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Lasallian Jubilee Year Celebration Schedule

 

On the occasion of the Lasallian Jubilee Year in honor of the Tercentenary of the death of our Founder – St. John Baptist de La Salle, the Lasallian Family will be celebrating his faith and life through solemn Eucharistic celebrations on April 7 and 10, 2019.

On April 7, 2019, Sunday
The Lasallian community in DLSU will be coming together to celebrate the feast day of the Founder through a Mass with His Eminence Orlando Cardinal Quevedo and a simple salu-salo inside the campus.

On April 10, 2019, Wednesday
The Philippine Lasallian Family in Luzon will be gathering for the Feast of our Founder at the Manila Cathedral. Through the assistance of young Brothers in formation, the relic will be brought to the Manila Cathedral for the veneration of the faithful. The Eucharistic celebration on April 10, 2019 will be presided by the Archbishop of Manila, His Eminence Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle.

These celebrations aim to spread the awareness that our Founder is the Universal Patron of Teachers.

We invite all Lasallians to join the De La Salle Brothers and the Lasallian family in these momentous celebrations.

BNSCWC, DLSU Publishing House, and Partners Launch Books by Lasallian Writers

The Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center (BNSCWC), in partnership with De La Salle University Publishing House (DLSUPH), OMF Literature Inc., Taftique, Inc., and The Bookmark, Inc., launched five books by Lasallian writers last March 14 at the Philippe Jones Lhuillier Conference Room, 14/F Henry Sy Sr. Hall, DLSU, Taft Avenue, Manila.

A Night Bird Sings of Blindness and Fear (OMF Literature Inc.) by Janina Marie Rivera chronicles a teenager’s struggles to live courageously while battling against Arterio-Venous Malformation (AVM). An MFA graduate, Rivera is a teacher, writer, magazine publisher, and missionary.

Hagdanang Bahaghari (Bookmark, Inc.) by Genaro Gojo Cruz is about the “super powers” of Toto’s mother. Gojo Cruz is the author of 56 children’s books. He teaches literature and creative writing at DLSU and serves as the BNSCWC Associate for Children’s Literature.

Walang Halong Biro (DLSUPH) by Mesándel Virtusio Arguelles plots the grit and grime of modern isolation.  It is an exploration of the roguish self, memory, and artistic creation. It contains English translations by Kristine Ong Muslim.  Arguelles teaches literature and creative writing at DLSU.

Edited by Clodualdo del Mundo, Jr. and Shirley O. Lua, Direk: Essays on Filipino Filmmakers (DLSUPH and Sussex Academic Press) includes works on National Artists for Film Gerardo de Leon, Lino Brocka, and Ishmael Bernal. The special edition contains colored plates.  Del Mundo is Artist-in-Residence and Professor Emeritus at DLSU. Lua teaches literature at DLSU and is the BNSCWC Associate for Literary Studies.

Narito: Essays on Place (Taftique, Inc.) is an anthology that muses upon spaces, comings-and-goings, and memories that endure. The book contains essays by Taftique members Vijae O. Alquisola, Genevieve L. Asenjo, Jophen C. Baui, Kei Valmoria Bughaw, Adrian Crisostomo Ho, Ma. Antonette E. Lofamia, Clarissa V. Militante, Krezta Rae M. Palces, Josephine V. Roque, and Dorynna Zyneensky L. Untivero.

 

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.

DLSU and UniLaSalle students take part in Ecology field trip to the Br. Alfred Shields FSC Marine Station

As part of the requirements for the Ecology course, 11 out of 13 students from UniLaSalle, a La Sallian University in France, and all 13 students from the BS Human Biology, BS Biology and BSEd Major in Biology programs of DLSU spent their field trip at the Br. Alfred Shields FSC Marine Station in Lian, Batangas last November 10-11, 2018.

