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DLSU BNSCWC hosts launch of Philippine contemporary poetry anthology

The De La Salle University Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center (BNSCWC) in partnership with the University of the Philippines Press, launched the two-volume poetry anthology “The Achieve of, the Mastery: Filipino Poetry and Verse from English, mid-‘90s to 2016,” last December 5 at the Philippe Jones Lhuillier Conference Room of the University’s Henry Sy, Sr. Hall.

The anthology is edited by award-winning poets Gémino H. Abad and Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta.

The Achieve of, the Mastery is the sequel to A Habit of Shores and offers a representative sample of Philippine poetry in English. The anthology features 141 writers and includes works by De La Salle University writers Cirilo F. Bautista, Marjorie M. Evasco, Ricardo M. de Ungria, Elsa Martinez Coscolluela, Raymundo T. Pandan, Dinah T. Roma, Sid Gomez Hildawa, Francisco Roman Guevara, Isidoro Cruz, Christine Godinez-Ortega, Alice M. Sun-Cua, Shirley O. Lua, Jhoanna Lynn Cruz, Noelle Leslie dela Cruz, Carlomar Daoana, and Ned Parfan. Also included in the anthology are works by some of the country’s renowned literary figures Edith L. Tiempo, Ophelia Dimalanta, Merlie Alunan, and Jaime An Lim.

The launch was part of the centennial celebration of the College of Liberal Arts of DLSU.

Dr. Julio Teehankee elected PPSA President



Dr. Julio Teehankee, Full Professor of Political Science and International Studies has been elected as President of the Philippine Political Science Association (PPSA). This was announced after the first meeting of the Board of Directors on June 14, 2017. The new Board was elected in the Association’s recent Congress in Cebu last May 13, 2017. Associate Professor Ador Torneo of the Political Science Department was also elected Secretary of PPSA.

The PPSA is a non-partisan, and non-sectarian organization of academic professionals founded in 1962 to promote and support the discipline of Political Science as well as maintain and encourage contacts with similar professional or scholarly organizations in the interest of mutual enlightenment. The PPSA seeks to bring together political scientists from all as well as similar fields of inquiry and practice both within and outside the academic setting in order to expand awareness and understanding of the politics of Asia and the study of all issues in the field of Political Science by Filipino political scientists. PPSA is a member of the Philippine Social Science Council (PSSC).

Teehankee, who is completing his term as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, is widely recognized in the fields of Political Science, International Studies, and Development Studies. He continuously holds leadership positions in prominent professional organizations in these fields. He was former President and current Executive Secretary of the Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA), Asia’s leading academic organization dealing with political and international studies. He also serves as Adviser to the Association of Political Consultants in Asia (APCA), the professional organization of individuals in Asia that actively promotes political campaigns and communication, public affairs, government relations, and other similar professions involved in the practice of political consulting; and, the Philippine International Studies Organization (PhISO), the pioneering professional organization dedicated to the promotion of International Relations (IR) as a field of study in the Philippines. Teehankee also sits in the Technical Committee on Political Science of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). He will serve as PPSA President for two years.



DLSU’s Project Einstein 2015 Announces Call for Entries

Project Einstein

To commemorate the centennial year of Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity and in accordance with the International Year of Light, De La Salle University’s Philosophy and Physics Departments, in cooperation with the College of Engineering and the College of Computer Studies, will be hosting a three day international, multi- and inter-disciplinary conference from September 29 to October 1, 2015.

The event will be held at DLSU on the first two days of the event and at DLSU Science and Technology Complex, Laguna on its final day. The conference, entitled “Project Einstein 2015: An International Conference Celebrating the Centennial of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity,” is part of the global effort to honor Einstein’s ingenuity and contributions in diverse fields of study.

Project Einstein 2015 will feature plenary speakers noted for their experience and contributions in their respective fields including the award-winning Dr. Paul Berger, full professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Ohio State University. Dr. Berger is the founder of Nanoscale Patterning Laboratory and both founder and director of Nanoelectronics and Optoelectronics Laboratory (NOEL) and Polymer Device Laboratory (PDL).

Project Einstein 2015 will also showcase research works in fields directly influenced by Einstein such as physics, mathematics, education, literature, psychology, philosophy, religion, politics, holocaust, gender studies, engineering, computer science, music, art, and their significance to the progress and development of the modern world. In addition, performances and art exhibits commemorating Einstein’s life and works will also be featured in the conference.

The Lasallian community as well as the general public are welcome to submit proposals for papers, artworks, and performances. Submissions will be accepted until July 10.

New Literary Arts program for writers


De La Salle University recently lauched the Cirilo F. Bautista Program for Literary Arts, named in honor of the 2014 National Artist for Literature and DLSU Professor Emeritus.

The announcement was made last March 19 at the DLSU Henry Sy, Sr. Hall, during a special tribute for him that also coincided with the launching of his new book, Things Happen Poems 2012, published by the University of Santo Tomas.

Announcing the establishment of the literary program, Vice Chancellor for Academics Dr. Myrna Austria said that a seed fund of one million pesos has been allocated by the University to support both professional and budding writers of poetry, essay, and fiction.  Literary grantees will be chosen annually.

Chancellor Emeritus Dr. Carmelita Quebengco delivered the opening remarks, and Br. Bernard Oca FSC, De La Salle Santiago Zobel School president, the remarks of circumstance.  Fellow National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera and National Artist for Music Ramon Santos graced the occasion.

Described as a Renaissance man, Bautista is a poet, fictionist, painter, literary critic, and educator.  At DLSU, he was honored as a member of the elite group of University Fellows.  He spent 33 years of teaching in the University, retiring in 2006.

