting-edge collaborative efforts of the CIC and its member universities during 2010-2011. CIC Executive Director, Barbara McFadden Allen, and CIC Chair Kim Wilcox, Provost and Vice President...
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  • 2012 Khorana Scholars Announced

    Mar 07, 2012
    The Khorana Scholars Program honors the science and spirit of Dr. Har Gobind Khorana, who won the Nobel Prize in 1968 while a member of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Biochemistry faculty. Started at Wisconsin in 2007, the Khorana Program is...
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  • First CIC Digital Humanities Summit Set for April 19-20, 2012

    Mar 05, 2012
    The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Committee on Institutional Cooperation will be hosting the first Digital Humanities Summit in Lincoln from April 19-20, 2012. A key strategy of the CIC Digital Humanities Initiative is forming a stronger CIC faculty community...
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  • CIC Co-Sponsors Conference: Transitioning to Faculty Life: A Conference for PostDocs Underrepresented in STEM

    Mar 01, 2012
    CIC member campuses are committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty. The goal of the Transitioning to Faculty Life conference is to provide Postdoctoral Scholars from groups historically underrepresented in Engineering and Natural Sciences the opportunity to network and access...
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  • CIC Tech Leaders Featured in Chronicle of Higher Education

    Feb 27, 2012
    The Chronicle of Higher Education's Special Report on "Rebooting the Academy: 12 Tech Innovators Who Are Transforming Campuses" profiles two CIC tech leaders who are transforming higher education. THE INNOVATOR: Bradley C. Wheeler, Indiana University THE BIG IDEA: Encourage colleges...
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  • CIC's OmniPoP Network Links Physicists with the Large Hadron Collider at CERN

    Feb 24, 2012
    Particle physicists from five CIC universities (University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Indiana University, University of Michigan, and Michigan State University) that are part of the consortium collaborating on the ATLAS experiment, maximized their grant funding to share...
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  • CIC Co-Hosts 5th Global University Summit

    Feb 23, 2012
    The Committee on Institutional Cooperation and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be hosting the 5th Global University Summit in Chicago from April 29 to May 1, 2012. Held in parallel with the G8 Summit, the Global University Summit...
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  • Feeling Blue? Need Some Coffee? There's an App for That

    Feb 14, 2012
    In addition to playing Angry Birds or scanning for the latest update on the game, you can now turn to your smartphone or tablet to help you manage your health. Researchers across CIC universities are bringing the benefits of their...
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  • CIC/Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Awards Announced

    Feb 03, 2012
    0 0 1 15 89 CIC 1 1 103 14.0 The CIC is proud to announce this year's CIC/Smithsonian Institution Fellowship awardees. Fellowships are offered by the Committee on Institutional Cooperation and the Smithsonian Institution to provide opportunities for graduate...
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  • History, Impact, Influence: CIC Featured in Indiana University Alumni Association's Magazine

    Jan 24, 2012
    Indiana University's Alumni Association magazine recently featured an excellent article highlighting the history and important work of the CIC. With a short explanation of the origins of the consortium, the article highlights the member university's research power and how the...
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  • CIC's Center for Library Initiatives January 2012 Newsletter Available

    Jan 12, 2012
    There is a lot happening around the CLI on key issues such as scholarly communication, shared storage, and digital humanities. For more on these topics and an update on this spring's CIC Library Conference, plus Mark Sandler's take on how...
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  • BTN Debuts New Series ‘Impact the World’

    Jan 06, 2012
    The B1G Ten Network will debut a powerful new original series called Impact the World, which shifts the focus from the playing field to the world stage, where Big Ten universities continue to make their presence known. Impact debuts at...
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  • Benefits of Membership: UN-L and CIC Enriched by Collaboration

    Jan 03, 2012
    Although it's only been six months since University of Nebraska-Lincoln joined the CIC, the benefits of the relationship have proven to be exponential for all parties involved. As noted in a recent Omaha World-Herald article, UN-L is "attracting higher-quality candidates...
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  • Panels, Sessions, and Networking: The CIC at the 2012 MLA Conference

    Dec 23, 2011
    The Modern Language Association's Annual Meeting is upon us. Faculty from across the CIC will join their colleagues in Seattle to engage under this year's theme of “Language, Literature, Learning.” This Presidential Theme is explored in a featured panel with...
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