Paris (Sept. 24) – The University mounted an international exhibit at the headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (Unesco) in the French capital from Sept. 21 to 23, crossing geographical boundaries for its Quadricentennial celebration.

The exhibit—with sections consisting of “Witness to History,” “Citizen to the World,” “Vanguard of Culture,” and “Custodian of Heritage—showcased UST’s 400-year-long history and significant contributions to the Philippines and the world.

The opening of the three-day exhibit at the Salle de Pas Perdus in the Unesco headquarters was highlighted by a concert by two-time “Choir of the World” UST Singers.

The UST singers rendered sacred, foreign, Filipino, and broadway pieces under the direction of conductor Fidel Calalang Jr. The concert got three standing ovations from the audience of over 1,000 people.

Unesco Deputy Director-General Getachew Engida, Philippine ambassador to France Cristina Ortega, Fr. Rolando de la Rosa, O.P., Rector of UST, and other guests from all over the world attended the concert and exhibit opening.

The exhibit was organized by a committee that included UST archivist Regalado Trota Jose, College of Fine Arts and Design Dean Cynthia Loza, College of Architecture Dean John Joseph Fernandez, Office for Public Affairs Director Giovanna Fontanilla, Asst. Prof. Rodolfo Olaso, and layout and graphic designer Jonathan Gamalinda.
Alexis Ailex C. Villamor Jr.


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