Room Committees

Notice

In-person tours of the Nationality Rooms are currently planned to resume on February 1, 2022.  Additional information and a registration form can be found under the Tours menu.  As the University of Pittsburgh continues to monitor the spread of the new COVID variant and its severity, the operational stance may change as necessary for the safety and health of the campus and community.  The date for the resumption of in-person tours may change.

The primary mission of the Nationality Rooms Program is to attract and retain the participation of the region’s ethnic communities in preserving and perpetuating their heritages at the University. We're aided in this mission by the room committees, which have devoted decades to the creation of Nationality Rooms. They also serve the University community by providing faculty grants, undergraduate and graduate scholarships for summer study abroad, and enhancing library, archival, artifact, and individual resources for research related to those cultures.

These Committees have dedicated nationality/heritage classrooms at the University and remain active Committees through participation in the intercultural exchange programs. As a prime goal of the program is to promote intercultural understanding, Committee membership is open to anyone who has an interest in participating in a Committee. The work of the committees is supported through annual membership dues.

Associated Room:
Committee Chair:
Levon Janpoladyan
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Committee Chair:
Edgar Braun
Associated Room:
Committee Chair:
Shellie Yeung
Associated Room:
Committee Chair:
Kimberly Szczypinski

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Committee Chair:
Seija Cohen
Associated Room:
Committee Chair:
Roberta Hatcher
Associated Room:
Committee Chair:
Bartholomäus Béla Pater
Associated Room:
Committee Chair:
Robert Medonis
Associated Room:
Committee Chair:
Kristen Risa
Associated Room:
Committee Chair:
Leszek Wajler
Associated Room:
Committee Chair:
Uliana Khozevnikova
Associated Room:
Committee Chair:
Nancy Flury Carlson
Associated Room:
Committee Chair:
Dale Richards