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DLSU Libraries celebrates 50TH year of the Archives

     The ribbon cutting ceremony at the DLSU Archives event.

 

The DLSU Library had an event in celebration and commemoration of the 50 golden years of its archives last June 29.

Themed “Memory. Legacy. Continuum,” the event emphasized the outstanding number and quality of Archives of the University.  In addition, the event highlighted how it serves as a resource and an important repository of knowledge.

In attendance were Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Services Kai Shan L Fernandez, former University Archivist and Director of Libraries Fe Angela M. Versoza, and Roselle S. Maestro, the current University Archivist.

To commemorate the Archives, the Libraries put up an exhibit, which was on view until July 29 at at the 6th Floor of Henry Sy Sr. Hall.

 

World Water Day 2018 at DLSU

DLSU World Water Day 2018

 

Last March 22-23, 2018, the first World Water Day (WWD), with the theme “Answer is in Nature; Nature for Water”, was held in De La Salle University-Manila.  It was organized by the Civil Engineering Department – Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering Division and the Civil Engineering Society.  World Water Day is sponsored by Healthy Family Purified Water which is an advocacy by Manila Water Total Solutions.  By celebrating World Water Day, the organizers promoted sustainability and awareness regarding the emerging technologies in water resources engineering and how nature is the solution to water-related problems.

On the first day of the celebration of the World Water Day, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held in Velasco Bench 3 to officially open the booth.  The Gokongwei College of Engineering Dean, Dr. Jonathan Rivera Dungca, the Vice Chairperson of Civil Engineering Department, Dr. Mario De Leon, alongside Dr. Marla Maniquiz-Redillas, Engr. Richard De Jesus, Engr. Joenel Galupino, Engr. Maria Emilia Sevilla, Engr. Paolo Ian Lucero, and Engr. Miller Cutora were present during the opening ceremony of the booth.

 

The booth design itself revolved around the theme, where numerous civil engineering students, and professors were wearing blue and were seen participating in the booth activities. After the ribbon cutting, videos about water resources from UNICEF and civil engineering students who took CIVWARE in the previous term were shown to the audience. Free bottled water were also distributed to students who posted photos or selfies online using WWD’s official hashtags.

A seminar on the second day of the World Water Day celebration was held in the Don Enrique T. Yuchengco Hall of DLSU-Manila. Civil Engineering students especially students taking up water-related subjects and students specializing in Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering actively participated in the discussion during the seminar.  The invited speakers, Engr. Trevor Morrish-Hale from Royal HaskoningDHV, Engr. Anya Arguelles from CH2M, and Dr. Renan Tanhueco from the CE Department, each talked about their research and experiences in the water industry field.

Engr. Morrish-Hale, discussed the technologies behind land reclamation. He started the talk by asking the audience about what they know about the sea level rise, and expounded on the process behind reclamation and the challenges that can be encountered when conducting it. Dr. Tanhueco, on the other hand, shared his case study in partnership with other researchers who were also faculty members in DLSU, perceptions towards the use of eco-toilets in rural or low communities. The benefits of using eco-toilets, such as water conservation, nutrient supplementation for plants, and refined sanitation, were emphasized during his talk. The third and last speaker, Engr. Arguelles talked about the treatment of wastes, specifically industrial wastes.

DLSU co-hosts Cinema Rehiyon Film Festival and Forum

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De La Salle University Department of Communication, together with Team Communication, will be co-hosting the Cinema Rehiyon Film Festival and Forum of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). As part of the celebration of the National Arts Month this February, the 10th edition of Cinema Rehiyon will be held on February 25-28, 2018 in Metro Manila, with Day 2 (Feb 26) to be held at the Natividad Fajardo Auditorium, Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall, from 8:30AM to 6:00PM.

Dubbed as “Cinema Rehiyon X: One Country. One Cinema. One Future”, the festival aims to be the platform for critical conversations for shaping the future of Philippine Cinema and to highlight the value of cultivating regional cinema and its valuable contributions to the development of national cinema. For four days, the festival will bring together delegates and participants from all over the country for a series of film screenings, forums, workshops, and activities. These are all geared towards supporting the flourishing of regional cinema, the continued development of Filipino filmmakers, and the convergence of stakeholders in fostering the growth of the Philippine Film Industry. The festival is expected to be attended by around 200-300 participants from all over the country and is free of charge.

This is an important community engagement endeavor for DLSU as Cinema Rehiyon has served as a crucial springboard of independent film making and regional cinema in the country, one of the thrusts strongly supported by the DLSU Department of Communication.

