[Blueboard] Celebrating Doreen: The Ateneo Honors Doreen Fernandez (1934-2002)
aliww at admu.edu.ph
Fri Sep 7 14:11:20 PHT 2012
The Ateneo Library of Women's Writings (ALiWW), the Department of
Communication, the Department of English, the Fine Arts Program, and the
Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, in cooperation with the Office
of University Development and Alumni Relations (OUDAR), present
*"Celebrating Doreen: The Ateneo Honors Doreen Fernandez (1934-2002)"*
Dr. Doreen Gamboa Fernandez is a much beloved former faculty member of
the Ateneo de Manila University. In the thirty years that she was with
the university, she served as head of various units including the
Japanese Studies Program, the Interdisciplinary Studies Program, the
English Department, and the Communication Department. She was a
benefactor, a member of various university committees, and also briefly
the editor-in-chief of /Philippine Studies/. Most of all, however, she
was a teacher, whose many students still remember with fondness.
The relationship between the university and Fernandez was a long and
To commemorate her, a Mass will be celebrated on September 27, 2012, at
4:00 PM at the College Chapel (Ground Floor, Gonzaga Hall).
ALiWW will hold an exhibition of her life and works at the ALiWW reading
room (Ground Floor, Rizal Library Special Collections building). The
exhibition will run from September 17 to November 9, 2012.Visiting hours
are 8-5M Monday to Friday, except all Fridays of September, and 8-12
noon, Saturday.The formal opening of the exhibition will be on September
27, at 3:00 PM.
The English Department, with the support of the OUDAR, will be awarding
of the winners of a food writing contest held in Doreen's honor at the
exhibit launch on September 27.Recipients of the Doreen Gamboa Fernandez
Xtreme Fellowship Award this year will also be introduced during the
The Interdisciplinary Studies Department, in cooperation with the
Communication Department, has organized a duo-piano concert featuring
her sister Della Besa and Annie de Guzman, with the special
participation of Gilda Grande and Renan Prado, to be held on September
27, 2012, 4:30-6:00 PM, at the
Escaler Hall, Science Education Complex. The concert is open to the public.
The Ateneo community is invited to all events in remembrance of a great
Admission to all the events is free. RSVP Raquel or Cherrie (426-6001,
Donations to the University for the Doreen Gamboa Fernandez Endowed Fund
for the Liberal Arts, est. 2001, are most welcome.The Fund has supported
research and scholarly work by faculty members and given out
professorial chair awards yearly from SY 2005-2006 to the present.
Additional contributions to the fund will enable it to better support
the second purpose of the endowment, which is creative work by students
in the areas of Dr. Fernandez's interests such as an annual creative
writing competition among freshmen and writings related to food
anthropology and criticism. Please contact the OUDAR at 426-6001, local
4084 and 4085.
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