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4 JUNE 2001. VOLUME 33. NUMBER 01. 4 PAGES_ 

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Focus on socially relevant research
-Brother Roly

De La Salle University System President Brother Rolando Dizon, FSC challenged the academic community to make a difference by helping the nation in the fight against poverty and corruption through relevant teaching and research.

Brother Roly emphasized the importance of service and excellence in education as he ushered the Lasallian community into the new school year during the annual Faculty General Assembly at the Chapel of the Most Blessed Sacrament last May 30.

He pointed out that educators must also look for opportunities to expose their students to social realities far from their sheltered homes and to integrate the core values of faith, service, and community in classroom teaching. As DLSU-Manila continues to pursue its vision of becoming one of the premier research universities in Asia, La Salle faculty should continue producing research projects that will contribute to national development.

DLSU-Manila to honor Vatican archbishop

Archbishop Jean-Louis Tauran, the Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with the States, arrived last Friday for a five-day visit to the country, to express the love of Pope John Paul II for the Filipinos and his genuine concern for the welfare of this nation.

Fr. James Reuter of the National Office of Mass Media said Archbishop Tauran will not make any political statements but his presence here is important, indicating that the Vatican looks upon the country as one of the leaders of Asia.

As part of Archbishop Tauran’s five-day round in the Philippines, a visit to DLSU-Manila will be made, as the University confers him the degree of Doctor of Humanities in International Relations, on Tue, June 5, 4 p.m., at the M. Gaerlan Conservatory. Aside from becoming a distinguished Vatican Ecclesiastical Diplomat, he is also acknowledged as a public affairs specialist & Canon Law expert.

On the University’s expansion programs, Brother Roly reported several on-going projects including the pending opening of the Canlubang and Alabang campuses, and La Salle’s merging with the Gregorio Araneta University Foundation (GAUF). Brother Roly also gave an update on the DLS-Manado in Indonesia, which was opened last year. He added that the first group of lay faculty who were sent to Manado will be replaced this new school year.

At the same time, the Brother president also reported the Inauguration of graduate classes at the RCBC Plaza in Makati.

Brother Roly also mentioned faculty development plans, including housing incentives and expanded scholarship programs for faculty dependents. He said that Lasallian education must be accessible to all sectors of society and should target full scholarships to poor but deserving students, which is around 15 percent of the total enrollees.

He urged the faculty to complete their doctoral studies soon, to continue their research projects, and to generate revenues by providing consultancy services to the external market, not only in the Philippines but in Asia as well.

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