[Blueboard] Dr Lydia N Yu Jose

Department of Political Science [LS] polsci.soss at ateneo.edu
Mon Aug 4 09:00:44 PHT 2014

Dr. Lydia N. Yu Jose

March 27, 1944 – Aug 3, 2014

Dr. Lydia N. Yu Jose was Professor Emeritus of Political Science and
Japanese Studies.

Lydia planted the seeds for the furtherance of Japanese studies scholarship
and research in the Ateneo de Manila through the Japanese Studies Program
which she directed from1989 to 1993, and 1995 to 1996. In recognition of
her contribution to Japanese Studies in the Philippines, the Government of
Japan conferred on her the decoration of the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold
Rays with Neck Ribbon in 2012.

>From 1997 -2001 she chaired the Ateneo Department of Political Science,
which has grown under her watch. She inspired members of the Department
through her work ethic and commitment to excellence. She also laid the
groundwork of the Ateneo Center for Asian where she served as Director from

In all these roles, she was mentor and model of scholarship for thousands
of students whom she faithfully guided through their undergraduate and
graduate studies.  To many of us whom she has taught,   she was the strong
willed but caring mother though her forty four years in the Ateneo.

Through these years, Lydia has maintained the deep respect of her
colleagues who looked up to her as their source of courage and wisdom.
Admirably, she continued to reinvent herself through her instruction and
research as she kept pace with the changing times and the dynamism and
youth of the Departments, Programs and Centers she helped build.

She is survived by Dr. Rico T. Jose, Director of the University of the
Philippines Third World Studies Center.

Her memory will forever be honored through the lives she has touched.

*She is waked at the Loyola Memorial Chapels, Marikina , Premiere Chapel
A.  Daily masses will be held at 7:00 pm until Wednesday.  Funeral mass
will also be at Loyola Memorial on Thursday, 8 am. *

 *The Department of Political Science, Japanese Studies Program and Ateneo
Center for Asian Studies (ACAS) will hold a memorial for her in Ateneo.
Details forthcoming.*
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