Brunei offer study awards Japan also opens applications to
faculty may now apply for scholarship programs offered by
German and Brunei universities.
Through the German Academic Exchange Service, Germany is offering
postgraduate courses for academic year 2002-03. The scholarship
program offers further specialized studies to university degree
holders who have already gained at least two years of professional
Most courses aim to promote teaching and research, as well
as to meet the needs of the applicants who at the time of
their application are engaged in the planning and execution
of projects related to development policy in their respective
Applicants should not be more than 36 years old at the time
of the submission of their application. On the other hand,
applicants should not be more than 32 years old for the following
post graduate courses: Development Studies, Agricultural Economics
and Related Sciences, Tropical Hydrogeology, and International
Applications should be submitted to the German embassy on
or before August 31, or to the German higher education institutions
not later than October 15. Applications for the Spring Programme
at Dortmund University should be submitted to Dr. Benjamin
Cariño, dean of the School of Urban and Regional Planning,
UP Diliman, Quezon City.
Application forms may be photocopied or downloaded from the
DAAD website www.daad.de.
Meanwhile, the Universiti Brunei Darussalam also invites DLSU-Manila
to nominate one student each for scholarship programs at the
undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The study awards, offered
only for the AUN member universities, will cover the academic
For the faculty, the available courses are Education, Science,
Business, Economics, and Policy Studies, Arts and Social Sciences,and
Islamic Studies. For the student, the only available program
is Brunei Studies. The deadline of applications is July 15
for the first semester, and October 15 for the second semester.
In another news, DLSU-Manila is looking for a qualified candidate
for the Philippine National Committee for the International
Association for Traffic and Safety Sciences (IATSS) Forum.
IATSS is now accepting applications to the forthcoming 31st
and 32nd IATSS forums to be held in Suzuka, Japan from May
16 to July 9 and September 12 to November 5, 2002.
The forum aims to provide the participants from ASEAN countries
with a broader perspective and understanding of the role of
science, technology, and culture of Japan and the developments
in ASEAN countries.
For more information, contact the Office of the Vice President
for Academics and Research under Brother Andrew Gonzalez,
chosen as MacArthur Foundation Research Awardee
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, through its
Program on Global Security and Sustainability, selected Dr.
Francisco Magno, chair of the Political Science Department,
to receive an award under the collaborative research competition
on Globalization in an Era of Governance. The research and
writing phases of the project will be conducted from April
2001 to December 2002.
Under the terms of the award, Magno will collaborate with
a team of international researchers in conducting a study
on promoting corporate environmental and social responsibility
in developing countries.
The project team includes Dr. Peter Utting of the United Nations
Research Institute for Social Development (Geneva), Dr. David
Barkin of the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana (Mexico),
and Dr. David Figg of the University of Witwatersrand (Johannesburg).
The comparative project will probe into the processes and
conditions that encourage large firms to adopt voluntary initiatives
and multi-stakeholder partnerships to improve their social
and environmental performance.
celebrate achievements, service
who are in this campus should be thankful. We are not only
in a university that is respected throughout the world; we
are in a university that is sensitive to the rhythm of social
change and which actively participates in shaping our nation’s
Dr. Wilfrido Villacorta delivered this message during DLSU-Manila’s
Annual Faculty Recognition ceremony held last July 4 at the
William Shaw Theater. Villacorta, president of the Yuchengco
Center for East Asia and who was among the 25-year service
awardees, spoke in behalf of the faculty who were honored
for their achievements and years of service.
Sponsored by the Office of the Executive Vice President, this
year’s event welcomed eight new full professors, namely Dr.
Esperanza Cabrera, Dr. Elmer Dadios, Dr. Rolando Gripaldo,
Dr. Estrellita Gruenberg, Dr. Robert Salazar, Dr. Maria Stella
Valdez, and Dr. Angelo Unite.
The other faculty medal awardees included three new academic
service faculty (Rank II), 15 new assistant professors, and
22 new associate professors. Esmeraldo Orilla, who is now
on his 30th year in the campus, led the faculty who were honored
for their length of service. Five faculty marked their 25
years at La Salle. Aside from Villacorta, the four others
were Dr. Oscar Bautista, Severina Kikuchi, Dr. Eduardo Noel,
Jr., and Lawyer Jose Oscar Salazar. Also honored were eight
faculty who are counting 15 years in service, and 24 others
who are now on their 10th year.
DLSU System President Brother Rolando Dizon, FSC congratulated
and thanked the awardees “for making De La Salle University
as good as it truly is.”
“Thank you for caring enough and educating our students very
well, after the Lasallian spirit of a faith that gives competent
service to God and country,” he said. He also invited the
longest-serving faculty to join a Philippine tour this year,
courtesy of the Office of the President.
Jose Mari Magpayo, consultant of the Marketing Communication
Office and a professor of the Communication Arts Department,
hosted the said program.
faculty fosters cultural ties thru religion
Natividad Pagadut, chair of the Religious Education Department,
is back from Goroka, Papua New Guinea where she conducted
a seminar-workshop on June 12-July 3 upon the invitation of
Father Jan Szweda, SVD.
Titled “The Word of God in My Life”, the seminar centered
mainly on how God’s Word can be liberating in the context
of the Papuan culture. The participants were priests, religious,
and lay people from all over the country.
Dr. Jose de Mesa held a session on entering new cultures and
new trends in missions to Filipino missionaries departing
for foreign assignments in May . Held in Quezon City, this
was part of the Mission Orientation Course organized by the
Holy Spirit Sisters. In addition, de Mesa participated in
a consultation meeting for an ecumenical project titled, “History
of the World Christian Movement” last April. The meeting was
held at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh,