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.
University Fellow and Chemistry Department Full Professor Dr. Consolation Yasaña Ragasa recently published her 200th Scopus-indexed, abstracted article. Of the 200 articles, 137 were penned between the period of 2014-2016–one of the most productive for any scientist based in the Philippines. This surge in productivity also coincides with her appointment as a pioneer faculty member of De La Salle University’s Science and Technology Complex.
Dr. Ragasa has published extensively in natural products, phytochemistry and pharmacognosy journals with her research focusing on the isolation and structure elucidation of the chemical constituents of Philippine plants.
She is the second faculty member from De La Salle University to earn this record. Last year, Vice Chancellor for Research Dr. Raymond Girard Tan of the Chemical Engineering Department reached the 200th mark.
Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings.
For fans of the various DLSU teams, here’s the schedule for the second half of UAAP Season 79. Take note that the schedules are subject to change.
FEBRUARY 4, 2017, SATURDAY 10:00am – Softball vs NU – Rizal Memorial
12:00nn – M.Chess vs Adamson – Henry Sy Hall, DLSU
12:00nn – W.Chess vs ADMU – Henry Sy Hall, DLSU
04:00pm – M.Football vs UP – Rizal Memorial Stadium
FEBRUARY 5, 2017, SUNDAY
10:30am – Baseball vs UP – Rizal Memorial
01:00pm – W.Chess vs FEU – Henry Sy Hall, DLSU
01:00pm – ADMU vs M.Chess – Henry Sy Hall, DLSU
04:00pm – W.Volleyball vs FEU – Araneta Coliseum
FEBRUARY 6, 2017, MONDAY
01:00pm – Softball vs UE – Rizal Memorial
FEBRUARY 8, 2017, WEDNESDAY
07:00am – UST vs Baseball – Rizal Memorial
09:00am – Fencing Day 1 – UST Gym
03:00pm – Athletics Day 1 – Philsports, Pasig
FEBRUARY 9, 2017, THURSDAY
09:00am – Fencing Day 2 – UST Gym
01:00pm – ADMU vs Softball – Rizal Memorial
03:00pm – Athletics Day 2 – Philsports, Pasig
FEBRUARY 10, 2017, FRIDAY
09:00am – Fencing Day 3 – UST Gym
03:00pm – Athletics Day 3 – Philsports, Pasig
FEBRUARY 11, 2017, SATURDAY
09:00am – Fencing Day 4 – UST Gym 10:00am – M. Volleyball vs UST – Filoil Arena 11:00am – UST vs Softball – Rizal Memorial
03:00pm – Athletics Day 4 – Philsports, Pasig
04:00pm – W.Volleyball vs UST – Filoil Arena
FEBRUARY 12, 2017, SUNDAY
08:00am – M.Volleyball vs UST – Filoil Arena
08:30pm – M.Chess vs NU – Henry Sy Hall, DLSU
08:30pm – UP vs W.Chess – Henry Sy Hall, DLSU
01:30pm – Baseball vs Adamson – Rizal Memorial
02:00pm – M.Football vs UE – Rizal Memorial Stadium
02:30pm – UST vs M.Chess – Henry Sy Hall, DLSU
02:30pm – W.Chess vs NU – Henry Sy Hall, DLSU
03:00pm – Athletics Day 5 – Philsports, Pasig
FEBRUARY 13, 2017, MONDAY
08:00am – UP vs Softball – Rizal Memorial
02:00pm – UST vs Junior Baseball – Rizal Memorial
FEBRUARY 15, 2017, WEDNESDAY
07:00am – NU vs Baseball – Rizal Memorial
FEBRUARY 16, 2017, THURSDAY
07:00am – Softball Bye – Rizal Memorial
02:00pm – Junior Baseball vs admu – Rizal Memorial
04:00pm – M.Football vs ADMU – Moro Lorenzo Field TV Game
FEBRUARY 18, 2017, SATURDAY
08:00am – NU vs M.Volleyball – Filoil Arena
08:00am – Softball vs Adamson – Rizal Memorial
11:00am – NU vs M.Lawn Tennis – Rizal Memorial
12:00 nn – W.Lawn Tennis vs admu – Rizal Memorial
02:00pm – Junior Baseball vs UST – Rizal Memorial
06:00pm – W.Football vs UP – Rizal Memorial Stadium
FEBRUARY 19, 2017, SUNDAY