The full festival program is available from Cinema Rehiyon’s Facebook page. Panelists for the forum will include film makers from the region whose films will be screened during the festival, as well as DLSU Department of Communication Faculty and staunch advocates of regional and independent cinema: Prof Clodualdo Del Mundo, Dr. Miguel Rapatan and Mr. Ed Cabagnot.

For non-DLSU delegates and guests, please register at: bit.ly/CRXregistration

For DLSU students, Faculty and staff, please register at: https://tinyurl.com/CRXxDLSU

DLSU hosts Stanford University Dean for big data short course and roundtable discussion on women in technology

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De La Salle University, with support from the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD), hosted the dean of Stanford University’s School of Engineering, Prof. Jennifer Widom, who has embarked on the Asian leg of her global advocacy to provide free training on big data, particularly for the youth and women in developing countries.

Big data is the systematic analysis of large volumes of data and statistics in order to uncover patterns and correlations that will, in turn, produce usable insights for business managers, policy makers, and other stakeholders.

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The course was held at the University’s Henry Sy, Sr. Hall last January 23 to 26 to an audience of about 400 senior high school and college students, faculty, and professionals.

Prof. Widom is a computer science professor and Massive Open Online Course pioneer and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. She has co-authored four academic textbooks, providing students with a beginning and advanced introduction to database systems. Her books have been utilized at the junior, senior and graduate levels in Computer Science.

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She capped her DLSU visit with a roundtable discussion on the topic “Women and Technology,” attended by leading women from industry, the academe, and government. Among those who joined her were Senator Risa Hontiveros, consultant for ASEAN University Network and DLSU Society of University Fellows member Dr. Wyona Patalinghug, Department of Science and Technology Assistance Secretary Rowena Cristina Guevarra, as well as administrators and faculty of DLSU, University of the Philippines, University of Santo Tomas, Philippine Science High School, and executives from Accenture, Inc.

The discussion focused on inclusivity and equal representation of women in the fields of sciences and technology. It also touched upon the personal experiences of the participants, including how they balance career and family roles.

 

DLSU to hold national conference on teaching literature, humanities

 

The Department of Literature of De La Salle University will conduct “Writing the Classroom: National Conference on the Teaching of Literature and the Humanities” from  May 25 to 27 at the Verdure, 4/F Henry Sy, Sr. Hall, in Taft Avenue, Manila.

This is open to all teachers of literature especially those who are teaching in either senior high school or college levels.

The 3-day conference will have plenary lectures, lesson planning workshops, and teaching demonstrations on the following topics: teaching poetry, teaching fiction, teaching drama, teaching creative nonfiction, teaching 21st century Philippine literature, teaching Afro-Asian literature, teaching Anglo-American literature, teaching literary theory and criticism, and teaching Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere.

Recognized by the Commission on Higher Education as a Center of Development, the DLSU Department of Literature is home to writers and scholars who are respected and published in the Philippines and abroad. It has on its faculty winners of the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards and the National Book Awards.

The conference fee is P1,500 that comes with a teaching manual. The fee does not include food and accommodation. For more details and reservations, please email the conference director, Dr. John Iremil E. Teodoro, at john.iremil.teodoro@dlsu.edu.ph or call telephone number 524-4611 local 541 or 532 and look for Donna Mina.

DLSU wins gold in Anvil Awards

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De La Salle University’s special publication, Involved, nabbed a Gold Award at the 52nd Anvil Gabi ng Parangal. The ceremony was held at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel last March 10.

Involved, a special publication developed by DLSU’s Office for Strategic Communications, celebrates knowledge in action and how it can transform lives. The magazine focuses on the community engagement efforts of faculty members and highlights the various programs and initiatives of DLSU as a national resource, in line with the educational work of St. John Baptist de La Salle towards a humane, progressive, and peaceful society.

The latest issue can be viewed here.

DLSU to host positive organizational psychology workshop

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A company’s culture has a dramatic influence on employee engagement, creativity, and productivity. Learn how Positive Organizational Psychology can inspire innovation, motivate people to perform at their best, and enable CEOs and executives to build an empowered company culture.

Registration

Early Bird Rate: P13,000.00 (If paying before March 17, 2017)
Regular Rate: P15,000.00 (If paying from March 18 to April 4, 2017)
Special Rate – P11,000.00 (For DLSU Faculty, Staff, and Alumni)

Limited slots available

For more information, contact:
2/F Faculty Center, 2401 Taft Avenue, Manila 0922
Trunkline: 524-4611 loc. 396
Email: cpdb@dlsu.edu.ph

Manila 1945 in Text and Images Exhibit at the DLSU Learning Commons

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In commemoration of the Liberation of Manila, the DLSU Libraries is holding an exhibit entitled “Manila 1945 in Text and Images” at the 6th floor Exhibit Area of The Learning Commons, Henry Sy Sr. Hall.

