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  • CIC receives $15,000 grant from Procter & Gamble

    Apr 21, 2010
    Procter & Gamble Company recently made a generous grant to the CIC in support of its efforts to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue graduate study and research careers. The $15,000 grant will be used to support activities...
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  • Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson To Deliver SROP Keynote

    Mar 18, 2010
    Astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson will deliver the keynote address at this summer's 24th annual Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) conference. The conference, hosted by Ohio State University, will take place July 23-25 in Columbus. Tyson, who is Harvard-educated and...
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  • WashingtonTimes.com Summarizes Collaboration in the CIC

    Mar 04, 2010
    A WashingtonTimes.com blog post dated March 3 shines a spotlight on the depth and intensity of collaboration in the CIC. "One of the things that make this organization so great is that it is a voluntary academic alliance, and the...
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  • Minnesota Daily Profiles the CIC

    Feb 26, 2010
    A profile of the CIC and the University of Minnesota's participation in the consortium appeared in the Feb. 24 edition of the Minnesota Daily, the campus student newspaper. The article provides an overview of the CIC's mission and efforts, including...
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  • Annual Leadership Development Event for Department Heads Kicks Off in Chicago

    Feb 24, 2010
    The CIC's annual leadership development event specifically created for department heads and chairs, the Department Executive Officers (DEO) Seminar, kicked off Thursday, Feb. 25 in Chicago. Now in its 13th year, the 2010 DEO Seminar attracted 57 participants, more than...
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    • Professional Development
  • Allen, CIC Featured in Business Officer Magazine

    Feb 24, 2010
    CIC strategic collaborations that save money and also achieve intangible benefits for its member universities are highlighted in the article "All For One, One For All" published in the February edition of Business Officer Magazine. Director Barbara McFadden Allen is...
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  • Journal Article Discusses Value of CIC Affiliation

    Feb 02, 2010
    An article in the most recent edition of the academic journal New Directions in Higher Education (Volume 2009 Issue 148, Pages 55 - 63) cites the Committee on Institutional Cooperation and its value to its member institutions, almost all of...
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  • New York Times Mentions CIC in Jan. 30 Article

    Feb 01, 2010
    An article in the Jan. 30 edition of the New York Times about the Big Ten Conference studying potential expansion plans included discussion of the role academics play in the Conference - and a mention of the Committee on Institutional...
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  • Be In The Know With CIC TechNews

    Jan 27, 2010
    Get the latest news, up-to-date progress reports and new developments on the many collaborative efforts of the CIC Chief Information Officers at the recently launched CIC TechNews. TechNews also will provide information on items of interest to to those who collaborate on technology...
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    • Technology Collaboration
  • Open Up Your Fall 2010 Course With CIC CourseShare

    Jan 27, 2010
    Faculty of specialized, low-enrollment courses are encouraged to consider opening such classes for the 2010-11 academic year to other CIC universities through the CourseShare program. Courses already on the fall docket include Classical Japanese and other less commonly taught languages,...
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    • Academic Collaboration
  • CIC Featured in ¿Que Pasa, OSU? Magazine

    Jan 20, 2010
    An article in the Winter 2010 issue of ¿Que Pasa, OSU? magazine examines CIC programs and efforts that help Latino and other underrepresented minorities overcome barriers to success in higher education groups. The article, "Building a Community
: An Examination of...
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    • Academic Collaboration
  • CLI eNews Highlights Government Documents Project, eBooks Purchase and More

    Jan 12, 2010
    The January 2010 edition of the Center for Library Initiatives eNewsletter is now available online. The CLI's biannual eNewsletter provides news and insight into the collaborative activities of the CIC libraries, from purchasing to mass digitization. This edition includes an...
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  • Doctoral Directory Features Promising Academic Job Candidates

    Jan 12, 2010
    The CIC Doctoral Directory now includes information on 239 candidates and degree recipients from CIC universities who are members of groups underrepresented in higher education. Nearly one quarter (23 percent) of the listings represent science and engineering fields, and another 23...
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  • Library Journal reports on Library Directors' Statement On Scientific American

    Jan 07, 2010
    The Library Journal reported Jan. 6 on the CIC Library Directors' recent statement regarding Nature Publishing Group’s proposed site-license pricing for the popular title Scientific American. In an article entitled "More Dismay About Scientific American: CIC Libraries Reject New Site...
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  • Library Directors Respond to Pricing Proposal for Scientific American

    Jan 04, 2010
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  • CIC 2008-09 Annual Report Released

    Dec 08, 2009
    We are pleased to present the 2008-09 CIC Annual Report. We invite you to learn about how the CIC connects people with resources and opportunities, thus enhancing the distinctive strengths, assets and expertise of each member university. CIC Annual Report 2008-09...
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  • Federation of CICme Completed

    Nov 25, 2009
    Every Committee on Institutional Cooperation member university now has federated access to CICme, the consortium’s online collaboration workspace. With a “flip of a switch” on Nov. 11, the University of Michigan became the final CIC member to become federated. Federated access is significant...
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    • Technology Collaboration
  • CIC SROP Application Now Available

    Nov 25, 2009
    The CIC's Summer Research Opportunities Program application is now open! SROP provides a gateway to graduate education for a broad, diverse cohort of student scholars. The eight-week research internship experience at CIC campuses introduces highly qualified undergraduates to the rewards and rigors of...
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  • CIC's Armstrong Presents at EDUCAUSE 2009

    Nov 13, 2009
    Kimberly Armstrong, assistant director of the CIC’s Center for Library Initiatives, delivered a talk at the 2009 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference in Denver on Nov. 4. Armstrong’s presentation focused on how collaboration may help solve “the scholarly communication problem." Scholars and...
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  • Article examines CIC, University of Chicago digitization efforts

    Nov 06, 2009
    The Nov. 6 edition of the Chicago Maroon examines the University of Chicago's participation in the CIC's mass digitization partnership with the Google Book Search Project. "Scanning and digitizing one book costs $60. Scanning and digitizing the University’s 7.7 million printed...
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    • Library Initiatives