Lozano Memorial Service

Issue Date: 
September 25, 2006

Scheduled for Sept. 28 in Heinz Memorial Chapel


A memorial service for Eduardo F. Lozano is scheduled for 10 a.m. Sept. 28 in Heinz Memorial Chapel. Lozano, an Argentine-born librarian, painter, and poet, died Aug. 25 at age 81 following a lengthy illness.

Lozano came to Pitt in 1967 as Latin American Bibliographer with the goal of establishing a library collection to support the University’s Latin American Studies program. Although he planned to stay at Pitt for only a year, he would work here for 39 years, amassing a world-renowned collection of more than a half-million books, periodicals, and other reference materials that served researchers from around the world. The collection was named the Eduardo Lozano Latin American Collection in his honor in 1996.

Illness forced Lozano to retire earlier this year.

Immediately following the memorial service, a reception will be held in the Pittsburgh Athletic Association. (For the reception, jackets will be required.)