The tribute for Bautista featured a poetry reading by eminent writers Gemino Abad, Alice Sun Cua, Carlomar Arcangel Daoana, Marjorie Evasco, Dinah Roma, and Alfred Yuson. An open forum  with the writer, hosted by journalist Lito Zulueta, culminated the event.

The event was organized by the Department of Literature, the Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center, and the College of Liberal Arts.

College of Liberal Arts Professor Launches New Poetry Book

Naming the Ruins

Literature professor and award-winning poet Dinah Roma recently released her third book of poetry entitled “Naming the Ruins.” Published by the Sydney and Tokyo-based Vagabond Press as part of its new Asia Pacific Series, Naming the Ruins was launched at Gleebooks in Sydney on May 17. The now Australia-based Bicolana writer Merlinda Bobis, who launched the book, had these words to describe it: “The poet is a word shaman. Each poem astounds. with such tenderness, such grace.”

According to the Australian publisher Michael Brennan, “With the Asia Pacific series, I’m trying to create a space that will be open and expansive. We’ve done six three-poet collections so far, along with Dinah Roma’s magnificent Naming the Ruins, and it’s a very exciting start to what I hope will grow rapidly to be a series where people around the world can gain access to a broad and inclusive range of contemporary work from Asia Pacific.”

Asked about the highlights of her participation at the Sydney Writer’s Festival (SWF), Roma says “that aside from listening to Pulitzer Prize-winning Alice Walker (whom I’ve read as a university student), meeting other writers, and reading my poems on Radio National Australia, I was also very glad to have met the Filipino community in Sydney. Many responded deeply to my Haiyan poem and, I guess, these connections are what really matter after all.” For Roma, the SWF was an immense learning experience. “It was a privilege to have been able to represent not only DLSU but the country. And I’m glad that DLSU acknowledges the importance of supporting our writers and artists in having our voices heard elsewhere.” Roma participated in two SWF events, namely, the Asian Contemporary Poetry Reading Marathon and a panel discussion Open Words and Worlds.

Workshop: Publishing in High Impact Academic Journals by Prof. Stephen Hetherington | October 25, 2013

THE COLLEGE OF Liberal Arts and the University Research Coordination Office cordially invite everyone to a Workshop on PUBLISHING IN HIGH IMPACT ACADEMIC JOURNALS by Prof. Stephen Hetherington (Visiting Professor, University of South Wales) on October 25, 2013 (Friday) at 10:30 am-12:00 nn at the Yuchengco 508 Seminar Room.

Workshop Description:

This workshop is an open discussion of the niceties of publishing in high impact academic journals. It comprises of two parts: (1) a discussion by Professor Stephen Hetherington (incoming editor of Australasian Journal of Philosophy) and (2) Open Forum.

History Teacher Training Workshop | October 19, 2013

THE DEPARTMENT OF History of the College of Liberal Arts, in cooperation with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Lasallian Mission, invites everyone to DLSU-HISTORY Teacher Training Workshop for Araling Panlipunan 2013. This will be held on October 19, 2013 (Saturday) at 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM, Yuchengco Seminar Rooms 507-509.

The DLSU-History Teacher Training Workshop for Araling Panlipunan 2013 is the History Department’s contribution to the Araling Panlipunan teachers’ preparation for compliance with curricular changes called for by the new K TO 12 Law. In particular, the DLSU-History Teacher Training Workshop for Araling Panlipunan 2013 will zero in on strengthening the subject-matter competencies of Araling Panlipunan teachers at the basic education level teaching Local History, Philippine History I and II, and Sources in Philippine History, considering that the new curriculum will make the following disciplinal-specific demands on the competencies of the teachers, especially:

Panayam: “Karatulastasan” ni Prop. Voltaire M. Villanueva | Oktubre 17, 2013

INAANYAYAHAN ANG LAHAT sa isang  Seryeng  Panayam Rogelio G. Mangahas mula sa DEPARTAMENTO NG FILIPINO, Kolehiyo ng Malalayang Sining. Ito ay pinamagatang, “KARATULASTASAN: Isang Batayan ng Pang-unawa sa Sining ng Lansangan Gamit ang Larawan at Tanaga”  ni Prop. Voltaire M. Villanueva.

Gaganapin ito sa Oktubre 17, 2013 (Huwebes) sa ganap na 9:40 n.u. – 11:10 n.u. sa Yuchengco 407.

Reminders for the 168th Commencement Exercises

THE 168th COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES will be on 12 October 2013, 0900 at the PICC Plenary Hall. The venue for the Reception Lunch will be announced later.

For faculty members, to confirm attendance to the Commencement Exercises and the Reception, please click “Attend Graduation” on your My.LaSalle account. For reference, please keep the electronically-issued confirmation number.

This facility will be accessible from 11 September 2013 (from 0800 to 2000 on weekdays; from 0800 to 1200 on Saturdays). As we have to make various preparations, we regret that we cannot entertain confirmation of attendance beyond 24 September 2012.

Please take note of the following general reminders:

DLSU and Unilever Philippines initiate “Sachet Recovery Project”

The Campus Sustainability Office, in cooperation with the students of the Management of Development Projects (MANPROJA51) course under the Department of Political Science, and in partnership with Unilever Philippines, has initiated the Sachet Recovery Project, a collection drive of empty sachet packaging to help clean up the environment and promote greener living.

Unilever Philippines has committed to convert every 170 kilos of used sachets into 1,000 pieces of bricks and stone pavers, which will be used in improving the pathways and grounds of the campus.

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