University Honors College


Faculty, Students Recognized at University of Pittsburgh Honors Convocation

Dina Fradkin and Jahvon Dockery took home this year’s top undergraduate student awards at Pitt’s Honors Convocation, which celebrates the achievements of faculty members and students.
Patel in a tan coat in front of a body of water

Studying Migration, Refugee Issues at Oxford University, Alumna Draws on Personal History

Bhavini Patel (A&S ’16) is combining her deep personal knowledge of immigrant communities with her research at the University of Oxford on extended refugee displacement.
Kannarkat smiling in front of a blue background

Inaugural Kanders Churchill Scholarship Honoree to Study Health Care Policy in UK

Pitt senior and economics and neuroscience major Joseph Kannarkat is headed to the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom on a new version of the prestigious Churchill Scholarship, which expands the program into science policy.
Marjorie Tolsdorf in red coat standing on ice in front of buildings in Russia

Pitt Among Top Fulbright Grant Producers

The University of Pittsburgh is among only 16 institutions to be named a top producer in both the Fulbright U.S. Student and Scholar programs. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program.

Honors Convocation Speaker Announced

Documentary 'Woman on Fire' Chronicles Transgender New York City Firefighter's Story

"Woman on Fire," a film by alumna Julie Sokolow, paints a portrait of change in the American family and workplace with the story of Brooke Guinan, the first openly transgender woman in the New York City Fire Department.

Dean Selected for University Honors College

Brian A. Primack, a scholarly researcher and professor of medicine, pediatrics, and clinical and translational science in the School of Medicine, will commence his deanship July 1. 

Alumna Earns German Chancellor Fellowship

First-generation college student Susan Pisarcik is one of just 10 honorees from the United States. The award will pay for a fieldwork project where she will study the refugee population in rural Germany.