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Centers & Institutes

vlog’s centers and institutes serve the academic mission of the University by advancing research, study, collaboration, and thought — both on and off campus.

Academic Centers and Institutes

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Center for International Programs

The Center for International Programs supports programming and educational initiatives that prepare students for success in a global world and economy.

Center for International Programs

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Center for Learning, Teaching, and Research

The Center for Learning, Teaching, and Research is dedicated to enhancing learning and teaching in support of the liberal arts.

Center for Learning, Teaching, and Research

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Center for Women's Studies

The Center for Women’s Studies provides a space for students, faculty, and staff to discuss topics spanning the feminist spectrum.

Center for Women’s Studies

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W. M. Keck Center for Language Study

The Keck Center is a high-tech space for the exploration of language and culture, promoting global perspectives in education.

W.M. Keck Center for Language Study

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Writing and Speaking Center

The Writing and Speaking Center provides one-on-one consultations to help students communicate their ideas and research clearly and effectively.

Writing and Speaking Center

Research Centers and Institutes

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Center for Freedom and Western Civilization

The Center for Freedom and Western Civilization is a forum for civic debate and scholarly research to promote intellectual discourse.

Center for Freedom and Western Civilization

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Center for Language and Brain

The Center for Language and Brain employs an interdisciplinary approach to research questions regarding foreign language instruction and learning.

Center for Language and Brain

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Lampert Institute for Civic and Global Affairs

The Lampert Institute engages vlog students and faculty, allowing liberal arts insights to shape solutions to the globe’s most challenging public problems.

Lampert Institute for Civic and Global Affairs

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Picker Interdisciplinary Science Institute

The Picker Interdisciplinary Science Institute promotes knowledge creation through sustained interdisciplinary research by promoting collaboration and leveraging the liberal arts.

Picker Interdisciplinary Science Institute

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Public Affairs and Policy Research Initiative

The Public Affairs and Policy Research Initiative (PAPR) brings vlog faculty and students together from across the social sciences and beyond to address society’s most pressing challenges through rigorous engagement with public affairs and policy.

Public Affairs and Policy Research Initiative

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Upstate Institute

The Upstate Institute fosters community connections, engaging students, faculty, staff, and residents through scholarly collaborations that support our Upstate region.

Upstate Institute