Bellefield Hall

February 25, 2012

Program of Events (PDF)


Edward Stricker, Dean of the University Honors College


Mark Nordenberg, Chancellor of the University

Introduced by Nina Sabak, A&S ‘13


Colin Stewart, Managing Director, Bank of America

Introduced by Edward McCord, PhD, JD, Honors College Director of Programming and Special Projects and Director, Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy

“Community College: Observations on Place, Culture, and Companionship in Pitt's Honors College”

Music Performance: The Honors College Quartet

Wil Snead, ENGR ’13 

Jennifer Hess, A&S ‘15

Andrew Macgregor, ENGR ‘15

Eric Gratta, A&S ‘15

The Honorable Dick Thornburgh, Counsel, K&L Gates LLP

Introduced  by Alex Zimmerman, A&S ‘12

“The Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy: A New Dimension in Honors College Studies”

Daniel Armanios, ENGR, A&S ‘07, PhD Candidate, Stanford University

Introduced by Andrea Richards, A&S ‘12

“Faces of Development”

Janelle Greenberg, Professor of History

Introduced by Jayson Myers, A&S ‘12

“The UHC Contribution to Undergraduate Research”

Nathan Urban, A&S ’91, Head, Dept of Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University

Introduced by Daniel Holohan, A&S ‘13

“Benefits of Diversity: Lessons from the Brain”

Nancy Pfenning, A&S ’78, Senior Lecturer, Dept of Statistics

Introduced by Christian Fagan, A&S ‘12

“UHC Connections: An Elevator Speech”

Music Performance: Members of the Pitt Jazz Ensemble

Ben Clifton, A&S ‘15

Matt Volk, A&S ‘15

Glenn Strother, A&S ‘13

Will Middleton, A&S ‘13

Peter Koehler, Former Dean, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Introduced by Micah Toll, ENGR ‘12

“Looking Ahead: Some Challenges for the UHC to Take Up Next”

Lewis Jacobson, Professor of Biological Sciences

Introduced by Siyu Xiao, A&S ‘14

“Undergraduate Research -- The Sorcerer's Apprentice”

James Maher, Provost Emeritus

Introduced by Matthew Stoffregen, A&S ‘12

“Dreams for Pitt’s Future: Building on Pitt’s Recent Past”

Mary Ellen Callahan, A&S ’90, Chief Privacy Officer and Chief Freedom of Information Act Officer, U.S. Dept of Homeland Security

Introduced by Megan Ault, A&S ‘12

“When Can You Expect Privacy? How Technology, Social Norms, and Case Law Impact ‘Reasonable Expectations of Privacy’”

Nicole Rudolph, A&S ’90, Assistant Professor of French, Adelphi Univ. 

Introduced by Kara Henderson, A&S ‘14

“Classroom Learning *Is* Experiential Learning”

Music Performance: Barbershop Quartet

Eric Markley, A&S ‘12

Tyler Kirkland, A&S ‘13

Josh Niznik, PHARM ‘15

Evan Moncuso, A&S ‘12

Kathy Humphrey, Vice Provost and Dean of Students

Introduced by Michael Deckebach, A&S ‘14

“Students: What They Haven’t Seen, But What They Do See”

Peter Machamer, Professor of History and Philosophy of Science

Introduced by James Simkins, A&S ‘13

“How is Learning Possible in a Complex World Where There Can Be No Absolutely Correct Answers and Our Questions Are All Simple-minded?”

Eric Shiner, A&S ’94, Director, The Andy Warhol Museum

Introduced by Laura Dempsey, ENGR, A&S ‘12

“What Makes Our World Go Pop?”

N. John Cooper, Dean, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Introduced by Mark Kozlowski, A&S ‘12

“Once More, With Feeling!  Reflections on Teaching Passionately”  

Paul Bové, Distinguished Professor of English

Introduced by Christopher Stokum, A&S ‘12

“Words, College, and the Educated Mind”

Music Performance: Members of the Pitt Men's Glee Club

Cindy Skrzycki, Senior Lecturer, Dept of English

Introduced by Benjamin Robinson, A&S ‘12

“The Honors College: The Classroom as Catapult”

Edward Stricker, Dean of the University Honors College