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Kati Csoman, the new Nationality Rooms director, succeeds Maxine Bruhns, who was in the role for 54 years.

Kati Csoman takes over as new director of the Nationality Room Program

By Colm Slevin, Staff Writer September 2, 2021
As a Pitt sophomore in 1987, Kati Csoman won the Hungarian Room Scholarship, which let her spend five months living in Hungary. Csoman returned to Oakland and became the new Nationality Rooms director on Aug. 9.
E. Maxine Bruhns served as the Nationality Rooms director for 54 years before retiring in January.

Between the world and E. Maxine Bruhns: Lessons from a life of advocacy

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor August 4, 2020
Despite Bruhns’ passing earlier this month at the age of 96, she continues to enrich the Pittsburgh community with the work she completed during her 54-year tenure as the director of Pitt’s Nationality Rooms.
E. Maxine Bruhns, the former director of Pitts Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs, passed away Friday at 96.

E. Maxine Bruhns, former Nationality Rooms director, dies at 96

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Acting Editor-in-Chief July 18, 2020
E. Maxine Bruhns, the former director of Pitt's Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs, passed away Friday at 96. Bruhns served as director for over 50 years and retired in January.
Maxine Bruhns served as the Nationality Rooms director for 54 years before retiring in the beginning of January.

Nationality Rooms director Maxine Bruhns retires after 54-year Pitt career

By Martha Layne, Staff Writer January 27, 2020
Maxine Bruhns, Pitt’s former director of the Nationality Rooms, officially retired on Jan. 1 after a 54-year career at the University.
Photo by Dave / Flickr.

Q&A: Maxine Bruhns talks about the founder of Mother’s Day

Maxine Bruhns may be best known as the keeper of the Cathedral’s celebrated Nationality Rooms — a post she’s held for more than 50 years. But this Mother’s Day, she found herself reflecting...

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