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Nationality Rooms Memories


Eva Tansky Blum (LAW '73):

The Cathedral of Learning’s world-famous Nationality Rooms represent one of my strongest memories of my experiences at Pitt. As a student, I volunteered for Quo Vadis—Latin for “Where are you going?”—an undergraduate organization that leads students, parents, and other visitors on tours of the rooms. My favorites were the English Room, with its intricate woodwork and beautiful stained-glass windows, and the French Room, with its gorgeous damask drapery and shining parquet floors.

Today, I'm director of the PNC Foundation’s Grow-Up-Great Program, which fosters early childhood education. We often bring partners and advisors to Pitt to take tours of the Nationality Rooms. We love how they celebrate the heritage and diversity of our city.