COS faculty attend international gatherings
faculty member of the Biology Department Dr. Wilfredo Licuanan
attended the Ninth International Coral Reef Symposium, held
in Bali, Indonesia last October 23-27. Researchers, environmental
managers, and conservationists represented 52 countries. Over
100 participants came from the Philippines.
Licuanan presented a paper titled, “Neighborhood effect on
the growth and survival of stony corals on loose sediment
communities” and one poster, co-authored with DLSU-Manila
alumnus Edgardo Gomez of the UP Marine Science Institute,
on the status and management of Philippine coral reefs, reef
fishes, and associated fisheries. Licuanan was also the session
chair for the mini-symposium on reef community structure wherein
15 papers were presented. Two of Licuanan’s graduate students,
in addition to two other BS Biology graduates of the DLSU
System, also attended.
Meanwhile, College of Science Dean Dr. Florencia Claveria
presented a paper on bubaline, bovine, and swine sarcoystis
spp. infection studies at the joint 3rd Seminar on Food-Borne
Parasitic and Joint International Tropical Medicine Meeting
2000 last December 6-8 at the Royal River Hotel in Bangkok,
Thailand. Held once in four years, the meet is supported by
the World Health Organization, UNESCO, and USAID. ”
IE Department conducts seminar in Tarlac
Industrial Engineering (IE) Department conducted a seminar-workshop
on IE Curriculum Development last November 20-21 at Tarlac
State University. This was done as part of the department’s
community service for being chosen as Center of Development
by the Commission on Higher Education.
schools represented were Tarlac State University, University
of the Assumption (Pampanga), St. Louis College-La Union,
and University of Regina Carmeli (Bulacan). Other topics tackled
during the seminar included Flowchart Design and TPEAE Requirements.
The seminar-workshop was facilitated by five IE faculty members,
namely Dennis Cruz, Willy Zalatar, Dennis Beng Hui, Jenny
Gutierrez, and Rose Seva.
Research papers accepted for international publication
research papers written by Dr. Francisco Magno, Social Development
Research Center director and Political Science faculty member,
have been favorably reviewed and accepted for international
publication. The first paper titled “Forest Devolution and
Social Capital: State-Civil Society Relations in the Philippines”
will appear in the Journal of Environmental History. The study
was supported by the Center for International Forestry Research.
The second paper, “Human and Ecological Security: The Anatomy
of Mining Disputes in the Philippines,” will be published
in a three volume set, edited by David Dewitt and Carolina
Hernandez, under contract with Ashgate Publishers (UK and
USA). Magno’s research output was based on his participation
in a three-year project on Development and Security in
Southeast Asia that was financed by the Canadian International
Religious Education Faculty lectures on Systematic Theology
Jose M. de Mesa of the Religious Education Department was
invited by Fr. Klaus Biltel last September 13 to give a lecture
on “Filipino Theology” to pastors, religious, and lay pastoral
workers from Germany serving in different parts of Asia during
their regional meeting at Pius XII Catholic Center. On September
18, speaking before theology professors of the Salesian Seminary,
de Mesa lectured on the inculturation of theology in the Philippines.
He was also a speaker at the East Asian Pastoral Institute
of the Jesuits last November 9-10.