08:30am – UST vs W.Chess – Henry Sy Hall, DLSU
08:30am – M.Chess vs UP – Henry Sy Hall, DLSU
12:00 nn – UST vs W.Lawn Tennis – Rizal Memorial
02:00pm – M.Lawn Tennis vs admu – Rizal Memorial
02:00pm – M.Football vs Adamson – Rizal Memorial Stadium
02:30pm – W.Chess vs UE – Henry Sy Hall, DLSU
02:30pm – M.Chess vs FEU – Henry Sy Hall, DLSU
04:00pm – NU vs W.Volleyball – Filoil Arena
FEBRUARY 20, 2017, MONDAY
08:00am – Softball Round 2 Day 1 – Rizal Memorial
FEBRUARY 22, 2017, WEDNESDAY
07:00am – Baseball Day 6 – Rizal Memorial
08:00am – UP vs W.Lawn Tennis – Rizal Memorial
08:00am – M.Lawn Tennis vs UP – Rizal Memorial
10:00am – M.Volleyball vs Adamson – Filoil Arena
04:00pm – W.Volleyball vs Adamson – Filoil Arena
FEBRUARY 23, 2017, THURSDAY
07:00am – Softball Round 2 Day 2 – Rizal Memorial
02:00pm – ADMU vs Junior Baseball – Rizal Memorial
04:00pm – FEU vs M.Football – Moro Lorenzo Field TV Game
FEBRUARY 25, 2017, SATURDAY
07:00am – Softball Round 2 Day 3 – Rizal Memorial Diamond
08:00am – W.Lawn Tennis Bye – Rizal Memorial Tennis Center
08:00am – M.Lawn Tennis vs UST – Rizal Memorial Tennis Center
02:00pm – Junior Baseball Finals 1 — Rizal Memorial Diamond
04:00pm – W.Football vs UST – Rizal Memorial Stadium
FEBRUARY 26, 2017, SUNDAY
07:00am – Baseball Day 7 – Rizal Memorial Diamond
08:00am – UE vs M.Volleyball – Filoil Arena
08:00am – W.Lawn Tennis vs NU – Rizal Memorial
01:00pm – Adamson vs W.Chess – Henry Sy Hall, DLSU
01:00pm – UE vs M.Chess – Henry Sy Hall, DLSU
02:00pm – M.Lawn Tennis vs UE – Rizal Memorial Tennis Center
02:00pm – UE vs W.Volleyball – Filoil Arena
06:00pm – UST vs M.Football – Rizal Memorial Stadium
FEBRUARY 27, 2017, MONDAY
08:00am – Softball Round 2 Day 4 – Rizal Memorial Diamond
MARCH 1, 2017, WEDNESDAY
07:00am – Baseball Day 8 – Rizal Memorial Diamond
08:00am – Lawn Tennis Spare Day – Rizal Memorial Tennis Center
MARCH 2, 2017, THURSDAY
07:00am – Softball Round 2 Day 5 – Rizal Memorial Diamond
02:00pm – Junior Baseball Finals 2 - Rizal Memorial Diamont
02:00pm – NU vs M.Football – Moro Lorenzo Field TV Game
MARCH 4, 2017, SATURDAY
07:00am – Softball Round 2 Day 6 – Rizal Memorial
08:00am – Lawn Tennis Round 2 Day 1 – Rizal Memorial
10:00am – M.Volleyball vs ADMU – MoA Arena 01:00am — Chess Round 2 Day 1 — Henry Sy Hall, DLSU
02:00pm – FEU vs W.Football – McKinley Field
02:00pm – Junior Baseball Finals 3
04:00pm – W.Volleyball vs ADMU – MoA Arena
05:00pm – ADMU vs W.Football – Rizal Memorial Stadium
MARCH 5, 2017, SUNDAY
07:00am – Baseball Day 9 – Rizal Memorial
08:00am – Lawn Tennis Round 2 Day 2 – Rizal Memorial 01:00pm — Chess Round 2 Day 2 — Henry Sy Hall, DLSU
MARCH 6, 2017, MONDAY
08:00am – Softball Round 2 Day 7 – Rizal Memorial
MARCH 8, 2017, WEDNESDAY
07:00am – Baseball Day 10 – Rizal Memorial Diamond
08:00am – Lawn Tennis Round 2 Day 4 – Rizal Memorial
02:00pm – Volleyball Round 2 Day 2 03:00pm FEU vs. W. Football — Rizal Memorial Stadium
MARCH 9, 2017, THURSDAY
08:00am – Softball Play-off or SFs – Rizal Memorial Diamond
MARCH 11, 2017, SATURDAY
08:00am – Softball SFs – Rizal Memorial
08:00am – Lawn Tennis Round 2 Day 4 – Rizal Memorial
02:00pm – Volleyball Round 2 Day 2
03:00pm – FEU vs W.Football – Rizal Memorial Stadium
MARCH 12, 2017, SUNDAY
07:00am – Baseball Spare Day 1 – Rizal Memorial Diamond
08:00am – Lawn Tennis Round 2 Day 5 – Rizal Memorial 01:00am — Chess Round 2 Day 3 — Henry Sy Hall, DLSU
02:00pm – Volleyball Round 2 Day 3
