July 20, 1988
Jose Manuel Braga Santos, 64, one of Portugal's leading composers and a conductor whose six symphonies, as well as overtures, opera and choral works have been performed by orchestras in Europe, the United States and Japan. In 1966, Braga Santos' Fifth Symphony was awarded a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization International Composers' Tribune Prize.
March 13, 1990 |
Monreal Moves to UNESCO: Luis Monreal has resigned as director of the Getty Conservation Institute to become coordinator of Cultural Heritage Programs for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Monreal, 47, who turned the Getty into a major force in worldwide conservation during his five-year tenure, will be in charge of programs related to archeological sites, monuments and museum collections, effective May 1.
September 30, 2003 |
First Lady Laura Bush ushered the United States back into the U.N.'s main cultural agency at its Paris headquarters. The U.S. rejoined the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization after an absence since 1984 from a group the Reagan administration said was corrupted by bad management, wasteful spending and anti-Western views. Mrs. Bush, who was on the second day of a five-day trip, started off at the Elysee Palace with a social call on President Jacques Chirac.
July 17, 1994
French designer Yves Saint Laurent is displaying a newly created Peace Dress at his Beverly Hills boutique on Rodeo Drive. The white silk satin dress, decorated with white silk doves trimmed in black, was inspired by the "International Peace Book," a coffee-table volume of messages from world political, religious and cultural leaders.
August 17, 1988
Gordon H. Scherer, 81, the ranking Republican on the old communist-hunting House Committee on Un-American Activities. He sat in the House of Representatives from 1953 to 1962 and served from 1953 to 1957 on the committee that investigated Americans believed to have ties with the Communist Party. President Richard M. Nixon appointed Scherer in 1970 as a member of the U.S. National Commission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1987
David G. Mandelbaum, an anthropologist and expert on cultural development in India and Southeast Asia, is dead at the age of 75 after a long battle with cancer, the University of California announced. Mandelbaum, a professor at the Berkeley campus for 41 years, died Sunday night. Mandelbaum studied village life and society in Asia from 1945 to 1976 and also did extensive work among American Indian tribes as well as a study of modern life in a Connecticut town.