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Retired Pitt Professor Names Undergraduate Fund after Beloved Wife

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Dr. Myron Taube, a retired professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh, recently made a gift in memory of his late wife, Marion Taube (MBA ’72), a former accounting instructor at the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration.Marion Taube Student Resource Fund

The Marion Taube Student Resource Fund will help undergraduate business students to find meaning in their education, especially through outside the classroom opportunities.

Myron Taube retired from the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of English as one of the most admired and respected professors in the University.  Trained in Victorian literature, he taught fiction and was a central figure in the university’s world-renowned writing program in the 1970s and 80s. He joined the university as an Associate Professor and was later promoted to the rank of Professor in 1974. He published essays and short stories in a wide variety of literary magazines, including “The Investigation” in the North Atlantic Review in 1971.  Upon his retirement, he endowed the Myron Taube Fiction Prize for undergraduate writing majors.   

Marion Taube earned her MBA from the Katz School with a concentration in accounting.  For several years, she worked as an accountant for a small manufacturing firm, before deciding to work as an accountant only for non-profit organizations.  Despite her busy schedule, Mrs. Taube began teaching accounting courses at Pitt Business.  Those who took her introductory courses understood and appreciated her nurturing, sympathetic, and dedicated character.  When she felt that it was time to retire from teaching to spend more time with her grandchildren, she still found time to volunteer as a pre-school teacher’s helper in a local school.

Marion Taube is remembered as a doer and a teacher. When she was a young mother, she had three children of nursery school age. Since no nursery was available in her Bronx neighborhood, she helped found the Marble Hill Nursery School (still in operation).

Now, in a memorial to his loving wife, Myron Taube has established a fund in her name. His hope is that it continues her spirit of goodness, her generosity, and her wisdom for generations to come.