IU president forging partnerships in Brazil

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Indiana University President Michael McRobbie is in Brazil this week forging new ties with academic institutions in the South American nation.

McRobbie signed an agreement Tuesday with the Brazilian Academy of Letters, an institution devoted to Portuguese literature established at the end of the 19th century. It also manages one of the largest public libraries in Rio de Janeiro, which includes an extensive collection of Brazil's major artistic works.

McRobbie also was scheduled to sign agreements with the University of Paulo and the State University of Campinas, and to seek a partnership between Brazilian think tank fund Gutulio Vargas and the IU Maurer School of Law in Bloomington.

The Lilly Library at IU has a sizeable collection of Brazilian materials.

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