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McRobbie to travel to South America

IU President Michael McRobbie will travel to South America  on Monday to meet with university leaders in Brazil, Argentina and Chile.

“For more than 50 years, IU has engaged in global outreach to nearly every continent, and this has had immeasurable impact on our students and faculty,” McRobbie said in a press release. “Our activities in Latin America, which include two federally funded research centers, will be further enhanced by what we will accomplish on this trip.”

McRobbie will implement new IU alumni chapters in São Paulo, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Santiago, Chile.

“In addition to having one of the most vibrant cultures in the world, Brazil also is one of the fastest-growing emerging economies, and its impact on the rest of the world will be immense in the future,” McRobbie said. “Argentina and Chile also are home to several of the top educational institutions in the southern hemisphere and provide important partnership opportunities for our new School of Global and International Studies and other programs at IU.”

— Sydney Murray

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