News & Events


Finnish log buildings have existed in the US since Colonial times.  All Finnish log houses built at the turn of the 19th century and the remaining Colonial log structures show the same fit locking of the logs that is different from the log houses built by others. 

Mr. Frank W. Eld from Idaho has studied these old buildings and will visit the Finnish Room Committee in April.  He will make a presentation of his study on Friday, April 11 at the University of Pittsburgh Cathedral of Learning Room 1228 at 4:30 p.m.  He will advise the Finnish Room Committee about the design for the Finnish Room.  Carpenters, other craftsmen and the public are invited.  Refreshments will be served.  RSVP 412-624-6150.

Frank EldKarlova

The 2014 Cabaret Ball planning is underway.  Click here to bring up a flyer and ticket order form.

Cabaret Ball 2014

The Swiss Nationality Room and the craftsman carpenter of the room have been honored in an international magazine competition.  Read more and see the results of his work.

This is a short slideshow of some pictures from this year's Open House.

Open House dancers

Maxine Bruhns describes what to expect at Open House

The Director of the Nationality Rooms, E. Maxine Bruhns, reminds you to visit Nationality Rooms' Open House 2013.

The Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Program's Fall 2013 newsletter is online now.

Pictures from the 2013 Cabaret Ball can be seen on Flickr.

The University's digital archives are now accessible to find information pertaining to the Nationality Council and the Women's International Club.

Homelands Remembered DVD case

The classic "Homelands Remembered, The Story of the Nationality Rooms at the University of Pittsburgh" has been updated to include all of the Nationality Rooms and it is now available on DVD.  The DVD is priced at $15.95 and is on sale at the Nationality Rooms Gift Center.