 

The students performed laboratory techniques learned in their lab classes in testing the water quality of one of the freshwater streams connected to Talim Bay. They were also able to appreciate the rich marine biodiversity of the area through a guided snorkeling activity of the nearby coral reef with the Lian Fisherfolk Association (LFA), a fisher community fostered by DLSU’s COSCA. Members of the class also went on an early morning hike up Mt. Tikbalang where they saw the interconnectivity of the upland and marine ecosystems of the area. Finally, the class together with COSCA facilitators, Leo Tadeña, Annadel Sapugay and Roel Quenamot, experienced a focused group discussion (FGD) with a new fisher community organization called SAMLOK (Samahan ng mga Mangingisda sa Sulok) to learn more about the socio-economic situation of our fishermen and help in the creation of sustainable development plans for the area.

The faculty organizers for the trip were Dr. Wilfredo Licuanan and Dr. Chona Camille Abeledo of the Biology Department. They were assisted by Ysa Mendoza and Princess Zyrlyn Mordeno of the SHORE Center.

Br. Andrew Gonzalez, FSC receives posthumous award from the Philippine-American Academy of Science and Engineering

Manila, Philippines- De La Salle University (DLSU) Former President Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC was given the Distinguished Vanguard of Philippine Science Award by the Philippine-American Academy of Science and Engineering (PAASE) last October 24, at the National Institute of Physics, Diliman, Quezon City.

The posthumous award was given to Br. Andrew for his path-breaking and innovative contributions to the field of education. A staunch advocate of Science and Technology, he was highly instrumental in transforming DLSU from a teaching institution into a research-centered university.

Br. Andrew supported the deployment of DLSU engineering faculty in order to take PhDs in Australia, Japan, Thailand, and the United Kingdom under the Department of Science and Technology Engineering and Science Education Project (DOST ESEP). This subsequently established DLSU as the flagship private university geared towards building the country’s science and engineering capacity. In addition, he forged strong linkages with academic institutions in the Europe, Japan, and the United States, making DLSU a university of global repute.

The Professor of Language and Literature, University Fellow, and National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) Academician was lauded for his numerous academic achievements throughout his lifetime. He is also most well-known for serving as DLSU’s president from 1994 to 1998. He was also a former Secretary of the Department of Education, Culture, and Sports (DECS).

DLSU offers new courses on Islamic Banking

Beginning this term, De La Salle University is offering course electives on Islamic Banking to all graduate students of business.

A pioneering initiative in the country’s academic sector, the programs are offered in pursuit of Senate Bill (SB) 668 or the Philippine Islamic Financing Act.

This move seeks to address the growing need for young professionals versed in Islamic finance both locally and within the region. It also aims to promote SB 668, which provides for the opening of the local Islamic finance sector to new players.

The courses  will be under the tutelage of the Amanah Islamic Bank CEO and Chairman of the Board, Alex Bangcola.  Amanah Islamic Bank is a subsidiary of the Development Bank of the Philippines.

Bangcola has over 20 years of professional work in finance, marketing, and energy development. His experiences in these fields include, among others, working as advisor for the Bangsamoro Affairs for Amanah Islamic Bank from 2012 to 2015, vice-president for World Energy Corporation, and group finance manager for the Lootah Group of Companies (Dubai, UAE). He also taught in Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology and Ateneo de Davao University.

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.

 

Nobel Laureates: Great thinkers and leaders you didn’t know are Lasallian

De La Salle University brings world leaders closer to future leaders.

Nobel prizes are given out to exemplary individuals for advancements in various fields. Did you know that several Nobel Prize winners are Lasallian?

DLSU is the only Philippine university that has the initiative to regularly invite Nobel Laureates, some of the most brilliant minds in the world, to share their knowledge and interact with members of the Lasallian community such as faculty, students, alumni, and staff. The University also confers upon them honorary degrees.

As the University’s honorary degree holders, the Nobel Laureates are welcomed to the academic community comprised of students, faculty, personnel, and alumni. They are community members and Lasallians who serve as an inspiration to the youth and society as a whole.

Some of the most popular Nobel Laureates include Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King Jr., Marie Curie, Ernest Hemingway, Malala Yousafzai, and Barack Obama. Isn’t it great to know there are Lasallians — namely Mario Vargas-Llosa, Ada Yonath, Richard Heck, and Eric Maskin — amongst these brilliant minds?

