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Pitt alumni discuss their careers in international affairs

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.
October 16, 2020
Megan Oates took the backwards-walking skills she learned as a Pathfinder all the way to the State Department.

‘Why are they angry with us?’: Larry Davis talks systemic racism

Dr. Larry Davis and Chancellor Emeritus Mark Nordenberg spoke at an event called “Will Race Always Matter?” on Tuesday.
September 28, 2020
Davis — the founding director of Pitt’s Center on Race and Social Problems, as well as dean emeritus of the School of Social Work — talked about his book and issues surrounding race at the “Will Race Always Matter?” lecture Tuesday evening. The event was hosted by the CRSP, Thornburgh Forum, the University Honors College, the Institute of Politics and the School of Social Work.

‘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.
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.

Further changes coming to honors housing, programming

The Honors College in the Cathedral of Learning.
January 5, 2020
The University Honors College has announced plans to introduce “scholar communities” and to continue to adjust its Honors Housing offerings.

Audrey Murrell named acting dean of Honors College

Audrey Murrell named acting dean of Honors College
May 31, 2019
Audrey Murrell has been named acting dean of the University Honors College, or UHC, effective June 17, according to an email sent to College of Business Administration students.

Grassroots politicians discuss health, safety and representation

Summer Lee (left), contender for Pennsylvania’s State House District 34, and Sara Innamorato (right), contender for the District 21 seat, will run unopposed in their respective districts in the upcoming November general election. (TPN File Photo)
September 6, 2018
Sara Innamorato and Summer Lee went from under-the-radar activists to Pittsburgh household names nearly overnight when they both won primary elections in May against longtime incumbent Democrats in Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives.

Panelists consider social media’s impact

David J. Hickton (left), founding director of Pitt’s Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security, and Brian Primack (right), the dean of the Honors College, discuss the cultural shift around the world caused by social media. (Photo by Issi Glatts | Assistant Visual Editor)
March 29, 2018

When David Hickton addressed the concept of social media Wednesday night, he said users are reaching a tipping point of outrage with it that will lead to social change. “We’re recognizing that we’re...

University Honors College announces internal search for next dean

Edward Stricker, the dean of the University Honors College, will step down before the fall semester of 2017. TPN File Photo
December 27, 2016

The University Honors College officially created a search committee last week, five months after Dean Edward Stricker announced that he would be stepping down before the fall of 2017. Senior Director...

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