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OPen House 2015

Performance Schedule – Commons Room
12:10 – Introduction by Maxine Bruhns
12:15 – Afro-Colombian Dance Ensemble
12:30 – Shovlin Academy of Irish Dance
12:45 – Folklore Ensemble Ljeljo (Croatian)
1:00 – Filipino American Association of Pittsburgh 1:15 – Break
1:30 – Shovlin Academy of Irish Dance
1:45 – Grecian Odyssey Dancers (Greek)
2:00 – Folklore Ensemble Ljeljo (Croatian)
2:15 – OCA Youth Performance Ensemble (Chinese)
2:25 – Poltava Ukrainian Dance Co.
2:45 – Children’s Dabkeh Group (Lebanese)
3:00 – Filipino American Association of Pittsburgh)
3:15 – Tzu Chi Academy (Chinese)
3:30 – Grecian Odyssey Dancers (Greek)
3:45 – Lajkoniki Polish Dancers (Polish)

Ethnic Foods, Displays and Demonstrations Provided By:
African Heritage Committee, Austrian Committee, Chinese Committee, Czechoslovak Committee, English Committee, Finnish Committee, French Committee, German Committee, Greek Committee, Hungarian Committee, Indian Committee, Iranian Cultural Group, Irish Committee, Israel Committee, Japanese Committee, Israel Committee, Italian Committee, Japanese Committee, Latin American Committee, Paititi Art & Hand Crafts,
Philippine Committee, Polish Committee, Quo Vadis, Russian Committee, Syria Lebanon Committee, Turkish Committee, Ukrainian Committee,Welsh Committee, Women’s Int’l Club
FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE: The Nationality Rooms are located around the corridor of the first and third floors. Elevators are near the Commons Room Gate. Restroom facilities are located on the ground and third floors.

The latest Nationality Rooms newsletter is available online.

Lauren Davidson of the "Pittsburgh Magazine" has written a profile of Nationality Rooms Director, E. Maxine Bruhns.  Pictures in the article are by Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Martha Rial, including the portrait below.  Click here for the article.

Bruhns_by Martha Rial

The Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Program's Spring 2015 newsletter is available for viewing.

Our Director, E. Maxine Bruhns, was featured on WQED speaking about the Italian Nationality Room.

Click here for a profile of the Nationality Rooms Director, E. Maxine Bruhns, published in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review newspaper.

Click here for details of the Lithuanian and Polish Easter egg decorating workshop, on March 7th, 2015.

A short slideshow of the 2014 Open House is posted.  Acts included Taiko drummers and Caribbean dance.  All funds raised during the sale of food and souvenirs go to the Nationality Rooms Scholarships.