University of Pittsburgh
December 3, 2001

Pitt's School of Law to Unveil Bronze Sculptures in Honor of the Barcos

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Law school graduates George J. Barco '34 and his daughter, Yolanda G. Barco '49, memorialized in bronze busts

PITTSBURGH––Bronze busts sculpted in honor of George J. Barco '34 and his daughter, Yolanda G. Barco '49, graduates of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, will be dedicated at a reception at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the Barco Law Library, on the fourth floor of the law school, 3900 Forbes Avenue, Oakland. Pitt's School of Law and the Barco-Duratz Foundation are sponsoring the event.

In 1986, George J. Barco and his daughter Yolanda created the George J. Barco and Yolanda G. Barco Permanent Endowment for Enhancement of the Law Library. The endowment provides funds to maintain excellence in law library services by responding fully to the teaching and research missions of the law school and providing a continuing learning resource for law practitioners.

A plaque to be displayed on the wall between the busts reads: "The Barco family, George (Law '34) and Emmaline Barco, Yolanda Barco (Law '49), and James and Helene Barco Duratz, epitomize the ideal of dedicated professionalism and service to the community. . . They committed themselves tirelessly to a range of important projects designed to improve the legal profession and society at large. . . Their support of this law library is the product of their devotion to the rule of law, their belief that information and the knowledge that it brings should be widely shared and their loyalty to the University of Pittsburgh."