MARCH 13, 2017, MONDAY
08:00am – Softball SFs – Rizal Memorial Diamond
MARCH 15, 2017, WEDNESDAY
07:00am – Baseball Day 12 – Rizal Memorial
08:00am – Lawn Tennis Make-up or Play-off – Rizal Memorial
04:00pm – Volleyball Round 2 Day 4
March 16, 2017, THURSDAY TBA — M. Football Round 2 Day 2
MARCH 17, 2017, FRIDAY
09:00am – Softball Finals 1 – Rizal Memorial 12:00pm — Baseball Finals 1 — Rizal Memorial
MARCH 18, 2017, SATURDAY
08:00am – Lawn Tennis Play-off or Finals – Rizal Memorial 01:00pm — Chess Round 2 Day 4 — Henry Sy Hall, DLSU 04:00pm – Volleyball Round 2 Day 5 TBA — W. Football Round 2 Day 1 — Rizal Memorial Stadium
MARCH 19, 2017, SUNDAY
08:00am – Lawn Tennis Finals – Rizal Memorial 01:00pm — Chess Round 2 Day 5 — Henry Sy Hall, DLSU
02:00pm – W.Volleyball Round 2 Day 6 TBA — M. Football Round 2 Day 3
MARCH 21, 2017, TUESDAY
09:00am – Softball Finals 2 – Rizal Memorial Diamond 12:00pm — Baseball Finals 2 — Rizal Memorial Diamond
MARCH 22, 2017, WEDNESDAY
08:00am – Lawn Tennis Finals – Rizal Memorial
04:00pm – Volleyball Round 2 Day 7
MARCH 24, 2017, FRIDAY
09:00am – Softball Finals 3 – Rizal Memorial Diamond 12:00pm — Baseball Finals 3 — Rizal Memorial Diamond
MARCH 25, 2017, SATURDAY
08:00am – Lawn Tennis Finals – Rizal Memorial 01:00pm Chess Round 2 Day 6 — Henry Sy Hall, DLSU
02:00pm – Volleyball Round 2 Day 8
MARCH 26, 2017, SUNDAY
07:00am – Baseball Day 15 – Rizal Memorial
08:00am – Lawn Tennis Finals – Rizal Memorial
04:00pm – Volleyball Round 2 Day 9
MARCH 29, 2017, WEDNESDAY
09:00am – Baseball Semifinals 1 – Rizal Memorial
04:00pm – Volleyball Round 2 Day 10
APRIL 1, 2017, SATURDAY
02:00pm – Volleyball Round 2 Day 11
APRIL 2, 2017, SUNDAY
09:00am – Baseball Semifinals 2 – Rizal Memorial
04:00pm – Volleyball Round 2 Day 12
APRIL 5, 2017, WEDNESDAY
09:00am – Baseball Spare Day – Rizal Memorial
02:00pm – Volleyball Round 2 Day 13
APRIL 8, 2017, SATURDAY
04:00pm – Volleyball Round 2 Day 14
APRIL 18, 2017, TUESDAY
12:00 nn – Baseball Finals 1 – Rizal Memorial TV Game
APRIL 19, 2017, WEDNESDAY
04:00pm – W.Volleyball Play-off or SFs
APRIL 21, 2017, FRIDAY
12:00 nn – Baseball Finals 2 – Rizal Memorial TV Game
APRIL 22, 2017, SATURDAY
04:00pm – Volleyball SFs
APRIL 23, 2017, SUNDAY
04:00pm – Volleyball Play-off or SFs
APRIL 25, 2017, TUESDAY
12:00 nn – Baseball Finals 3 – Rizal Memorial TV Game
APRIL 26, 2017, WEDNESDAY
04:00pm – Volleyball Finals 1
APRIL 29, 2017, SATURDAY
04:00pm – Volleyball Finals 2
MAY 3, 2017, WEDNESDAY
04:00pm – W.Volleyball Finals 3
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.
Following up on their second place run during the 2015 Shell Eco-Marathon held in Rizal Park Manila, The DLSU Eco Car Team is set to compete in the Driver’s World Championship (DWC) at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.
The team will be showcasing “Archer,” its entry in last year’s regional qualifier race at the Rizal Park in Manila. In last year’s qualifier, the Archer set the highest record in the Urban Concept-Battery Electric Category with a mileage of 78 km/kWh and placed second in the Petrol fuel subcategory after recording 159 km/l.
The Archer itself will be a technology testbed for more advanced models and future energy efficient production cars. It sports a lightweight and aerodynamic design, an in-house developed motor controller, and is composed of carbon fiber and composite materials.
