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  • SROP 2011 Application Now Open

    Nov 11, 2010
    The online application for the 25th edition of the Summer Research Opportunities Program is now open for potential applicants. SROP is a gateway to graduate education at CIC universities. It helps prepare undergraduates for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors...
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    • Student Opportunities
  • Faculty: Learn About CourseShare During Nov. 10 Webinar

    Nov 04, 2010
    The CIC will present two webinars for faculty interested in learning more about CourseShare, the CIC's distance learning initiative, on Wednesday Nov. 10. To provide more opportunities for faculty to join us, the webinars will take place at either 9:00am...
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    • Faculty
  • Northwestern Student Newspaper Highlights Digitization at NU

    Nov 03, 2010
    Northwestern University's student newspaper featured the University Library's participation in the Google digitization project in its article "Library books to go digital" published Nov. 1. The Daily Northwestern story mentions the CIC's partnership with Google and what it means for...
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    • Library Initiatives
  • Identity Management Projects Featured at Internet2 Fall Meeting

    Nov 02, 2010
    Two CIC Identity Management projects, InCommon Silver and Federating Wireless, are getting national recognition at the Internet2 Fall Member Meeting taking place this week in Atlanta. "InCommon Silver – Three Perspectives" will feature Jerry Mihaly (Penn State University), Christine Pruess...
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    • Technology Collaboration
  • Vision Continues to Gain Momentum as HathiTrust Grows

    Oct 26, 2010
    Another university has joined forces with HathiTrust, and the shared digital repository that was co-founded by the CIC continues to gain momentum. The Utah Statesman, the student newspaper of Utah State University, reported in its Friday, Oct. 21 editions that...
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    • Library Initiatives
  • Indiana Student Newspaper Article Puts the CIC in the Spotlight

    Oct 25, 2010
    Through interviews with several Indiana University administrators, the Indiana Daily Student describes the role of the CIC in an article published Oct. 21. The article introduces the CIC as the academic consortium of the Big Ten universities and the University...
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    • Media
  • Chronicle Blog Post Hails HathiTrust for Research, Mentions CIC

    Oct 15, 2010
    A recent blog post (10/12) on the Chronicle of Higher Education website details one faculty researcher's experience using the HathiTrust, the shared digital repository co-founded by the CIC members, as well as the University of Michigan's Mirlyn library catalog. Blogger...
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    • Library Initiatives
  • 2010-11 Academic Leadership Program Kicks Off in Madison

    Oct 14, 2010
    The 2010-11 Academic Leadership Program Fellows will convene for the program's first seminar Oct. 14-16 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Fluno Center For Executive Education. The CIC’s signature professional development opportunity, ALP consists of three intensive three-day seminars which rotate...
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    • Professional Development
  • CIC Doctoral Directory Advances Diversity

    Oct 11, 2010
    The CIC invites all doctoral recipients from CIC universities who are members of underrepresented minority groups to enroll in the CIC Doctoral Directory. The Doctoral Directory is a searchable online database that is available to the public via the CIC...
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    • Academic Collaboration
  • CIC to Co-Sponsor 2010 Globalization and the Midwest Conference

    Oct 06, 2010
    The third annual Globalization and the Midwest Conference, "Financing the Midwest Energy Transition: Innovation and Infrastructure," will examine the financial challenges and opportunities posed by the global energy transition, with a focus on the Midwest. The conference, co-sponsored by the...
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    • General
  • CIC Universities Among Leaders in Total Research Expenditures, NSF Survey Says

    Oct 04, 2010
    The National Science Foundation Survey of Research and Development Expenditures at Universities and Colleges, released in late September, reveals that CIC institutions are among the top in the nation in academic research and development spending in science and engineering fields...
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    • General
  • ALP to get Underway Oct. 14

    Oct 01, 2010
    http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/faculty_staff_news/2010/100930_CIC-Fellows.html...
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  • UNL's Digital Humanities Content Awaits Entry into HathiTrust

    Sep 30, 2010
    An in-depth archive of documents related to poet Walt Whitman are among the treasures owned and housed in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, but it could soon have a wider audience of students and...
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    • Library Initiatives
  • 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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    • Media
  • 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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    • Library Initiatives
  • 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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    • General
  • 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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    • International
  • 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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    • Academic Collaboration