Read on to learn more about Nobel Laureates who are Lasallian!

 

 

Mario Vargas Llosa, Nobel Prize in Literature (2010)

A Lasallian at heart, Llosa would recall fondly his formative years at the Colegio La Salle in both Bolivia and Peru, where a La Salle brother taught him how to read. “Learning how to read was the most important event in my life,” he said. He also added that his vocation as a storyteller was ultimately born in those years.

Vargas Llosa 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.” He has also received numerous international awards for his body of work. During his talk in DLSU in 2016, Vargas- Llosa received an honorary doctorate in literature.

 

 

Ada Yonath, Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2009)

Yonath is a woman of many firsts. She is the first woman in 45 years to win a Nobel Prize in Chemistry. She is also the first Israeli and Middle Eastern woman to take home this prestigious honor.

Professor Yonath is widely known for her revolutionary study that helped make antibiotics more effective. She has generated 3D models that have revolutionized the field of structural biology and are now used by scientists in order to develop new antibiotics, directly assisting the saving of lives. Dr. Yonath delivered a lecture in DLSU in 2015 and received an honorary doctorate in science from the University.

 

 

Richard Heck, Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2010)

American scientist Richard Heck received a Nobel for his work in palladium catalyzed coupling reactions and organic synthesis. Heck and his team were able to invent new ways to bind carbon atoms.

Results of this study have been used for various purposes such as combating cancer, manufacturing thinner computer screens, protecting crops, and improving anti-inflammatory analgesics. Heck received an honorary degree from DLSU in 2012. Heck was also an adjunct professor of the University’s Chemistry Department. He retired and made the Philippines his home until he passed away in 2015.

 

 

Eric Maskin, Nobel Prize in Economics (2017)

Dr. Maskin received his Nobel in 2007 for laying the foundation for mechanism design, which has applications in economics, politics, and networked systems. Most of his work overlaps with fields such as mathematics, law, government, computer science, biology, and philosophy.

Maskin has a professorship at Harvard University, the highest honor given to their faculty members. He was named Adams University professor in 2012. He came to DLSU in 2017 and was conferred an honorary degree in economic sciences.

In pursuit of its mission as a resource for Church and Nation, DLSU fosters global understanding by opening its doors to international movers and shakers, like these Nobel Laureates!

 

DLSU College of Law wins top award in international mediation competition

Reanne Nichole Lelius Apostol (left) with YIMC officials

 

HONG KONG – The De La Salle University College of Law (DLSU COL) bagged one of the top awards from the recently concluded 4th Youth International Mediation Competition (YIMC) organized by the prestigious Vis East Moot Foundation Ltd. held in Hong Kong.

Senior year law student Reanne Nichole Lelius Apostol received the Toscar Award, which recognizes the best mediation client during the competition.

The DLSU COL delegation was composed of sophomore student Vin Ching, who took part as mediator, and senior student Fidea Encarnacion, who worked alongside Apostol as counsel. Last year’s Colin J. Wall Award for Best Mediator Awardee, Romeo Lanzarrote, served as the team’s coach.

The YIMC is a competition organized by Vis East Moot Foundation Ltd. Delegates are made to take part in a 2-day training program before commencing with the competition proper. It is an international arbitration mooting competition, which is attended by more than 120 teams from all over the world.

DLSU Full Professor is 2018 Outstanding ASEAN Science Diplomat

DLSU Full Professor Dr. Michael Promentila

 

DLSU Chemical Engineering Full Professor and DLSU Laguna Campus Pioneer Research Faculty Dr. Michael Promentilla was recently named as one of the 2018 Outstanding ASEAN Science Diplomats.

Organized by the Environmental and Climate Change Research Institute of De La Salle-Araneta University, the awarding ceremony was held during the 2nd ASEAN Science Diplomats Assembly at Ritz Hotel, Davao City last April 23-27.

The summit gathered the scientists and engineers from the region. The participants were trained for scientific language communication in the context of climate change and energy for public and professional engagements.

 

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