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18 JUNE 2001. VOLUME 33. NUMBER 03. 4 PAGES 

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IFD prepares new faculty, admin for school year 2001-2002

The Institute for Faculty Development (IFD) recently held a one-day orientation for new faculty members on June 1 at the Tereso Lara Seminar Room. Forty-three new faculty members attended. System President Brother Rolando Dizon, FSC welcomed the new members, while Brother Andrew Gonzalez, FSC discussed the University’s policies and procedures.

Resource persons from the University Research Coordination Office, Library, Center for Educational Multimedia, Faculty Association, Information Technology Center, PAASCU Accreditation, and the Student Council gave presentations about their respective offices.

The institute also sponsored a Management Development Program (MDP) seminar titled, Managing for Results, which was attended by 19 administrators. It was held at Island Cove Resort and Leisure Park on May 28-29. This seminar is an annual workshop given to new administrators to prepare them to become effective leaders.

The resource speaker for this year’s MDP was Gene Generoso, vice president of the Management Division of Guthrie Jensen Consultants, Inc.

PolSci Department revives Visiting Fellows Program

The Political Science Department has revived the Visiting Fellows Program as a mechanism to foster linkages with faculty and graduate students from top universities and research institutions. The department is opening its doors to Jose Ernesto Ledesma and Anthony Talbott, chosen as Visiting Fellows for this year.

Ledesma is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He was the graduate research assistant of Dr. James Boyce in writing the book, The Philippines: The Political Economy of Growth and Impoverishment in the Marcos Era. He was also a pre-doctoral fellow at the International Politics and Economics Program of the East-West Center, Honolulu in 1995. Ledesma will undertake research on the political economy of land conversion and agrarian reform.

Talbott, on the other hand, is a Ph.D. candidate at the Arizona State University. He is the recipient of a 2000-2001 Fulbright scholarship to conduct research on the intersection of religion and politics in indigenous religious sects based in the provinces of Quezon and Samar.

ASEP elects CE faculty as new president, board member

Dr. Romeo Estañero, a full professor of the Department of Civil Engineering, has been elected president of the Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines (ASEP) during its annual general assembly on May 23. On the other hand, assistant professor Joseph Manalo was elected as member of the Board of Directors. The ASEP is a 60-year old national organization of civil engineers that specialize in the practice of structural engineering.

Estañero is also a Fellow of the ASEP and the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE). He is also ad-hoc executive director of the recently organized Association of Civil Engineering Educators of the Philippines (ACEEP).

PHILAJAMES elects ChE faculty

Dr. Susan Roces of the Chemical Engineering Department was elected as one of the Philippine Association of Japanese Ministry of Education Scholars (PHILAJAMES) officers for the year 2001-2002 in an annual meeting held at the Asian Institute of Management Graduate School on June 1-2. She was likewise appointed as the organization’s press relations officer.

The proposed changes in the PHILAJAMES constitution and the establishment of the PHILAJAMES Foundation were also discussed in the said meeting.

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