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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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  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign names 2011-2012 CIC Academic Leadership Fellows

    Aug 25, 2011
    Five faculty members have been named fellows of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation's Academic Leadership Program. According to Vice Provost, Barb Wilson, the program will allow the fellows insight into how member institutions are tackling common problems, and the "fellows...
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  • Attending a CIC University Enriches Students' Academic Experience

    Aug 19, 2011
    As students flood back onto campuses this month, those at CIC universities are able to benefit from opportunities extending far beyond just what is available at their school. As this Lincoln Journal-Star article highlights, CIC students have increased access to...
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  • Smart Skin: Electronics that Stick & Stretch like a Temporary Tattoo

    Aug 16, 2011
    Researchers from the CIC Universities of Northwestern University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Wisconsin--Madison have developed “tattoo electronics” -- wireless electronics so flexible and thin they can be applied to the skin and forgotten. The...
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  • New Technology Outsmarts Internet Censors

    Aug 12, 2011
    Professor Alex Halderman and a team of developers from the University of Michigan have created a new technology that enables users to visit web sites that have been blocked by censors. With Telex, users can see banned sites, while the...
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  • Newest CIC University Keeps Pace on Fulbright Scholars

    Aug 01, 2011
    The Omaha World-Herald reports today that UN-L has had a record-breaking year when it comes to Fulbright Scholar winners. Anita Middleton will become the university's ninth Fulbright Scholar for the academic year 2011-2012. The World-Herald reports that, "The number compares...
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  • Chronicle of Higher Education Spotlights the Ongoing Work From the Big 10/CIC Head Injury Summit

    Aug 01, 2011
    There's a great deal of exciting collaboration being done across the universities of the CIC coming out of the recent Big 10/CIC Head Injury Summit held this past spring. The Chronicle of Higher Education article explores how experts are working...
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  • The Robot will get that for you . . . the University of Chicago's High-Tech Library

    Jul 28, 2011
    The Chronicle of Higher Education explores the University of Chicago's incredible underground stacks where books are shelved and retrieved by a complex robotic system. ". . . David N. Borycz, project manager at the library, demonstrates what happens when a...
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  • Purdue Announces 2011-12 CIC Academic Leadership Program Fellows

    Jul 18, 2011
    Purdue's Office of the Provost has selected six faculty members to participate in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation's Academic Leadership Program during the 2011-12 academic year. The new ALP Fellows are profiled in this Purdue Today article. Purdue has named...
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  • Students Gather for 25th Annual CIC Student Research Opportunities Program (SROP) Conference

    Jul 15, 2011
    The CIC’s 25th Summer Research Opportunities Program Conference convenes this weekend, July 15 through July 17, 2011 at the Graduate School of Ohio State University. The conference will bring together more than 400 undergraduate researchers, CIC SROP program alumni, faculty,...
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  • Q&A Big Ten Commissioner Delany

    Jul 06, 2011
    Big Ten commissioner, Jim Delany, gives a nice shout out to the CIC in this June 30th article on Huskers.com. When asked what the Big Ten has to offer to enhance Nebraska, Delany answered, "I don't mean any disrespect to...
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