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Purdue’s Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment and Research (CILMAR) has turned to HUBzero, to better achieve their mission of bringing intercultural learning into the classroom and publishing research in the field.

Intercultural learning, which focuses on preparing students to learn from and work with people from other cultures, is increasingly important in a global society. CILMAR, which was founded in 2016, works with faculty to introduce their students to intercultural learning through a variety of different educational tools. In turn, CILMAR’s intercultural learning specialists collect data about which tools work best in various situations.

Before collaborating with HUBzero, CILMAR staff members were trying to keep track of all that data in a cumbersome Excel spreadsheet, explains Annette Benson, communication strategist and intercultural learning specialist for CILMAR. They needed a way to make the data more manageable, as well as more accessible to the public.

The HUBzero team helped launch the Intercultural Learning Hub (HubICL), that eliminated the Excel spreadsheet and created an easy-to-use interface where users can search for intercultural learning tools by a variety of attributes (for example, the intercultural development of the audience or the facet of intercultural learning to be taught). Wherever possible, links to the materials are provided, and the graphical interface lets users easily add their own tools to the database.

The finished HubICL isn’t just a place for the CILMAR team to store and categorize the tools they use. It also contains a forum and collection section where intercultural learning specialists can meet and connect with one another and a research repository where people can share white papers and presentations related to intercultural learning.

Now, when Benson gives presentations at conferences, she can steer attendees toward all of the resources and research behind her presentation with a single link to the HubICL.

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Writer:  Adrienne Miller, technology writer, Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP)

Next HUBzero Community Meeting on April 24th

The next community meeting will be held April 24th, 2019 from 2-3 pm ET (11 am PT). For more information, visit - Upcoming Events

2.2.15 Release Notes 

The HUBzero development team has scheduled the next release, 2.2.15, to go out to No Hassle hubs on Sunday, April 7th. With this update there were some significant changes, including but not limited to:
  • Courses can be copied from the front-end by a course manager or instructor
  • Any prior revision to a wiki page in "Wiki - Page History" can now be set to "current", effectively allowing a page to be reverted to an older state.
  • Added Create, Read, Update, and Delete methods for to Projects API
  • Namespace in core javascript changed to "Hubzero" as an effort to remove Joomla dependency.
    • Note for developers: Joomla compatibility will be removed in a later release. Update your code as soon as possible.
More details can be found at

NORDP 2019

The HUBzero team will be at the National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP) conference from April 29th - May 1st. If you are planning on attending this conference or know of anyone interested in attending, please reach out to us for we would love to meet up with our community members while we are in Providence, RI. 
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