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

DLSU Eco Car Team places 1st in Shell Eco-Marathon Challenger Philippines

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In the recently concluded Shell Eco Marathon Philippines, held last February 2-5, 2017 at Mabalacat, Pampanga, the DLSU Eco Car Team placed first in the Urban Concept Gasoline category.

A total of 26 teams composed of 260 Filipino engineering students from 17 educational institutions all over converged at the Clark International Speedway in Pampanga to take part in the first-ever Shell Eco-marathon Challenger Philippines.

A version of the Shell Eco-marathon (SEM) Asia, the renowned global competition challenges student-teams to design and build innovative and energy-efficient cars of the future.

For the competition, the students will be utilizing an energy mix that includes biofuels such as ethanol, to technologies such as compressed natural gas and gas-to-liquids (GTL) apart from conventional fuels like gasoline and diesel.eco3

Shell Eco-marathon is one of the advocacy projects that global energy and gas technology leader Shell drives its future energy visions of powering growth more sustainably by promoting innovation, energy efficiency, and upholding smarter mobility through smarter products, smarter use, and smarter infrastructure. The company also diversifies the energy mix by pioneering cleaner-burning energy resources such as natural gas.

With SEM Asia competition as the highlight of Make the Future festivities, visitors will also experience the ideas, contribute their own, and join the journey to an energy-efficient, low-carbon future. eco4

Through virtual reality and hands-on experiential zones, visitors will be able to explore what is happening now and what the future of energy might look like, from renewable energy to natural gas and low-carbon technologies. Visitors can also learn of the various innovations from across Asia and participate in interactive zones about the future of energy, mobility, and innovation by Shell and its partners.

Winners of the local Shell Eco-marathon competitions will be supported by Shell in their entry to the regional tilt. To know more about the event, check out www.shell.com/ecomarathon.

DLSU chemical engineering team places first in 2017 PIChe National Quiz Bowl

Team DLSU placed first in the recently held Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers (PIChE) National Quiz Bowl, held at LimKetKai Luxe Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City last February 22, 2017. Alongside DLSU, teams from the University of the Philippines Los Baños, University of the Philippines Diliman, Adamson University, University of Santo Tomas, Mapua Institute of Technology, University of Saint La Salle, Mariano Marcos State University, Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod, and Batangas State University also participated in the competition.

Team DLSU is composed of Donna Angeles (team captain); Christian Jay Balboa;  Joshua Martin Kalaw; and Francis Ian Tobias. Chemical Engineering faculty members  Dr. Vergel Bungay and Dr. Lawrence  Belo served as coaches. They were also trained by past quizzers Engr. John Frederick Tapia and Engr. Sed Anderson Holaysan.

In a separate competition, Industrial Engineering majors Christine Fernandez, Justine King, and Adrianne Tiu won second place in the Industrial Paper and Action (INPACT) 2017, an international competition hosted by the Industrial Engineering Department of the University of Sumatera Utara. The competition was held from February 22 to 25 in Medan City, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The team scored 224.970 points, achieving second place overall. Indonesia’s Bandung Institute of Technology placed first.

Another group from the Industrial Engineering Department won first runner up in the 14th Philippine Institute of Industrial Engineers (PIIE) National Student Congress held at Polytechnic University of the Philippines Sta. Mesa last February 24. This group is composed of Ian Frederic Ilagan, Paul Siegfried Barrios, Jayne Lois San Juan, Alysa Kimberly Tee, and Carlos Ilagan. IE Department faculty members Dr.Charlle Sy and Eric Siy served as coaches.

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.

University Fellow marks 200th Scopus article

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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.

UAAP season 79 second semester games schedule

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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 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 Eco Car Team to compete in Driver’s World Championship

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Photo by Noel Pabalate, Manila Bulletin

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.

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Photo by Noel Pabalate, Manila Bulletin

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.

DLSU researchers to receive 2016 NAST Awards

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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 awards environmental grant to DLSU

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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.

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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.

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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.

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