Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala

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The Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala (USAC, University of San Carlos of Guatemala) is the largest and oldest university of Guatemala; it is also the fourth founded in the Americas.wikipedia
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Juan José de Aycinena y Piñol

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In 1825, Dr. Juan José de Aycinena y Piñol was elected as president of the University, and kept the religious curriculum that the institution had had for decades.
He was President of the Pontifical University of San Carlos Borromeo from 1825 to 1829 and then of the Universidad Nacional from 1840 to 1865.

Mariano Gálvez

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In 1834, when doctor Mariano Gálvez was head of State of Guatemala, he found the Science Academy in the State, which took the position that the Pontifical University had previously occupied; the new university eliminated religious education altogether and implemented clases of Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and Physics; besides, the institution began to offer studies in engineering.
He dedicated himself to study, first at the convent school in Guatemala City and then in the law school at the Royal and Pontifical University of San Carlos Borromeo.

Guatemala City

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After a series of major earthquakes in 1773, which destroyed many parts of the city of Santiago de los Caballeros, the crown authorities ordered the evacuation of the city and the relocation of its government, religious and university functions to the new capital La Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción, the university's present location.
Guatemala City is home to ten universities, among them the oldest institution of higher education in Central America, the University of San Carlos of Guatemala.

Guatemalan Revolution

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After the Revolution of October 1944, the USAC managed to obtain total autonomy, but from 1954, with the resurgence of Catholic education and the establishment of private universities, an attrition process of the university began, which included constant nonpayment of the budget percentage that corresponds to the University by the Constitution and the persecution and assassination of student leaders and faculty members throughout the duration of the Guatemala Civil War (1960–1996).
This coincided with a series of protests at the university in Guatemala City.

José Felipe Flores

Jose Felipe Flores
The next physician to graduate was Pedro Palacios y Cóbar, who presented his final exam seventeen years later; and forty-seven years after that, the eminent Dr. José Felipe Flores graduated.
He graduated from the Royal and Pontifical University of San Carlos Borromeo, and in 1781 became a faculty member of both the University and San Juan de Dios Hospital.

Justo Rufino Barrios

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In July 1875, Justo Rufino Barrios closed the Pontifical University of San Carlos Borromeo and in its place founded the Central College of Law and the Central College of Medicine and Pharmacy which formed the National University of Guatemala.

Francisco Marroquín

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The University grew out of the Colegio de Santo Tomás de Aquino (Saint Thomas Aquinas High School), founded in 1562 by Bishop Francisco Marroquín.
Marroquín founded the School of Saint Thomas in 1559 (now the University of San Carlos of Guatemala) as part of his efforts to educate the native people.

Manuel Estrada Cabrera

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In 1840, with the comeback of the conservatives, it was turned into the "Pontifical University of San Carlos Borromeo" once again and even for a short period between 1918 and 1920, it was called "Estrada Cabrera University" in honor of the then president, lawyer Manuel Estrada Cabrera.
The Unionist party began its activities with the support of several sectors of the Guatemala City society, among them the Universidad Estrada Cabrera students and the labor associations, who under the leadership of Silverio Ortiz founded the Patriotic Labor Committee.

Miguel Ángel Asturias

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At this time the Student Body Association was founded and included Miguel Angel Asturias, among a series of other Guatemalan intellectuals, and the second era of "El Derecho" Law student association, which had been closed by Estrada Cabrera in 1899.
Asturias spent a year studying medicine before switching to the faculty of law at the Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala in Guatemala City.

Manuel Colom Argueta

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He entered the College of Law at the University of San Carlos of Guatemala in 1950, again becoming a student leader there.

Oliverio Castañeda

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The Association of University Students (AEU) had a leading role in the protests, but this brought persecution of their leaders and the murder of the secretary general of the association Oliverio Castañeda de León, on 20 October of that year.
He started attending the Department of Economics at the Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala (USAC) in 1975, and became a dynamic member of the Students' Association (Asociación de Estudiantes Universitarios, AEU) of the USAC, to which he was elected secretary general on May 22, 1978.

Jacobo Árbenz

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One of the main opponents was the Commission that the University of San Carlos created to discuss the matter; among the members of the commission was the lawyer Oscar Adolfo Mijangos López, then representative in the Congress, the respected Guatemalan intellectual Alfonso Bauer Paiz -who had been part of the staff of presidents Juan José Arévalo Bermejo and Jacobo Arbenz Guzman, and Julio Carney Herrera Both Camey Herrera and Bauer Paiz were shot in November 1970: Carney died of his wounds while Bauer Paz, severely wounded, had to go into exile.
In May 1944 a series of protests against Ubico broke out at the university in Guatemala City.

Mariano de Aycinena y Piñol

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However, in 1829, the conservative regime of his brother Mariano de Aycinena y Piñol was defeated by the liberal general Francisco Morazán, and the conservatives - mainly the Aycinena family - and the regular clergy were expelled from Central America and the University was suspended.

Facultad de Agronomía de la Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala

College of Agriculture
The Agronomy Faculty is one of the 10 faculties that comprise the Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, established in June 14, 1950, in the context of the revolutionary reform of the revolutionary governments, due to the need of specialized professionals in the agronomic are in an eminently rural country during its first steps of modernization.

Jafeth Cabrera

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Cabrera studied at the Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, where he obtained a degree in medicine and surgery.

List of University of San Carlos of Guatemala people

List of notable students and faculty of University of San Carlos of Guatemala
A list of notable faculty and alumni can be found in List of notable students and faculty of University of San Carlos of Guatemala.
For information on the university, see: Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala.

Guatemalan Civil War

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After the Revolution of October 1944, the USAC managed to obtain total autonomy, but from 1954, with the resurgence of Catholic education and the establishment of private universities, an attrition process of the university began, which included constant nonpayment of the budget percentage that corresponds to the University by the Constitution and the persecution and assassination of student leaders and faculty members throughout the duration of the Guatemala Civil War (1960–1996).
In October 1971, over 12,000 students at the University of San Carlos of Guatemala went on a general strike to protest the killing of students by the security forces; they called for an end to the "state of siege."

Pedro Molina Mazariegos

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* Dr. Pedro Molina Mazariegos (1836–1840).
In 1802 he was a professor at the Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala.

Juan Alfonso Fuentes Soria

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He is also a dentist who was rector of the Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala.

Universidad SC

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The school's football club Universidad de San Carlos (Guatemalan football club) of the Liga Nacional de Fútbol plays at Estadio Revolución located on campus grounds.
Universidad SC or, more commonly known as, USAC or just Universidad is a Guatemalan football club that represents the Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala.

Carlos Manuel Arana Osorio

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As soon as the general Carlos Arana Osorio took office on 1 July 1970, he reopened the case and began working in for EXMIBAL to get a concession.
In October 1971, over 12,000 students at the University of San Carlos of Guatemala went on a general strike to protest the killing of students by the security forces; they called for an end to the "state of siege."

Guatemala

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Congress appointed former Universidad de San Carlos President Alfonso Fuentes Soria as the new vice president to replace Maldonado.