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UC opens the application process for the “Talent and Inclusion” Program

20140401-talento e inclusion“Talent and Inclusion” is a program that enables prospect students to apply to diverse degrees in the UC through special admission. This program contemplates vacancies uniquely for outstanding students coming from local municipal or private subsidized schools, and that complete a list of special requisites. Some of these requisites include: being in the top 10% of their high school year, and belonging to the first four socioeconomic quintiles, among others.


Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urban Studies inaugurates a new exhibition space

20140625_galeria-emergenciaThe Artist Benjamín Wilson inaugurates a new exhibition space in the UC with his show “Apasionados” (“Pasionnate”). The creators of the space named it “Emergency Gallery”, as it is located in one of the stairways of the Design and Urban Studies building.


The UC celebrated its 126 years in the Day of the Holly Heart 

20140627_rectorThe celebration of the Day of the Holly Heart, the Day of the Catholic University, took place this past Friday, June 27th, at the Cardenal Juan Francisco Fresno Hall, in the UC Extension Center. The ceremony organized by the Archbishop of Santiago and Chancellor of the University, Monsignor Ricardo Ezzati; along with the UC director, Ignacio Sánchez, began with a mass and continued with the recognition of the new tenured professors. After five academics were rewarded with honorary degrees of Professor Emeritus, and the “Monseñor Carlos Casanueva” and “Abdón Cifuentes” recognitions were given, the director presented his latest account for the current period of stewardship.


UC Director Sanchez, president of the G9 (*), declared that equal treatment is necessary for the institutions that conform the Cruch (**)

g9Emphasizing that universities are a privileged place for the development of the cultural, humanistic, scientific, and artistic thinking of the country, director Ignacio Sánchez, president of G9, initiated a letter that was published in the La Tercera newspaper. In the letter he expressed: “Since the first days, the current government, through the Education Ministry, has insisted that will develop a program that will preferentially support state universities, based on its property relationships. This proposal modifies a public policy that for more than six decades has been respected by governments of very diverse political orientations”.

(*) G9: Group of Chilean public, non- governmental universities
(**) Cruch: Council of Directors of Chilean Universities

International award is granted to Andronico Luksic Abaroa Complex

20140623_luksicThe Andronico Luksic Abaroa Complex, which houses the UC Mining Engineering Department, was the winning project of the category «Built work: architectural scale» awarded by the Society of Landscape Architects of Mexico (SAPM) in conjunction with the School of Architecture of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. This recognition was given as part of the First Latin American Biennial of Landscape Architecture 2014, and the Third Mexican Biennial.

The UC Professor Pedro Lastra, from the School of Letters, donated more than four thousand books to the UC 

20140620_pedro-lastraFirst editions, autographed copies, poetry journals, and many other colonial chronicles, along with other literature texts, are part of the collection donated by this poet and intellectual. The collection was given to the Humanities Library and aims to be a contribution to national investigation.
There are exactly 4,451 books, many of them first editions and many others autographed by renowned authors including Mario Vargas Llosa, Ernesto Sábato, Pablo Neruda, Octavio Paz, Juan Rulfo, Alfredo Bryce Echeñique, and Alejo Carpentier, within others.