Category Archives: Campus News

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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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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Now We Are Following15 Regional University Honors Programs

Recently, we began tracking 75 leading public university honors colleges and programs, and now we are following an additional 15 “regional” university honors programs.  The term comes from the ranking category of these institutions by U.S. News.  Generally, they are … Continue reading

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Marshall Scholars 2014: Public University Honors Students Win 8 Awards

Eleven of the 34 Marshall Scholars for 2014 are from public universities.  The Marshall Scholarship is one of the most prestigious in the world, providing full funding for two years of study at major universities in the United Kingdom.  At … Continue reading

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U at Buffalo Student Adds a Marshall Scholarship to His Goldwater Award

Editor’s Note: The following post is by Marcene Robinson of the University at Buffalo. BUFFALO, N.Y. — Phillip Tucciarone, a University at Buffalo chemical and biological engineering student, has won a Marshall Scholarship, one of the most prestigious scholarships awarded … Continue reading

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Clemson Calhoun Honors Student Combines Engineering with Global Studies

Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on the Clemson website. Civil engineering student Kate Gasparro has backpacked through Europe, studied abroad in Strasbourg, France, and helped build a schoolhouse in Nicaragua. Attending Clemson is the biggest part of what’s made … Continue reading

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Auburn Honors College Student Wins Marshall Scholarship

Editor’s Note: The following post is from the OANews… Auburn University senior Patrick Donnan has been named a recipient of the prestigious Marshall Scholarship, becoming one of only 40 U.S. students selected to attend their choice of university in the … Continue reading

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