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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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  • CIC/Big 10 Traumatic Brain Injury Research Collaboration

    Dec 22, 2011
    A joint effort of the CIC and the Big Ten Athletic Conference, the Traumatic Brain Injury Research Collaboration aims to better understand the causes and effects of sport-related concussion and head injuries. Dennis L. Molfese, a professor at the University...
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  • CIC Global Collaborations: Working Together to Prepare Tomorrow’s Global Citizens and Scholars

    Dec 22, 2011
    The CIC Senior International Officers (SIOs), who are responsible for providing executive leadership in the global arena for the CIC universities, are working together to lead their universities to include a comprehensive international perspective that flows throughout all aspects of...
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  • CIC Leading the Field in Digital Humanities

    Dec 22, 2011
    At the intersection of technology and the humanities, it’s no surprise that CIC universities are providing national leadership to increase opportunities for researchers, enrich programs, accelerate innovation, and promote sustainability. With four CIC faculty being awarded NEH 2011 Digital Humanities...
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  • December CIC eNewsletter Now Available

    Dec 09, 2011
    In this newsletter, we explore the CIC's powerful and immediate impact on higher education and public policy. With articles on scholarly communication resources, bold leadership on digital humanities, an update on the important work in identity management, and an exploration...
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  • CIC International Collaborative Degree Programs on the Rise

    Nov 04, 2011
    A recent executive brief on Benchmarks and Trends for International Collaborative Degree Programs at CIC Universities highlights that 10 of the 13 CIC universities sponsor a total of 62 collaborative degrees. Of those, 38% are offered with Chinese universities, 11%...
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  • Indiana University and CIC Partner to Bring Next-Generation Networking to CIC Universities

    Nov 03, 2011
    The Midwest OpenFlow Crossroads Initiative (MOXI) will provide a new experimental network infrastructure based on OpenFlow technology to CIC member institutions in the Midwest. MOXI is a partnership of the Indiana University Global Research Network Operations Center (GlobalNOC) and the...
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  • 2011-2012 Academic Leadership Fellows named at Michigan and Iowa

    Nov 02, 2011
    Five University of Michigan faculty members have been named 2011-12 fellows in the Academic Leadership Program of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC). Established in 1989, the Academic Leadership Program helps faculty members who show exceptional ability and promise to...
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  • CIC Supports Association of Research Libraries' Statement on Future of Depository Program

    Oct 25, 2011
    The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and its members have a long-standing participation in and support for the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), a partnership between the US Government and libraries throughout the United States that ensures the public has...
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  • CIC and Smithsonian Institution Announce Predoctoral Fellowship

    Oct 18, 2011
    Applications are now being accepted for the 2012 Committee on Institutional Cooperation and Smithsonian Institution Predoctoral Fellowship Program. Fellowships are offered by the Committee on Institutional Cooperation and the Smithsonian Institution to provide opportunities for graduate students to conduct research...
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  • The Chicago Humanities Festival Explores Technology from Stone Tools to iPads

    Oct 17, 2011
    In case there was ever any doubt, this year's Chicago Humanities Festival confirms Chicago as the center of the universe---at least the universe of great thinkers, doers, and performers. With a theme of "technology" and presenters such as hip hop...
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  • The "Third Century"--University of Michigan Invests in Innovation

    Oct 06, 2011
    University of Michigan will launch a new initiative to develop innovative ideas about global challenges and opportunities, and to advance the greater good, President Mary Sue Coleman announced this week in her third annual fall address. "We see the Third Century...
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  • University of Chicago Graduate is Winner of 2011 Nobel Prize in Medicine

    Oct 03, 2011
    Bruce Beutler, a 1981 graduate of the University of Chicago's medical school, was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine for his discoveries on the immune system. Dr. Beutler shares this year's prize in medicine with French scientist Jules Hoffmann and...
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  • CIC Faculty Awarded NEH 2011 Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants

    Sep 28, 2011
    It's official--Digital Humanities is a hot topic in the academy. With a number of articles on topic this month in both the Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Education, Digital Humanities is having its moment. At the center of...
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  • CIC Universities Academic Prowess Noted in Wall Street Journal

    Sep 23, 2011
    CIC Executive Director, Barbara McFadden Allen, is quoted in a recent article in the Wall Street Journal that explored the role of academics in athletic conference realignment. While the subhead of the article notes how academics play an ambiguous role...
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  • Three University of Michigan Faculty Get the Big Phone Call

    Sep 20, 2011
    The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today named 22 new MacArthur Fellows for 2011 and faculty from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor were a significant presence in the list. Tiya Miles, Professor, Department of History; Melanie...
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  • New Research Looks at Key Aspects of Childhood Development

    Sep 09, 2011
    Recent studies from across CIC universities are providing powerful insight into important issues facing families and communities. At Pennsylvania State University, researchers found that children who go through puberty at a faster rate are more likely to act out and...
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  • Research at CIC Universities Explores Reactions and Impact of 9/11

    Sep 09, 2011
    As the nation reflects on the events of 9/11, scholars and researchers at Penn State University and the University of Chicago are looking closely at how the impact of the events of that day ten years ago has been reflected...
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