To monitor the various subsystems of the car, the Eco Car Team developed its own android app dubbed “Archer-Board” for diagnostic and monitoring purposes. The app has the capability to measure the car’s speed, temperature, battery level, efficiency, and computer power consumption.
The DWC is a gathering of the world’s best Urban Concept car teams that will compete on the basis of energy-efficiency and is an innovation competition that challenges students from universities from across the world to design, build, and race energy-efficient automobiles.
The National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) will bestow awards on three De La Salle University researchers, including a Mechanical Engineering (ME) faculty who will receive the NAST Outstanding Young Scientist Award, in July.
ME Associate Dr. Aristotle Ubando will be recognized as Outstanding Young Scientist in the field of Mechanical Engineering for his research contribution to the field of algae and engineering. His Algae Bioenergy Laboratory is at the forefront of research on algal systems in the country. He is currently working on how to improve the production process of the algal industry and the automation of coco-sugar production.
NAST also notified Biology Associate Professor Dr. Isagani Janairo that he is the recipient of the 2016 Talent Search for Young Scientists (TSYS) for his paper, “Effects of biomineralization peptide topology on the structure and catalytic activity of Pd nanomaterials.” The study delves on coral-like Pd nanostructures and highlights the importance of topological arrangement in nanostructure formation and catalytic activity.
Likewise, CHED/PHERNet Sustainability Studies Program Research Assistant Christina Cayamanda will receive a TSYS special citation for her co-authored paper, “P-graph approach to optimal operational adjustment in polygeneration plants under conditions of process in operability.”
Her paper explores systems that integrate different processes and how they are susceptible to failure because of the manner that they are interconnected. The study scrutinizes the consequences of such lapses.
NAST is the highest recognition and scientific advisory body of the Philippines mandated to support outstanding achievements in science and technology.
Sony Pictures, through the efforts of Sony Global Business Services, awarded a Greener World Grant to De La Salle University to support the community efforts of the Br. Alfred Shields FSC Ocean Research (SHORE) Center in Lian, Batangas.
Part of the grant will go to the improvement of the tourism facilities in Sitio Kay Reyna, where residents are being trained as eco-tour guides and reef rangers in order to protect the rich marine life in their area.
Last April 30, a total of 30 Sony volunteers together with SHORE Director Dr. Wilfredo Y. Licuanan and SHORE Center staff planted 300 mangrove seedlings and conducted snorkeling activities to explore the corals and other sea organisms in the Sitio Kay Reyna Marine protected Area.
DLSU student Ian Lariba of the DLSU Women’s Table Tennis Team will be a representative of the Philippines in the 2016 Olympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Currently taking up BS in Management of Financial Institutions, Lariba has consistently brought pride to the University in the five years that she has played for the DLSU Paddlers, winning Rookie of the Year in UAAP Season 74, Most Valuable Player in UAAP Season 75, 77, and 78, and being awarded the Athlete of the Year in UAAP Season 77 and Season 78.
Lariba earned her slot in the quadrennial event after winning in the Asian Olympic Games Qualification Tournament held last April 16 in Hong Kong. She also holds the distinction of being the country’s first table tennis athlete to qualify for the Olympics.
The five-year status is the highest granted by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and was received by only three universities. Among the benefits of the grant is the University’s exemption from the issuance of Special Order for its graduates and from regular monitoring and evaluation by CHED.
The University also receives priority in the grant of subsidies and other financial incentives or assistance from CHED whenever funds are available. Likewise, the University is authorized to grant an honorary degree to deserving individuals in line with the provisions of the existing CHED issuance on conferment of honorary degrees.
Other benefits include the privilege to determine and prescribe curricular programs to achieve global competence as well as the privilege to offer extension classes. The University may also establish linkages and offer programs via the alternative mode such as distance education or transnational education. It is also allowed to increase tuition without securing a permit from CHED.
The Department of Education (DepEd) and the Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL) in cooperation with the Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education (BAGCED) sponsored the Summit on the Survey of Philippine Languages on April 26, 2016, Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Verdure, 5th Floor of the Henry Sy Hall, De La Salle University, Manila. The activity was in line with the commemoration of the 10th death anniversary of a Philippine linguistics giant, Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC, who was a former Secretary of DepEd and the Chairman of the Board of SIL.
The national language project was the brainchild of Br. Armin Luistro FSC, DepEd Secretary and Chairman of the Board of SIL, in his desire to help preserve and revitalize the Philippine languages.
The event was a gathering of university and college presidents from all over the Philippines for the proposed survey and two-year research and community engagement of the current state of all 177 Philippine languages. The main objective of the event is for each higher education institution to adopt one Philippine language. For endangered languages this will help to ensure its preservation and survival through documentation. For more vital languages, it will give opportunity for collaborative work with the speech community to determine steps for language development. The main output of these research activities will be the production of the Philippine Ethnologue book that will document all language activities in the country.