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ASU faculty member named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor

via ASU News

Biogeochemist Ariel Anbar has been selected as Arizona State University’s first Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor. This distinguished honor recognizes Anbar’s pioneering research and teaching.

He is one of 15 professors from 13 universities whose appointments were announced by the Maryland-based biomedical research institute on June 30. The appointment includes a five-year, $1 million grant to support Anbar’s research and educational activities.

America Can't Afford College That's Unaffordable

via Huffington Post

Written by: Howard Schultz - CEO of Starbucks Coffee Company; Michael M. Crow - President of Arizona State University

This time of year, thousands of newly minted high school graduates are preparing to head to college in the fall. They seem like they are on the right track -- dreaming of the future even as they fret over their new roommates and class schedules.

ASU psychology student named 2014 Tillman Military Scholar

via ASU News

An Arizona State University student veteran pursuing her online degree in psychology has been named a 2014 Tillman Military Scholar by the Pat Tillman Foundation in recognition of her service, leadership and academic excellence. Diana Kramer joins a class of 59 U.S. service members, veterans and military spouses chosen to receive $1.4 million in scholarships from the six-year-old program.