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Nicola Foote, the new Honors College dean, outside of the Cathedral of Learning.

New Honors College dean discusses first months at Pitt

By Punya Bhasin, Senior Staff Writer November 19, 2021
Nicola Foote began as the new Honors College dean on July 1, after former acting dean Audrey Murrell resigned in February. Foote said she came to Pitt because she was excited by the opportunities it presented.
The University Honors College in the Cathedral of Learning.

Pitt students reflect on summer jobs, internships and activities

By Betul Tuncer, Staff Writer August 26, 2021
For some students, summer includes relaxing and taking a break from the rush and workload of college, while for others it involves a different type of busyness. With classes starting Friday, Pitt students reflected on their experiences from this summer.
Nicola Foote has been appointed as the new dean of Pitt’s University Honors College beginning July 1.

Nicola Foote ‘excited’ to take over as new Honors College dean

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer June 24, 2021
Nicola Foote, the incoming dean of Pitt’s University Honors College, said being a first-generation college student at the University College London helped her experience and understand “the transformative power of a rigorous undergraduate education.”
Joanna Gorka is one of 15 Pitt graduates who won U.S. Fulbright Scholarships for 2021. The Fulbright Scholarship Program — an international, educational and cultural exchange program that sends Americans abroad to participate in research — allows students to enroll in graduate degree programs or teach English.

‘Core values extend beyond borders’: Fulbright winners reflect on program

By Suln Yun, Staff Writer April 11, 2021
Evelyn Bigini’s Fulbright scholarship has allowed her to meet wonderful people from all over the world and expand her knowledge of Global Health. Bigini is one of a record 15 Pitt graduates who won this prestigious scholarship for 2020-21.
Nicola Foote has been appointed as the new dean of Pitt’s University Honors College beginning July 1.

Nicola Foote named new Honors College dean

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor April 9, 2021
Nicola Foote has been appointed as the new dean of Pitt’s University Honors College beginning July 1. She will also serve as a full professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.
Audrey Murrell made history one year ago as the first person of color and woman to hold the position of dean of the University Honors College.

Audrey Murrell resigns as Honors College acting dean

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief February 4, 2021
Audrey Murrell resigned Thursday from her position as acting dean of Pitt’s Honors College, after serving in the role for about a year and a half.
Students met with Pitt alumni Dereck Hogan (right), the U.S. ambassador to Moldova, and Megan Oates (left), deputy director of the U.S Department of State, on Wednesday morning over Zoom.

Pitt alumni discuss their careers in international affairs

By Punya Bhasin, For The Pitt News October 16, 2020
Megan Oates took the backwards-walking skills she learned as a Pathfinder all the way to the State Department.
Panelists discussed the George A. Romero archive, which is now fully open to the public, and the resources students can use on Oct. 9.

Honors College fights prejudice with the paranormal

By Sinead McDevitt, Senior Staff Writer October 14, 2020
The Honors College is holding several events throughout the rest of the semester to celebrate its new “Horror Genre as a Social Force” scholar community.
Pitt alum Sarah DeMaria speaks about special education teacher retention at Tuesday morning’s “Breakfast with Disability Researcher Sarah DeMaria” in the Honors College.

Disability researcher Sarah DeMaria talks special education at Alumni Breakfast

By Natalie Frank, Staff Writer February 5, 2020
Sarah DeMaria spoke about special education research at the Honors College’s Alumni Breakfast series on Tuesday morning in the Cathedral of Learning.
The Honors College in the Cathedral of Learning.

Further changes coming to honors housing, programming

By Jessica Steinberg, Staff Writer January 5, 2020
The University Honors College has announced plans to introduce “scholar communities” and to continue to adjust its Honors Housing offerings.
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