This exhibition will feature selected images and works taken during the Battle of Manila from the holdings of the Libraries. The exhibit is intended to remind the academic community of a critical period in the history of the nation and the sacrifices that both the armed forces and civilian population endured during the Second World War.

Currently, the Libraries have a Special Collection on War Years, consisting of 88  volumes of books on World War I and World War II, located on the 13th floor of The Learning Commons. In addition, 260 titles or 501 volumes of books on World War II are  available in the Filipiniana Collection (10th floor HSSH).

The exhibit will run from 20 February to 03 March 2017, 7:00AM to 8:00PM and is in line with Proclamation No. 653, s1993.

Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa to visit DLSU

 

Nobel Laureate for Literature Mario Vargas Llosa

Nobel Laureate for Literature Mario Vargas Llosa

Nobel Laureate in Literature Mario Vargas Llosa will be at De La Salle University on November 8 to receive an honorary doctorate in literature, the highlight of his visit to the country.

University administrators, faculty, students, writers, and members of the diplomatic corps are expected to attend the ceremony which will be held at the Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium.

Vargas Llosa studied in La Salle schools in Bolivia and Peru for his elementary education.

In 2010, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature, “for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual’s resistance, revolt, and defeat” (Nobel Prize Foundation). According to the Swedish Academy, Vargas Llosa is “a divinely gifted storyteller.”

His critically acclaimed novels and fictions include: La ciudad y los perros (1963, Eng. trans. The Time of the Hero), La tía Julia y el escribidor (1977, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter), La guerra del fin del mundo (1981, The War of the End of the World), El sueño del celta (2011, The Dream of the Celt), El héroe discrete (2013, The Discreet Hero), and Cinco esquinas (2016, Five Corners). His collections of essays include Sables y utopías. Visiones de América Latina (2009, Sabres and Utopias: Visions of Latin America) and La civilización del espectáculo (2012, The Civilization of the Spectacle).

Aside from the Nobel, Vargas Llosa has received many prizes and awards such as the Prince of Asturias Award for Literature, 1986; Miguel de Cervantes Prize in Spanish-language literature, 1994; PEN/Nabokov Award, 2002; and the XII Don Quijote Journalism Award.

DLSU Wins in Sikat Design Challenge 2015

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Team Animo of De La Salle University placed second in the recent 2015 Sikat Design Challenge. Six teams presented their pitches last February 2 at The Loft, Manansala Tower, Makati City. The top three teams, including the Team Animo, were awarded after the pitches. The team from the Mapua Institute of Technology emerged as the champions while Team Animo of DLSU and the team from ADMU shared the seat as runner ups.

Team Animo DLSU-Manila is comprised of Jeremy Magdaong, Gabriel Baltazar,  Joshah Chua, Reii Nakano, Calvin Tiu, Vance Vazquez, Engr. Jeremias Gonzaga (Faculty Adviser), Engr. Isidro Marfori (Faculty Adviser), and Mr. Charlie Valerio (Industry Coach from Lopez Group Company)

For four months, the twelve teams were asked to create, to develop, and document an idea that would help their chosen community. For the DLSU team, the idea of an integrated modular microhydro generator and aquaponics system was developed for Sitio Apia in Antipolo, Rizal. This would help the community generate electricity with the micro-hydro while producing high value crops and fishes with the aquaponics system.

The 2015 Sikat Design Challenge is the country’s first national inter-university competition which focuses purely on Renewable Energy (RE) solutions targeted at the rural sector. It is organized by the Sikat Solar Car Foundation, Inc and it is captured by the tagline “Inspiring the Youth, Collaborating with All Stakeholders, and Uplifting the Lives of the Rural Communities.”

The Sikat Design Challenge has 12 participating teams from different universities across the country, including De La Salle University’s Team Animo. The other participating universities are the following:

  1. Ateneo De Manila University
  2. Batangas State University
  3. Bulacan State University
  4. Foundation University
  5. Mapua Institute of Technology (MIT)
  6. Negros Oriental State University
  7. Polytechnic University of the Philippines
  8. St. Paul University – Dumaguete
  9. Siliman University
  10. University of San Carlos – Cebu
  11. University of Santo Thomas

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