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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.
Joe McCarthy, vice provost of undergraduate studies, is the new interim dean of the University Honors College.

Pitt names Joseph McCarthy interim dean of Honors College

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor February 17, 2021
Pitt’s Honors College named Joseph McCarthy, the vice provost for undergraduate studies, as its interim dean Tuesday morning.
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.
Dr. Larry Davis and Chancellor Emeritus Mark Nordenberg spoke at an event called “Will Race Always Matter?” on Tuesday.

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

By Alice Tang, For The Pitt News 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.
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.

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

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.
The Honors College in the Cathedral of Learning.

Further changes coming to honors housing, programming

By Jessica Steinberg, Staff Writer January 6, 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

By Jon Moss, News Editor 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.
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)

Grassroots politicians discuss health, safety and representation

By Madeline Gavatorta, Staff Writer September 7, 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.
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)

Panelists consider social media’s impact

By Hannah Schneider, Staff Writer 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...

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

University Honors College announces internal search for next dean

By Ashwini Sivaganesh | News Editor 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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