La Salle faculty outstanding
mechanical engineer for 2000
Engineer Godofredo Salazar of the Mechanical Engineering Department was named Outstanding Mechanical Engineer for Year 2000 in the field of research / invention and innovation by the Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers. He will receive the award during the society’s 48th annual convention on October 20 in Cebu City.
Salazar is the project leader of La Salle’s Abra Micro-hydro Project—a low-cost and environment-friendly source of energy to indigenous communities—which won top national awards for the most innovative and renewable energy systems and for the most outstanding projects undertaken through volunteerism in higher education institutions.
In another news, Dr. Manuel Belino, chair of the ME department, delivered a lecture on “The Global Mechanical Engineer” at the University of Santo Tomas last September 25. He also visited Baliuag Colleges last September 27 to talk on “Industrial Safety and Health.”
Ateneo picks DLWF professor as Henry Lee Irwin Chairholder
Connie Maraan of the Departamento ng Literatura at Wikang Filipino (DLWF) was chosen to be the Henry Lee Irwin Chairholder for 2000-2001 at the Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU). As holder of this Chair, Maraan will teach a three-unit course on writing fiction from November 6 to March 24. She is also expected to deliver a lecture to the AdMU Loyola Schools
Singapore think-tank publishes PolSci faculty’s article on ASEAN
Singapore’s foremost think-tank, the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, recently published an article by Political Science faculty Renato Cruz De Castro on the ASEAN’s post Cold War foreign policies. The article, “Managing Strategic
Unipolarity: The ASEAN States’ Responses to the Post Cold War Regional Environment,” was included as a chapter in the book Southeast Asian Perspectives on Security. The work provides the Southeast Asian point of view on the issue of Asia-Pacific security.
De Castro is currently in the University of South Carolina as a Richard Barnet
fellow on US National Security.
CBERD presents findings of nationwide study
Dr. Divina Edralin, director of the Center for Business and Economics Research and Development (CBERD) and her research team will present the findings of “An In-depth Study of the College/University—Industry Linkage in the Philippines” on October 11, 2-4 p.m., at the Ariston Estrada Seminar Room.
Attending the event are officials from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and select representatives from the industry and academe to validate and share their views on the nationwide study.
Delving into the prevailing dynamics of student training, research, and consultancy linkages of higher education institutions and industry across the country, the study recommends viable strategies to strengthen linkages and address the glaring mismatch between the quality of graduates and the needs of industry. This P3.2 million research study was awarded by the CHED to the Center for Business and Economics Research and Development.