of Hawaii professor joins ELED workshop
English Language Education Department recently sponsored two
seminar-workshops on writing with Dr. Thomas Hilgers, guest
lecturer from the University of Hawaii. Forty English teachers
from Metro Manila attended the first workshop on Teaching
(with) Writing held on November 16-17. Thirty content specialists
attended the second workshop, Writing Across the Curriculum,
held on November 20-21.
Hilgers is the director of the University of Hawaii-Manoa
Writing Program and currently a Fulbright scholar at Kasetsart
University in Bangkok, Thailand. The Philippine-American Education
Foundation and the Fulbright Travel Pot sponsored his trip
to the Philippines.
seminar-workshop was facilitated by ELED faculty, namely,
Dr. Ma. Lourdes Bautista (seminar director), Charette Pagtalunan
(assistant seminar director), Mildred Laurilla, and Alma Tesoro.
The activity was undertaken as part of the ELED Center of
Excellence Outreach Program led by ELED Chair Dr. Ma. Luisa
faculty delivers professorial lecture on Membrane Technology
Julius Maridable of the Chemical Engineering Department and
the current holder of the Mr. and Mrs. Huang Kong Chim Distinguished
Chair in Chemical Engineering delivered his inaugural professorial
chair lecture at the Ariston Estrada Seminar Room last November
24. His lecture, “Membrane Technology—Why does it click?”
was an overview of the synthesis of inorganic-based polymers
as precursors for membrane materials, films, coatings, and
his doctoral research, Maridable worked in the UNESCO Centre
for Membrane Science and Technology in Sydney, Australia,
where he specialized on the development and application of
membrane materials. These studies dealt with the micro-structural
and surface morphological characterization of inorganic polymers
through the use of various novel characterization techniques.
Maridable is currently integrating membrane technology in
his research on the extraction and purification of fine chemicals
and on the separation of proteinaceous products from enzymatic
and biological processes.
pass licensure exams for librarians
are in order for our librarians who passed the recent board
exams, and for making it a 100 percent passing feat. They
are Marian Ramos of the Archives Section, Joy Millares of
the Information-Reference Section, Annabel Aliwalas of Acquisition,
Geraldine Respicio of Cataloging, and Jocelyn Ladlad of EDRC
and ASRC. Ramos landed on seventh place of the Top 10 passers.
library now has 19 librarians with licenses in the full-time
Chair completes SEAMEO course
Ma Luisa Sadorra successfully completed the Specialist Certificate
course in Language Curriculum and Materials Development at
the SEAMEO Regional Language Centre, Singapore held on October
9-28. The major components of the course were foundations
of language curriculum, approaches and paradigms in language
curriculum design, case studies in materials development,
and computer-based language instruction.