• Beginning this fall, Honors Housing will include half of Pennsylvania (PA) Hall. This will replace the current space in Brackenridge Hall. With PA Hall being close to Sutherland West Hall, the site of Honors Housing for freshmen, coordinating programming between the buildings will be much easier. A large number of current freshmen in Sutherland West have opted to live in PA next year.
  • To commemorate 50 years of the Civil Rights Movement, Honors College Faculty Fellow Cindy Skrzycki organized a panel discussion, "A Half-century of Struggle and Success: A Civil Rights Retrospective." The panel featured Vernon E. Jordan Jr., former president, National Urban League; Dorie A. Ladner, Field Secretary, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee; Larry E. Davis, Dean, School of Social Work, and Director, Center on Race and Social Problems, University of Pittsburgh; and David J. Garrow, Professor of Law and History, Distinguished Faculty Scholar, University of Pittsburgh School of Law. The event was moderated by David Shribman, Executive Editor, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
  • The Summer Edge Program in Medicine and Biomedical Research will continue for the third summer in a row. Dr. Greg Cooper is directing the program.
  • This spring the Honors College offered its first multi-disciplinary team taught course, Discourses in the Humanities: Art, Communication, and Contact Zones, taught by UHC Assistant Dean Gordon Mitchell and Gretchen Bender, History of Art & Architecture. In the fall semester of 2016 Dean Ed Stricker, Neuroscience; Paul Bove, English; and Seymour Drescher, History will offer Honors 1160: Discourses in Human Knowledge.
  • The Honors Collge Health Sciences Summer Research Fellowship will continue this summer for the second year. The program was launched in May 2014. It is intended for full-time Pitt undergraduate students on the Oakland campus who are currently engaged in biomedical research and plan to pursue a career in one of the health-related fields.
  • This spring the UHC will manage the Beckman Scholars Program, which is intended to provide scientific training, professional development, and financial support for a cohort of outstanding undergraduate students to perform cutting-edge research during a 15-month time frame under the mentorship of renowned university faculty. The University of Pittsburgh was one of only 12 institutions nationwide that were selected for this prestigious award from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation.
  • Congratulations to Audrey Winn on winning the 2015 Emma Locke Award.