University of Pittsburgh dedicates Philippine Nationality Room
The University of Pittsburgh dedicated its 31st Nationality Room on Sunday –the Philippine Room – inside the Cathedral of Learning.
The events included a procession from the Cathedral of Learning to nearby Heinz Chapel, where the dedication took place. Pitt Chancellor Patrick Gallagher was presented a room key.
Twenty years in the making, the room is the first to be dedicated since 2015. Pitt’s Nationality Rooms, established in 1926, pay tribute to various cultural groups that settled in Allegheny County. The classrooms are located on the first and third floors of the Cathedral of Learning and are used as functioning classrooms. They are maintained and supported through a partnership between the local populations of these cultural groups and the University of Pittsburgh.
JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact JoAnne at 412-320-7889, [email protected] or via Twitter .