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Feb 22
Honors & Scholars to Host National HERU Conference

The Ohio State University Honors & Scholars Center will be hosting the bi-annual national Honors Education at Research Universities (HERU) conference May 24-25, 2017. HERU brings together faculty, staff, and advisors from across the country who work with Honors students to share best practices and research on high ability student development.  Ohio State faculty and staff are encouraged to attend this year's conference on campus.

The HERU conference began in 2013 out of directors and deans of Honors Programs and Colleges from the Committee on Institutional Cooperation. Finding that no other conferences discussed the unique needs of honors students, colleges, and programs at Research I institutions, the committee decided to start their own conference. The national HERU conference takes place bi-annually, and so the 2017 event at Ohio State will mark its third occurrence. HERU has been previously hosted at Penn State University and Oregon State University in 2013 and 2015 respectively.

The University Honors Program at The Ohio State University Columbus campus serves over 4,000 honors students. The program promotes the intellectual and personal development of undergraduate students through an enriched academic experience and integration of curricular and co-curricular programming. Students who participate in the program are able to choose from more than 350 sections of Honors courses, live in specialized Honors learning communities, and graduate from Ohio State "with Honors Research Distinction" on completion of an Honors capstone experience.

To learn more and register for HERU 2017, visit

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