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‘Crossing boundaries’: Audrey Murrell’s first year as honors dean

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.

By Martha Layne, Senior Staff Writer

July 23, 2020

The end of the spring semester marked the end of Audrey Murrell’s first year and the beginning of her final year as the UHC’s acting dean.

Honors College dean to leave for position at University of Arkansas

Dr. Brian Primack will step down from his position as dean of Pitt's Honors College.

By Emily Wolfe and Brian Gentry

April 17, 2019

Dr. Brian Primack will step down from his position as dean of Pitt’s Honors College this summer, and will be the dean of the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas beginning July 1.

Q&A with new UHC dean Brian Primack

Dr. Brian Primack will step down from his position as dean of Pitt's Honors College.

By The Pitt News Staff

June 20, 2017

Brian Primack, a Pitt alumnus and professor in the School of Medicine, gained another title earlier this month when Pitt named him to replace Edward Stricker as dean of the University Honors College. In anticipation of the beginning of his tenure, set to start July 1, The Pitt News asked Primack to discuss his pla...

Editorial: New UHC dean has opportunity to refocus college

The University Honors College is housed on the 35th and 36th floors of the Cathedral of Learning. (TPN File Photo)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

June 7, 2017

If it weren’t on the 35th floor of the Cathedral of Learning, you might be able to hear the crickets from outside in the University Honors College lounge. But it wasn’t always this way. Founded in 1987 by Dean Alec Stewart, the UHC once was a place where true intellectualism fostered, a place where students with or without pre-professional majors could come debate, disc...

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