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  • 2019 BTAA/Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Awards Announced

    Jun 14, 2018
    The Big Ten Academic Alliance is proud to announce the 2019 BTAA/Smithsonian Institution Fellowship awardees.
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  • OmniSOC: First-of-its-Kind Higher Education Joint Cybersecurity Operations Center Launches

    Mar 21, 2018
    Indiana University (IU), Northwestern University, Purdue University, Rutgers University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln announce the launch and activation of OmniSOC, a specialized, sector-based cyber Security Operations Center (SOC) that provides trusted, rapid, actionable cyber intelligence to its members.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Robert Van Rennes Named New Assistant Director of CIC's Center for Library Initiatives

    Apr 20, 2016
    The CIC is delighted to announce that Robert Van Rennes has been appointed as Assistant Director, Center for Library Initiatives at the CIC, effective July 1, 2016.
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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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  • CIC Purchasing Agreement Offers Increased Value on Office Supplies

    Dec 29, 2015
    Recently the CIC Purchasing Consortium (CICPC) amended its Master Agreement with OfficeMax for office products in order to create a new partnering arrangement that adds even greater value through cost savings to its members and other higher education institutions across the country.
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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 Leadership Opportunity: Director – Center for Library Initiatives

    Sep 01, 2015
    The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) seeks a senior leader with energy, drive, tact, and tenacity to serve as Director of the Center for Library Initiatives (CLI).
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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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  • Collaborating to Address Health Disparities

    Aug 11, 2014
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  • Re-Imagining Gender: Juried Exhibition Call for Art

    Jul 10, 2014
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