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National Science Foundation Graduate Research Grants 2014: Public University Leaders

With the national interest so focused on developing talent in the STEM disciplines and the “hard” social sciences (e.g., economics, behavioral sciences), we have been tracking the number of National Science Foundation Graduate Research Grants awarded to universities during the … Continue reading

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Ohio U Honors Tutorial Grad Hits the Big Time in Sports Journalism at Age 25

You may know the name Allie LaForce, especially if  you’re a sports fan.  Current a co-host of “Lead Off,” the nightly talk show on the CBS Sports Network, LaForce, only 25, was only a very few years ago a point … Continue reading

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Goldwater Scholars 2014: Iowa State, Purdue, UW Madison Lead Banner Year for Public Universities

Each year, we provide an update of Goldwater scholarships won by public university students, and 2014 was a banner year: 149 of the 283 scholarships awarded this year went to outstanding scholars from 84 public universities. We provide this update … Continue reading

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Bloomberg Business Week: Top Undergraduate Programs 2014

The 2014 Bloomberg Business Week Top Undergrad Programs list is out, and 21 of the top 50 business schools are at public universities.  For the second year in a row, Notre Dame was number 1 and UVA was number 2. … Continue reading

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Lumosity: The 25 “Smartest” Public Universities

The latest Lumosity ranking of the smartest universities is based on more than 70,000 student results on a battery of tests designed to measure cognitive ability in the following areas: attention, flexibility, memory, problem solving, and speed.  Students from more … Continue reading

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Choosing an Honors Program: Twenty Questions to Ask

We have noticed that many students apply to prominent public universities and then, almost as an afterthought, begin to wonder if the honors program at University A makes that school a better choice than regular admission to the higher-ranked University … Continue reading

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UC Davis to Combine Davis Honors Challenge and ISHP Honors Program

Editor’s note: The following post, written by Melissa Dittrich, appeared in The California Aggie on March 6, 2014. The two bodies of the UC Davis University Honors Program (UHP) on campus have developed a plan to become one program in … Continue reading

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Former Missouri Honors Researcher Wins Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Editor’s Note: The story below is from the University of Missouri news service. At the age of 18, Shakked Halperin spent a year volunteering with Ethiopian children teaching high school math, English, percussion and art. Through that experience he developed … Continue reading

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Public Universities Have 27 New Members in the National Academy of Engineering

The National Academy of Engineering has announced the election of 67 new members, and public university engineering professors and researchers account for 27 of the new members; another 28 come from private industry, one from the U.S. Air Force, and … Continue reading

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UT Austin Plan II Honors Senior Wins Outstanding Student Award

Editor’s note: The following article about Alex Arambula, a senior in UT Austin’s Plan II Honors Program, is by Joshua Cook, division of student affairs, UT Austin.   Arambula was named one of two outstanding students at the university by the … Continue reading

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