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New IUAA chapter launches in Chile, IU signs agreement with Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Yesterday afternoon President McRobbie launched the IU Alumni Association chapter for Chile at the Santa Carolina Winery in Santiago. Patricio Valdes (MBA ’01), export director for the winery, generously assisted with the coordination of the alumni gathering. Penelope Knuth (BM ’77), head of the viola department at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile will serve […]

IU meets with Argentine universities, inaugurates new alumni chapter

Earlier today President McRobbie and the members of the IU delegation braved pouring rains and flooded streets to visit two high-caliber institutions of higher education in the greater Buenos Aires metropolitan area: Universidad Nacional de La Plata and Universidad Austral. Both meetings were exploratory in nature, a simple introduction of our institutions and brief conversation about […]

IU signs letter of intent with the State University of Campinas

Dr. Fernando Ferreira Costa, President of the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), welcomed President McRobbie and the members of the IU delegation to their flagship campus in Campinas, a city of more than one million people located two hours outside the city of São Paulo. UNICAMP, the second highest ranked university in Brazil and one of […]

Meetings with FGV’s Law Schools in Rio and São Paulo

At his stops in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, President McRobbie met with officials from the Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) Schools of Law. Faculty members from the IU Maurer School of Law have been working closely with their colleagues at FGV for more than a year, and the schools will soon finalize an agreement for […]

New IU Alumni Association chapter inaugurated

More than 50 alumni and friends of IU gathered together at the Figueira Rubiyat restaurant to celebrate the launch of the IU Alumni Association’s first-ever Brazilian chapter. Patricia Volpi Panteado (MBA ’01) will serve as chapter president. At the dinner, McRobbie talked about IU’s goals for the trip to South America, and he expressed his […]

President McRobbie visits Instituto Baccarelli in São Paulo

Indiana University’s reach in Brazil extends beyond connections with academic institutions, as President McRobbie’s visit to the Instituto Baccarelli demonstrated. Professor Arnaldo Cohen, a world-renowned pianist at the IU Jacobs School of Music, has previously worked with students at the institute, and Joshua Bell has also performed alongside the institute’s orchestra. What McRobbie witnessed today […]

IU signs agreement with University of São Paulo

Earlier today, President McRobbie signed an agreement with University of São Paulo (USP) to establish ties of cooperation and friendship. USP and IU have previously exchanged faculty and students in several areas of music, and IU’s Kelley School of Business is in the process of finalizing a faculty exchange agreement with USP’s Faculty of Economics […]

IU and Brazilian Academy of Letters begin partnership

Earlier today, Indiana University became the first U.S. institution of higher education to sign an agreement establishing ties with the renowned Academia Brasileira de Letras (Brazilian Academy of Letters), a distinguished literary society and the foremost institution devoted to the Portuguese language in the world. The agreement formalizes an exchange of Academy members and IU […]

Brazil without borders

President McRobbie’s trip across South America officially began this morning in Brasilia, the capital and seat of the federal government of Brazil. We chose to start in Brasilia for one specific purpose: to gain a better understanding of the higher education environment and the government’s new programs to incentivize student and faculty mobility between the […]

The role of IU’s International Affairs in partnership development

IU’s Office of the Vice President for International Affairs (OVPIA) coordinates the majority of Presidential trips abroad, assisted by the IU Alumni Association to plan events for alumni in selected cities that the President will be visiting. Since the trips typically involve meetings with university administrators, ambassadors, and other public and private sector officials, OVPIA […]