[Blueboard] University Celebrations of the 150th Birth Anniversary of DR. JOSE P. RIZAL

Joy Fernandez mfernandez02 at ateneo.edu
Wed Jun 8 16:08:32 PHT 2011


 

03 June 2011

 

 

MEMO TO  :  The University Community

 

      FROM    :  The President

 

SUBJECT    :  University Celebrations of the 150th Birth Anniversary of DR. JOSE P. RIZAL

 

 

 

The Ateneo de Manila University joins the entire nation in commemorating, on 19 June 2011, the 150th birth anniversary of DR. JOSE P. RIZAL, beloved national hero and most distinguished Ateneo alumnus.

 

Rizal first enrolled at the Ateneo Municipal de Manila in June 1872 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with the highest honors in 1877.  While Rizal is most known for his novels and political writings that roused the Filipino people to nationhood, the Ateneo de Manila also acknowledges that what motivated the choices he made and the actions he took throughout his life, whether here in the Philippines or during his sojourn in Europe, was the well-being of his beloved motherland, his patria adorada. It was this desire to put country above all else that ultimately brought him to his death at Bagumbayan on 30 December 1896.

 

In celebration of the life of this extraordinary man, the Ateneo de Manila University launches 

 

A LEGACY OF SERVICE: RIZAL FOR THE 21st CENTURY

a series of historical exhibits, academic lectures, and cultural presentations

to be held from June to December 2011.

 

The entire Ateneo de Manila community is invited to the launch program to be held on Friday, 17 June 2011 at the Leong Hall Auditorium from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. The highlight of the program will be the opening of the exhibits 

 

RIZAL IN THE ATENEO, THE ATENEO IN RIZAL

An Exhibit of Original Rizal Artifacts

at the Ateneo Art Gallery

 

and

 

RIZAL, THE LITERARY GENIUS

Select Works from the Rizaliana Collection of ADMU's Rizal Library

at the Pardo de Tavera Room

 

I encourage all units of the university to come together in the commemoration of the sesquicentennial of Rizal's birth.

 

 

JOSE RAMON T VILLARIN SJ

President
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