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

E. Maxine Bruhns served as the Nationality Rooms director for 54 years before retiring in January.

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, former Nationality Rooms director, dies at 96

E. Maxine Bruhns, the former director of Pitt's Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs, passed away Friday 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.

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

Maxine Bruhns served as the Nationality Rooms director for 54 years before retiring in the beginning of January.

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.

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

Photo by Dave / Flickr.

By Saskia Berrios-Thomas / Staff Writer

May 9, 2016

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 on a different kind of history: her own ancestry. Though not a mother herself, Bruhns, the dire...

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