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November 12, 2009

Humanities Center hosts inaugural conference

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Workers put the finishing touches on the University’s new Humanities Center this week in preparation for an open house that will be part of the center’s inaugural conference, “Humanities in Crisis,” Nov. 14 and 15.  The center, located in the former Darlington Memorial Library in the Cathedral of Learning, includes office space for center staff and visiting fellows and retains many of the antique furnishings bequeathed to the University in the early 20th century by the Darlington family.

The green walls duplicate a late-18th century color from the Pennsylvania governor’s mansion.

The historic Darlington collection of books, manuscripts, atlases and maps focused on early American and southwestern Pennsylvania regional history has been removed from the space and is being digitized through the University Library System.

Filed under: Feature, Volume 42 Issue 6

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